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San Francisco

“Contemptorary:  Deep-Time Construction”

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
1111 8th Street
May 31 - July 28

Curated by Leila Grothe

Eunsong Kim (poet, translator, and writer) and Gelare Khoshgozaran (artist and writer) cofounded the online arts platform contemptorary.org in 2016, and have since published thoughtful, wild, and necessary writing focused on queer and women artists of color. Following a teaching residency at CCA’s graduate program in fine arts this past spring, the two will be extending the tendrils of their project with this exhibition of time-based works by artists such as NIC Kay and Asma Kazmi, and essays by Nazik Dakkach and Jennifer Tamayo, among others, addressing time as it relates to movement and space, and the ways in which the markers of colonialism evolve. Vital texts will certainly emerge from this multipart collaboration and pedagogical experiment. As Kim and Khoshgozaran write: “We map out our world word by word, one picture at a time, bludgeoning the violence of everyday: intellectual or otherwise.”