Visual Arts Archives
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, August 14– September 23, 2016
halka art project, Istanbul, October 30–November 30, 2015
An exhibition based on Ryan Griffith's emerging novel.
Illuminated Traces, San Francisco
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, July 28–August 7, 2016
Exhibition of works on paper by Nese Sahin and Belkis Taskeser.
Music in the Air
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, July 7–25, 2016
Portraits of musicians, listeners, and fluid urban ideas.
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, April 23–May 16, 2016
Casein paintings on found stone.
Illuminated Traces, Istanbul
halka art gallery, Istanbul, Dec 18, 2015–Jan 4, 2016
Exhibition of works on paper by Nese Sahin and Belkis Taskeser.
Engagement and Care
halka art gallery, Istanbul, Dec 4–14, 2015
Four years of halka/Artship working and presenting together.
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, June 20–July 11, 2015
An exhibition of works by three artists who sometimes use white line.
Old Memories New Links
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, August 17–August 27, 2014
In anticipation of Artship's 30th anniversary in 2018 we reflecting on a continuing practice and presence in communities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, March 8–March 18, 2014
An exhibition where Daria Huuga, Pablo Vindel Moruno and Slobodan Dan Paich share their appreciation of textiles and each other's work.
halka art project gallery, Istanbul, Jan 21–29, 2014
Musa Dağdeviren–Recipes and food preparation as art
Slobodan Dan Paich tea and ink drawings on fabric
Stories From Our People Project
Crossroads Initiatives & Halka Art Project Istanbul, 2012 ongoing
The project is collecting oral histories and presenting them through an exhibition and performances inspired by train journeys of the last century. The presentations took place at the historic Sirkeci Railway Station in Istanbul traditionally the gateway to Europe. The initiative is seeking to articulate cultural needs and dynamics of possible community support and safety for global migrants and refuges of the present moment. To that end the project is engaging in collecting and expressing the stories, trials and victories of the migrants of the last century.
One Plus One, Dialogue of Two
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, July 6–July 20, 2013
After almost thirty years of friendship, dialogue, and mutual bafflement, April fools jokes and series of pondering about the state of the world and inner ecology of mind and self, while always fostering a back burner possible book together, this exhibition is a celebration, punctuation and an offering.
Next to Nothing
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, June 1–June 15, 2013
A small group show using most minimal resources to create intimate and poetic works.
Tea Ink Drawing Workshop, November 12 & December 22, 2012
Halka Art Project, Istanbul
An open workshop exploring contemporary relevance of ink and calligraphic gesture.
Exhibitions from 2010-2012 will be added.
The 2009 Artship Exhibition Series
The 2009 Artship Series addressesdirectly or indirectlythe rise and fall of civilizations around issues of freedom of speech and expression, and notions of alignment and misalignment of place. In the ebb and flow of history, times of cultural flourishing are frequently followed by times of oppression and darkness. The central work of the series is the performance of Burning of the Ancient LIbrary of Alexandria. Concurrent with the performance are two visual arts exhibitions: Archaic Now, accompanying the exhibition at the CounterPULSE Gallery, and the exhibition at San Francisco's Bonnafont Gallery, The Library of Maps.
Archaic Now: An Interpretive and Visual Arts Exhibition
The CounterPULSE Gallery, San Francisco, February 8–March 1 2009
A visual arts exhibition, in conjunction with the performance at CounterPULSE Gallery in San Francisco.
The Library of Maps
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, January 31–March 7 2009
Broadsheets (set by Max Koch) of three of Moira Roth's poems–The Map of the Heart, The Unruly Map of Threads and The Map of Stones—from her 41-part narrative about a fictional Library of Maps, its history and inhabitants. The poems are accompanied by drawings by Slobodan Dan Paich, (from the ongoing exchange of between him and Moira Roth) and photographs by Dennis Letbetter. The exhibition will also include a weaving (directed by Esther Traugot) and a collection of stones from various parts of the world.
Old As New
ODC Theater Gallery, San Francisco CA. An interpretative installation in conjunction with the Tarantella, Tarantula Production, September 27–October 9 2006
The exhibition showcased paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations related to the last six years' research into the origins of Tarantella dance and music. The content of the exhibition ranges from factual to interpretive to poetic renderings of this vast subject. This exhibition was not only a stand alone event but a way to prepare the audience for the associated performance.
Drawings by Nathaniel A. Bolton
ODC Theater Gallery, San Francisco, September 11–25 2006
An exhibition of drawings made during the creation and rehearsal process of Artship Dance/Theater's production "Tarantella, Tarantula" which premiered at ODC Theater in 2006.
For the last year, Nathaniel A. Bolton has attended rehearsals weekly, documenting and interpreting the process of creation of all the elements of the production.
In this way he has built a body of work which bridges the inner world of his imagination with the outer world of ensemble building and choreographic process.
SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco CA, March 2-22, 2006
The exhibition presents works that responds to the sea deeply, paying homage to it, and in that way honoring the sea itself.
Crossing: A Gathering of Artists
SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco CA, July 22-August 4, 2005
An Exhibition of Artship's associated artists and works from its Permanent Collection, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, July 22, through August 4th, 2005. Artship segment curated and designed by Slobodan Dan Paich.
Various vacant storefronts, Oakland CA, January 1991-July 2005
Initated and curated by Slobodan Dan Paich. Since its inception in 1991, Windows Project has been showcasing over 5,000 artists in vacant storefronts on Broadway and in Jack London Square in downtown Oakland.
Pinaree Santipak Collaboration with Artship
After conversations with Artship's curator Slobodan dan Paich Pinaree decided to create "Vessels", a series of molded forms made from cast brass with gold-leaf inlay, 120 cm in diameter, height 40 cms, weight 58kg. Artship Dance/Theater performed ritual celebration of the vessels at Pier 40 San Francisco.
Message in a Bottle
Igor Ivan Sapic: Artist-in-Residence 2001 Project
During his multi-month residency he engaged in personal work and development of his project "Message in the bottle". He engaged in the devlopement in a number of programs at the Artship and held a community-wide participatory project related to his principal investigation.