‘Passage’ Dedication and Opening


The latest Black Rock Arts Foundation public art installation, “Passage”, a mother-and-child sculpture created by Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito for Burning Man 2005, will open to the public this Friday, June 16th.

+ Press event/Dedication ++
(Open to Public!)
Friday, June 16th 11 AM
Pier 14 (Mission and Embarcadero)

On Friday, June 16th at 11 AM, ‘Passage’ will be dedicated in conjunction with the opening of Pier 14, San Francisco’s newest public access pier. A former breakwater, Pier 14 has been re-envisioned as a600-foot stroll out into the bay for a breathtaking new perspective on the city, coastline, and bridge — a novel new setting from which to
appreciate Passage, the new Pier’s first temporary art installation. Join us as we dedicate this fantastic new public space, and be among the first to get a look at ‘Passage’ in this location!

++ Public Opening and Community Celebration ++
Friday, June 16th 6 PM
Followed by reception and celebration at Sinbad’s Restaurant (adjacent to Pier 14)

This festive public opening is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday June 16th. Join the fun as we celebrate Dan and Karen and all the other amazing people who have poured their effort and energy into making ‘Passage’s’ San Francisco visit possible. Post-opening, all are invited to Sinbad’s Restaurant (nearly adjacent to the install site) for a No-Host Bar Reception & Celebration from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Pirate attire optional.

Here are some “Passage” installation photos: Part 1 & Part 2

Previous Black Rock Arts Foundation public art installations have included David Best’s “Hayes Green Temple” and Michael Christian’s “Flock”.

UPDATE: My photos from the “Passage” public opening are now online.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.