May 6 – June 27, 2016, curated by Natalia Mount
Participating Artists: Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh/ Feminist Economics Department (the FED)/ Evan Holm/ Farley Gwazda/ Jessica Wassil/ Jessie Marino/ Julia Goodman/ Kate Rhoades/ Mads Vind Ludvigsen/ Nolan Lem/ Paulina Berczynski/ Rachelle Agundes/ Stanislava Georgieva.
The cliché of: There is no place like Home, Home is where you heart is… Home as in place, space, habitat. Home as in the human pursuit of settling down. Home as in belonging. Home as in nostalgia. Home as in memories of the past. Home as in the Bay Area contemporary art scene. Home as a loved one. Home as in lifestyle magazine. Home as in architecture. Home as in the ‘other.’ Home as in the mobile. Home as in the political. Home as in displacement and dislocation. Home as in the local. The literal interpretation of Home. The playful interpretation of Home. Home is home, and everything else is not-home. Home as in in the clutter we surround ourselves with. Home as in security. Home as in the lack of. Home as a perception of the current economy and choice. Home as an institutional critique. Home as the walls we build around us. Home as a psychological desire. Home as a longing. Home as a commodity fetishism. Home as a battleground for women. Home as the construct of our psyche. Home as in community. Home as a physical representation of our desires and imagination. Home as the feminist. Do you feel at Home here? I wish I was Home. Home sweet Home. Welcome HOME!
Home was made possible with a grant by the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, California Arts Council and the City of Oakland’s Cultural Program.