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Nancy Tubbs

May 26, 2019    

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents:

What is an edition, anyway?

Exhibition May 24 - September 7; Opening reception June 1, 5-8pm, San Francisco


Opening May 24, 2019 at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA), 'What is an edition, anyway?' explores the traditions, conditions, and inventive expressions of the contemporary artist's multiple. An opening reception takes place on Saturday, June 1, 5-8pm.

This group exhibition presents artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection and the collection of Thomas Cvikota alongside new and commissioned projects by Enrique Chagoya, Daniel Clowes, Ala Ebtekar, Jonn Herschend, Stephanie Syjuco, and Hank Willis Thomas. A related daily video program, curated by Tanya Zimbardo, features works from filmmaker Alison O'Daniel.

'What is an edition, anyway?' is the Bay Area version of an exhibition of the same name co-curated by Cvikota for Chicago's Mana Contemporary in 2018. For this iteration, or "edition," artistic approaches in photography, performance, illustration, and digital technologies further explore the notion of an edition as an idea reproduced in limited quantities.

Featuring limited-edition artists' books, prints, album covers, film ephemera, and other objects dating from the mid-20th century to the present, the exhibition provides a historical context to editions-based practices while engaging six contemporary artists to contribute creative projects that reflect their personal interpretations of the concept. Themes of politics, ownership, authenticity, sampling, distribution, creative autonomy, and empowerment run strongly through the presented objects and artworks.

Additional performances, screenings, talks, and workshops will take place throughout the run of the exhibition, including special programs presented by MFA in tandem with the San Francisco Art Book Fair (July 19-21, 2019).

The exhibition runs from May 24 - September 7, 2019. Visit to learn more.

Exhibition May 24 - September 7; Opening reception June 1, 5-8pm

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
1150 25th St., Building B
San Francisco, CA, 94107


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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