What: Mobile Arts Platform Pop-Up Wrap-Up Exhibition
Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
When: Sunday, August 14, 1-5PM
How much: Free admission
This free public event event marks the last in series of five collaborative exhibitions for 2010 – 2011. Pop-Up Wrap-Up celebrates the many creative forces who contributed to and interacted with mobile participatory art structures conceived by lead artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari.
Pop-Up Wrap-Up features participatory art making activities as well as original artwork produced by collaborating local artists and by the public at four prior interactive pop-up exhibitions at SOMArts and the Potrero Hill Neighborhood, Northern California Cherry Blossom and Urban Youth Arts festivals.
The retrospective component of Pop-Up Wrap-Up includes a mural by Miranda Bergman and ergonomically innovative seating and structural installations by Furniture Design and Architecture MFA students from California College of the Arts.
In addition, Pop-Up Wrap-Up will display video and digital media content commissioned for and displayed at the neighborhood exhibitions: live poetry and performance from the Potrero Hill Neighborhood Festival, video combining historic and contemporary photographs of Potrero Hill by artist and Interim Director of Cultural Affairs JD Beltran, a short documentary about Bay Area murals by John Urquhart, Chris Treggiari and Peter Foucault, and video by Peter Foucault and Nico Crisafulli featuring street art from India & Berlin.
Pop-Up Wrap-Up revisits three participatory projects included in MAP’s installations at the Urban Youth Arts and Cherry Blossom festivals. Artist James Gregg will produce a new set of stencils for an interactive stencil art assembly station. Pop-Up Wrap-Up also resurrects the Yes, We Can ________ Positive Picketing Project, which allows any member of the public to create a mini- pronouncement of values by customizing a ready-made protest style sign with their own message. There will be a live reading of haiku submitted by the public at the Cherry Blossom festival, as well as an opportunity to submit new haiku.
About the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP)
The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) is comprised of two large-scale, interactive sculptures that are “activated” by a mobile exhibitions program. MAP brings together Peter Foucault’s Fal-Core Van and Chris Treggiari’s Mobile Store and appears in locations throughout the Bay Area. MAP is presented in collaboration with SOMArts and supported by a grant from the Creative Work Fund.
Through this partnership, MAP’s goal is to increase arts participation and deepen community engagement through the arts with innovative intervention at three neighborhoods street fairs & festivals in San Francisco, and two events happening at SOMArts.
MAP creates autonomous exhibition spaces accessible to the public to create strong bonds with the communities; an artistic research lab where a cross-pollination of mediums and genres can occur. MAP events variously include video screenings, visual art, performance art, live music, interactive artworks, and culinary art. In essence, MAP builds a temporary, creative microcosm where community and creativity can intersect and flourish.
The Mobile Arts Platform is supported in part by the Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by the generous grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and by the San Francisco Arts Commission.