Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in United States Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art
Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art UNITED STATES SAN FRANCISCO • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) • 15 September - 31 December 2012
This international group exhibition convenes artists from six cities around the globe that have become burgeoning artistic centers: Beirut, Lebanon; Cali, Colombia; Cluj, Romania; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; San Francisco, United States; and Tangier, Morocco. All of these places have active art communities that extend beyond their own regions to become international places of exchange. The exhibition showcases the work of artists who have developed institutions, collectives, or associations that have had a major impact on their respective communities; the contributing artists include Yto Barrada, Tiffany Chung, Wilson Diaz, Futurefarmers, Adrian Ghenie, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Helena Producciones, Lamia Joreige, Dinh Q. Lê, Victor Man, Oscar Muñoz, Ciprian Muresan, Luis Ospina and Carlos Mayolo, The Propeller Group, Graziella and Jalal Toufic, and Akram Zaatari. In bringing together work by artists whose efforts have anchored each city's cultural scene, this exhibition seeks to illuminate the dynamic, global, interconnected spirit of 21st-century art.
This exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with thematic essays by Tarek Elhaik and Dominic Willsdon, Hou Hanru, and Pamela M. Lee that further contextualize cultural production in the featured cities by addressing such issues as the construction of contested histories, center-periphery dynamics, and the effects of economic and cultural renaissance.