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a For Freedoms exhibition exploring the plight of political and economic refugees in the San Francisco Bay Area—examining sanctuary city, homelessness, and the flight of the creative class



Featured artists include Marina Abramović​, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Randy Colosky + Alison OK Frost, Rodney Ewing, Summer Mei Ling Lee + Laura Boles Faw, Julio César Morales, Joel Daniel Phillips, Travis Somerville, SOUND MADE PUBLIC, and Shadi Yousefian, with additional works, performances, interventions, and community activations by Somaieh Amini, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Miguel Arzabe, Patti Bartelstein, Bahar + Shamsy Behbahani, Sofía Córdova, John Craig Freeman, Eliza Gregory, Michelle Hartney, Anna Hentschel + Invisible Playground, Astrid Kaemmerling + The Walk Discourse, ShireenLiane, Hung Liu, Ericka McConnell, Lisette Morales, Rasta Dave, Sanctuary City Project, Mahsa Shoghi, Brian Singer / someguy, Weston Teruya, and Azar Zohrabi, among others



Curated by

Amy Kisch + Candace Huey + Suzanne Zuber


Minnesota Street Project

Saturday, December 1 – Saturday, December 29, 2018



Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 1, 5-8pm

    + RSVP to the Opening Reception: Dec. 1, 5-8pm HERE

    + Share the Opening Reception Facebook Event HERE

    + View Photos from the Opening Reception HERE

Family + Community Day: Saturday, Dec. 8, 11am-2pm

    + Share the Family + Community Day Facebook Event HERE

    + Reserve your spot in Astrid Kaemmerling's The    
       Community Walking Laboratory HERE

    + View Photos from Family + Community Day HERE

Walkshop: Displaced Wellbeing: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2-4pm 

    + Register for the Walkshop HERE

For Freedoms Town Hall: Saturday, Dec. 15, 6-8pm

    + RSVP to the For Freedoms Town Hall: Dec. 15, 6-8pm HERE

    + Share the For Freedoms Facebook Event HERE

    + Watch the Recording of the For Freedoms Town Hall Event

+ View the re:home Catalogue

+ Read the re:home Press Release

+ View the Complete Lineup of re:home Programming

+ Download the re:home For Freedoms Reading Library    
   Suggested Book Titles for Children, Teens, and Adults




Developed in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, re:home is a For Freedoms exhibition and community action, that examines how the broad societal crises of sanctuary city, homelessness, and the flight of the creative class intersect in the San Francisco Bay Area. On view at Minnesota Street Project from December 1 - 29, 2018, an opening reception will be held Saturday, December 1 from 5-8pm. A related For Freedoms Town Hall event will take place on Saturday, December 15 from 6-8pm.


The exhibition is accompanied by a Community Action Center, for attendees to connect with organizations—such as Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), Oakland International High School, Lava Mae, Homeless Prenatal Program, Creative Capital, and Headlands Center for the Arts, among many others—working on the forefront of the issues reflected in the show. To further democratize access to the artwork and concepts within re:home, a Pop-Up shop of prints, artist editions, and books will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, as well as a For Freedoms lending library of books focused on the relevant topics. Through the Collect For Change™ platform, portions of proceeds from select works offered in the re:home exhibition and Pop-Up Shop will go to relevant organizations selected by each of the participating artists.


re:home pushes forward the conversation sparked by Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country, which was developed by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and first presented in the German Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. re:home examines how the concepts of “Heimat” (Homeland) and “Arrival City” invoke contemporary regional struggles, exploring what it means to be a political refugee, and the modes of displacement endured by economic refugees. The exhibition reflects upon and critiques the lights and shadows of San Francisco as an “Arrival City,” and more importantly, presents and models the ways in which it can become a more effective one.  


Throughout the exhibition, programming, performances, and special events will be held in collaboration with various organizations, institutions, galleries, collectives, corporate entities, individuals, and foundations. On Saturday December 8, from 11am-2pm a re:home Family + Community Day will feature free art-making workshops and interventions by Sanctuary City Project (supported by Facebook Art Department), and Ramekon O'Arwisters' Crochet Jam (with the generous support of Pamela + David Hornik).


A For Freedoms Town Hall event will take place in Minnesota Street Project’s Atrium on Saturday, December 15 moderated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, current Chief of Program and Pedagogy at YBCA—and newly-appointed Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.. The Town Hall will begin with a reading by students from Oakland International High School (OIHS) featured in the book I AM HOME: Portraits of Immigrant Teenagers (edited by Rachel Neumann, foreword by author + artist Thi Bui, photography by Ericka McConnell, published by Parallax Press). Joseph will then perform a poetic response to Douglas Saunders’ ‘eight theses’ on what constitutes an ‘arrival city,’ posed in his book Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World, which became the basis for the original Making Heimat exhibition. Other key participants include Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)'s Katie Annand; Founder and CEO of Lava Mae Doniece Sandoval; Taylor D. Duckett, author, songwriter, educator, spoken word artist, and Founder and Creative Director of Conviction 2 Change publishing company; Founder of Love Beyond Walls + The Dignity Museum Terence Lester; artists and activists Rodney Ewing, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Alison O. K. Frost, Thi Bui, and Jasko Begović; Co-Founder of Minnesota Street Project, Deborah Rappaport; Executive Director of Headlands Center for the Arts, Sharon Maidenberg; and Owen Levin from Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST).


Celebrating the universal truth that food is a bridge, and with the goal of nourishing a deeper sense of community and authentic dialogue surrounding re:home, various food interventions will take place in conjunction with the exhibition, including a food drive benefiting San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Drives also will be held to support Homeless Prenatal Program and California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund—to respond to ongoing and real-time displacement crises.



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Minnesota Street Project

Gallery 200

1275 Minnesota Street

San Francisco, CA  94107




Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm

or viewing by appointment: info [at]



Media Contacts

Danielle Smith


danielle [at]


Amy Kisch

[AKArt + Collect For Change]

amy [at]


Candace Huey


chuey [at]


re:home has been developed in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut San Francisco with the support of Minnesota Street Project, Facebook Art Department, and Pamela + David Hornik, as well as a powerful creative community dedicated to meaning and action, including:






Asian Art Museum

Madeline Crawley Beck

Graham Bond Media

Rimma Boshernitsan

Rena Bransten Gallery

BREAKBEATBILLY | Willy Johnson Photography


Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST)

Creative Capital

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)

Annie Donovan

Erin Dunigan

Elizabeth Etienne Creative Project Management

Facebook Analog Research Lab

Facebook Artist in Residence Program

Facebook Creative Education

Jade Fogle

Tiffany Foster

FRAMEWORK PR & Communications

Gaumenkitzel Restaurant, Bier & Wein Bar 

German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Golden Gate Computing

Barbara Goldstein & Associates

Golestan Education

Todd Hancock

Headlands Center for the Arts

Homeless Prenatal Program

Astrid Kaemmerling

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

Suzy Kisch

Komaaj Food Group

The Lab

Lava Mae

Anne-Christine Layani

Dana Lynn Martin

Brittney Matirne

Ericka McConnell

Matt McKinley

Maria Medua

Mr. Mopps' Children's Books and Toys

Rachel Neumann

Gallery Wendi Norris

Oakland International High School

Pacific Felt Factory

Panoramic Interests

Parallax Press

Patti Bartelstein + THE PROJECT ROOM

Paulson Fontaine Press

Jen Pearson

Adam Pomata

Preston | Kalogiros 

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs

Sigrid Savelsburg

Robert Saywitz Graphic Design

Simone Segal

Kim Selvaggi

SF Homeless Project




Jessica Shaefer

Small Potatoes Catering & Events

Danielle Smith

SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)

Sushmita Subramanian

Three Point Nine Art Collective

True Story Branding


Yield Wine Bar

Wei Ying Yu

Jale Yoldas


47 Hills Brewing Company



re:home Satellite Exhibition

In partnership with re:home, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to introduce a public-facing residency and exhibition by Bosnian born, San Francisco-based artist Jasko Begović (Sko Habibi). Begović’s residency/exhibition HUMAN_E.T. will feature immersive installation, tapestry collages, and custom one-of-a-kind wearable sculpture, exploring themes of immigration, home, and identity. From November 30 - December 14, Begović will activate CULT with workshops, performances, and interactive art-making sessions incorporating his community of makers. HUMAN_E.T. aims to make empathic connections aiding in localized creative micro-solutions for current societal issues at large. CULT is located at 1217 B Fell Street in San Francisco’s NOPA neighborhood. Read more about the HUMAN_E.T. exhibition HERE.   


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