“The Future Isnâ€™t What It Used To Be” curated by Susan Caraballo, featuring: Octavio AbÃºndez, AnankÃ© Asseff, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Stephanie Syjuco, Antonia Wright.
In contemporary times, violence is prevalent in our daily lives in the media, television programs, movies and video games. We see war-torn scenes in Afghanistan, stabbings in Israel and state brutality in Venezuela on the news every day. Children grow up playing with toy guns and shooting in video games. Violent scenes are commonplace and it seems as if we have become immune to itâ€¦until it hits home.
The Future Isnâ€™t What It Used To Be examines violence and man-made atrocities in general and reflects how the future before us looks bleak and far from what we envisioned the 21st century to be. Without explicit and violent scenes, the works in the exhibition challenge the viewer to think about the violence that we humans have triggered and continue to inflict in this world. On view February 17 â€“ March 27, 2016. @ArtCenterSF