Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Reimagining Progress" at The David Brower Center

We are living as if we have an extra planet at our disposal.
–Jim Leape, Director General, World Wildlife Fund International
We face an urgent problem: our current consumption patterns outstrip our planet’s available resources, and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. With its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. Reimagining Progress features local artists powerfully critiquing our unsustainable status quo, exploring our society’s relationship to production, consumption, and waste while proposing alternatives that balance valuing people and planet with financial profit.

Artists include: Donna Anderson Kam,
Trent Davis Bailey, Hopi Breton, Kristin Cammermeyer,  Julia Goodman, Daniel Healey, Ames Kanemoto, Kathryn Kenworth, Michael Kerbow, Marie-Luise Klotz, Aviva Knox,  Sara Kraft, Annie Leonard, Patrick Lydon, Scott Constable,  Kate Rhoades, Barrie Rokeach, and Paul Taylor

Lawrence Rinder, Director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
JD Beltran, Artist and President of the San Francisco Arts Commission
Deborah Munk, Director of the Artist Residency Program at Recology San Francisco
Berit Ashla, Executive Director of the David Brower Center

"Reimagining Progress, Production, Consumption, and Alternative Economies" at The David Brower Center


The Chronicle's Top Art Pick for the week!
Introductory remarks by curator Chandra Cerrito at last night's reception for the "Reimagining Progress" exhibit at The David Brower Center, Berkeley. Donna Anderson Kam's piece is on the wall behind Chandra.