Press Release: Home is something I carry with me

Home is something I carry with me is an alternative art exhibition and film screening featuring over forty local Bay Area artists whose work interrogates the concept of home. For one weekend, two homes in San Francisco’s Mission District will transform into exhibition spaces and the backyard of a third home will be used for an outdoor film screening. Home is something I carry with me emerged from the current climate of foreclosures, rapid development, and threats of rent control repeals. By reinventing three homes as art venues and opening them to the public, Home is something I carry with me exercises the rights of renters to use private residences for what we deem public good; an action that can be considered a resistance to the current housing crisis and the lack of economic sustainability for artists.  The work within this exhibition expands the notion of home by considering shifting relationship to place and identities formed through diasporic and migrant movement. Individual rooms within the homes will act as galleries organizing the work around themes of shelter, migrations, domestic space and memory, mapping, borders, neighborhoods and identities.

Press and artist preview
Thursday, September 3, 7 – 9 p.m. @ 3352 24th Street and 951 Shotwell Street
Opening
Friday, September 4th, 4 – 8 p.m. @ 3352 24th Street and 951 Shotwell Street
Film Screening
Friday, September 4th, 4 – 8 p.m. @ 348 Shotwell Street
Open Houses
Saturday, September 5th, 12 – 5 p.m. @ 3352 24th Street and 951 Shotwell Street
Reading and Performances
Sunday, September 6th 7 – 9 p.m. @ 951 Shotwell Street

Participating artists:  Mara Baldwin, Taha Belal, Jesse Brown, Michael Campbell, Julie Cloutier, Pablo Cristi, Cindy DeLosa, Amy Wilson Faville, Jonathan Fischer, Molly Goldberg, Pablo Guardiola, Alvaro Guillen, Jason Hanasik, Amber Hasselbring, Malak Helmy, Amanda Herman, Nanci Ikejimba, Josef Jacques, Amy Keefer, Claire Kessler-Bradner, Lynn Marie Kirby & Lisa Robertson, Milena Korolczuk, Laurel Lee, Lauren Mardsen, Lynne McCabe, Klea McKenna, Ranu Mukherjee, Jeff Norman, Alexis Petty, Simon Pyle, Hilary Schwartz, Renetta Sitoy, Lewis Watts, Mira M. White, Anna Whitehead, Megan Wilson and Carmen Winant

Participating filmmakers:  Terry Berlier, Michael Goodier, Amanda Herman & The Morris Family, Lynn Marie Kirby, Katherin McInnis, Gloria Moran, Kari Orvik with Veronica Majano & the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center

Curated by Adrienne Skye Roberts and funded by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant program

Postcard design by Alexis Petty

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