Crossing Borders Group Exhibition

What: Crossing Borders group exhibition

When: Exhibition June 8–20, 2013. Opening reception Saturday, June 8, 6–9pm. Closing reception June 20, 6–9pm. Gallery hours: Monday–Friday 12–7pm & Saturday 12–5pm. Closed Sunday.

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

How Much: Free admission

Emergent Art Space (EAS) presents its first international juried exhibition Crossing Borders, featuring the work of 36 emerging artists from 20 different countries. What are our boundaries and what lies beyond them? Crossing Borders aims to investigate the geographical, political, social and metaphorical constraints that divide us; to explore our understanding of the “other,” whether unknown or misconstrued; and to build bridges of communication across cultural differences.

Founded in 2011, EAS is a non-profit arts organization working to support and connect student artists from around the world. Last September, EAS placed an international call for artists to be featured in Crossing Borders, the organization’s inaugural online juried exhibition. With over 200 submissions by artists from 36 countries, 40 works were ultimately selected for the show. This June, EAS transforms the online exhibition into a live show in the Bay Gallery.

For more information about EAS, visit their website or Facebook Page.

Jurors included:
Courtney Fink, Director of Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Eli Ridgway, Director of the Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Azru Mistri, Artist, Organizer & Educator at the Sritshi School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India
Gadi Ramadhani, Artist, Curator, and Founder of the Koko’TEN Center for Curatorial Practices, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

This exhibition is presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.

Images top to bottom: Ann Le, Rorschach Technique, 2012, photograph and digital media, © Ann Le; Shahrzad Ahrar; Home/Outside: Should I stay inside of my home’s borders or should I get out?, 2012, photography. © Shahrzad Ahrar