Performing Community

In Performing Community, curators Laura Poppiti and Kara Q. Smith connect artists with audiences to explore and inform community building and creative placemaking in SOMA, San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, July 6–July 28.


ReMix: Reframing Appropriation, Opening June 1

Curated by Jonathan D. Katz, the Queer Cultural Center’s 15th annual National Queer Arts Festival exhibition maps the parameters of queer appropriation as it has evolved through to today, June 2–26.


The Future Is NOW: Asian America on Its Own Terms

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s annual United States of Asian America Festival exhibition features work in a variety of media, May 3–25.


I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law

New exhibition showcases more than 30 artists and collectives that challenge, question or circumvent the law through their work, March 9–April 19.


At War, February 3–29

At War, curated by and featuring artists Peter Max Lawrence and Truong Tran, explores identities in conflict, ranging from ethnic, gender, and sexual identity to conflicts of artistic identity indicated by disparate processes, practices, and mediums.


Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance

A centennial birthday celebration of art icon John Cage investigates the implications of chance operation in the arts and across cultural beliefs, values and practices, December 17–January 26.


Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze

Women and transgender artists reverse conventional hierarchies in the culture of display, November 4–30.


Illuminations: Día de los Muertos 2011

Artists embrace the beauty of life and honor the spirits of the dead. Visit their altars and installations through November 5 with extended gallery hours.