Crossing Borders

When
Event has passed (Sat Jun 8, 2013 - Thu Jun 20, 2013)
Where
SOMArts Cultural Center
Time
12-5 pm, 6-9 pm
Tags
Arts

Description

Emergent Art Space is proud to present its first International Juried Exhibition, Crossing Borders, featuring the work of 37 emerging artists from 20 different countries.

Founded in 2011, Emergent Art Space is a non-profit arts organization working to support and connect student artists from around the world. Last September, EAS placed an international call for artists to be featured in Crossing Borders, the organization’s inaugural online juried exhibition. With over 200 submissions by artists from 36 countries, 40 works were ultimately selected for the show. This June, EAS transforms the online exhibition into a live show in the Bay Gallery.

What are our boundaries and what lies beyond them? Crossing Borders aims to investigate the geographical, political, social and metaphorical constraints that divide us; to explore our understanding of the “other,” whether unknown or misconstrued; and to build bridges of communication across cultural differences.

Jurors: Courtney Fink, Director of Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Eli Ridgway, Director of the Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Azru Mistri, Artist, Organizer & Educator at the Sritshi School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India; and Gadi Ramadhani, Artist, Curator, and Founder of the Koko'TEN Center for Curatorial Practices, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Location

location
  1. SOMArts Cultural Center
    934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA