With new student shows nearly every week (here, Y-Axis, 2008, a multimedia installation by Brandon Truscott, Andres
Garcia Franco, and John Melvin), the Diego Rivera Gallery is a valuable site for experimentation and exhibition.

Diego Rivera Gallery

Untenable Dynamism
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 7, 5 - 7 pm Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Student Exhibition
Walter Benjamin said  "The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule." Life has become a constant "state of emergency", where people struggle for significance in an untenable universal dynamism.

The body of work depicts society as a system of constant interaction and movement within the city; an exploration of the urban area as juxtapositions of people, mass, and industry. Along with the development of technology and city infrastructure, people became anonymous objects, living closely but separately in an alienated existence.

The exhibition is composed of four large prints, three videos, and a five-monitor video installation that will raise the spectator´s awareness about their surroundings, the constant contact with space and what we no longer recognize as technology. A series of artwork aimed to open a dialogue with life and time. 

Participating Artists
Monika Łukowska, Maya Smir
Curator: Monica Vazquez 


About the Diego Rivera Gallery Exhibitions
The Diego Rivera Gallery, home to SFAI’s historic Diego Rivera Mural, is a student-directed exhibition space for work by SFAI students. The gallery provides an opportunity for students from all academic programs to present their work or curate in a gallery setting; to use the space for large-scale installations; or to experiment with artistic concepts and concerns in a public venue.

The Gallery is open daily from 9 am–5 pm for exhibition and mural viewing on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 5:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events