The works in this exhibition explore the Magna Carta's ideals while focusing on contemporary issues: from the protection of personal freedom and individual rights, to unlawful imprisonment; from the Abu Ghraib torture to Japanese bondage techniques.
Curated by Marina Cain and Kit Schulte
Cain Schulte Contemporary Art San Francisco is pleased to announce Magna Carta, a show featuring 20 acclaimed and emerging artists who all work on paper. The works in this exhibition explore the Magna Carta's ideals while focusing on contemporary issues--from the protection of personal freedom and individual rights, to unlawful imprisonment; from the Abu Ghraib torture atrocities and Japanese bondage techniques, to the resilience of religious dogmas and the visual codification of legal systems in medieval textile patterns. The artists involved hail from many countries, including Germany, Japan, Italy, Israel, The Netherlands, and across the United States.
Curated by directors Marina Cain and Kit Schulte, the Magna Carta exhibition will open at the San Francisco gallery on November 17, 2010 and in the Berlin gallery on March 18, 2011.
Magna Carta is the first of an annually-occurring group exhibition, jointly produced by the Cain Schulte galleries as part of an intercultural conversation of contemporary art.
The featured artists in San Francisco are:
Tor Archer, Matteo Bergamasco, Brad Brown, Miri Chais, Max Diel, Mark Fox, Daniele Girardi, Veronike Hinsberg, Diane Jacobs, Linda Karshan, Ruven Kuperman, Juliane Laitzsch, Joan Linder, Werner Linster, Will Marino, Justin Quinn, Susanne Ring, Ben Sleeuwenhoek, Ann Weber, and Chuck Webster.
The exhibition is produced in conjunction with the following galleries:
Mixed Greens, New York; ZieherSmith, New York; Donna Seager, San Rafael; Gebo Gallery, Tel Aviv; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.
Opening Reception, Wednesday November 17, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Cain Schulte contemporary art
251 Post Street - San Francisco