For the 2010 01SJ Biennial, ZER01 formed a curatorial committee with representatives from Anno Domini, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and ZER01. Each institution, after mutual discussion, is presenting its take on the Biennial theme, Build Your Own World. In addition the City of San Jose Public Art Program commissioned public art along the San Fernando Corridor based on the Biennial theme, and many other parallel exhibitions and programs are participating in the Biennial.
Alex McLeod (b. 1984) constructs three-dimensional environments that investigate the tension between illusionary and physical space. His CGI prints of diorama-like environments address and explore issues of ecology, sustainability, and connectivity.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
Bernie Lubell has created a world that is adamantly low-tech. Instead of relying on computers, cyberspace or electronic gadgetry, his interactive and large-scale wood installations are entirely powered by us – the visitors of the exhibition.
Both Tanya Aguiniga and Teddy Cruz’s work is informed by border experiences. Cruz will present, From the Global Border to the Border Neighborhood a visual narrative animation, and Aguiniga will create a new large-scale work in response to a residency in Chiapas, Mexico.
Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University
Miguel Palma is a Portuguese artist who creates large-scale installations out of industrial and used objects that often take the form of intricate, self-sustaining systems.
From September 4-19, ZER01 is inviting independent artists, designers, architects, engineers, programmers, and corporate and academic research programs to publicly work in San Jose’s 80,000 square foot “South Hall” to create projects for exhibition, performance, provocation, and interaction.
San Jose Museum of Art
The artists in this exhibition use obsolete technology, out of practice folk traditions, and the strength of their two bare hands to come to terms with the challenges of a high tech world.
For the 01SJ Biennial, the San Jose Public Art Program has commissioned five temporary, site-specific public artworks that will be installed along the San Fernando Corridor from June through October 2010.
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, North Concourse
Meant to invoke a sense of wonder, a wunderkammer or cabinet of curiosities was a diverse collection of objects during the Renaissance and is considered an early form of the museum.
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Corinne Okada Takara, Colleen Quen, and Rick Lee will collaborate to create a site-specific installation that plays with the notion of “techstyle softwear.”