Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Young Artists at Work present Visions of an Abolitionist Future, a youth-created performance/exhibition that takes a critical look at the crisis of mass incarceration in America, and begins to theorize strategies for intervention, change, and liberation.
The visionary young artist-activists of the YBCA's Young Artists at Work program have spent the past year examining the complex matrix of oppression that perpetuate the Prison Industrial Complex. With the guidance of YBCA artist-mentors, they've designed and produced original works of video, illustration, sculpture, multimedia installation, and performance to be exhibited throughout the YBCA Galleries and Forum building.
The opening night party for Visions is the second-annual YBCA Teen Nite, an open house for teens to come check out the contemporary art and ideas of YBCA. Featuring live teen performances, free food, and free gallery admission, YBCA welcomes you to find out more about how you can get involved in all of the rad programs YBCA offers--especially the Young Artists at Work program: a paid, year-long, multidisciplinary arts-as-activism residency for youth!
Come, bring your friends, and see the how your generation of young artists tackles the most pressing contemporary social-justice issues in their annual end-of-year exhibition, performance and celebration!
The YBCA Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program is a paid, year-long, multidisciplinary arts-as-activism residency for Bay Area high school youth at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The YAAW program is designed for young people that are interested in expanding their artistic craft while connecting with local communities and the contemporary art world.