Peer Pleasure II continues our exploration of artist group activity and showcases projects by a whole new set of artist groups working in the U.S. and abroad. Each of the Peer Pleasure II projects reflects an interest in forging community networks to distribute art, information and ideas. Interactive projects by Red 76 (Portland and Chicago), Temporary Services (Chicago) and VISIBLE Collective (New York), address a broad range of social and political issues, from life in the prison system, to the misrepresentation of Muslims in the media. Over the course of the exhibition, YBCA’s galleries will be animated with interactive displays, impromptu lectures, and unique off-site public events organized by members of each collective.
Red76 was formed by Sam Gould and Jef Drawbaugh and now operates out of both Portland and Chicago.
Temporary Services is a group of three persons: Brett Bloom, Marc Fischer, and Salem Collo-Julin.
The VISIBLE Collective is headed by Naeem Mohaiemen and includes Aziz Huq, Jee-Yun Ha, Anandaroop Roy, Anandaroop Roy, Shahed Amanullah, Anjali Malhotra, Vivek Bald, Sarah Olson, and Donna Golden