Magazine article Sculpture

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Magazine article Sculpture

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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San Francisco

Edgar Arceneaux

Through March 25, 2018

Working in installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, and video, Arceneaux uses a wide range of sources-American history, astronomy, science fiction, architecture, music, and movies-to investigate historical patterns (both erasure and connections) and the fleeting present. For him, all modes of inquiry and systems of knowledge are contingent: there is no singular history, only overlapping fragments. This exhibition features two interlocking projects. Library of Black Lies (2016) constructs a labyrinthine, Borgesian repository of crystallized books, each one a partial (frequently dated) take on African American histories, while the installation/performance Until, Until, Until. …

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