Carlos Motta, Artist

Group Exhibition and Book Launch | The Air We Breathe at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

October 15, 2011

November 5 -February 20, 2011

Over the last decade, equal rights for same-sex couples — including the right to legally wed — has proven one of the country’s most pressing civil rights issues. In the belief that art can lead to new ways of thinking and open up dialogue, The Air We Breathe brings together thirty visual artists and eight poets who offer their commitment and creativity to the cause of marriage equality. The show and its accompanying book — both titled after a phrase from a Langston Hughes poem, “Equality is in the air we breathe” — aim to prompt public discussion and foster ever broader understanding of a crucial issue of our time.

Visual artists in the exhibition include Laylah Ali, D-L Alvarez, Doug Ashford, Nayland Blake, Jennifer Bornstein, Andrea Bowers, Robert Buck, Johanna Calle, Martha Colburn, Sam Durant, Shannon Ebner, Nicole Eisenman, Simon Fujiwara, Liam Gillick, Robert Gober, Ann Hamilton, Sharon Hayes, Christian Holstad, Elliott Hundley, Colter Jacobsen, Matt Keegan, Carlos Motta, Catherine Opie, Nicolás Paris, Dan Perjovschi, Raymond Pettibon, Amy Sillman, Allison Smith, Lily van der Stokker, and Erika Vogt. Poets include George Albon, Will Alexander, John Ashbery, Dodie Bellamy, kari edwards (poem selected by Frances Blau and Rob Halpern), Kevin Killian, Ariana Reines, and Anne Waldman.

New York City book launch
Saturday, November 5, 6-7:30pm
White Columns
320 West 13th Street

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