The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) at WAV for ArtWalk 2014


Coming to WAV for ArtWalk

The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) Mobile Screen Print Cart is inspired by a classic teardrop trailer and is towed by a vintage Vesp scooter. Once the cart arrives on-site the top pops up and tables fold out from the sides creating two printmaking stations. Each time it is installed MAP works with artists in the local community to create interactive poster designs that the public can create themselves, write in a response to contribute to the project, and take away for free.

More about MAP

The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP) is a Bay Area artmaking and curatorial team founded in 2009 by Peter Foucualt and Chris Treggiari with the goal of creating mobile exhibition structures that engage the public. MAP creates an autonomous exhibition space, an artistic research lab where a cross pollination of mediums and genres can occur, be accessible to the public, and create strong bonds with partner communities. MAP events include video screenings, visual art installations, performance art, live music, interactive artworks, and culinary art. In essence, we build a temporary, creative microcosm where community and creativity can intersect and flourish. In a world where we are becoming more insular with advanced technologies our events hope to bring residents together through positive interactions with neighbors and their neighborhood.

In 2010, MAP received a grant through the City Of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program to create an exhibition for the ZER01 San Jose Art and Technology Festival which featured a group show with works by ZER01 artists, interactive robotic and sound pieces. In this event, we also collaborated with youth programs at the Washington Youth Center in San Jose to create a large-scale mural that was presented as part of our overall installation. Each of these events is unique and provides each partner community with a platform to spotlight their local artists.

In 2010-11, MAP partnered with SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco to present a series of large-scale interactive exhibitions at San Francisco street festivals with programming specifically designed for each festival’s theme and targeted to each festival’s audience. The resulting three successful installations were praised by local media for creating accessible projects that invigorated each community by providing both intimate and universal experiences with art. This partnership was supported by a grant from the Creative Work Fund. Additional 2010-11 MAP events have taken place at Root Division, SOMArts, Million Fishes Gallery in San Francisco, and Oakland Art Murmur.

In 2012 MAP received a grant from the city of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program to create a series of installations at Oakland Art Murmur’s “First Friday” art walks. MAP also received a grant from The Seattle Center Foundation to create an installation for the Next50 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Worlds Fair. In addition, MAP set up interactive installations and static programming at the Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA). MAP was also featured in the American Association of Museums “Trends Watch” 2012 report.

In collaboration with Building Bridges MAP received a grant in 2012 from US Bank to design the “Building Bridges Post Station”, an interactive mail art installation, which  appeared at Oakland Art Murmur and the Seattle Next50.

In 2013 MAP set up installations at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA) Marine Contemporary (Santa Monica), ProArts (Oakland, CA), and The San Francisco Art Institute. MAP also received a Zellerbach Family Foundation grant to create programming in collaboration with Barbary Coast Amusements and the Bayview Opera House.

In 2014 MAP set up installations at the Southern Graphics Council (Oakland, CA) , Alter Space Gallery (San Francisco), The Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA) and in Summer of 2014 will set up a series of installations at the Getty Museum (Los Angeles) and Getty Villa (Pacific Palaces, CA).

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