1. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Call on Water, 2016 (installation view, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, 2019); courtesy the artist and bitforms, Max Estrella, Wilde, and Pace galleries. © Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Spain; photo: Mariana Yañez

“Unstable Presence” Opens at SFMOMA October 2

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Unstable Presence 

October 2, 2021 – March 6, 2022

SFMOMA Floor 7

Ferry riders should appreciate the haunting work of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, who uses air and water, music and voices, text and light to create installations that are participatory and playful while raising questions about memory, poetry, and private and public spaces and environments.

A media artist who works at the intersection of art, architecture, and performance, Lozano-Hemmer is driven by experimentation, bringing people, places and science together to expand the experiences of our interactions with each other and technology.

This scaled-down version of the exhibition planned for last spring presents seven installations that reveal our agency within the “unstable presence” of data streams, atmospheric turbulence and voices of the past.