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SFMOMA's temporary closure for renovations has forced the museum to get creative about the ways it's exhibiting art. For the next two months, the museum is presenting free installations all over the city from four different 2012 SECA award winners, encouraging creative urban exploration that's easy to get behind. As part of the organization's "SFMOMA on the Go" series, different creations from SECA winners David Wilson, Josh Faught, Zarouhie Abdalian, and Jonn Herschend have been placed around town. They'll be up through Nov. 17. Here's a bit of what's on display:

David Wilson: All Around San Francisco

I love David's art. He created a great installation with The Bold Italic for our Meditations on San Francisco event at the San Francisco Zen Center a couple years back, and he always does amazing work suited to the environments around him. His current piece (see sketches above and below) is a self-guided tour through six outdoor sites around the city. Grab a map at the (closed) entrance to SFMOMA and end up among the trees.




Josh Faught: Neptune Society Columbarium 

Josh Faught creates beautiful, intricate sculptures out of textiles. His work at the Neptune Society Columbarium in the Inner Richmond is meant to reflect the history of the site, which houses over 8,000 urns. 




Zarouhie Abdalian: Downtown Oakland

For all you East Bay folks, this installation involves sound. Zarouhie's brass bells installation is programmed to ring around the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, at 14th St. and Broadway,  at various times throughout the day. The schedule can be found here




Jonn Herschend: online at

Jonn went behind the scenes of SFMOMA's temporary closure to film Stories from the Evacuation, using the museum's preparations for closure and expansion to look at other personal narratives. There's a short preview that can be viewed online now. 

Get the full scoop on all the SECA installations here.

All images courtesy of SFMOMA.