Trueque Pt. 1: Virtual 2nd Saturday & Artist Talks

Venue: 1131 Mission Street

Join us at our (virtual) Second Saturday opening on Jan. 9 from 6-8pm for artist talks & Objeto Ritual — a mini workshop by Omar Navia and Trueque curator Samu Cortez. Guests are encouraged to bring an object of importance to share and will be invited to imagine and write about a personal ritual based on memory, exchange, and connection.

Curated by Samu Cortez, Trueque Pt. I showcases the work of eight artists from the Bay Area and Mexico to imagine reciprocal systems of exchange beyond the lens of our current capitalist paradigm. Oftentimes, when we think about exchange, we think about an equal monetary trade for goods. But what are the implications when exchange happens without following the guidelines of that system? What happens, when alternatively, there is an exchange of memories, cultures, feelings, shared knowledge, or physical goods with others?

Trueque Pt. I will be on view in our online gallery from January 7 – 25, 2021 and paves the way for Trueque Pt. II which will explore exchange across boundary and border, in real time and space, coming in 2022.

Register below to receive a Zoom link for the virtual event.

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