SEP 16–DEC 13, 2015

Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s–Now

Amy Balkin, Public Smog, ongoing
Amy Balkin, Public Smog, ongoing

Amy Balkin

Public Smog, ongoing

Featuring works by Amy Balkin, Tania Bruguera, Candy Chang, Minerva Cuevas, Agnes Denes, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Karen Finley, Coco Fusco, the Guerrilla Girls, Sharon Hayes, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jenny Holzer, Emily Jacir, Suzanne Lacy, Marie Lorenz, Susan O’Malley, Adrian Piper, Laurie Jo Reynolds | Tamms Year Ten, Favianna Rodriguez, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Stephanie Syjuco, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, among others.

Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s–Now examines strategies of public practice by women artists from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition presents audio, documentation, ephemera, photography, prints, and video from a number of important historic and contemporary projects that explore the inherent politics and social conditions of creating art in public space. A number of public programs, including new commissions featuring performances by Constance Hockaday and Jenifer K. Wofford produced in collaboration with Southern Exposure (San Francisco, CA), will accompany the exhibition; in addition to a full color catalog featuring texts by María del Carmen Carrión, Courtney Fink, Christian L. Frock, Leila Grothe, Stephanie Hanor, PhD, Meredith Johnson, and Tanya Zimbardo.

Public Works is curated by Christian L. Frock, independent curator and writer, and Tanya Zimbardo, Assistant Curator of Media Arts at SFMOMA.

The exhibition is supported in part by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.