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The Gatherers: Greening Our Urban Spheres

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American Family, 2008 Digital Photo, Giclee Print
The Gatherers: Greening Our Urban Spheres

701 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
October 31st, 2008 - January 11th, 2009
Opening: October 30th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.ybca.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
SOMA
EMAIL:  
mdixon@ybca.org
PHONE:  
415.978.2787
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Sat: noon-8pm; Sun: noon-6pm; First Tuesdays of the month (FREE) 12-8; Summer Hours (May 28 – Aug 31) include Wed 12-6 PM
TAGS:  
mixed-media, photography, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, abstract, sculpture
COST:  
When galleries are fully open: $7 regular; $5 students, seniors & teachers; free for YBCA When galleries are partially open: $5 regular; $3 students, seniors & teachers; free for YBCA members

DESCRIPTION

The Gatherers: Greening Our Urban Spheres, is a ground-breaking exhibition of work from a culturally diverse group of artists combining art with cultural activism to incorporate nature and agriculture into urban habitats. YBCA sought out a distinctive group of artists from different backgrounds and cultures who touch upon various issues: from the construction of public urban social spaces; to environmental issues affecting urban residents; to the politics of localized food production and affordable nutrition for city dwellers. Through the lens of artistic practices, their works attempt to green our urban spheres, and involve a broad range of interlinking matters, from environmental issues to urban spatial justice. Artists and artist collectives in the exhibition include: Fallen Fruit, Amy Franceschini with Wilson Diaz, The National Bitter Melon Council, Oda Projesi, Marjetica Potrc, Public Matters, Ted Purves with Suzanne Cockrell, Rebar, roomservices and Åsa Sonjasdotter.