Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network

December 2, 2017April 29, 2018

Presented by the New York-based collective DIS, Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network, will reveal a “DIS-topian” take on the future of education—decentralized and open-access, yet communal and physically connected. The DIS Edutainment Network will be played on a continuous loop on 36 large LED screens in the de Young’s atrium, Wilsey Court, inviting visitors to experience a twisted hybrid of entertainment and education. The result of a collaboration with an international group of artists, the expansive multi-media platform will include a cooking show by Will Benedict, a nature show by Korakrit Arunanondchai, a video with McKenzie Wark, a visual essay by Aria Dean, a talk show by Hannah Black, a docu-short on “seasteading” in Tahiti by Daniel Keller, a report on “reparation hardware” by Ilana Harris Babou, a cartoon by Amalia Ulman, a docu-short on “economic utopias” by Christopher Kulendran Thomas, a Nollywood fictional drama exploring the influence of technology and digital culture in South Africa by the artist collective CUSS Group, and a contribution by the Women's History Museum. The different “programs” will be connected and disrupted by interstitials conceived by Darren Bader and DIS.

Image: DIS, General Intellects with McKenzie Wark, 2017


This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Contemporary Arts Program is made possible by Presenting Sponsors The Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund.

Major support is provided by The Paul L. Wattis Foundation and Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman. Significant support is provided by Frances F. Bowes. Additional support is provided by Joachim and Nancy Hellman Bechtle, Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer, Katie Schwab Paige and Matt Paige, Shaari Ergas, Kaitlyn and Mike Krieger, Gwynned Vitello, and the Contemporary Support Council of the Fine Arts Museums.