Opening tomorrow May 16th is “Currency”, SFAI’s MFA Exhibition featuring works by the graduating class of 2013.  The exhibition is housed within the historical building The Old Mint in downtown San Francisco at 88 5th Street.  The exhibition will be on view until May 19th 11 am–6 pm daily and the Opening reception is Friday, May 17, 7–9 pm.


“Currency”, a showcase of provocative new work from nearly 100 emerging artists. At a time in our society when many are reflecting upon national economic conditions. The Old Mint offers a unique opportunity for SFAI’s artists to juxtapose contemporary expression with a stunning National Historic Landmark that was central to the country’s economic development. SFAI’s 2013 MFA graduates—working in painting, photography, printmaking, film, sculpture, installation, digital media, performance, and across media—will present work that embraces the Institute’s signature spirit of experimentation and conceptual risk-taking. The result of an intense period of collaboration, critical engagement, and artistic development, the work reflects both current dialogues in contemporary art and strong individual points of view. In addition, many artists have created site-specific pieces that respond to the history, character, and physical spaces of The Old Mint. SFAI has been at the vanguard of contemporary art for more than 140 years. “Currency” invites curators, collectors, critics, family, friends, and the general public to discover the next generation of pioneering artists from this celebrated institution.


For more information on the exhibition and view the catalogue please visit here.