state Presents Object Action: The “F” Word in a Post-Truth Era

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Object Action: The “F” Word in a Post-Truth Era marks the inauguration of Collect For Change™—an initiative which collaborates with artists across disciplines, offering artwork with a portion of sales benefiting a charity personally selected by each artist.

 

As a feminist response to the one-year anniversary of the current administration, the group exhibition highlights “objects” and works by female artists “objecting” to a dominant paradigm through innovative media in the feminist realm.


Galerie Lefebvre & Fils Presents American Ceramic Artist Jasmine Little


Inaugural Collect For Change™ Exhibition, Featuring Ana Teresa Fernández for Girls Garage, Chitra Ganeshfor The Center for Popular Democracy's Puerto Rico Rebuilding Fund, Michelle Hartney for Planned Parenthood, Angela Hennessy for Girls Inc., Nadja Verena Marcin for 350.org, Sanaz Mazinani for Art & Abolition, and Michele Pred for NARAL Pro-Choice California

Featured artists Ana Teresa Fernández, Chitra Ganesh, Michelle Hartney, Angela Hennessy, Nadja Verena Marcin, Sanaz Mazinani, and Michele Pred will donate a portion of all artwork sales to Art & Abolition, The Center For Popular Democracy’s Puerto Rico Rebuilding Fund, Girls Garage, Girls Inc., NARAL Pro-Choice California, Planned Parenthood, and 350.org. 


Curated by Amy Kisch, Founder + CEO of AKArt and Collect For Change™; Danielle Smith and Kimberly Verde, Founders of state and Principals of FRAMEWORK; and Heather Zises, Founder of (READ)art and Author of 50 Contemporary Women Artists (forthcoming in 2018), the show is accompanied by a Community Action Station highlighting benefitting organizations and others doing work on the feminist front, a Pop-Up Shop, and public programming—including a march on Sunday, January 21 at 12pm, from state to Pacific Felt Factory, where a satellite exhibition exploring feminist perspectives will be held.

The accompanying Pop-Up Shop of zines, editions, gear, and publications, includes Sadie Barnette, Deborah Castillo, Serena Cole, Kelly Inouye, Katrina Majkut, Piyali Banerjie’s The Sacred Labyrinth, a curatorial selection by Aimee Rubensteen [of Rojas + Rubensteen Projects] of works by Phoebe Rose Gittelson, Meirav Ong, and Monica Uszerowicz, Diana Kane's Feminist Gold clothing line, The Nouveau Classical Project’s #fffp tees, Allie Pohl's Ideal Woman jewelry, and publications from Torz Dallison + Aliza Edelman, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Beth Pickens, Fjords, and BITCH Magazine, among others.

Schedule, Reception and Calendar of Events

Opening Saturday, January 6, 2018 with a reception from 5-8pm, and on view through February 16, programming (which will continue to be announced throughout the show’s duration)—comprised of collaborations with arts entities that have histories of advocating for equitable representation, such as Gallery Wendi Norris and Pacific Felt Factory—will include a series of performances and events designed to cultivate discourse, hope, and action within communities that continue to struggle with the current political and social landscape.

Featured in the exhibition are photographic works from Ana Teresa Fernández’ Arrastre series, taken during a performance in which the artist stages and subverts a traditional ‘rite of passage’ of a boy entering manhood through mastery of a horse at Tulum’s cenote sinkholes—where Mayans sacrificed virgin women; Mixed media work from Chitra Ganesh’s Protest Fantasy series which depict portraits of women who struggle with protest every day.


state presents Present Through a Rear-View Mirror by Rachelle Reichert


An interactive performance piece and installation, The Weight of Words II, by Michelle Hartney which addresses the president’s use of divisive, hate-filled language; A site-specific installation and large-scale sculptural works by Angela Hennessy that explore racialized identity, visibility, and materiality; How To Undress in Front of Your Husband, a video by Nadja Verena Marcin, which turns a 1960s how-to video on disrobing, into a punctive performance that delightfully combats the male gaze.

A photographic tapestry by Sanaz Mazinani, May you make your dreams longer than the night: 1968-2018, which responds to the Women’s March protests; and multiple objects and installations by Michele Pred such as Wage Gaps, which features vintage purses with neon feminist slogans from her Pred-a-Porterseries, and Riot Shields which sport feminist slogans painted in pink nail polish on police shields. The shields were first was carried on Inauguration Day in Washington D.C., and most recently during Art Basel Miami Beach at the artist’s Parade Against the Patriarchy.

A ‘sister’ parade will be held as part of Object Action: The “F” Word in a Post-Truth Era on Sunday, January 21 at 12pm from state to Pacific Felt Factory arts complex—where a satellite exhibition exploring feminist perspectives will be held. Both the Miami and San Francisco performances seek to reflect and amplify the notions of shared and collective experience within the feminist movement, by bringing together the unique voices and expressions of artists advocating reflection, justice, and change. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using hashtags #ForChange #ForFeminism

Public Hours
Saturday, January 6 – Friday, February 16
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-5pm or by appointment via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Programming Schedule 
Saturday, January 6, 5-8pm: Opening Reception

Tuesday, January 9, 6-9pm: Live performance + Opening Reception for Gallery Wendi Norris’ MARíA MAGDALENA CAMPOS-PONS: If I Were a Poet 
[off-site location: Presidio National Park, 649 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA]

Thursday, January 11: WOMEN RISING Panel Featuring Wendi Norris
[off-site location: FOG Design + Art Fair, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA]

Saturday + Sunday, January 13 + 14, 11am-4pm: MOMosa Champagne Cocktail ‘Shred-In’ with Michelle Hartney’s The Weight of Words During UNTITLED Art Fair Weekend

Sunday, January 21, 12-4pm: Collect For Change™ Inauguration March On the Mission [M.O.M.] from state to Pacific Felt Factory, with Performances + Live Music, Preceded by a Reading of Angela Hennessy’s Manifesto

February: Closing Reception + Panel Discussion on the Role of the Arts in Activism and its History in San Francisco

Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram using hashtags #ForChange #ForFeminism

About state
state is a visual arts exhibition space in the Mission District of San Francisco. state exhibits contemporary art with an emphasis on Bay Area artists and project-based artwork. state is run by Danielle Smith and Kimberly Verde of FRAMEWORK.
 

About Collect For Change™ 
An initiative of AKArt, Collect For Change™ offers original artwork by emerging and established contemporary artists, underscored by the goal of creating social change. CFC collaborates with artists across disciplines to offer a unique, as well as socially responsible, means of collecting. With a percentage of all sales benefitting an organization personally selected by each artist, CFC aims to cultivate the artist-collector connection—providing new and seasoned collectors the opportunity to develop a deeper comprehension of the artist’s creative and world visions. Our mission is to be a force for positive change in the art world, and the world at large.

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1295 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA  94110

Content, state; Images, Various Particpating Artists; Art Direction, Janet Walker

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