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Let Me Be A Witness
Date Saturday March 10
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Root Division
1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRoot Division
Let Me Be A Witness surveys seventeen artists whose practices reflect a wide array of what curator Stacey Goodman calls, “witness art.” Drawing inspiration from the traditional response of African-American church-goers’ call to testify, the work exhibited in Let Me Be A Witness reflects and reframes the concerns that emerge in response to contemporary, socio-political events.

With the rise of social media, the act of witnessing has become a catalyst for social change by utilizing technology to transform passive observers into engaged activists. Many of the works presented are research-based and documentary in nature, each attempting to unearth a new layer of objective truth and incite observer participation.

Let Me Be A Witness questions what takes place when an action or a statement transforms from invisible to visible through the process of making events or narratives known that may otherwise have remained silent or unseen. By avoiding propagandistic techniques and emphasizing nuance within the artwork, this exhibition introduces viewers to the social and factual context of various subject matters, while providing the context for further investigation.

Participating Artists:

Glenna Cole Allee
Wessam Al-Badry
Amy Balkin
Francis Baker
Shannon Carey
Rohan DaCosta
Cheryl Derricotte
Rodney Ewing
Jose Figueroa
Lauren Hartman
Clint Imboden
Guo Mong
Katie Revilla
William Rhodes
Trina Michelle Robinson
Brandon Tauszik
Cathy Yuan
Xia Zhang

Let Me Be A Witness is free, open to the public, and includes a Creative Station - all ages art activities hosted in our classroom during the 2nd Saturday opening reception.

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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 14th, 2018 3:41 PM