Archives for Selene Foster

“Art + Science = Magic (Or Not?)” in Art Practical

In her brief introduction to the special “Art, Science, & Wonder” issue of Art Practical (7.2, October 30, 2015), Selene Foster notes, “It can be argued that every discipline carries with it the potential for great wonder, but the arts and sciences scream the value of not-knowing from the rooftops, and I believe this is the reason that they have been considered kin almost as long as civilization itself.” “The value of not-knowing,” indeed. While there are many significant differences between art and science, both are, as I write in my contribution to special issue, “realms of the question.” “Contrary
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Categories: art, BAASICS, science, wonder, and writing.

SFMOMA’s Open Space: BAASICS & unexpected projects in conversation

Two-and-a-half weeks ago, I shared lunch and a very enjoyable conversation about the nature of collaboration with artists Jenny Salomon, Jennifer Stager, and Selene Foster. As two collaborative pairs, we had a lot to talk about. Selene and I co-founded BAASICS and have been devoting ourselves to that labor of love for almost — whoa — five years now. In 2014, Jenny and Jennifer kicked off a collaboration they call unexpected projects, aspiring to “make art more accessible to wide-ranging audiences while providing artists with a platform from which to experiment. From installing site-specific shows on a former prisoner transport
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Categories: art, BAASICS, and my art.

“Experimental Space”

“Experimental Space,” the current exhibition at Oakland‘s Aggregate Space Gallery (ASG), is a collaboration between the ASG team and BAASICS, the art and science nonprofit organization I co-founded in 2011. Selene Foster and I worked closely with ASG’s Conrad Meyers II and SD Willis to create a show that we hope is at once playful and provocative. The exhibition was Conrad’s brainchild, and he envisioned a show that would wink at the contemporary art world’s use of the term “experimental space.” In art world jargon, an experimental space is a gallery or other exhibition venue that showcases art projects that
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Categories: art, BAASICS, science, and wonder.