2948 16th Street
San Francisco, California 94103


Jurors: Steve Dye and Stephanie Syjuco
Featuring: Facundo Arganaraz and Nicole Anne Crescenzi, Tim Armstrong, Taha Belal, Terry Berlier, Jan Blythe, Lauren Dicioccio, Claudio Dicochea, Mark Edwards, Ariel Goldberg, Jason Hanasik, Carrie Hott, I, Daughter of Kong (Anjali Sundaram and Amy Hicks), Ace Lehner, Jennifer Little, Sarah Lockhart, Yuki Maruyama, Naomi McCavitt, Klea McKenna, Ranu Mukherjee, Claire Nereim and Julie Cloutier, Kit Rosenberg, Karen Ruenitz, Eric Sidner, Julia Kim Smith and David Beaudouin, James Pitt, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Adrian Van Allen, Melissa Wyman, Eiko Yamamoto, and Aygul Idiyatullina.

Exhibition runs: Sept 17 - Oct 11, 2008

Opening reception:
Friday, September 19, 6-9 PM
featuring live music by I, Daughter of Kong

Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 1-6 PM
Performance evening: Thursday, October 2nd, 8 PM: featuring an internet play directed by Mark Edwards, a morse code music performance by Sarah Lockhart with Aurora Josephson and Suki O’Kane (SL Morse – “No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre”), and a video screening showing the work of Aygul Idiyatullina.

How are contemporary artists dealing with issues of cultural complexity, multiple allegiances, and hybrid forms? How are they communicating these ideas and addressing their audience? Using the metaphor of “code-switching,” a linguistic term referring to the use of more than one language within a single conversation, this juried exhibition investigates a variety of approaches to cultural and material bilingualisms, (mis)translations, appropriations, and the purposeful misuse of “proper” communication codes.

Official Website: http://www.thelab.org/

Added by labintern on September 11, 2008