AboutLike a carefree backpacker on a year abroad, the works of nineteen San Francisco artists will travel the world in a suitcase to various destinations with no confirmed schedule or order of travel. In each location the exhibition will acquire traveling mates in the form of new artworks by local artists. Two local artists will contribute one work each to the suitcase so that it will eventually return to San Francisco as a new collection of international artworks.
San Francisco has long been a nurturing site for creative minds to study, work and play. A unique cultural centre in its own right, it is a city that is often considered a transitory stopover while artists depart to find success in other cities around the world. Destination seeks to facilitate new bonds between a core group of west coast artists and international artists met around the world. The end result will be a unique, hodge-podge, yet comprehensive representation of an exciting group of international emerging artists.
The end of the show will be celebrated with the production of a publication that will document the travels of the suitcase.
Artists: Erin Allen, Taha Belal, Mike Bianco, Luke Butler, Donna Chung, Rachelle Cohen, Frank Ebert, Christina Empedocles, Lindsay Jessee, Jason Kalogiros, David Keating,Tammy Kim, Lauren Parent, Ryan Pierce, Maggie Preston, Jessica Rosen, Leah Rosenberg, Tomo Sato, Kate Van Steenhuyse, Christian Tonner, Lindsey White, Daniel Wilkinson, Laura Wilson (additional artists will be added with each stop)
Destination: San Francisco launched at Queens Nails Annex on 17 June 2008 www.queensnailsannex.com
Destination: Berlin was represented in a one-day residency as part of the Many Mini Residency programme, 5 July 2008 www.manymini.org
Please contact Christina Empedocles (+1 415 819 8856 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate Phillimore (+44 (0) 783 786 2588 / email@example.com) for more information