BARGE’s “Matta-Clark Parks” @ Root Division opening 6/13



Any capital. Polite no-manners plus
barman of the year claimants =
quick exit.
– The Fall

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13th, 7-10 pm
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20

Exhibition Dates: June 10-June 27, 2009
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays- Saturdays, 12-4 pm (or by appointment)

Leave the Capital is an exhibition of art and media dealing with the agency of the periphery—beyond political, economic, and media centers. The 13 artists in the show offer a critical mix of observation, confrontation, urban intervention, hybridity, and cathartic celebration in order to assert the self and counter-publics. This is a timely investigation in the face of current economic restructuring. Re-considerations of the role of the public sphere and the individual within larger machines of production are more relevant than ever.

The title is taken from a 1981 song by UK post-punk band The Fall (who in turn are named after the Camus novel The Fall). The song is a starting point from which to investigate how artists address and break off from the need to perform for “Capital,” represented in the widest sense of the word—as money, media, power, rules, lines, roles, etc. The exhibition presents artists negotiating between the demands of the centers of power and the possibilities presented by secondary zones and identities in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Stanislaus, Amsterdam and elsewhere.

David Buuck (BARGE)
Zoe Crosher
Jetske de Boer (S.T.O.P.)
Edmundo de Marchena
Scott Kiernan
Fang Lu
Dominic Nguyen
Jennifer O’Keeffe
Kamau Amu Patton
Nancy Popp
Sam Snowden
Kevin E. Taylor
Chris Treggiari

Curated by: Deric Carner and Jessica Tully

3175 17th Street (at S. Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94110

One response to “BARGE’s “Matta-Clark Parks” @ Root Division opening 6/13

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