Home? Art & Displacement

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Home?

Incline Gallery and Rock Paper Scissors Collective present “Home?” a group show featuring artwork focused on displacement in the Bay Area while transforming the gallery space into services for the homeless. This exhibition is part of “Meanwhile,” a series of exhibitions funded through Southern Exposure’s ALT EX grant: sharing platforms with curators displaced by the shifting economies of the Bay Area.

 

Rising costs in the Bay Area have caused an environment hostile towards diverse socioeconomic communities. Not since the San Francisco Earthquake, just over a century ago, have tens of thousands of people taken refuge in fabric structures. Unlike the displaced from the natural disaster of 1906, modern refugees seek cover from the man-made market values. Far from a camping vacation, these hand-made flexible tent structures are light and mobile, so as to easily move when municipal maintenance departments declare unsanitary and unsightly conditions. Tent cities have become a modern symbol of the gross financial inequality in a community with the highest income earners in the country.

 

Proceeds go to benefit organizations working to create a wholistic society in the presence of increasing inequalities. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, we will be collecting toiletries, socks, and blankets.

 

Exhibition Dates:

Friday April 15, 2016 – Sunday May 15, 2016

 

Location:

766 Valencia St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

@ 19th Street

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 15, 2016

6pm – 9pm

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