Sama- Sama/ You're Welcome
August 29 - October 11, 2003
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 29, 2003, 6:00 – 8:00pm
INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS, in collaboration with CLARION ALLEY MURAL PROJECT (CAMP), is proud to present Sama-sama/You’re Welcome, an international collaboration and exchange project between community arts organizations and artists from San Francisco, California and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This project will be the first major exhibition in the Bay Area to feature contemporary alternative work from Indonesia. Designed to foster understanding of contemporary art and culture between the two communities through the creation of new works, as well as through cross-cultural dialogue between participating artists and the public at large, this collaboration is especially timely given the great need for understanding and dialogue between Muslim and non-Muslim countries (Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world). A project already close to two years in the making, Sama-sama/You’re Welcome will first take place in June and July, 2003 as seven Bay Area artists from the artists’ collective CAMP (Carolyn Castaño, Carolyn Ryder Cooley, Alicia McCarthy, Aaron Noble, Rigo 03, Andrew J. Schoultz, Megan Wilson) travel to Indonesia, and then in August through October, 2003 as four Yogyakarta artists from the artists’ collective Apotik Komik (Arie Dyanto, Samuel Indratma, Arya Panjalu, Nano Warsono) travel to the Bay Area.