The Bay Area has a long history of political activism that extends to this day. This history of civic engagement has nurtured visual art that pays special attention to the politics of the body as well as the body politic. For those who are denied access to traditional political means, or for those who voluntarily reject this, artists have used their own bodies as sites of political transformation or contestation.
Whether it is in performance art, installation, film/video, photography, or traditional media such as painting and drawing, artists use bodies (their own and others) as site, metaphor, and catalyst for change. This year’s exhibition presents 27 cutting edge artists who take on the body for your pleasure and edification.
For a list of exhibiting artists, images of their work and their artist statements, please click here.
This exhibition is produced by the Queer Cultural Center as a visual arts centerpiece of the National Queer Arts Festival 2014. This year’s festival theme is “Body Politic/s,” and more information about upcoming festival programming can be found here.
Body, Body, Bodies… is presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.