Friday, December 10, 2010

NOW: Youthful Curating and Social Art Practice at SoEX

Always on the lookout for other explorations in exhibits and curating, tonight I'm headed over to see the latest and greatest from SF's Southern Exposure's Youth Advisory Board. SoEx "teaches YAB members to use art as a community-building tool and provides them with a space to create their own events and have their collective voices heard."

It's exciting that the practice of curating, putting on an exhibit, and thinking about the larger context that art and the public intersect in is being practiced by the youth in our area. H
ere's what they've been up to this fall... sounds similar to what many of us are striving to do:
"From September- December, YAB studied the practice of curating, and approached this skill as a collaborative creative process similar to art making. GONE explores and tests the limits of what an exhibition can be, investigating alternative curatorial methodologies in order to support and nurture the development of critical cultural producers."
Tonight's exhibit "Gone" is being shown alongside the "Boom" show, an annual juried show.

All images Southern Exposure.