Join us on June 2 for First Friday at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences (100 Panetta Ave). Enjoy an after-hours viewing of Sadie Barnette: Family Business, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas: The Blessings of the Mystery, and a series of films featuring the work of Caycedo and de Rozas in the Galleries’ screening room.
For First Friday we are also pleased to present a multimedia exhibition by UC Santa Cruz students and alumni: Futurescapes: Projects from the Coha-Gunderson Student Collective. Featuring VR, visual art, film, digital media, textual materials, and performance art, Futurescapes will be on view on the third floor of the IAS, June 2-3, 2023.
Futurescapes: Projects from the Coha-Gunderson Student Collective
Friday, June 2: Opening & Reception 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, June 3: Open hours 12-5 p.m.
Futurescapes is the culmination of a year-long workshop. The thirteen winners of the Coha-Gunderson Prize in Speculative Futures—including undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni—met biweekly for ten weeks to form the critical questions to which their work responds: How can we think of the future without idealism but also without apocalyptic pessimism? What is the purpose of socially or scientifically relevant art, and can it intervene in the precarious present? How might thinking speculatively about the past impact the present and possible futures? Learn more here.
Aaron Samuel Mulenga