No Window Shopping®. San Francisco invites you to an evening with some of the Bay Area’s culture aficionados for a down to earth chat about high art.
No Window Shopping® is a traveling residency. Serving as a platform for emerging artists, we stage curated group shows, panel discussions, live talks, video installations and sponsored events, in multiple cities—all open to the public—as part of an effort to illuminate and address current events, local affairs, and larger social issues from pockets of culture around the globe.
In San Francisco, we are featuring the work of Michael Covington (1:AM), Fernando Garcia, Nina “Mobb Pink” Wright, Agana Esperanza, Stacey “Sash” Rivet and Arrington West (Upper Playground). Some of the current events, local affairs, and larger social issues these emerging artists have sought to address include: income inequality, The Ellis Act and no fault evictions, the state and affect of SRO’s, “tech” as the enemy, the “gated community” factor and the price of the progress that is moving San Francisco–and the entire Bay Area–forward.
Hosted and moderated by Alfonso Cosio, Corporate Arts Coordinator at SFMoMA and Founder of SFArtEnthusiast.com, the evening’s conversation will be centered around high art and what it’s worth; content and context; the “Lux” factor, art in the digital age; immersive moments and what makes them great; and lastly, curating–what the ever evolving term means today and will mean in time to come.
Ken Harman, SpokeArt
Dasha Matsuura, Oakland Art Murmur
Alexa Hall, Oakland Museum
André Smith, No Window Shopping®
Alfonso Cosio, SFMoMA
• Exploring all points of the process of curating high art for sale.
• Identify/ share keyhole insights, illuminate issues and propose solutions.
• Connecting Artists, Creatives, Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders.