Even in a progressive city like San Francisco, thoughtfully written arts coverage is rare for small and mid-size organizations. Which is why I was so thrilled to read Genevieve Quick’s review of Hidden Cities, the recent exhibition at SOMArts curated by Pireeni Sundaralingham. Quick’s review astutely examines the curatorial decisions and approach that made the exhibition interesting.
Furthermore, she calls out the value of SOMArts’ Commons Curatorial Residency Program, saying:
“SOMArts provides a rare opportunity for emerging curators to tackle really ambitious projects. While small artist-run spaces have been creating strong small shows, the city needs more mid-sized exhibition spaces for local artists and curators to thrive. In the wake of many gallery closures and relocations, San Francisco artists and arts organizations are reassessing and remodeling our approaches in these economically challenging times.”
Click here to read this great review by an artist I’ve long admired.