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What does it mean to be in a state of siege?
Krowswork is pleased to announce DocumentO, an exhibition of visual art coming out of Oakland in 2012. The art included captures the energetic, radical, and creative Oakland zeitgeist. The show is organized as an unofficial satellite of Documenta 13, taking place from June 9-September 18 in Kassel, Germany. Oakland seems to be perfectly positioned to speak to the questions (above) that Documenta’s curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev posed for this year’s exhibition.
Oakland has spent much of the last year in a state of siege. And before that, and before that.
Oakland has perpetually been a source of hope for change for itself. But now, its state is as a model of what "hope" looks like in America and the world.
Oakland has spent its history in retreat. Its very nature is one of withdrawal from naming or declaring itself.
Oakland right now is being asked to perform for the world. These artists, who either live or work in Oakland, are performing Oakland.
Artists: Zarouhie Abdalian David Wilson Dean Smith Randy Colosky Daniel Healey Kelly Lynn Jones Matthew Draving Emma Spertus Gabrielle Teschner Steuart Pittman Carrie Hott Chris Fraser Hillary Wiedemann John Zurier Duane Deterville Desiree Holman Bessma Khalaf RKDB Anne Walsh Chris Kubik Anthony Discenza Favianna Rodriguez Zach Houston Regina Clarkinia Brontez Purnell Terri Bowden Tracey Snelling Eesuu Orindide Chris Vargas Greg Youmans Adenike Amin Ali Dadgar Cherie Chavez Ryan Chard Smith Tooth John Davis Jesus Barraza Melanie Cervantes Sasha Kelley Veronica De Jesus Laura Zuspan Aurie Ramirez Liz Walsh Suzy Poling Cybele Lyle Packard Jennings Frederick Alvarado Martha Chong
Please join us on June 22, from 6-9, at the opening reception for the exhibition.
Krowswork is located at 480 23rd Street, side entrance, Oakland.
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**In the spirit of Emory Douglas: “I look at art from the creative aspect of the art and how powerful it is in the service of the interest of the people.”