All Possible Futures Opening Event, January 16

What: Opening event for group exhibition All Possible Futures

When:   Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6–9pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free admission

Curated by Jon Sueda and featuring 37 projects by Bay Area and international artists, All Possible Futures is the first of three SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residency exhibitions in 2014. The group exhibition explores the potential of graphic design and celebrates a questioning of boundaries regarding concepts, processes, technologies, and form. Contemporary speculative pieces take the form of both physical objects and restaged installations.

What happens when graphic designers extend the boundaries of their discipline and initiate creative explorations built on risk and uncertain ground? Exhibited conceptual proposals, critical provocations, and experimental works that exist on the margins of graphic design or in parallel to professional projects, as well as proposals that were initially rejected by a client and remain unrealized, position All Possible Futures at the intersection of design and fine art.

The opening event for All Possible Futures features a short introduction by Sueda and a performance by “Viktor” a scalable, robotic chalk-drawing machine created by Jürg Lehni. Viktor will create a new site specific drawing in response to the exhibition’s geographic location and the themes. Gallery visitors may also participate in the interactive, evolving installation “Polychrome Fungus” by MONIKER.

Click here to read more about the exhibition & for a list of exhibiting artists.

Pictured: Jürg Lehni, Viktor, 2006–8, Scalable robotic chalk-drawing machine installation