SIGNMAN: John Law is a three-month long retrospective of the San Francisco based artist John Law, curated by Pro Arts’ Executive Director and Curator, Natalia Ivanova Mount. The exhibition Pro Arts Gallery includes rare documentation of events, pranks and explorations, neon art, and multi-media installations. 

SIGNMAN: John Law retrospective is accompanied by a public program, consisting of talks by several of John Law’s key collaborators and friends. 

In Conversation Public Program Series

William Binzen & John Law | Thursday, July 25 2019 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Large-format expansive-tableau photographer. Binzen devised much of the philosophy that later became integral to the Burning Man Festival’s culture. In conjunction with the Cacophony Society and John Law, Binzen created four Desert Site Works events in the early 1990s that were liminal experiences that resonate in the larger culture to this day. Binzen and Law will discuss the philosophical underpinnings of Burning Man and tell tales of the playa from long before the event devolved into an entertainment for body painted naked wealthy attorneys and Hollywood types running amok on bad drugs.