Alex & Mushi: Unbuilding Walls
Mar 30 — May 31, 2017
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The Modernism West Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of conceptual artists, Alex & Mushi, who designed an experiment to uncover a universal language that connects us all.
The photo and video exhibition that opens with a reception at Modernism West on March 30, from 6-8 pm, is the result of Alex and Mushi’s two year journey in Berlin, Tokyo and San Francisco.
The idea for the exhibition began in 2015, when Alex & Mushi met on the streets after Alex was evicted from her San Francisco studio by tech companies. Rather than remain studio- less, Alex & Mushi fabricated a “Portable Studio” to bring onto the streets. Alex & Mushi invited the public to step into this 10’x10’ white gator-board box. There were only two rules: no talking and no touching. The Portable Studio is a neutral territory zone, for communication and connection, not just a tool to understand but a tool to experience. The Portable Studio eliminates the social conditioning embedded in our culture, race, gender and language. Alex and Mushi state that, “we need to remember how we connect person to person, for us that is an act of resistance.”