Demarcate: Territorial Shift in Personal and Societal Mapping
|When||28 Feb 2016 - 29 May 2016|
|Where||San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 28, 2-4pm
Demarcate: Territorial shift in personal and societal mapping brings together 14 artists whose work reflects the awareness of geographical territories and boundaries.
The artists explore various mapping concepts by incorporating physical maps as source material, or by taking inspiration from map imagery.
Through works on paper, sculpture, painting, textile, video and performance art, the artists thoughtfully challenge not only what is visually associated with the idea of mapping, but they also address how shifting and eradicated territories signify an emotional, social, and political need to belong to a place.
The exhibition is a timely reflection of mounting contemporary issues, as communities around the world appeal to cultural tolerance and pluralism as well as environmental activism to confront profoundly sensitive subjects surrounding gentrification, globalization, nationalism, and war.
Featured artists include: Kim Abeles, Michael Arcega, Sandow Birk, Val Britton, Rob Carter, Tiffany Chung, Linda Gass, Matthew Picton, Alice Raymond, Lordy Rodriguez, Nikki Rosato, Kim Rugg, Fran Siegel, and Dimitra Skandali. Demarcate is curated by Bay Area-based curators Donna Napper and Emily Fayet.
Photo courtesy of the organiser/s
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