“Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life” at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design (Apr. 15 – Sept. 10)
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Museum of Craft and Design | 2569 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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Museum of Craft and Design examines the bay area arts ecosystem through the artwork and stories of 23 bay area artists.
Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life is a timely examination of the Bay Area arts ecosystem. The exhibition features 23 local artists who, despite the many crises of our times, continue to call the Bay Area a creative home. Their works reveal a narrative of the struggle of living and working in an untenable city–from the joy of finding chosen communities and families, to the loss of affordable housing and studio space.
“Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life”
April 15 – September 10, 2023 | 10a-5p
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St., SF
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Recent narratives have placed San Francisco and its surrounding urban areas “in the shadow” of larger art metropolises like Los Angeles or New York. The Bay Area finds itself in the penumbral margins of the art world conversation. So too is craft often marginalized or footnoted in the canon of art history. To survive and thrive in the margins is a radical act that occasionally requires the will to fight.
Co-curator Jackie Francis comments, “For a long time, artists have ingeniously crafted a life in the Bay Area. For some of those who decide to move on, the careers and relationships started here are central to their sensibilities as makers.” Consciously uplifting communities that are historically underserved and underrepresented in museum collections and exhibitions, Fight and Flight primarily features African American, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and AAPI artists.
Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life is generously supported in part by Anonymous, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
Guest Curator: Jacqueline Francis
Co-curator: Ariel Zaccheo
- Libby Black
- Craig Calderwood
- Erica Deeman
- Cheryl Derricotte
- Ala Ebtekar
- Liz Harvey
- Angela Hennessy
- Alexander Hernandez
- Liz Hernández
- Cathy Lu
- Michelle Yi Martin
- Adia Millett
- Nasim Moghadam
- Richard-Jonathan Nelson
- Ramekon O’Arwisters
- yétúndé ọlágbajú
- Woody De Othello
- Related Tactics
- Charlene Tan
- Margaret Tedesco and Leila Weefur
- Lauren Toomer
- Jenifer K Wofford
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