Exhibitions

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Electronic Pacific

Group exhibition Electronic Pacific, July 12–August 17, investigates the liminal spaces of language translation, digital communication as a visual art medium, and trans-oceanic cultural exchange. Local and international artists with connections to the Pacific Rim transform shipping containers into installation spaces to showcase time-based media and electronic communications as transitional cultural space.

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Zeitgeist, the visual arts centerpiece of the National Queer Arts Festival

Queer Cultural Center curators expose manifestations of our cultural moment, June 1–30, 2013.

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underCurrents & the Quest for Space exhibition by APICC & AAWAA, May 2–25

underCurrents & the Quest for Space is a multidisciplinary arts exhibition and discussion investigating the space occupied by Asian America, socially, artistically and physically.

"Before I Die" by Candy Change

Dial Collect

This group exhibition of large-scale, participatory works is an offline opportunity to share creatively and to relate to both friends and strangers in meaningful ways. The exhibition is open April 5–26, 2013. In addition to regular gallery hours, there will be accompanying events every Thursday evening in April.

"2 Abes" by Jack Leamy

Overturn the Artifice

Curated by one of SOMArts’ 2012–13 Commons Curatorial Residency recipients, Jack Leamy, Overturn the Artifice features locally, nationally and internationally-recognized fine artists working in painting, installation, time-based media and performance strive to re-enfranchise the individual. Exhibition on view March 8–29, 2013.

"Black Butterfly" by Juan Carlos Mendazibal

Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, February 1–28

Twelve Salvadoran artists explore the individual experiences of reconstruction and healing in the context of El Salvador’s postwar period. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, February 1, 6–9pm.

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Speak Your Peace Exhibition

January 4–24, Speak Your Peace brings together Bay Area-based painters, digital, video and installation artists ranging in age, ethnicity and nationality to explore intercultural communication and social justice and propose new iconographies of peace through visual art.

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Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition

From alternative sports, board games and puzzles to iPad apps, laser mazes and proximity sensors, Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition harnesses the ingenuity of game designers to engage San Francisco’s communities in creative play and to transcend preconceptions around human interaction and public space, November 17–December 19.