Pictures at an Exhibition

‘Mechanisms’ at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

Jacob Kassay, II, 2017, installation view.

JOHNNA ARNOLD/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND 303 GALLERY, NEW YORK

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “Mechanisms” is on view at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco through Saturday, February 24. The group exhibition includes work by Zarouhie Abdalian, Terry Atkinson, Lutz Bacher, Eva Barto, Neil Beloufa, Patricia L. Boyd, Jay DeFeo, Trisha Donnelly, Harun Farocki, Richard Hamilton, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jacob Kassay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Louise Lawler, Park MacArthur, Jean-Luc Moulene, Pope.L, Charlotte Posenenske, Cameron Rowland, and Danh Vo.

An excerpt from the press release:

Art can’t stop the machine. Nothing can. Still, art can challenge the values that are favored by machines. The works in this exhibition test existing systems with inefficient mechanisms, impossible tools, and elaborate protocols that misalign outputs from their inputs.

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