THE MAN, CENTERPIECE OF THE BURNING MAN COMMUNITY

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FREE THURSDAY LECTURE SERIES
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THURSDAYS,
FEBRUARY 24, MARCH 2 and 16, 2000,
7 PM

FREE

This three-part series examines artistic practices that resist the forces of commodification in today's consumer society and sidestep the "lowest common denominator" mind-set that mainstream success normally requires.

FEBRUARY 24, AUDITORIUM
LARRY HARVEY
LA VIE BOHÈME: BOHEMIAN VALUES, POPULIST POLITICS, AND THE NEW AVANT-GARDE

The Burning Man Project, a temporary city constructed annually in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, attracted a population of more than 23,000 participants in 1999. Now in its 10th year, this enormous, ephemeral metropolis is a singular public art event that gives new meaning to the phrase "site-specific installation." Founder-director Larry Harvey discusses Burning Man as a populist extension of San Francisco's underground art scene, addressing several of the key concepts that define this noncommercial experiment in the production of new culture: creativity versus commodification, the social context of creative effort, and the relationship of "outsider" art to the institutionally sanctioned mainstream.

MARCH 2, GALLERY 8 RESTAURANT
ABSURD PROPAGANDIST SHEPARD FAIREY

MARCH 16, GALLERY 8 RESTAURANT
COMIC-BOOK ARTIST PETER BAGGE


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