Saturday, March 10, 2012
New book by Hou Hanru with Mary Ellyn Johnson Paradigm Shifts chronicles recent exhibitions and public programs at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Book launch and signing with Independent Curators International will take place on Saturday, March 10 during The Armory Show, New York.
The San Francisco Art Institute is proud to announce the release of a new book by Hou Hanru with Mary Ellyn Johnson, Paradigm Shifts: Walter and McBean Galleries Exhibitions and Public Programs, San Francisco Art Institute (2006-2011), which collects images, texts, and ephemera from SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs over the past six years. During this time and under the direction of internationally renowned curator Hou Hanru, the Walter and McBean Galleries have developed an innovative approach to curating and public programming.
Paradigm Shifts features texts by Hou Hanru and Assistant Curator Mary Ellyn Johnson, as well as images and information from over 25 exhibitions, including solo exhibitions with artists Sarkis, Allora & Calzadilla, Jens Haaning, Adel Abdessemed, Yan Pei-Ming, Dan Perjovschi, On Kawara, and Shahzia Sikander. Group exhibitions include “World Factory, Geography of Transterritories, and Everyday Miracles (extended).”
Compiled by Hou Hanru with Mary Ellyn Johnson, and designed by Frida Cano, a master’s student in SFAI’s Exhibition and Museum Studies program, with MFA student Lara Peso, the book was generously supported by Gallery Paule Anglim and Kadist Art Foundation.