Title: Seventy One
Matter! 16th Annual New Generations Student Showcase
Friday Nights at the de Young | April 20, 2012
This juried showcase of multidisciplinary work presented creations by students attending classes, colleges, universities, and alternative education facilities around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Think of it as a one-word manifest: Matter!
Matter! Is the stuff of our lives, the goods that surround us, the fibers we wear, and the atoms of which our bodies are formed. Artists and designers have, in recent years, called for a return to Matter!: new investigations of material culture, a re-invigoration of distinctly handmade objects, and insistent materiality. In an age characterized by post-studio art, others might argue that what matters most today is something immaterial, something social—an artistic form of anti-matter.