3 Must-See Technology and Light Art Exhibits
Discover illuminating exhibitions and events relating to light art works and artists, innovation and technology during Illuminate SF™ Festival of Light and beyond. Then, be brilliant—shoot and share your photos using #illluminatesf.
NEAT: New Experiments in Art & Technology
When: October 15, 2015 – January 17. 2016
Where: 736 Mission Street, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena
The NEAT exhibition takes as its inspiration the pioneering series of projects entitled E.A.T. Experiments in Art and Technology, officially launched in 1967 by engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Whitman and Robert Rauschenberg who set out to break down barriers between artists and scientists and expand the artist’s role in social developments related to new technologies. Many of the installations in the NEAT exhibit are interactive and responsive, and include digital and robotic sculptures, works in light, sound, and video by practitioners working at the crossroad of contemporary art and tech, including light artist Jim Campbell featured in Illuminate SF™, Paul De Marinis, Gabriel Dunne with Vishal K Dar, Mary Franck, Alan Rath, Paolo Salvagione, Micah Elizabeth Scott, Scott Snibbe, and Camille Utterback.
After Dark: Glow
When: Thursday, December 3, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Embarcadero Pier 15, Exploratorium, Embarcadero
Excite your atoms at this festival of ebullient lights and subtle glows celebrating the close of the year. Grab dinner by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, explore the pitch-black Tactile Dome, then sip cocktails as you bask in the mesmerizing gleam of special installations, take a shine to illuminating films and exhibits, and show your sparkle with scintillating activities. Adults Only (18+). $15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members.Two brilliant opportunities: Receive discounted admission to After Dark: Glow when you participate in the North Beach + Embarcadero Illuminate SF™ Light Art Walking Tour. Also on December 3, The Bay Lights will be stunningly visible along the Embarcadero as artist Leo Villareal finesses the piece in anticipation of its Grand Relighting,January 30, 2016.
Leo Villareal Solo Exhibition
When: January 21 – March 5, 2016
Where:1401 Sixteenth Street, Fused Space Gallery, Potrero Hill
Leo Villareal is a pioneer in the use of LEDs and computer-driven imagery, known for his light sculptures and site-specific works. This exhibit features new work that explores a domestic scale in relationship to The Bay Lights project. Adjacent to fuseproject, the world-renowned design studio on Potrero Hill founded by Yves Béhar, fused space gallery is hosted by founder Yves Béhar and curated by gallerist Jessica Silverman