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Current exhibits


ASARO Collective (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Exhibit dates: September 1-23, 2017
Opening reception: August 4, 2017 from 7–11pm
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A Planetary Profile Zero Cents (Tel Aviv)
Artist's Reception: September 1, 2017 from 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
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Anno Domini presents...

ASARO Collective (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Opening reception: August 4, 2017
featuring music by Sonido Clash

ASARO Collective

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design is proud to present an exhibit by the courageously vocal Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (ASARO).

ASARO seeks to create awareness and generate ideas that help consolidate a contemporary ideology current, centered on humanistic values, in order to break the schemes imposed by the system and to generate a society free of alienation through revolutionary art.

Creative capacity is a strategy that historically has been used by the town of Oaxaca to survive and be revitalized. The Asemblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (ASARO) arises from the need to reject and transcend authoritarian forms of power and institutional culture that has been characterized as discriminatory and dehumanizing, seeking to impose a single version of reality and a morality based on simulacrum.

Against the government's irrationality of holding itself in power, ASARO seeks to create images that synthesize the critical force that is born from the neighborhoods, the people and the youth.

We believe that public art (various artistic disciplines) is a form of communication that allows dialogue with all sectors of society, and makes possible the visualization of the real conditions of existence, norms and contradictions of the society we live in.

We take the form of assembly because we believe in the possibility of recovery of the community with the power of art, and because the assembly is the form in which the people come together and make decisions on collective interests. ~ ASARO

Exhibition dates: September 1–23, 2017

Anno Domini presents...

Zero Cents (Tel Aviv)
Artist's reception: September 1, 2017 from 7-11pm


ANNO DOMINI // the second coming of Art & Design presents the return of artist Zero Cents from Tel Aviv, Israel for his second solo show here at A.D. This new body of exquisite, richly textured works–entitled "A Planetary Profile" – include "essence portraits" of the human condition as well as vast landscapes depicting whispers of ancient ruins and our titualistic interaction with our past.

A Planetary Profile by Zero Cents (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Zero Cents presents a sampling of the peoples and landscapes of this strange little ball of rock and water we call Earth. Through multiple series of oil paintings on canvas and wood panels he depicts a warped range of life on our plant. From brutal butchers to noble builders, and from barren deserts to lush forests, there are so many different kinds of life inhabiting this beautiful living rock; all playing a role in the characteristics and energy of the planet. Big or small, complex or simple, no matter how different life on this planet is; we are here together spinning 460 meters per second. We are all a part of this magnificent organism, our planetary body. We feel its energy and we live from it.

In a way we are like our own microbiota or gut flora, the thousands of bacteria types and hundreds of species that live inside of our bodies. Strange simple microbial life like Firmicutes which are extremely strong and very good at surviving extreme environments; or Cyanobacteria which are amazing at producing and releasing oxygen–so much that as a result the brought the Anaerobic life forms to near extinction, a genocide of sorts. All these bacteria have many different behaviors and characteristics all affecting us in one way or another–some of these life forms can have a profound effect on us and how we function as humans. They can control different cravings we have for food also how we feel and how we behave. This is much like our own species and how we have changed and will continue to change behaviors and characteristics our world. These microbial life forms are all tied together even though they our hundreds of species behaving as they will some affecting our bodies in positive and some negative. Regardless of actions or behavior they are all bound to one another. They share a world.


Artist's reception: Friday September 1, 2017 from 7–11pm
Exhibition dates: September 1–October 14, 2017


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