San Francisco’s Fort Winfield Scott will set the scene this September for artists to explore various notions of security in the upcoming exhibition Home Land Security. Curated by Cheryl Haines, the featured artists will present their interpretations of security with media ranging from paintings, sculptures, videos and performances on key sites which served the US Army’s Coastal Defence System. Site-specific representations from contemporary artists will hail from across the globe including China, Cuba, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Iran, Syria, Vietnam and the United States. The initiative is supported by the FOR-SITE Foundation, which explores artistic dialogues addressing the natural and cultural environment.
Among the acclaimed participants this year is Iranian artist Shahpour Pouyan – renowned for his projectile suspended sculpture series, which often evoke traditional armourers, missiles and drones. The artists’ site-specific installation will be showcased in the historic wood-framed Fort Scott Chapel.
‘Home Land Security’ takes place from September 10 to December 18, 2016 at Fort Winfield Scott in San Francisco.