Open Engagement 2016

Advantage of Disadvantage, will be presented at Open Engagement on Friday, April 29, from noon to 2pm as part of  Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure San Francisco Open Houses.


Advantage_003Alternative Exposure Open House: Black & White Projects + A Simple Collective
A Simple Collective, an Alternative Exposure Round 9 Grantee, is an organization of artists and arts professionals dedicated to community, equity, and content-driven contemporary art. Founder Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen presents Advantage of Disadvantage at their space, Black & White Projects.

When: 12:00 – 2:00 PM (gallery open 12:00 – 4:00 PM)
Location: Black + White Projects, 2830 20th Street #105, San Francisco
Cost: FREE

More on Open Engagement 2016 and SoEx Open Houses

Open Engagement 2016 — POWER will take place April 29–May 1, 2016 at the Oakland Museum of California and additional sites throughout the Bay Area. The conference theme will be guided by the curatorial vision of René de Guzman and feature keynote speakers Angela Davis and Suzanne Lacy. You can peruse the Open Engagement 2016 catalogue here.

Open House Tours are programmed by local partners and will highlight the work being done by local artists and organizations in the Bay Area through a variety of dynamic off-site programming. My project, Advantage of Disadvantage, will be presented as part of  Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure San Francisco Open Houses.

Friday April 29, 2016
Various locations – See schedule here
For Open Engagement, several projects that take up the conference theme of power
As a local partner for the Open Engagement—2016: POWER conference, Southern Exposure is pleased to present a series of talks, open houses, and exhibitions, as well as launch a new publication. Open Engagement is an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. The conference runs from April 28 – May 1, 2016 and, in focusing on the theme of power, highlights the ability of socially engaged artists to make desired results happen.On April 29, the first full day of the conference, seven past recipients of Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure grant will present projects at various locations throughout San Francisco. Alternative Exposure supports the independent, self-organized work of artists and small groups that play a critical and significant role within the San Francisco Bay Area arts community. Presenting projects include A Simple Collective + Black & White Projects, Art for a Democratic Society, Living Room Light Exchange, Other Cinema, PLACE TALKS, Queens of the Castro, and Stairwell’s.

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