Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life

Apr 15 - Sep 10, 2023

2569 Third Street

San Francisco, CA 94107


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Fight and Flight aims to uplift communities that are historically underserved and underrepresented in museum collections and exhibitions, and primarily features African American, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and AAPI artists.

The artworks featured reveal the narrative around the struggle of living and working in an untenable city–from the joy of finding chosen communities and families, to the loss of affordable housing and studio space. Additionally, the artists' work (represented across a multitude of mediums) questions the totality of what "craft" can encompass–looking at how crafting refers not only to the creation of art but also designing a creative life, whether or not the artist identifies as a craftsperson.

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Opening in April, “Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life” examines pressing issues of San Francisco artists fighting the challenges of making it as an artist. While the last several years have seen volatile work, affordable housing, and living conditions, these artists have persisted in their craft despite the tenuous situation. Their art is a testament to their perseverance. Curated by Jacqueline Francis and Ariel Zaccheo, this exhibition responds creatively to the most pressing issues of concern so close to home.

Pictured: Adia Millett, Quilted Ancestor (Sun), 2022. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Luke Williams

Contributing Writer

Museum of Craft and Design

2569 Third St. (btwn 22nd & 23rd sts)

San Francisco

CA, 94107

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