Tim Roseborough, Contenda, Image Courtesy of the Artist
Contenda: A Visual Quiz Event
de Young, Kimball Education Gallery
April 2, 2014–May 4, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (March 26, 2014)—The de Young will host multimedia digital artist, Tim Roseborough, from April 2, 2014, through May 4, 2014, as part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Artist-in-Residence program. Influenced by the televisions, computers and mobile phones that increasingly pervade modern life and interactions, Roseborough explores “screen culture” through video animations and installations.
During his residence at the de Young, Roseborough will present Contenda: A Visual Quiz Event, both an art installation and an interactive experiment. Contenda draws from the format of school quiz bowl contests with questions about artistic movements and topics. De Young visitors will be invited to create questions that draw from artworks in the museum’s collection, as well as participate as contestants in fun pop quizzes using a buzzer system.
The artist’s works incorporate a variety of materials and subject matter inspired by both minimalism and conceptualism, while also creating an interactive element that draws the viewer into the experience. In an earlier work, the Englyph series, Roseborough created a new visual vocabulary to rewrite English and other alphabet-based languages. Through animated websites, he explored the relationship between text, art and fluid methods of interpretation.
Roseborough lives and works in San Francisco and considers himself a part of the “Bay Area Digitalist” movement that is influenced by Northern California’s technology culture. He has performed and exhibited his artwork at a number of local museums, galleries and cultural institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SOMArts, Pro Arts Gallery, Root Division, the Performance Art Institute and The Garage. He has also participated in a variety of art shows, including the ZERO1 New Media Biennial, Artexpo New York and Yerba Buena Night. Roseborough was awarded previous residencies at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, ASC Projects in San Francisco and School of Visual Arts in New York.
Patrons are invited to visit Tim Roseborough in the Kimball Education Gallery Wednesdays through Sundays from 1‒5 p.m. and Fridays 1‒5 p.m. and 6‒8:30 p.m. For more information about Roseborough, visit www.timroseborough.com.
An artist reception will be held in the Kimball Education Gallery on April 25, 6‒8:30 p.m.
Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Open 9:30 a.m.‒5:15 p.m. Tuesdays–Sundays; open select holidays; closed most Mondays
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About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, are the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.
The de Young originated from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition and was established as the Memorial Museum. Thirty years later, it was renamed in honor of Michael H. de Young, a longtime champion of the museum. The present copper-clad, landmark building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, opened in October 2005. It showcases the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.
The Legion of Honor was inspired by the French pavilion, a replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris, at San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The museum opened in 1924 in the Beaux Arts–style building designed by George Applegarth on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Its holdings span four thousand years and include European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West.