12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show: “Mission: Barbie” | Mission
Ken and Barbie, modern day icons, permeate every corner of our culture. Making art from them creates dialog and community where there is none.
12th Annual Altered Barbie Art Show
Thursday October 23 – Sunday November 16, 2014
50 Shotwell St, San Francisco
FREE, but donations at the door are appreciated
At the 12th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Art Show, Barbie is on a mission to kick some long needed ass. Gather up your discarded ideologies and come to see what Barbie’s mission is. Is it to save or take over the Mission District or San Francisco or the entire USA, or the world? Is her mission to eat you, prey on you or love you? Or all three?
> View the 2014 Altered Barbies
Check out the exhibit, with opening and closing receptions, the poetry night, and artist receptions.
- October 23, 6-9 pm: Pre-Opening – Where artists show off and discuss their Barbie masterpieces with the public.
- October 24, 6 pm to midnight: Artists Reception – Meet the 50+ artists who have resurrected and reinvented Ken and Barbie into art. There are live performances, and of course, the dolls made by local and not so local artists.
- November 6, 7-9 pm: Poetry Night – Meet local poets speaking their minds about Barbie and her mission to the backdrop of Alt music
- November 15, 6 pm to midnight: Closing Artist Reception – Meet the artists who are going to celebrate one last mission with Barbie at the closing artists reception. Live performances will be featured.
The exhibit is open from Thursday, October 23 – Sunday, November 16, 2014, with hours Wednesday-Saturday from noon to 7 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5 pm, at 50 Shotwell St, San Francisco.