On September 10th, the FOR-SITE Foundation will unveil the Home Land Security exhibit within former military structures in the historic Presidio of San Francisco in celebration of the national park service’s centennial. The exhibit will run from September 10 through December 18, 2016 at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Home Land Security gained momentum with grants and contributions from a number of donors and foundations, including The Baum Foundation. Home Land Security art works include the work of eighteen international contemporary artists to reflect on national security, including the physical and psychological borders we create, protect, and cross. These diverse artworks range from painting and sculpture to video and performance.
The exhibition builds on previous artistic FOR-SITE Foundation partnerships with the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area location allows exhibition viewers to experience historic military sites open the public for the first time, such as decommissioned batteries, an administrative building, and a chapel.
The FOR-SITE Foundation is dedicated to the creation, understanding, and presentation of art about place. Exhibitions and commissions, artist residencies, and education programs are based in the belief that art can inspire fresh thinking and important dialogue about our natural and cultural environment.