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Farewell to a Berkeley visionary — Sonya Rapoport: ‘Final Works’ at Krowswork

Sonya Rapoport, Bonito Rapoport China, 1978. Drawings and Xerox transfer on continuous-feed computer paper. Installed dimensions variable. Spaces of Life: The Art of Sonya Rapoport, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2012. Installation view Berkeley has nurtured countless visionaries: makers, thinkers, doers and seers who have expanded our understanding of the world. The late conceptual artist Sonya […]

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Book Review: ‘The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art & Culture – The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life’

Al Farrow, Menorah (II), 2005, from The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. The menorah is fashioned from guns, bullets, and steel. Photo: Sibila Savage. Last year, when Alla Efimova stepped down as the Jacques and Esther Reutlinger Director of UC Berkeley’s Magnes Collection of Jewish Art […]

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Review: Maya Lin at Berkeley’s David Brower Center

Maya Lin, Pin River — Tuolumne, steel pins, 5’8″ x 19’9.5″, 2008. Image: courtesy the artist Maya Lin, Pin River — Tuolumne, steel pins, 5’8″ x 19’9.5″, 2008. Image: courtesy the artist Art/Act: Maya Lin — an exhibition of environmentally themed sculpture and interactive work by the internationally known Chinese-American artist, architectural designer and creator […]

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Barbara Chase-Riboud in Berkeley: Revelatory, ravishing

Barbara Chase-Riboud. Photo- Marcia Tanner Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles, is an exhibition not to miss. It’s inspirational, revelatory, ravishing to look at, and a dramatic contrast to The Possible: the experimental, hyper-interactive, buzzing, booming art-making project organized by local artist David Wilson that will occupy most of the Berkeley Art Museum through May […]