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No Place Else: Dystopian Sci-fi Imagination

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dec 10

Mon, Dec 10 2018 - Fri, Dec 14 2018 View map
151 Hubbell St, SF, CA, 94107

No Place Else: Dystopian Sci-fi Imagination

Organized by

Dr. Nilgun Bayraktar as part of Dystopian Sci-fi Film Course (VISST 300)

Event description

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries | 151 Hubbell St, San Francisco

Free and open to the public

Opening reception: Tues., December 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

This exhibition ponders over the concept of dystopia, which became a recognizable genre during the twentieth century and has not lost its hold on our imagination in the twenty-first, as indicated by the popularity of recent films/TV shows such as Children of Men, Blade Runner 2049 and Handmaid’s Tale. Dystopian sci-fi works often evoke current fears and anxieties of humanity and critically explore issues of class, gender, sexuality, race, and technology. These apocalyptic visions generally tell us more about the conditions in which they are made than about any anticipated future. The artistic projects in this exhibition explore critical concepts such as the dystopian city, human/alien/cyborg/posthuman body, A.I., virtual reality, ecological crises, the Anthropocene, genetic manipulation, and retro-futurism.

 

Participant artists: Alexza Gipson, Zakayla Bailey, Mingdou Cao, Kushaan R. Chavda, Kyle P. Martin, Divya Das, Zhiyi He, Wendy Ho, Dionne E. Lugue, Julie Lee, Junyan Li, Qichun Zhang, Younsoo Lim, Kaiying Ni, Joel Long T. Luciano Tran, Jikun Yang, Efe Ozmen, Santino Gonzales, Jingyuan Li, Samantha Allard, Willi Anton, Ashley Cruz, Chloe Alcock, Graham Ansell, Randi Fjeldseth, Tessa Campbell, Aylin Aybar, Sara Babbit, Will Weprin

 

Curated by Dr. Nilgun Bayraktar as part of Dystopian Sci-fi Film Course (VISST 300)

Entry details

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries
Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Tues., December 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday