Franklin Street Works opens its new exhibition “Working Alternatives: Breaking Bread, Art Broadcasting, and Collective Action” with a free public reception on Saturday, October 27, 5-8 p.m. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 13.
The evening will feature San Francisco artist Tom Marioni’s Drinking Beer Sonata with 13 Players — a performance piece in which music is created by blowing into beer bottles.
Curated by Mackenzie Schneider, Terri C Smith and Jess Wilcox, the exhibition explores three threads in the history of alternative art spaces and examines how inclusive strategies are still being used to break down perceived barriers between contemporary art and its audiences. The themes covered in Working Alternatives are: conviviality and food, artists who use media and artist collectives in the United States.