August 17, 2015 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) - Earth Machines and Won Ju Lim
August 17, 2015

Earth Machines and Won Ju Lim

(1) Addie Wagenknecht, Cloud Farming, 2014​. ​Courtesy the artist and bitforms gallery. (2) Installation view, Currents 108: Won Ju Lim, St. Louis Art Museum, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco.

Earth Machines
Won Ju Lim: Raycraft Is Dead

August 14–December 6, 2015

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts announces two exhibitions opening in the Upstairs Galleries, which will run concurrently from August 14 until December 6, 2015.

Earth Machines
Artists: Alisa Baremboym, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kevin McElvaney, Leslie Shows, Addie Wagenknecht

Gallery 3 and the Terrace Gallery

Through photography, sculpture, sound, and painting, Earth Machines considers the relentless stream of new technological products in light of their underlying material precariousness and profound ecological impact. A small group exhibition that exists as both a meditation on and a snapshot of this complex subject, each work explores a different facet of the rapid production of electronics and the resulting environmental effects, from rare earth mining to the disposal of e-waste to the long-term decomposition of this detritus. Our laptops, cell phones, and other gadgets derive from and return to the earth, urgently requiring awareness and conversation regarding this cyclic process in an era marked by humanity’s permanent impact on the planet.

Earth Machines is curated by Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. 


Won Ju Lim: Raycraft Is Dead
Terrace Landing

The Los Angeles-based artist Won Ju Lim creates works that examine our varied and complicated relationships to what she calls “the psychological aspects of space.” Working in a variety of mediums—including video, photography, collage, and sculpture—Lim investigates the intersection of real and imagined places through memory, architecture, and a mixture of physical and conceptual layering. For her solo exhibition at YBCA, Lim presents a new iteration of Raycraft Is Dead, an ongoing body of work that considers our relationships to the spaces we occupy and own. Involving two sculptures, two video projections, and a collage, the project was born of Lim’s probing into the idea of domestic spaces as witnesses to the changes that occur in and around them. By investigating, exploiting, and deconstructing the spaces of her home, she invites us to rethink our everyday experiences of our own spaces and asks if we can ever really own a space, either legally, practically, or theoretically.

Won Ju Lim: Raycraft Is Dead is curated by Susie Kantor, Curatorial Assistant, Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


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