The Hybrid Series at Pro Arts blurs the traditional boundaries between artistic disciplines such as visual and performance art, music and literary arts, and film and architecture. It also, on occasion, presents works that are a cross-breed between art and other disciplines, such as natural and physical science, technology, popular culture and philosophy. The series aims to serve as a departure from the conventional mode of presentation that is the grouping of like items.
Hybridization across life-spheres and aesthetic experiences yields positivity and promotes cultural symbiosis and plurality across genres, elevating the artist above the vicious hierarchy of various socio-political powers and the myopic nature of academically grounded work. Through new commissions and presentation of hybrid art forms, Pro Arts aims to expand the possibilities for experimentation and innovation in contemporary art.
Hybrid Series #2, 3, 4 and 6 were supported in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations. We also thank our event sponsor Ordinare Wine, located in Oakland CA.
Read more about the Hybrid Series recently featured in Poets & Writers.