SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residencies 2015









About Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle
Glamorgeddon: The Spectacle brings together visual and performance artists in a critical response and free-form celebration of the concept of glamour. It pushes back against the ways in which we consciously or unconsciously accept the logic of prevailing capitalist, media-generated spectacles. Glamorgeddon, a battle for the new territories, examines how glamour has both colonized and empowered us. The exhibition aims to awaken the spectator and create situations that reorder life, politics and art. Click here to read more about this exhibition & for a list of all accompanying events, including Limo Lectures!

Exhibition Dates: January 8–February 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8, 6–9pm
Curator: Johanna Poethig

About Refuge in Refuse: Homesteading Art and Culture Project
Refuge in Refuse is an interactive, transmedia collection of visual and sound data reflecting the intersections of architecture, art, ecology and community. For more than two decades artists, recreationalists, and the homeless share the Albany Bulb, a landfill peninsula located along the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, creating infrastructure and exploring borders between public and private urban space. The group exhibition utilizes storytelling in the form of sound, sculpture, video, photography, 3D imaging, and augmented reality to address issues of human adaptation to social and environmental conditions in flux.

Exhibition Dates: February 12–March 14, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 12, 6–9pm
Curators: Barbara Boissevain, Robin Lasser, Danielle Siembieda

DIS-PLAY, a group exhibition co-curated with the local disability community, deconstructs and examines ideas and shared experiences of disability culture. By exploring work by contemporary artists with disabilities we will highlight and dissolve common boundaries to participation, and introduce audiences to a multi-modal and possibly unfamiliar way of engaging with an exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: March 24–April 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 26, 6–9pm
Curators: Fran Osborne & Jenny Balisle