800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, California

World Factory

1 Active Witness
Thursday 1.25.07 Opening 5:30–7:30
runs through 2.27.07

2 Resistance and Dreams
Wednesday 2.28.07 opening 5:30–7:30
runs through 3.27.07

3 Making our Place
Wednesday 3.28.07 opening 5:30–7:30
runs through 4.21.07

Curated by Hou Hanru

World Factory presents over 30 international artists whose works respond to the issues and conflicts within the global “free market” economy. The outsourcing of manufacturing from “First World” to “Third World” countries causes serious impacts on both sides: pollution, displacement of populations, excessive exploitation of natural resources, and uneven development resulting in further divisions between the rich and the poor. Concurrently, the formation of a global consumerist culture is exerting significant influences on local cultures. World factories are not only producing material goods for the consumer market but are also producing a new social consciousness and mobilization. The artists in World Factory are responding to these conditions with different models and new methods of creation. Taking the form of an exhibition-in-progress, World Factory uses a variety of strategies for presentation including the overlapping phases of the gallery installation, workshops, film screenings, seminars, off-site and site-specific projects, and web-based works.


1 Active Witness
Michael Blum
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Young-Hae Chang and Marc Voge)
Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre
Jean-Baptiste Ganne
Jens Haaning
Ömer Ali Kazma
Map Office (Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix)
Raqs Media Collective
Mario Rizzi
Allan Sekula
Zhou Hao and Ji Jianghong

2 Resistance and Dreams
Cao Fei
Chen Chieh-jen
Flying City (Yong-Seok Jeon and Jang-Jong Kwan)
Jean-Baptiste Ganne
Andreja Kuluncic
Lu Chunsheng
Tadej Pogacar
Julien Prévieux

3 Making Our Place
Cao Fei and Ou Ning
Teddy Cruz
Sanja Ivekovic
Sora Kim
Julio Morales
Lordy Rodriguez
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Zhu Jia

Official Website: http://www.sfai.edu/

Added by nolaksd on February 23, 2007