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Selfie: Multi-Media Art Show, Live Music & Polaroid Wall | SF

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Cesar Chavez Student Art Gallery (SFSU) | 1650 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Selfie (n)- A photo that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smart phone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

This one day pop up show explores a social phenomenon dominating mainstream culture  features photography, painting, drawings and sculptures that explore both traditional and new forms of portraiture.

Live music is provided by The Depot and there are free refreshments and food, plus giveaways all night. Please feel free to contribute to their interactive Polaroid wall.

Recently the word, ‘selfie’ was celebrated as the official and international Word of the Year of 2013 by the Oxford Dictionaries in both the UK and US. A newly recognized genre of portraiture, selfie represents the continued evolution of self-portraiture in the digital age. More accessible than perhaps any other form of photography, the selfie emphasize the agency of the photographer. The choice to photograph the self and subsequently disseminate the image across the Internet is an intimate performative act that takes control over the relationship between the self and the viewer.

As an art form, the selfie is characterized by qualities that typify the 21st century: speed, accessibility, ubiquity and an ambiguous relationship between the private and public sphere. By nature of the ease with which a selfie is ‘made’, the genre serves as a new entry point into the genre of self portraiture.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Eating & Drinking, Free Food, Live Music, San Francisco, San FranFREEsco
Address: 1650 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA