Ferry riders got a load of some serious floating art this weekend as Artist Shimon Attie’s floating installation “Night Watch” visited the San Francisco Bay for three nights,
Attie’s piece, which debuted in New York in 2018 during the U.N. General Assembly, consists of a barge with a 20-foot LED screen that displays video portraits of 12 refugees who were granted political asylum in the United States, including members of international LGBTQ communities and people from Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Peru and Russia.
At shoreline locations including Fort Mason, Epic Steak, Waterbar restaurant and Warm Water Cove in San Francisco, as well as Brooklyn Basin in Oakland, performances with dancers, musicians and artists will engage with the work, and audiences can view the installation when it docks.
“Night Watch” coincides with the opening of “Here Not Here,” a survey show of the artist’s work at the Catharine Clark Gallery.
“Night Watch”: 6:15-9 p.m. Sept. 17-19. Free. San Francisco Bay and various locations. cclarkgallery.com
“Here Not Here”: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 18-Oct. 30. Free. 248 Utah St., S.F. 415-399-1439. cclarkgallery.com