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Conceptual Art: Paul Kos | Spark

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, meet Paul Kos, who's been creating humorous and provocative conceptual artwork since the late 1960s using a wide variety of media to explore a distinctive range of ideas, from the concept of time and the structure of the Catholic Church to the international divisions of global politics and cultural assumptions. Of primary concern to Kos is the employment of a unique language of art as well as finding the right combination of message and media to transcend the limits of verbal communication.

Visual Arts: Li Huayi (Chinese Landscape Painting) | Spark

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How did creating propaganda posters influence Li Huayi's work? In this thoughtful interview, listen to the artist describe the similarities between Eastern and Western art and how abstract impressionism has impacted his own practice. Original air date: January 2010

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Dance: Margaret Jenkins | Spark

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, follow Margaret Jenkins from rehearsing Danger Orange in San Francisco to conducting dance workshops and sharing ideas on choreography with the Chinese Contemporary Dance Company in Beijing.

Visual Arts: Julie Chen (Book Art) | Spark

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, watch Julie Chen stretch the definition of bookmaking and book art with her awe-inspiring paper sculptures. Chen is a groundbreaking innovator in this growing field, producing works that combine original poetry, letter press and three-dimensional paper techniques to stunning effect. Original air date: March 2004.

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New Media: Ken Goldberg | Spark

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, meet Ken Goldberg, a conceptual artist and professor of industrial engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He combines his skill in robotics and fascination with the social behavior of online communities to conduct whimsical experiments in which strangers use the Internet to jointly control and monitor real-life events and activities. Goldberg is considered a pioneer in the growing genre of Internet art.

Kramlich's Art Collection

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With more than 200 pieces, Richard and Pamela Kramlich have one of the world's largest private collections of video and new media arts. Get a rare insider's look at what it takes to acquire, preserve, and display this challenging contemporary art form. Plus, tour the Kramlich home and comb the city for new works with their private curator.

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David Kuraoka: Visual Arts (Ceramics)

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David Kuraoka throws enormous pots weighing 100 pounds and more, a process that requires an In this Spark video produced by KQED, watch him at work in his studio.

Healy Irish Dance Studio

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The roots of Irish dance run deep. For centuries the steps have been passed down from generation to generation. The Healy family have taught thousands of people at the Healy Irish Dance Studio in San Francisco. In this Spark video produced by KQED, the students at the Healy Irish Dance Studio participate in a dance competition. Original airdate: May 2003.

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From Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection at SFMOMA

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Get a sneak peek at the masterworks in the exhibition From Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection at SFMOMA.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Politcal Cartoonist Mark Fiore

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Meet San Francisco political cartoonist Mark Fiore, who quit his job at a daily newspaper to experiment with a new format -- animated political cartoons for the web.

Write the Torah with Julie Seltzer at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Commissioned by the San Francisco museum to write the Torah from beginning to end using scribal techniques and traditions passed down for thousands of years, Julie Seltzer must follow strict rules governing the document's production.

Rosa Montoya: Dance

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Take a master class with renowned flamenco artist Rosa Montoya in this Spark video from KQED.

Electronic Sculptures and Installations with Jim Campbell

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Visit one of the Bay Area's most celebrated technology artists, Jim Campbell, as he creates one of his moving image sculptures.

"Tap": A Share-Ware Art Project with James Buckhouse

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Discover the joy of digital technology and dance in the studio of animator artist James Buckhouse. Buckhouse shares instructions for using technology to choreograph and perform this ground-breaking form of dance. The results are stunning in this merger of visual arts, choreography, dance, and cell phones.

 

Victor Cartagena: Visual Arts

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, see how Victor Cartagena draws on memories of the Salvadoran Civil War to create a haunting body of work. Visit with Cartagena as he guides viewers through his artistic process.  

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