5/5 in group exhibition, Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures @ SFAI

IMAGE: Pirkle Jones. Black Panthers drilling before Free Huey Rally, DeFremery Park, Oakland, CA, #23 from A Photographic Essay on The Black Panthers. © Regents of the University of California. Courtesy Special Collections, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz.

The San Francisco Art Institute in conjunction with the University of California, Santa Cruz will exhibit the photographic essay, BLACK PANTHERS, 1968 by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones. Initially shown at San Francisco's DeYoung Museum from December 1968 through February 1969, this show will coincide with the 50-year anniversary of its original exhibition; which in its controversy in 1968 made the DeYoung “relevant” to a broader community some 50 years ago. The work is still pertinent today and will serve as a platform to discuss issues of documentary photography, social activism, and how the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s in many ways manifests itself in the social context of today.

Poetic Politics and Black Futures is a living archive of political possibilities. Artists Kija Lucas, Tosha Stimage, 5/5 Collective, and Chris Martin present a range of creative and radical resistance. Working in concert with the archival photographs, this exhibition of contemporary work assembles a new understanding of the Black political imagination. To disrupt the assumption that activism need to be aggressive or didactic, they employ symbolism associated with Black radical traditions, making space for nuance and complexity.

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On View: January 22–April 7
Opening Reception: January 26 | 5–8pm

5/5: black now(here) @ MoAD

our first museum show is finally up and open to the public as of sunday, 11/11! join me and 5/5 for the artist talk and opening reception of black now(here) this thursday, 11/15. go time is 5pm.

Rsvp here.

5/5: to emit and let fall

5/5 has a show this month at Borderline Collective in San Francisco.


the next few months for 5/5 are going to be truly special! i'm so excited to work and be in conversation with my comrades in creation.

up next: a new show at Borderline Collective in San Francisco

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 2018

roll through if you're in the Bay!

5/5: anybody home?


lamps and baow baow, a love letter to the (un)dead, born.

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ a trip to the beauty supply store.  straightening up and straightening out

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ death. finger waves, in her presence, in his absence


Join me + 5/5 for anybody home? this Saturday, June 16, 5pm to 8pm at CTRL+SHFT Collective.