Dates: Feb. 16 - March 30, 2017
Location: Design Gallery, Fine Arts building
Sponsor: Design Gallery, DESIS Philosophy Talks @Studio Time, LUCA Arts DESIS Lab
Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening/Reception: March 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Contact: Joshua Singer
Phone: (415) 338-6067
"Inside/Outside" is a discourse manifested as an exhibition of experimental design work. Critical and speculative design and design futures are practices that challenge our expectations, propose new ideas and encourage discourse. This exhibition is a discourse within this practice with a specific philosophical question on how design can reveal the unrealized potentialities of our world (as explicated by a passage by Frankfurt philosopher Theodor Adorno). The exhibition's aim is to offer a dialogue on design as a practice that can "dialectically" change perceptions and reveal unexpressed potentialities. Curated by Joshua Singer and Virginia Tassinari.
Dates: Feb. 18 – March 16, 2017
Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building
Sponsor: Fine Arts Gallery
Hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening/Reception: Feb. 18, 1 to 3 p.m.
Exhibit Contact: Fine Arts Gallery
Phone: (415) 338-6535
Using the architectural form mashrabiya as a visual trope, this exhibition shows artwork that complicates Western paradigms of viewing and representing Middle Eastern and Islamic culture. Found throughout the Middle East, the mashrabiya is a projecting window that is screened with intricate latticed designs in wood. It is used to shield the domestic space from the public gaze while allowing the inhabitants to survey the street below unseen. Curated by Santhi Kavuri-Bauer, Kathy Zarur, Sharon Bliss and Mark Johnson.