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OAKLAND—Exhibit Opening: In the Banlieues/Centering the Margin: Oakland/Saint Denis
August 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After the recent launch at Pavillon de L’Arsenal in Paris, the In the Banlieues/Centering the Margin: Oakland/Saint-Denis international exhibit opens at Oakstop in Oakland and SPUR in San Francisco in August 2022. Whatever you call them – banlieues, peripheries, suburbs – this exhibition highlights the symbolic pivot from the center to the periphery. Artistic movements, social struggles, urban innovations: Oakland, California and Saint-Denis, France are today exerting their influence and inventing solutions to the challenges posed by equity and the rapid urban development of metropolitan areas.
Thursday, August 25
7:00-9:00 pm PST
1714 Telegraph Ave
“Bringing together a hybrid corpus of images, archives, models, paintings, artistic installations, objects, and videos, this exhibition explores cultural and inhabitant practices in urban planning. They are composed of places, people, and stories, drawings – far from clichés – portraits of composite urban areas on the peripheries. There is an urgency, today, to recognize and understand the day-to-day experiences of those who live, work and create in our cities.” June Grant and Laure Gayet, co-curators of the exhibit.
The exhibit is co-produced by the Villa Albertine in San Francisco and California Humanities, in partnership with the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, SPUR San Francisco, Oakstop, and la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord; with the support of the foundation 836M, l’Institut Français, la Fondation Art Explora; in collaboration with the cities of Oakland and Saint-Denis, Périféeries and with the participation of ARTE.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Image: Photograph of Reine Ruthza by Sophie Comtet Kouyaté (left) PAST PRESENT FUTURE by Oakland International Media Academy (right).