Pro Arts Project Space presents Musical Chairs, a community-based project led by artist Warith Taha that incorporates assemblage-altered chairs to explore the gentrification process and its impact on the Bay Area art scene, local artists, and native residents. As a metaphor for the displacement and movement of populations, Musical Chairs examines the way housing development works, and fails, in low-income communities—where when the music ends, there is always someone left, without a place to sit. The chairs used in the exhibition Musical Chairs thus act as functional signifiers for the processes of gentrification, displacement and dislocation—all prevalent in our local neighborhoods today.
RELATED PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Friday, September 2, 2016 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Pro Arts Gallery
Artist Talk with Warith Taha on Art and Gentrification
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Pro Arts Gallery
*This program is made possible in part with funds from the Clorox Company Foundation, the W & F Hewlett Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.