9 March: I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law


  What:  I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law
    When: March 9–April 19, 2012
    Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
    Free Admission During Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm,  Saturday, 12–5pm.

    Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6–9pm, fee admission
    I Fought The Law: A Conversation with Artists & Attorneys: Wednesday, March 21, 7–9pm, free admission
    Undocumented and Unafraid: An Evening of Film & Conversation: Friday, April 13, 6–9pm, $5 suggested donation
    Closing Reception: Thursday, April 19th 6–9PM, free admission

I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law is an exhibition of more than 30 artists and collectives that challenge, question or circumvent the law through their work.  Curated by Justin Hoover, I Am Crime touches on issues of equity—who gets to break the law, when, and why.

“True Crime,” a collaborative installation conceived by Critical Art Ensemble, invites any visitor to become part of the exhibition.

In I Am Crime some artists’ criminal trespasses are virtual or accidental, while others contribute documentation of carefully planned civil disobedience. Still others exhibit the residue of artworks which have actually been intervened upon by the United States legal system.

Dreamers Adrift, a group founded by Jesus Iñiguez and Julio Salgado, approach  illegality from a different angle. “Undocumented and Awkward,” a series of skits on video created by and for undocumented youth, highlights social inequalities faced by American immigrants.

Non-anonymous exhibiting artists include:
4Gentlemen  Scott Kildall Miguel Arzabe  Stewart Long Ray Beldner  Mark McCloud Oscar Brett  Ann Messner Lisa K. Blatt  Jeremy Novy Mike Bonanno  Guy Overfelt
Danny Buskirk  PLOTS Susie Cagle  Favianna Rodriguez Critical Art Ensemble/Steve Kurtz  Victoria Scott Marque Cornblatt  Julio Salgado Dreamers Adrift  Eric Stewart
Corbett Griffith  Sweetooth John Craig Freeman  Zefrey Throwell Molly Hankwitz  Hans Winkler Jessica Hess  The Yes Men Jesus Iñiguez  Michael Zheng Lily & Honglei