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February 2018

Temporary Installation: “Essence of Threads”

February 10, 2018 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Essence of Threads is an experiential multimedia installation that reimagines sanctuary as a poetic space of weaving. Bringing together video, found materials, and sound, Essence of Threads invites the viewer to experience the interstitial spaces between nature and meditation, and the craft and essence of weaving.

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Above the Rug: Approaching the Rug as a Critical Form (Panel Discussion)

February 11, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Panel discussion exploring the rug’s myriad secular and sacred uses, and the ways in which contemporary artists are approaching the rug as a critical form in their practice. Moderated by Jill D'Alessandro, with panel participants Ala Ebtekar, Malin Lonnberg, Sanaz Mazinani, and Minoo Moallem.

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$10 – $20

Sanctuary Salon

February 23, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Echoing Sanctuary’s ethos of plurality, the Sanctuary Salon series weaves together the voices of artists whose practices span creative disciplines, including spoken word, music, dance, and film. Invited guests will present and perform new or existing works that resonate with the thesis of the exhibition, allowing visitors to engage with and reflect on these themes in new and compelling ways.

February 23 participating artists:
Miriam Peretz and Nava Dance Collective
Qais Essar Trio (Qais Essar, Antara Bhardwaj, and Eric Zang)
Tania Romanov Amochaev
Keenan Webster

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$15

The Sound of Sanctuary

February 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Sound has been used as a powerful tool for healing and introspection in myriad cultures and spiritual practices throughout human history. The Sound of Sanctuary is a sound meditation series held at FOR-SITE Foundation's Sanctuary exhibition in the Fort Mason Chapel. Led by Somatic Experience and Certified Sound Healing Practitioner Loriel Starr, participants are invited to lay upon the Sanctuary artist rugs, immerse themselves in the restorative sonic space, and tune in to their inner sanctuary.

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March 2018

Reflections on the Borderwall: Lecture + Film Screening

March 1, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of California Berkeley Ronald Real discusses the ideas explored in his recent book Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary. Lecture will be followed by a screening of Rodrigo Reyes’ 2013 essay film Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border.

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 3, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Join Art Practical and FOR-SITE on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 12pm to 4pm for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism.

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Free

Sanctuary Family Day

March 4, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Hands-on silkscreen printing with Sanctuary Print Shop by artists Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari, "A Closer Look at Art" workshop with A Little Culture, and other fun, family-friendly activities.

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: An Evening of Poetry

March 5, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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An evening of poetry readings in memory of Al-Mutanabbi Street—a “booksellers street” that was the nucleus of Baghdad’s literary and intellectual community, and was the target of a car bombing that destroyed the district and took the lives of more than 30 people.

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Free

Screening: Ai Weiwei’s “Human Flow” — SOLD OUT

March 8, 2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Mason Chapel
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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FOR-SITE and ArtsEd4All present a special free screening of artist Ai Weiwei’s moving documentary, Human Flow.

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April 2019

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly — World Premiere Screening

April 14 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, the documentary film based on the eponymous art installation that was part of FOR-SITE's 2014-15 exhibition @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, will make its WORLD PREMIERE as a marquee presentation of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Director Cheryl Haines will be joined by Ai Weiwei, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, and SFFILM executive director Noah Cowan for a Q&A following the film. 

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