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1150 25th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
415 576 9300
Altman Siegel features a robust schedule of exhibitions by important emerging and established artists, punctuated and deepened by historical exhibitions. Its program focuses on internationally recognized, museum-level artists whose work contributes to the cultural dialogue domestically and abroad. The gallery discovers and presents significant Bay Area artists and brings internationally established artists to San Francisco for the first time.
Artists Represented:
Zarouhie Abdalian
Nate Boyce
Simon Denny
Jessica Dickinson
Shannon Ebner
Liam Everett
Laeh Glenn
Chris Johanson
Matt Keegan
Koak
Shinpei Kusanagi
Devin Leonardi
K.R.M. Mooney
Richard Mosse
Alex Olson
Trevor Paglen
Will Rogan
Sara VanDerBeek
Emily Wardill
Garth Weiser
Works Available By:
Zarouhie Abdalian
Nate Boyce
Simon Denny
Jessica Dickinson
Shannon Ebner
Liam Everett
Laeh Glenn
Chris Johanson
Matt Keegan
Koak
Shinpei Kusanagi
Devin Leonardi
K.R.M. Mooney
Richard Mosse
Alex Olson
Trevor Paglen
Will Rogan
Sara VanDerBeek
Emily Wardill
Garth Weiser

 
Online Programming

Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shigeko Kubota, Gwen Smith, Sara VanDerBeek, Stan VanDerBeek, Lau Wai, Yelena Yemchuk

soft network



Inspired to address the increasing isolation and disembodiment of contemporary life (accelerated and exacerbated by the global pandemic), and to support and engage with their artistic communities, Sara VanDerBeek and Chelsea Spengemann co-founded soft network, an experimental cooperative. For their first project, soft network presents a collaborative conversation and exhibition soft network, jointly hosted by Altman Siegel in an Online Viewing Room and by Rachel Comey on her website and in her New York showroom. For the exhibition, soft network, VanDerBeek and Spengemann invited the participation of a group of artists and artist foundations in their existing network: Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gwen Smith, Sara VanDerBeek, Stan VanDerBeek Archive, Lau Wai, and Yelena Yemchuk. Contributions include streaming digital videos, prints made from paintings made from photographic portraits found online, paintings on photographs, 3D printed figures, early computer- generated imagery and collage. At the center of this presentation, Sara VanDerBeek introduces a new series entitled, "Ancient Woman 2022," in which she incorporates gestural layers of paint and eye shadow onto the surface of her photographs for the first time. She began photographing Roman statuary in 2012 with a residency in Rome at Fondazione Memmo, and continues to work with ancient female figures as an evolving and expanding archive. Returning to images of a sculpture of Aphrodite from the National Archeological Museum in Naples as well as other images of the female form from various international collections, VanDerBeek captures, colorizes and renders these ancient women into new composites of image and action. This act of reclamation and of reverence is meant as both a disruption and a reframing to encourage new perspectives on the past and the present. In addition to their artworks, participants were invited to contribute text and images exploring themes of networked bodies, image networks, and re-surfacing histories. Assembled by soft network and included throughout the soft network Online Viewing Room, this combinatory conversation reflects an interest in experimenting with existing presentation platforms to encourage connectivity. Rachel Comey, an established designer and friend of soft network who has successfully pushed against conventions in the fashion business, will host parallel platforms for soft network’s projects on her website and in her NYC store. By engaging multiple platforms, soft network aims to respond flexibly to economic challenges in the arts, creating opportunities for connectivity beyond conventional art spaces, while expanding audiences for all participants. Including multiple platforms, open forum discussion, a responsive range of items for sale and a dynamic, intergenerational group of makers are all gestures that soft network plans to continue with in future projects.

 
Current Exhibitions

Zarouhie Abdalian

We can decide



March 11, 2021 - April 24, 2021

Terry Adkins, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, John T. Gast, and Brandon Ndife

Cascadence



March 9, 2021 - April 24, 2021
Organized by K.R.M. Mooney and McIntyre Parker

 
Upcoming Exhibition

Liam Everett

some days later,



April 29, 2021 - June 12, 2021

 
Past Exhibitions

Alex Olson

A Platypus Glows Under Blacklight



January 21, 2021 - February 20, 2021

Nick Cave, Troy Chew, Wade Guyton, Samuel Levi Jones, Lynn Hershman Leeson, K.R.M. Mooney, Torey Thornton

I Yield My Time. Fuck You!



October 29, 2020 - December 19, 2020

Laeh Glenn

The Doldrums



September 17, 2020 - October 24, 2020
Laeh Glenn: The Doldrums and a special project by Apogee Graphics

Trevor Paglen

Territory



June 25, 2020 - August 8, 2020

Koak

Return to Feeling



March 5, 2020 - April 18, 2020

Simon Denny

Security Through Obscurity



January 14, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Richard Mosse

Ultra



September 12, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Sara VanDerBeek

Roman Women



June 27, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Jessica Dickinson

As: Now



May 9, 2019 - June 22, 2019

K.r.m. Mooney

Näcre



January 15, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Shinpei Kusanagi

Mindlake



November 1, 2018 - December 21, 2018

Chris Johanson

Ruminations Meditations and The Homeostasis



September 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Will Rogan

Albatross



June 28, 2018 - August 24, 2018

Simon Denny, Laeh Glenn, Christopher Williams



May 10, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Trevor Paglen

Impossible Objects



March 15, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Liam Everett

Fais semblant qu’on n’est pas ici



January 9, 2018 - March 3, 2018