• Ant Farm: Media Burn, souvenir booklet, c. 1976–2004; offset printing in black and red ink on paper; 11 1/8 x 8 1/2 in.; BAMPFA, purchase made possible through a bequest of Thérèse Bonney by exchange, a partial gift of Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier, and g

Five Tables of Fire

On view this session, Chinese hell scrolls and Tibetan thangkas; Ant Farm’s Media Burn materials (a.k.a. how to set fire to a pyramid of television sets and invite the media); Bruce Nauman’s artist book Burning Small Fires; four Dipak raga Indian miniatures (depictions of a dangerous, fire-starting musical mode); John Haley’s WPA lithograph Muckers; a version of the Ban Dainagon ekotoba handscroll with its tenth-century vision of Kyoto engulfed in flames; and more!