Ten Futures finds its theme perched between the science fiction genre and the futures unfolding around us in real time. Through drawings, photographs, video, sculptures, garments, short stories, and a video game, the artists in the exhibition daydream, fear for, and build their own imagined worlds.
The term science fiction can be defined simply be reversing the phrase: fiction based on science. As technology expands at an exponential rate, so does the imaginations of those using it. Issues of access, class, religion, race, gender, and sexuality become hardwired into the softwares and devices being made today. Are the scientists and designers of tomorrow creating these technologies with queer and non-binary people in mind? What about POCs? Women? Witches? Artists? Earth? The artists in Ten Futures use the sci-fi genre to make sense of, escape from, and question their own 21-century realities and the futures they hold.
Artists: Elaine Healy, Shohei Katayama, Summer Jade Leavitt, Adam Milner, Celeste Neuhaus, Paul Peng, Everest Pipkin & Loren Schmidt, Maybe Jairan Sadeghi, Centa Schumacher and Bradley Weyandt
Co-curated by Fred Blauth and Dave Zak
Opening Reception: Friday, December 21st 6-9pm
Gallery Crawl Reception: Friday, January 25th 6-10pm
Show runs: December 21st – February 24th
937 Gallery: 937 Liberty Ave, Second Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222