“SOFT POWER” features Cinthia Marcelle

(San Francisco, USA)

Cinthia Marcelle participates in “SOFT POWER”, a group show held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from October 26 to February 17, 2020. The exhibition takes place at the fourth and seventh floors of the museum, and it counts with 20 artists from 12 countries, totalizing 58 new works. The show is about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors.

“SOFT POWER”, the title of the exhibition, refers to the term used to describe “how a country’s ‘soft’ assets such as culture, political values, and foreign policies can be more influential than coercive or violent expressions of power”, as explained in the release. The term was chosen to contemplate the potential of art and to offer a provocation to the public to exercise their own influence on the world.

New commissions and recent works by twenty international artists are exposed on two floors of the museum, and these pieces demonstrate what Manthia Diawara, cultural theorist and filmmaker, has called a “solidarity between intuitions”, a concept that, according to the exhibition’s release, “acknowledges the complexity, darkness, and opacity from which our reality emerges — that expresses the poetry and imagination of our differences”.

“SOFT POWER” includes many events, such as artists’ discussions and day-long symposiums, and the details are available here. 

“SOFT POWER”, group show featuring Cinthia Marcelle
From October 26 to February 17, 2020

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Friday to Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.



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