Terri Bowden & Aurie Ramirez at Krowswork, Oakland

an unofficial satellite of Documenta 13
Curated by Jasmine Moorhead

June 22 – July 1

Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 6-9pm
Krowswork, Oakland

What does it mean to be in a state of siege?
What does it mean to be in a state of hope?
What does it mean to be in withdrawal, in retreat?
What do I do when I am onstage, when I am performing?
-Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, curator of Documenta 13

Krowswork is pleased to announce DocumentO, an exhibition of visual art in all mediums coming out of Oakland in 2012. The art included captures the energetic, radical, and creative Oakland zeitgeist. The show is organized as an unofficial satellite of Documenta 13, taking place from June 9-September 18 in Kassel, Germany. Oakland seems to be perfectly positioned to speak to the questions (above) that Documenta‘s curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev posed for this year’s exhibition.

Oakland has spent much of the last year in a state of siege. And before that, and before that.

Oakland has perpetually been a source of hope for change for itself. But, now, its is as a model of what hope looks like in America and the world.

Oakland has spent its history in retreat. Its very nature is one of withdrawal from naming or declaring itself.

Oakland right now is being asked to perform for the world.

These artists, who either live or work in Oakland, are performing Oakland:
Zarouhie Abdalian  David Wilson  Dean Smith  Randy Colosky  Daniel Healey  Kelly Lynn Jones  Matthew Draving   Emma Spertus  Gabrielle Teschner  Eesuu Orindide Steuart Pittman  Carrie Hott  Chris Fraser  Hillary Wiedemann  Favianna Rodriguez  John Zurier  Duane Deterville  Desiree Holman  Bessma Khalaf   RKDB  Anne Walsh  Chris Kubik   Anthony Discenza  Zach Houston  Regina Clarkinia   Brontez Purnell   Terri Bowden Tracey Snelling  Chris Vargas  Greg Youmans  Adenike Amin  Ali Dadgar  Cherie Chavez  Ryan Chard Smith  Tooth  John Davis  Jesus Barraza  Melanie Cervantes  Sasha Kelley  Veronica De Jesus  Laura Zuspan    Aurie Ramirez Liz Walsh  Suzy Poling  Cybele Lyle   Packard Jennings  Martha Chong  Frederick Alvarado

Krowswork is located at 480 23rd Street, side entrance, Oakland.