BARGE @ SoEx – Dec 5 12-5pm

PASSIVE/AGGRESSIVE

Southern Exposure’s 2nd Public Art and Urban Intervention Day

JUROR: Jeannene Przyblyski, Dean of Academic Affairs, SFAI

Saturday, December 5, 2009‚ 11am to 5pm

Location: Sites throughout the Mission District

Selected Public Art/Urban Intervention Artists

Steven Barich

BARGE

Arianna Davalos

Christian Frock presents Invisible Venue

Packard Jennings

SoEx’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

Chris Treggiari and Jessica Watson

Linda Trunzo

Heather Van Winckl

Victoria Wagner

Jackson Wang

Situate yourself in the public realm for this day of urban interventions and public art projects. The PASSIVE/AGGRESIVE Public Art/Urban Interventions Day presents work by artists using the city as a platform for creativity and expression. A map locating these projects will be available soon at www.soex.org or pick one up at Southern Exposure and start exploring.

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BARGE, Groundbreaking
822 Alabama St. (vacant lot behind Atlas Café) – 11AM to 5PM

BARGE will enter a vacant privately owned fenced-off lot and begin reframing it as a public park. The initial groundbreaking ceremony will be the daylong excavation of a ‘gash’ in the land, symbolically ‘liberating’ the buried potential of privatized space that could be re-purposed for public use. Instead of making earthworks we will be *doing* earth-work, foregrounding the collaborative labor required to reclaim the commons in the midst of gentrification pressures and the affordable housing crisis. Handouts will be available throughout the day, with hopes of producing a temporary and autonomous public artwork by the end of the day.

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