August 14th - September 19th, 2020

Lost Objects is an exhibition that brings together six artists of the Asian diaspora, all working to reconstruct familial and cultural objects, ideals, and histories; to reclaim and reimagine that which has been lost to the oppressive powers of colonial and patriarchal systems. Through the physical and conceptual manipulation of material culture, craft processes, and virtual space, we both confront and critique our individual experiences with ambiguous loss while redefining our place within the social imaginary. By processing and (re)materializing these losses, we attempt to reorient and reclaim our identities as constituents of a whole.


ABOUT US        

CTRL+SHFT Collective is an exhibition space and fifteen studios located in West Oakland. As a group of cis-women, trans-spectrum, gender non-conforming, queer, and PoC members, we interrogate what it means to build and be a part of a community. Through workshops, exhibitions, and other community engagements, we focus on providing a platform for our ever-growing CTRL+SHFT family, which includes writers, artists, thinkers, performers, curators, allies, agitators, organizers, activists, and teachers. As an exhibition and organizing space, we focus on giving a platform (eg. a space, people, someone to listen, take action, witness, transparency, resources) to artists of color, women, queer and gender non-conforming artists.
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