Dear ASG Supporter,
You are our reason. At Aggregate Space Gallery (ASG), we support, exhibit, and advocate for emerging visual artists in the Bay Area. This work is increasingly challenging and infinitely rewarding. We are here for you - and, with your help, we’re not going anywhere.
We are proud of this year’s programming and thrilled to develop new offerings with you in 2018. Here’s some of what’s in store through the end of 2017 and next year:
- Bringing bold exhibitions to life by enlisting our team’s technical knowledge in service of the artist’s vision. Next up, we’re honored to host sculptor and sound artist Ven Voisey’s Hymn/Hum (December 8, 2017 – January 6, 2018). Ven’s site-specific instruments and compositions unveil how background noise can muddy communication. Our main gallery will feature a multi-channel sound installation housed in five 9’ towers.
- Keeping our ear to the ground to champion local artists and spark conversations between them through our Video Open Call 5 exhibition (January 12 – February 3, 2018). For our fifth annual exhibition highlighting the work of Bay Area video artists, we will build a show from submissions gathered through an open call. We intentionally choose to forgo a themed call so a cohesive show may be discovered in the relationships between some of the 60+ submissions.
- Facilitating and celebrating collaborations between visual and performance artists through our Friction / Function performance series (ongoing). ASG is thrilled to continue to co-incubate this multidisciplinary series - in partnership with dance artist and curator Jesse Hewit - that presents innovative performance works in conjunction with ASG exhibitions. The series invites performing artists to study the work of a visual artist on display at ASG, and respond to that work as a live subject. This programming is made possible by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
- Bringing you fresh content through surprising media with Eyewash, a new series highlighting experimental animation (ongoing). Each of the events features a film screening followed by a conversation with an artist working in animation - a medium with remarkable possibilities about which we’re excited to educate viewers. The event is hosted by ASG in partnership with organizing artists Meghana Bisineer and Christoph Steger.
All of these happenings are born of an urgent need for collaboration to process, survive, and resist today’s political climate. It is imperative that we make space for invigorating and expansive conversations about where we are, what needs to be done, and what we can do.
With your help, we can keep art ambitious and keep the vibrancy of visual art in Oakland.
Host thought. Host community. Hold this space with us.
The ASG Team