Manifest Destiny! Artists' Walk
San Francisco, CA 94108
In conjunction with the SoEx Off-Site Graue Award Project by Jenny Chapman & Mark A. Reigelman II, local artists David Buuck, Sarah Fontaine, and Christian Nagler create a walking exploration of Manifest Destiny’s legacy in San Francisco. Chapman and Reigelman’s rustic cabin installation, Manifest Destiny!, is affixed to the side of the Hotel des Arts, occupying one of the last remaining unclaimed spaces of downtown San Francisco. Buuck, Fontaine, and Nagler poetically investigate San Francisco as a contemporary site of westward movement and displacement--a complex migratory hub of people, information, resources, and commodities. We will gather at the site of the cabin and tour the neighborhood to consider the various historic and contemporary narratives of westward expansion and American romanticism.