n/a is pleased to present our programming for february: work in progress performance and dance with marcelo gutierrez, annie malcolm, and the SALTA collective, the continuation of our red element reading series and a few special events.
as well, the gallery is excited to announce our inclusion in the yerba buena center for the arts' bay area now 7, a triennial survey of art activity in the region that, this year, showcases the curatorial efforts of fifteen independent organizations. our section of the YBCA will explore queer abstraction through three major movements. the show will run from july 18 - september 28, and will be curated by nicholas andre sung and kait mooney. additionally, we'd like to congratulate mooney on receiving a round 7 alternative exposure grant from southern exposure for their experimental lecture program doubt it / talk series, which premiered at the gallery last summer. expect to hear more about these projects in the coming months.
finally, our first publication, some type of way, released in conjunction with our show bon/anza 3 : dress for this, was recently picked up by art metropole in toronto, canada. a collection of artworks, essays and conversations about collaboration as a strategy of creative, social, and personal empowerment and resistance, it features the work of over 20 artists. get your copy here!
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sunday february 2 / 8 - 10 pm
red element / a queer reading series
please join us for readings by tanya sarmina and zoe tuck. red element is a reading series that prioritizes queer, feminist, and radical perspectives in contemporary writing. through the combination of numerous bay area milieus, red element aspires to foster affinities between artists, audiences, and aesthetic sensibilities. it is curated by jackqueline frost.
friday february 14 / 8 - 10 pm
isn't the most sensitive point of this mourning the fact that i must lose a language — the amorous language? no more 'i love you's.' — roland barthes / no more 'i love you's' the language is leaving me — annie lennox / come to the gallery for a valentine's potluck. bring food, sentimental things for the bonfire, the lyrics of your favorite songs to love and cry to, and playlists to make us hot. beverages provided.
sunday february 16 / 8 pm - 1 am
with BDH at an unannounced venue. for more details email firstname.lastname@example.org .
saturday february 22 / 8 - 10 pm
Marcelo - 2014 PINK (live at n/a)
Our next guest is a young artist from Colombia who's debut album is entitled 'PINK: A Debut Album'. Please welcome to the program, Marcelo!
that's how you like it
annie malcolm presents that's how you like it, a site specific work in which she constructs a landscape across private and public worlds as she seeks to reproduce a day in her life. how do we live inside the choices we've made? how can we tell our stories well? of old and new aesthetic assemblages, it is a query into queerness and space.
sunday february 23 / 8 - 10 pm
SALTA is dance
two performers, two rooms, and the performance of an interview. in both format and content SALTA presents new works in progress, and presents a conversation and interrogation about two artists' work, their processes, what just happened, what didn't just happen, how it felt, and the work's relationship to identity. more details to follow.
photograph by kristine eudey >
n/a is an exhibition and event space with a focus on the queer experience in contemporary art practice, centered in oakland, california. support for n/a is provided by southern exposure's alternative exposure grant program >