• November 23, 2015 - February 11, 2016
  • CIIS Main Building
    Art Gallery
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
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About the Exhibit

Featuring: Michael ArcegaNatascha SeideneckAmy Balkin 

In the second exhibition of Cumulus, urgency prompts a creative response. Together the work of these three artists integrate evidence of climate change into their work, weaving the future, present and past into conflicting narratives across the globe.

Shifting weather patterns, environmental crises, and (un)natural disasters–it is clear things are changing. Is it possible to not consider the impact of human activity on the current state of the planet? This November the UN Convention on Climate Change meets in paris with the main objective to achieve a binding and universal agreement. The goal is elusive, after more than twenty years of meeting, an agreement has not yet been achieved. 

Artists are exploring alterations in our known landscape, asking questions about where we situate ourselves in this epochal narrative.

Cumulus is a yearlong program of exhibitions and events by curator-in-residence Tomiko Jones that focuses on the environment through the lens of water, engaging water as metaphor, site of cultural practice, and locus of spiritual belief.


Opening Reception with Artists' Talks

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM 

Artist Talk with Michael Arcega 

Thursday, January 28, 6:00PM 

A Conversation with Amy Balkin and Karen Fiss 

Thursday, February 4, 5:00PM 

Tea Talk 

Afternoon conversations over tea with Tomiko Jones, curator-in-residence

Tuesdays: December 8, January 12, February 9



All events are free and open to the public

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