May 19th, 2015

Group Show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Arin Rungjang

Artists: Maria Thereza Alves, Michael Arcega, Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Camille Henrot, Luc Moullet, Museum of Gourd, the National Bitter Melon Council, Pratchaya Phinthong, Arin Rungjang, Thasnai Sethaseree, Shimabuku, SUPERFLEX in collaboration with the Propeller Group

Venue: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Exhibition Title: The Way Things Go

Date: February 13 – May 24, 2015

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Group Show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Michael Arcega

Full gallery of video, images, press release and link available after the jump.

Videos:

SUPERFLEX in collaboration with The Propeller Group, Porcelain Pirates – Episode 1: On The Lost Side Of Time, 2009, Video, color, sound, 46.31 min

 

SUPERFLEX in collaboration with The Propeller Group, Porcelain Pirates – Episode 2: On The Far Side Of The World, 2009, Video, color, sound, 44.15 min

 

SUPERFLEX in collaboration with The Propeller Group, Porcelain Pirates – Episode 3:On The Other Side Of Myself, 2009, Video, color, sound, 46.02 min

 

Peter Fischli & David Weiss, excerpt from The Way Things Go, 1987, video, color, sound, 30 min.

 

Arin Rungjang, Golden Teardrop, 2013, video, color, sound, 32.07 min

 

Images:

Videos and images courtesy of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Press Release:

The Way Things Go uncovers narratives, reveals personal stories, and shares vignettes that lead to a larger understanding of migration of people in the production of material culture

For this exhibition, contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija invited artists from Asia and Europe, as well as from the San Francisco Bay Area, to contribute works related to the circulation and anthropology of seeds, plants, food, recipes, and related materials of kitchen culture that have circulated across regions and time.  Featuring 12 artists projects and a wide range of work, from mixed-media installations to film, video, archive-oriented art, The Way Things Go explores how personal effects, gourds, seeds, a recipe, and sugar all yield stories that go beyond each artist’s personal intention, and creates a larger story of interwoven meanings embedded in cultural geography and spatial history.

In Tiravanija’s artworks, “things” often function as props for visitors to create something of their own, creating cultural products, which in turn, foster social production, and demonstrate how origins, journeys, and the stories that surround them are catalysts for bringing people into a more intimate understanding of themselves and the interdependence of cultures. In the exhibition, featured artists share personal and focused stories that open up to larger scenes of human interaction and engagement by redrawing boundaries of trade and labor, colonization, political affiliation, and war—all of which have a profound impact on vernacular, local, and indigenous experiences. Participating artists are: Maria Thereza Alves, Michael Arcega, Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Camille Henrot, Luc Moullet, Museum of Gourd, the National Bitter Melon Council, Pratchaya Phinthong, Arin Rungjang, Thasnai Sethaseree, Shimabuku, and SUPERFLEX in collaboration with the Propeller Group.

Link: Group Show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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