180 Capp Street (3rd Floor)
San Francisco, California 94110

On Wednesday, February 28th, San Francisco-based arts organization Kearny Street Workshop presents the opening reception for a new visual exhibition, Fetish: the Culture of Fear & Desire, that runs February 28 – May 5, 2007. What is a fetish and what forms can it take? What kind of power does a fetish have, in terms of how we perceive our surroundings, and how we act in our environment? In the cultural context, fetishes are often based on projections and myths ascribed to The Other; fantasy and desire stemming from idealization or exotification. Desire can morph into fear and the development of stereotypes. Where does desire come from, and how do we desire? What are the consequences of this kind of desire? How can desire imprison us?
Featuring work by Noritaka Minami, Dorian Katz, Shizue Seigel, Matthew Abaya, Yun Bai, Derek Chung, Minette Mangahas, and Erin Ng, this group exhibition seeks to ask and investigate these questions from surprising, challenging, and illuminating perspectives.

Official Website: http://kearnystreet.org/programs/calendar/2007_02.html#28

Added by kearny street workshop on February 25, 2007