Limited Edition: Forward Looking Lineages

An Open Space partnership with CounterPulse, The Lab, ODC Theater, Performance at SFMOMA, and Z Space, Limited Edition explored questions of legacy and lineage through performances, discussions, commissioned texts, and gatherings at various locations throughout San Francisco from January to March 2018. The theme of Limited Edition, “Forward-Looking Lineages,” was inspired in part by the SFMOMA show Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules. Contemporary performance is, among many things, a set of traditions, enriched and bedeviled by questions of ownership, of legacy, of the authentic and the appropriated. As sites for well-resourced arts writing continue to be imperiled, and as vital independent arts spaces struggle to stay afloat in the face of rapid gentrification and decreased arts funding, Limited Edition sought to address a crucial need for smart context around contemporary culture. Information about the shows can be found here, and related online commissions here.