Beautiful Review from KQED Arts: ‘Dissidents’ Tackle Displacement and Surveillance in Two-Part Exhibition

The Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers on exhibition at Random Parts, Oakland, May 2- June 5, 2015. Work by (left to right) Eliza Barrios, Tom Loughlin, COLL.EO, and Leslie Dreyer.

The Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers on exhibition at Random Parts, Oakland, May 2- June 5, 2015. Work (left to right) by Eliza Barrios, Tom Loughlin, COLL.EO, and Leslie Dreyer. Photo courtesy of Random Parts.

Emily K. Holmes offered an incredibly thorough and thoughtful review of our current exhibition, The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers, in KQED Arts today:

The Dissidents is more than a collection of facts to learn. These artists, addressing issues of pressing local concern with some of the most interesting practices in the Bay Area, are proof that dissent is alive and well. The exhibition itself stays complicated; artworks overlap and interlock and it takes some work to figure out how everything fits together. When examining how power shifts across economies during times of change, simple answers don’t necessarily exist. The Dissidents attests to this challenge. Whatever direction the Bay Area heads, these artworks are evidence of a population that won’t be silenced.

Read the full article here →

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