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2/7, certainty is becoming our nemesis
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Nancy Tubbs

January 31, 2020    

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents:

certainty is becoming our nemesis

Opening reception Saturday, February 8, 5-8pm; Exhibition February 7 - May 2, 2020; Gallery hours Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm, San Francisco

MORE INFO: https://www.mcevoyarts.org/exhibition/certainty-is-becoming-our-nemesis/


McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) presents 'certainty is becoming our nemesis,' a program of experimental media works guest curated by San Francisco Cinematheque director Steve Polta, on view February 7 - May 2, 2020. The program accompanies the West Coast debut of the contemporary photography exhibition 'Orlando,' guest curated by Tilda Swinton and organized by Aperture, New York. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 5-8pm.

'certainty is becoming our nemesis' presents ten short films on themes of transformation, self-invention, gender fluidity, performance, and family that are inspired by the resonances of Virginia Woolf's Orlando. Opening with the continuous dissolve of male and female bodies in Alice Anne Parker's "Riverbody" (1970), the program traces the blurred boundaries of self-expression and how the ambiguity of identity manifests as an emotional survival strategy. Zach Blas' "Facial Weaponization Communique: Fag Face" (2012) critiques the participatory surveillance of the twenty-first century with a protestation of biometric facial recognition as it is applied to oppressed and marginalized communities. Zackary Drucker's "Unison" (2013-2017), with its lush visualization of intergenerational transgender identity in rural Pennsylvania, embraces the complex fluidity of time and place as indispensable conditions of the construction of identity. While flirting with notions of timelessness and perpetuity, these works refute notions of stability in favor of transformative existence and radical gestures of intimacy.

Featuring works from Austria, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States the program extends the impact of Woolf's prescient text and provides a dynamic balance to the portrait photography on view in the related exhibition. It repeats at the top of the hour and runs continuously during MFA's gallery hours.

DATE/TIME:
Opening reception Saturday, February 8, 5-8pm; Exhibition February 7 - May 2, 2020; Gallery hours Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm

LOCATION:
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
1150 25th St., Building B
San Francisco, CA, 94107
415-580-7605
https://www.mcevoyarts.org

COST/TICKETS/REGISTRATION:
Free

MORE INFO:
Website: https://www.mcevoyarts.org/exhibition/certainty-is-becoming-our-nemesis/
Email: info@mcevoyarts.org
Phone: 415-580-7605
Contact: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

About McEvoy Foundation for the Arts:
The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) presents exhibitions and events that engage, expand, and challenge themes in the McEvoy Family Collection. Established in 2017, MFA's vision is to create an open, intimate, and welcoming setting for private contemplation and community discussion about art and culture.
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