• inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Capitalism in Oakland
  • Wildcat Hauling exhibition at the Corcoran, 2016

  • Scouting photo from our Wastewater Walk project, showing a sewage pipe running through a redwood forest ravine in Santa Cruz, CA.

  • promo image from our True Cost Market project 

  • co-facilitating guest artist Justin Mata's session on "Imagined Cities" during our Vague Notions project at Interface Gallery in Oakland

  • artist Tom Deslongchamp reads from a salvaged box of 80s band riders for a special Circumtext reading at our Collections show offsite, with Alan Hopkins's "Lost and Abandoned Balls" piece as a backdrop

  • front wall of our first 10.-22.-38 Astoria exhibition at our studio/gallery space in Seattle 

  • photograph of the Seattle port taken during research for our Colors of Commerce exhibition

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Wastewater Walk

Wastewater Walk

a series of walks following the paths that human waste travels along hidden infrastructure, tieing awareness of social and environmental aspects of sanitation to embodied experience
True Cost Market

True Cost Market

a research project and installation/exhibition exploring how food costs are affected by various social and environmental issues, in the form of a "true cost" grocery store
10.-22.-38 Astoria

10.-22.-38 Astoria

10.-22.-38 Astoria* is an ongoing project in which FICTILIS transforms a space into a functioning pop-up copy shop that is pre-stocked with a wide selection of ready-to-copy artworks by thousands of artists from all over the world.
Wildcat Hauling

Wildcat Hauling

a suite of multimedia projects on environmental justice centering around a collaborative remediation of public dumping in West Oakland
Collections

Collections

An ongoing collection of collections that use creative categorization or otherwise draw attention to the processes and politics of collecting. A full exhibition in Seattle, 2012.
Labadie Collection Residency

Labadie Collection Residency

FICTILIS received a Heidrich Research Fellowship to support research at the Labadie Collection, which documents the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities.
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LOT Miami

LOT Miami

LOT is a process-driven and research-based exhibition that considers land within the context of rapidly changing cities.
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The Whole Life: Archives and Reality

Archives are everywhere and always temporary. They reflect specific realities of different periods, while at the same time the knowledge of archives shapes our present reality in a profound way. Archives document emerging utopia and those which became reality, they testify to individuals, social networks and power relations. In doing so, they reflect and shape worldviews and at the same time preserve and shape our subjective perspectives. Archives embody more than a memory space of a society, for they constantly tell and reproduce knowledge constellations, social relationships, individual narratives and cultural structures of the present. Based on the Archiv der Avantgarden (AdA) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the project examines the archive as a place of permanent preliminarity in archive viewings, workshops, an interdisciplinary congress and an international academy. It also asks how the archive and its objects are perceived by the transformations of the present and what this means for the structure of the archive, its users, its technologies and its forms of knowledge production.

Currency: what do you value?

516 ARTS presents the public forum Museum Interventions in conjunction with the exhibition Currency: What do you value?, which asks questions about the relationship between art, labor and economics. Join Noah Fischer of the art collective Occupy Museums and Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau of the art collective FICTILIS for a discussion that addresses their interventions dealing with economic inequality and challenging the idea of what a museum is.

 

(fik tilˈ əs) adj. capable of being molded or changed; earthen [Latin fictilis]

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