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