January 11, 2019
Future Relations Opening Reception
Friday, November 15th, 6–9pm
SOMArts, 934 Brannan St.
Future Relations: A Resource for Radical Teaching presents F.T.P. is the first exhibition of SOMArts 2019-20 Curatorial Residency season. With a combined 30 years of teaching experience, curators Fred Alvarado, Thomas Jones, and David Petrelli reimagine SOMArts’ Main Gallery into a site for collective liberation and hope for educators, community organizers, and youth alike.
Critically engaged teachers work collaboratively with young people in confronting and subverting systemic oppression. Through an Ethnic Studies, social justice oriented lens, Future Relations offers alternatives to traditional models of education by presenting works that underscore the importance of experiential knowledge and community cultural wealth.
Opening with a free, all ages reception on Friday, November 15th, 6–9pm, the evening program includes curatorial remarks, artist activations, and performances by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Cio Cas, Ricardo Rivera, Shem Korngold, Carver Cordes, DJ Petrelli, and DJ Lechuza Blanc!
OPENING RECEPTION PERFORMERS
DJ Lechuza Blanca
Chandna Agarwal and Ragni Agarwal
Caleb Duarte and Ricardo Rivera
David De Rozas and Roland GordonDavid Petrelli
Lauren Marie Taylor
Los Pobres Artistas Collective
Precita Eyes Urban Youth Arts Program
Susan Greene/Art Forces