This month, we feature re:home, a For Freedoms exhibition exploring the plight of political and social refugees, examining sanctuary city, homelessness, and the flight of the creative class intersect in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Visit re:home Dec. 1 – 29 at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
- Opening reception on Saturday, December 1 from 5-8pm.
- Family + Community Day on Saturday December 8 from 11am-2pm will feature free art-making workshops + interventions.
- For Freedoms Town Hall event will take place on Saturday, December 15 from 6-8pm.
re:home is curated by Pregame art editor Amy Kisch of AKArt Advisory + Collect For Change™, Candace Huey of re.riddle, and Suzanne Zuber.
Featured artists include Marina Abramović, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Randy Colosky + Alison OK Frost, Rodney Ewing, Summer Mei Ling Lee + Laura Boles Faw, Julio César Morales, Joel Daniel Phillips, Travis Somerville, SOUND MADE PUBLIC, and Shadi Yousefian, with additional works, performances, interventions, and community activations by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Miguel Arzabe, Patti Bartelstein, Bahar + Shamsy Behbahani, Sofía Córdova, John Craig Freeman, Eliza Gregory, Somaieh Amini, Michelle Hartney, Anna Hentschel + Invisible Playground, Astrid Kaemmerling + The Walk Discourse, Shireen Liane, Hung Liu, Ericka McConnell, Lisette Morales, Rasta Dave, Sanctuary City Project, Brian Singer / someguy, and Weston Teruya, among others.
The exhibition is accompanied by a Community Action Center, for attendees to connect with organizations—such as Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), Oakland International High School, Lava Mae, Homeless Prenatal Program, Creative Capital, and Headlands Center for the Arts, among many others—working on the forefront of the issues reflected in the show.
To further democratize access to the artwork and concepts within re:home, a Pop-Up Shop of prints, artist editions, and books, will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, as well as a For Freedoms reading library of books focused on the relevant topics. Through the Collect For Change™ platform, portions of proceeds from select works offered in the re:home exhibition and Pop-Up Shop will go to organizations selected by each of the participating artists.
re:home pushes forward the conversation sparked by Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country, which was developed by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and first presented in the German Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. re:home examines how the concepts of “heimat” (homeland) and “arrival city” invoke contemporary regional struggles, exploring what it means to be a political refugee, and the modes of displacement endured by economic refugees. The exhibition reflects upon and critiques the lights and shadows of San Francisco as an “arrival city,” and more importantly, presents and models the ways in which it can become a more effective one.