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System Failure + Dance Exhibit

FACT/SF is thrilled to invite you to an upcoming, multi-disciplinary arts experience by three of our favorite artists, curators, and thinkers: Lauren Simpson, Cara Rose DeFabio, and Harris Kornstein.

Join Charles Slender-White and the FACT/SF community at the Minnesota Street Project on May 10th at 7p for a curator-led tour of DeFabio and Kornstein’s exhibit, System Failure. Then, enjoy drinks and snacks from Besharam before experiencing Simpson’s newest choreographic work, Dance Exhibit. Round out the evening with a post-show lecture by Sarah Hotchkiss, the Visual Arts Editor for KQED.

System Failure is free and open to the public.

Tickets to Dance Exhibit can be purchased here.

Stephanie Syjuco,  Spectral City (A Trip Down Market Street 1906/2018) , 2018

Stephanie Syjuco, Spectral City (A Trip Down Market Street 1906/2018), 2018

System Failure, curated by Cara Rose DeFabio and Harris Kornstein, is an apexart 2019 Open Call exhibition and is free and open to the public. System Failure is a fatal error notification, an invitation to examine the systemic injustices in built technologies, and a warning that we must personally scrutinize the idea of failure itself if we want to be productive creators and citizens. Presented in San Francisco, a hub of technology and diverse artistic and social movements, this exhibition explores intersections of failure and technology through creative practice in three interconnected nodes. System Failure is on display from May 4-25, 2019.

Photo: Robbie Sweeny

Photo: Robbie Sweeny

Dance Exhibit is a multidimensional arts experience centered around a physical and embodied exploration of the Atrium space and the sculptures contained within. Beginning with beverages, snacks, and socializing, audiences will experience artwork by Dana Hemenway and Brion Nuda Rosch. The evening gradually moves from gallery environment into live performance with sound by Shanna Sordhal and lighting by Jack Beuttler. Following the performances will be a lecture/discussion led by some of the Bay Area’s most talented thought leaders and artists. Dance Exhibit will be performed at 7:30p on May 9, 10, 16, 17, & 18, 2019. Each performance of Dance Exhibit will be followed by a post performance lecture/discussion. Dance Exhibit is one of FACT/SF’s 2019 Co-Productions.

Both System Failure and Dance Exhibit are at the

Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Email Charles Slender-White at with any questions.

Earlier Event: March 18
Countertechnique Workshop in Vancouver
Later Event: August 11
2019 Summer Dance Lab