What: ReMix: Reframing Appropriation
When: Exhibition June 2–26, opening reception June 1, 6–9pm
Where: 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA
How Much: Free admission during gallery hours, Tues–Fri, 12-7pm and Sat, 12–5pm
Join San Francisco’s Queer Cultural Center in a reunion of 15 years of visual arts programs housed at SOMArts! ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation mines 15 years of National Queer Arts Festival exhibitions towards understanding the centrality of the act of appropriation for queer art of the recent past. Using appropriation as its lens, it sifts through all the art exhibited over the last 15 years, selecting those works for redisplay that map the parameters of queer appropriation as it has evolved through to today.
Curated by Jonathan D. Katz, former Board Member and one of the first curators of the National Queer Arts Festival, ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation in essence appropriates years of appropriations in order to both articulate and enact how queer politics so often turns on making familiar images and ideas ventriloquize new politics, new identities, and new utopias.
There will, of course, be libations to take us into the next 15 years and special recognition of those who have participated in exhibitions from FACE (1998) to QIY (2011) and the curators, funders and supporting organizations that made these shows happen!
This year’s exhibition received critical support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Zellerbach Foundation and the California Arts Council. To learn more about these and other organizations which support the Queer Cultural Center and the National Queer Arts Festival, please visit www.queerculturalcenter.org.
Pictured above: Scott Runyon’s “Kreemah Ritz, Scrumbly and Hibiscus in Luminous Procuress”