Belong

Earth and Time

December 15th, 2014 by Raheleh Zomorodinia

Earth and Time : Exhibition of works by Iranian Environmental Artists

Second Exhibition by Iranian environmental artists, khaneh honarmandan iran, Tehran. December 15- 24 5pm to 8pm

دومین نمایشگاه گروهی جمعی از هنرمندان محیطی ایران (زمین و زمان ۲)
خانه هنرمندان – ۲۴ آذر تا ۳ دی ماه

khaneh honarmandan iran

Hz Gate

December 9th, 2014 by ---

Hz Gate:
Breaking the sound Barrier

Hz Gate is an artistic collaboration built around the idea of aesthetic acoustic experimentation.
Hz Gate displays the work of 15 SFAI Graduate students, directed by sound artist, Laetitia Sonami.
Each artist has developed new pieces that include sound interpretation – often breaking boundaries of their own practice – which builds a temporary phonic scenery.
Hz Gate is a new Experiment that allows the viewer to engage in a unique moment of surrounding acoustic principals.

So please join us for this vibrant exhibition. A pop up show hosted by the Lab in collaboration with Dena Beard, and curated by Mariel Bayona and Clea Massiani, co-directors at the mission based art gallery, Bass&Reiner.

OPENING Dec 1st 6:30 pm
On view Dec 2nd 1-5pm

Performances by :
Joe Dwyer
Hadar Kleiman
Nolan Jankowski
Danna Bialik
Formica Lin

Works by artists :
Skye Bennett
Joe Dwyer
Simon Garcia-Minaur
Alejandro Hernandez
Nolan Jankowski
Grace Kim
Hadar Kleiman
Elisabeth Kohnke
Formica Lin
Weilai Lu
Diran Malatjalian
Anna McDermott
Yang Song
Minoosh Zomorodinia

 

Belong

November 16th, 2014 by Raheleh Zomorodinia

The possibility of belonging, to be a part of something, is one of the most generative searches of our physical and metaphysical existence. To occupy a determined time and space is constantly promoted as the ultimate solidification of identity. Yet, in the dialogical experience of being and in contemporary times, dislocation often becomes the referent for our ideas and feeling of belonging -or its absence.

[BeLong] is an exploration into the possibility of belonging, a questioning of the frames that constitute us. These artworks demonstrate the instability and dynamism of our concept, challenging the different ways of belonging to a representational medium, questioning the construction of language and other modes of address, or simply recognizing the boundaries that establish existence. The state of belonging, rather than a fixed and static concept, seems to be more accurately representing by a play with the word’s semantic structure; a constant state of longing, a search for place and space, a fluid movement of the body within the frames of possibilities offered by different structures; a state of BeLonging.

Exhibition Opening @ Diego Rivera Gallery, Still Lights Gallery, Paul Sack Gallery
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5 pm – 8 pm

Curators Talk @ Diego Rivera Gallery,
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6 pm

Special Screening @ Lecture Hall
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
7 pm – 8 pm

Special Intervention
Friday, November 21, 2014
All day

 

Genius awards for social-justice art

October 29th, 2014 by Deanna Pindell

Interspecies kinships in eco-art

October 23rd, 2014 by Deanna Pindell

Most, or all,  environmental artists are warmly concerned for the well-being of the more-than-human networks of species in any ecosystem. Now, there is a budding network of artists who are specifically thinking about these inter-species relationships. It’s an interdisciplinary movement, with anthropologists, philosophers, all kinds of eco-focused scientists, which is pretty darned hopeful in my opinion!

“Multi-species Ethnography” is the name that anthropologists are using to frame this field of art/science study, and there is an exceptional website being developed for  multispecies studies, which is also a companion to the new book by Eben Kirksey, Multispecies Salon. I confess, that my own work is included in a sliver of these pages, along with a growing tide of authors, artists, and ABC’s.

The book is dedicated to Beatriz da Costa. In the final months of her life, she made deeply thoughtful works about the lab mice who had given their own lives to prolong hers.
Check it out!

http://www.multispecies-salon.org/