Give Me Shelter – Southern Exposure
The Long Conversation – Southern Exposure
September 12 – October 26, 2013
Curated by Courtney Fink. Valerie Imus, Gay Outlaw and Chris Sollars The Long Conversation presents work and a performance series by current and former BayArea artists whose practices are rooted in the strategies of the West Coast, alternative, idea-based, experimental and time-based artwork pioneered in the 1970s. This cross-generational project includes artists working in the Bay Area since the 1970s as well as a new generation of artists staking a claim within experimental, conceptual andengaged methods. Their post-studio practices are often performative, endurance-based orcentered around a displaced object or action. With the current proliferation of culturalproducers and images, along with the disruptive and quickly changing character of the region, The Long Conversation revisits the strategy of thinking as a premise for making.