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Perfect Place/No Place: Re-imagining Utopia

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Perfect Place/No Place: Re-imagining Utopia

2501 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
July 9th, 2011 - July 24th, 2011
Opening: July 9th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.millionfishes.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
info@millionfishes.com
OPEN HOURS:  
Closed
TAGS:  
utopia, poetry, Art Exhibition, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, sculpture
COST:  
free

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Perfect Place/No Place
Re-imagining Utopia

Curated by MicroClimate Collective (www.microclimatecollective.com)

@Million Fishes Arts Collective
2501 Bryant Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110
www.millionfishes.com

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.

Participating Artists:

Matt Cella                
Reenie Charriere            
Brett Goodroad            
Myron Michael             
Nancy Nowacek            
Yulia Pinkusevich            
Sarah Ratchye                
Allison Rowe                
Maja Ruznic                
Ann Schnake                
Jake Ziemann                
with The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), a collaboration project by Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari