'Without Reality There Is No Utopia'
The exhibition includes work by more than two dozen international artists examining false narratives that masquerade as truth.
In the Age of Information, actual reality has been supplanted by virtual reality, computer simulation, and false narratives. Since the concept of utopia is based on the improvement of reality, the disappearance of the real also signals the end of utopia.
Without Reality There Is No Utopia illustrates this premise by examining false narratives that masquerade as truth: the collapse of Communism in the 1980s; the current financial crisis, which heralds the demise of Capitalism; the contradictions inherent in geopolitics; and the explosion of democratic uprisings around the world. The exhibition includes work by more than two-dozen international artists, and features works of photography, video, drawing, painting, collage, and more.
Without Reality There Is No Utopia was organized by the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) in Seville, Spain, and curated by Alicia Murría, Mariano Navarro and Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes.
Artists in the exhibition include: Alfredo Jaar, Artur Zmijewski, Carlos Motta, Chto Delat?, Ciprian Muresan, Daniel García Andujar, Dora García, Ed Hall, El Roto, Federico Guzmán, Fernando Bryce, Ignasi Aballí, Jan Peter Hammer, Judi Werthein, Katya Sander, Lene Berg, Manolo Quejido, Oliver Ressler, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Superflex, Wolfgang Tillmans, Zeina Maasri, and Zhou Xiaohu.
Curators Alicia Murría, Mariano Navarro and Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes will attend the opening on February 15th.
- Visual arts
- San Francisco
- Feb 15, 2013 – Jun 2, 2013
701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103View on Google Maps
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Organized by the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) in collaboration with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Image: Federico Guzmán, La bella embalada (The Hurtling Beauty), 2007. CAAC Collection (Seville, Spain).