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Opening Reception for re:home, a For Freedoms Exhibition

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Minnesota Street Project

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San Francisco, CA 94107

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Sponsored by the Goethe Institut, re:home is a For Freedoms exhibition and community action that examines how the broad societal crises of sanctuary city, homelessness, and the flight of the creative class intersect in the San Francisco Bay Area. Curated by Amy Kisch of AKArt Advisory + Collect For Change™, Candace Huey of re.riddle, and Suzanne Zuber, the exhibition will be on view at Minnesota Street Project from December 1 - 29, 2018.

Featured artists include the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Randy Colosky + Alison OK Frost, Rodney Ewing, Summer Mei Ling Lee + Laura Boles Faw, Julio César Morales, Joel Daniel Phillips, Travis Somerville, SOUND MADE PUBLIC, and Shadi Yousefian, with additional works, performances, interventions, and community activations by Marina Abramović, Miguel Arzabe, Bahar + Shamsy Behbahani, Sofía Córdova, Facebook Analog Research Lab + Facebook Artist in Residence Program artists, John Craig Freeman, Eliza Gregory, Michelle Hartney, Astrid Kaemmerling + The Walk Discourse, Shireen Liane, Hung Liu, Ericka McConnell, Sanctuary City Project, Brian Singer / someguy, and Weston Teruya, among others.

The exhibition is accompanied by a Community Action Center, for attendees to connect with organizations—such as Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), Oakland International High School, Lava Mae, Homeless Prenatal Program, Creative Capital, and Headlands Center for the Arts, among many others—working on the forefront of the issues reflected in the show. To further democratize access to the artwork and concepts within re:home, a Pop-Up shop of prints, artist editions, and books will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, as well as a For Freedoms lending library of books focused on the relevant topics. Through the Collect For Change™ platform, portions of proceeds from select works offered in the re:home exhibition and Pop-Up Shop will go to organizations selected by each of the participating artists.

re:home pushes forward the conversation sparked by Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country, which was developed by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and first presented in the German Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. re:home examines how the concepts of “Heimat” (Homeland) and “Arrival City” invoke contemporary regional struggles, exploring what it means to be a political refugee, and the modes of displacement endured by economic refugees. The exhibition reflects upon and critiques the lights and shadows of San Francisco as an “Arrival City,” and more importantly, presents and models the ways in which it can become a more effective one.

Throughout the exhibition, programming, performances, and special events will be held in collaboration with various individuals and organizations. A related For Freedoms Town Hall event will take place in Minnesota Street Project’s Atrium on Saturday, December 15, 6-8pm, moderated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, spoken-word poet, dancer, playwright, and Chief of Program and Pedagogy at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In addition, Joseph will perform a poetic response to Douglas Saunders’ ‘eight theses’ on what constitutes an ‘arrival city,’ posed in his book Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World, which became the basis for the original Making Heimat exhibition. Other key participants include Katie Annand / Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); Doniece Sandoval, Founder + CEO Lava Mae; Rodney Ewing, Ana Teresa Fernández, Hing Liu, and Julio César Morales, Artists + Activists; Deborah Rappaport, Co-Founder of Minnesota Street Project; Sharon Maidenberg, Executive Director Headlands Center for the Arts; and speakers from Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), Creative Capital, and SFArtsED.

Celebrating the universal truth that food is a bridge, and with the goal of nourishing a deeper sense of community and authentic dialogue surrounding re:home, various food interventions will take place in conjunction with the exhibition, including a food drive benefiting San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Additional culinary interventions are curated by Hanif Sadr, Chef & Co-Founder, Komaaj Food Group.

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