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Public Program - San Francisco
Guided Gallery Tour & Dance Exhibit

Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 107
1275 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA

Join SYSTEM FAILURE curators Cara Rose DeFabio and Harris Kornstein for a guided gallery walkthrough before Lauren Simpson Dance's performance of Dance Exhibit. DeFabio and Kornstein will discuss their approaches to thinking critically and creatively about failure, and also unpack the current events and debates surrounding technologies addressed by the artworks, as well as the tech tools used to create them.

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Following the tour, audiences are invited to stay for Dance Exhibit, a multidimensional arts experience by Lauren Simpson Dance centered around a physical and embodied exploration of space and sculpture, featuring artwork by Dana Hemenway and Brion Nuda Rosch. The performance includes a discussion on "The Performativity of Things" led by Sarah Hotchkiss, visual arts editor for KQED. PLEASE NOTE: The performance is independently curated by Loren Simpson Dance and requires ticket purchase (available here). Tickets are not required for gallery tour.

Cara Rose DeFabio is an artist, writer, and cultural strategist who enjoys producing live events that examine the role technology plays in our lives. She has explored the intersection of social justice and technology at the Real Future Fair, examined a basic income at the CASH Conference, and regularly performs her own brand of tech-curious theater in her hometown of San Francisco. An avid internet ethnographer, her interests have led her to report on the international slime trend, display her emoji artwork at the first ever Emoji Art & Design Show, and share the stage with Alexa and her mechanical turk bae in her most recent work, Virtual Girlfriend.

Harris Kornstein is an artist, scholar, and activist whose work critiques digital culture and queer politics. He has exhibited internationally at ISEA, MIX NYC, Piksel and SOMArts, and as drag alter-ego Lil Miss Hot Mess, has performed at SFMOMA, OccupySF, and on Saturday Night Live. Harris's writing has appeared in Wired, The Guardian, and Salon, and his work with the #MyNameIs campaign and Drag Queen Story Hour has been covered by The New Yorker, The New York Times, Channel 4, and beyond. Harris holds an MFA from UC Santa Cruz and is pursuing a PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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