Featuring ten contemporary artists and artist collaborations, You, if no one else, looks at the ways in which artists record, reflect, contribute to, rail against, and engage with politics and civic life, bringing dialogue, beauty, and nuance to their involvement in the public sphere. The title of the exhibition was inspired by poet Tino Villanueva, whose poem of the same name was included in his 1994 collection Chronicle of My Worst Years.
The artists included in the exhibition engage with communities, contribute to civic discourse, document political activity, highlight social injustice, and incorporate the architecture of political protest into their work. At a time of substantial turbulence, You, if no one else champions the role artists can play in supporting and expanding our democratic traditions and political institutions.
January 20 – March 31, 2018
Please join us for the opening reception and our live performative event on January 20th, 2018—
a year after Inauguration Day and the launch of Wall of Song in Washington DC and San Jose ICA.
MEL DAY + MICHAEL NAMKUNG
ROXANA ALGER GEFFEN
JON RUBIN + LEE WALTON
Thumbnail image credit: Artist Kim Beck