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Upcoming Exhibitions
San Francisco, United States
organized by
Harris Kornstein and Cara Rose DeFabio
May 4 - May 28, 2019

“Fail fast! Fail big! Fail often! Fail better!” These oft-quoted Silicon Valley mantras celebrate the high-octane risk-taking that is a hallmark of the tech world. But who gets to fail? This exhibition critiques ideologies of technological failure and tactically engages breakdown itself. Artists strategically build tools that are never meant to function properly, and push systems further than they were meant to go.
Art in Custody
organized by Alexandra Stock
May 30 - July 27, 2019

Art in Custody presents artworks defaced or destroyed and documentation of objects altogether lost at the hands of customs officers in the Middle East. The exhibition creates a safe space for objects damaged either through deliberate force or passive negligence as they are moved across borders, examining the consequences of overzealous control due to misunderstanding or abuse in a regional climate of political paranoia.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Resisting Paradise
organized by Marina Reyes Franco
June 9 - July 6, 2019

Drawing inspiration from Caribbean nations’ shared history--from invasion, to plantation, to resort economic development model--this project addresses tourism as a new means of colonization. Through transgression and appropriation, participating artists envision new paradigms of life in the region and its diaspora, by challenging preconceived notions of what it means to be Caribbean.
A Silence that Silences
organized by Elizabeth Breiner
September 7 - October 26, 2019

Rogues' galleries—19th century photographic exhibitions showcasing the earliest incarnations of modern-day mug shots—offer a point of departure for this exhibition examining the entwined history of photographic portraiture and criminality. Selected works will interrogate the common tools and formats of artistic, bureaucratic, and juridical portraiture, and expose those aesthetic codes that homogenize otherness and enforce a pervasive principle of "guilty until proven innocent."
Souls Grown Diaspora
organized by Sam Gordon
January 11 - March 7, 2020

Souls Grown Diaspora is an exhibition that explores a generation of leading contemporary visionary African-American artists from the wider United States, and situates their work into an art-historical lineage shaped by the Great Migration. The exhibition traces how the migration, the movement of six million African-Americans from the rural South, between 1916 and 1970, to urban centers such as New York, Chicago, and Detroit, produced a new wave of self-taught artists whose work addresses a range of revelatory social and political subjects.
Meteorological Mobilities
organized by Marianna Tsionki
May 28 - August 1, 2020

Meteorological Mobilities urges a radical re-thinking on the way we act collectively upon climate change as planetary citizens. Far from promoting planetary catastrophism, exotic miseries, and passive resistance, the works on view aim to raise awareness of climate injustice and challenge the dominant political power of the countries and corporations which are primary contributors to climate change.
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