Perfect Place/No Place: Re-imagining Utopia
Perfect Place/No Place
Curated by MicroClimate Collective (www.microclimatecollective.com)
@Million Fishes Arts Collective
2501 Bryant Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110
Opening: Saturday July 9th, 2011, 7-10 p.m.
Closing: Sunday, July 24th, 2-5 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Sun. July 10th, Sat. July 16th, Sun. July 17th, Sat. July 23rd, 2-5 p.m.
Perfect Place/No Place: Re-Imagining Utopia
From the time of Plato's Republic to the present, the problem of utopian vision has been its conflation with the impossible and oppressive striving for "perfection." Yet the desire to create a better world is perennial, and as surely as utopian imagination encompasses its alter ego, dystopia, it remains a powerful interpretive force. If the speculative power of utopia has always been most vital at moments of crisis, what is its relevance to the current moment? What are the potentialities and pitfalls of utopian thinking? As creative and critical agents of culture, artists are its symbolic authors.
with The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), a collaboration project by Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari