Urbanauts is a speculative exploration of urban infrastructure and its relationship to the everyday experience of the contemporary city. Through a series of interwoven conversations, urban expeditions, design charettes and conjectural artworks based at the de Young, Sean Orlando and Rebar will consider the ways urban inhabitants relate (or don't) to the largely unseen mechanical systems, societal constructs, and cultural imperatives that mediate and structure life in the built environment.
Sean Orlando is a multidisciplinary installation artist, museum professional, and community organizer with an interest in collaborative and immersive large-scale sculptural installation projects.
Rebar is an interdisciplinary studio operating at the intersection of art, design, and ecology. Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, Rebar creates artwork, design objects, and participatory explorations that invite people to reimagine the built environment and our place in it.
Join the artists in the studio from October 3-29, Wednesdays-Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Fridays until 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the artists at their reception on Friday, October 26, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Artist Fellows project has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation’s Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.
Cultural Encounters Friday Nights at the de Young is generously funded by The Hearst Foundations and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.