Last night’s round table discussion at the San Francisco Art Institute with Nicholas Bourriaud and artists in the exhibition TOUCH: Relational Art From The 1990s To Now provided attendees with a telling preview of what to expect at tonight’s opening. Mostly on view will be ephemera, remains from artworks which unfolded in real time and space. Bourriaud bristled at the show’s title, dismayed at the idea of creating a new art “brand”. Meanwhile, local curators rushed to inform him of the deep vein of like-minded seminal works created in the Bay Area over the past 40-odd years. The opening is from 5:30- 7:30.

- Ella Delaney [Thursday, October 17th, 2002]



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