The exhibition Wonderland is a large, multi-sited event born of, and responding to the rich diversities of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. The tenor of this project is truly unique, and will call upon the collaborative efforts of the neighborhood’s residents, city organizations like the North of Market Community Benefit District the exhibition’s sponsor, and a large number of cutting edge artist teams from the Bay Area and around the world. As in his previous internationally recognized projects, the exhibition’s curator, Lance Fung is dedicated to the ideas of collaboration, community and social engagement as a means of bringing the highest level of contemporary art to audiences from all walks of life.
Given the recent articles in both the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times on Street Art in the Tenderloin, this is an auspicious time to engage other institutions to help fully realize Wonderland’s pioneering vision. Thus far, the exhibitions organizers have teamed up with nearly all of the arts establishments and community groups in the area and will work with the media, art schools, and local museums leading up to and during this ambitious art event so that over the course of its month long duration, many thousands of visitors will experience the Tenderloin as never seen before. Wonderland is not merely an art project. It is a platform for our shared insights.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from October 17th, with a symposium on the 18th, and will close November 14th.