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
Christian Frock presents Invisible Venue
SoEx’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
Chris Treggiari and Jessica Watson
Heather Van Winckl
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.
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.