Pro Arts is pleased to present Dis/Order, Juried Annual 2013, selections by Naomi Beckwith, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The critically acclaimed Juried Annual presents a survey of the best new work in the Bay Area selected by a juror from the international arts community.
Dis/Order is on view December 7, 2012 – January 11, 2013. An Artists’ Reception is scheduled on Friday, December 7, 2012, 6pm. An Artists’ Talk will take place on Friday, January 4, 6.30pm.
The title of the exhibition - Dis/Order - is an expression of the new languages Beckwith identified being used by artists to describe Bay Area 'landscapes'. She writes, "There is an incredible weight of the landscape on the minds of many of the Bay Area artists... With that observation, I also realized that many artists were not simply celebrating a sense of place but attempting to come to terms with what it means to be located in an environment shaped by immigration, difference, resilience, violence, commerce, economic cycles and, yes, beauty."
About the Juror: Named the 2011 Leader to Watch by ArtTable, Naomi Beckwith is a curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Prior to joining the MCA staff, Beckwith was associate curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions at New York alternative spaces Recess Activities, Cuchifritos and Artists Space.