|1/9, ROOT DIVISION ANNOUNCES: Trueque Pt. l
||January 03, 2021
|ROOT DIVISION ANNOUNCES: Trueque Pt. l
2nd Sat Reception: Saturday, January 9th, 2021, 6 pm to 8 pm Pacific; Virtual Gallery Exhibition Dates: January 7-25, 2021, San Francisco CA
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Credit: Omar Navia, Círculo de Protección 4, 2019, Mixed media, 51 x 47 in.
Virtual Gallery Exhibition Dates:
January 7-25, 2021
Objects of Importance: Drawing and Masking Workshop (virtual) with Omar Navia and Samu Cortez:
Visit the show in the Virtual Gallery starting Jan 7
Rebeca Abigail Flores*
Daniel Melo Morales
* Root Division Studio Artist
** Root Division Studio Alum
Curated by Samu Cortez, Trueque Pt. I showcases the work of eight artists from the Bay Area and Mexico to imagine reciprocal systems of exchange beyond the lens of our current capitalist paradigm.
Oftentimes, when we think about exchange, we think about an equal monetary trade for goods. But what are the implications when exchange happens without following the guidelines of that system? What happens, when alternatively, there is an exchange of memories, cultures, feelings, shared knowledge, or physical goods with others?
In Spanish, Trueque means "the non-capitalist exchange of goods or an exchange beyond currency." This exhibition focuses on the capacity of exchange outside of a capitalist system to create new and shared ideas, as well as shared collective spaces. Inspired by the guidelines of the artist collective Aguas Migrantes, Trueque will highlight the production of this alternative system through the lens of artistic practices by Latinx and immigrant artists both here in the Bay Area and in Mexico.
Trueque Pt. I will be on view in our online gallery from January 7 - 25, 2021 and paves the way for Trueque Pt. II which will explore exchange across boundary and border, in real time and space, coming in 2022.
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2nd Sat Reception: Saturday, January 9th, 2021, 6 pm to 8 pm Pacific; Virtual Gallery Exhibition Dates: January 7-25, 2021
1131 Mission St.
San Francisco CA, 94103
Contact: Renee Rhodes
About Root Division:
A visual arts non-profit that connects creativity & community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions & studios. We empower artists, foster community service, inspire youth, & enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. We are a launching pad for artists, a stepping stone for educators and students, and a bridge for the general public to become art supporters.