A historical survey and exhibition of PINK WEEK
Co-Curator: Gioia fonda – SCC Art Professor and Art & Art History Department Chair
November 7-28, 2018
Reception: Thursday November 15 from noon – 2:00 pm – Pink attire suggested
Pink Week Listening Time: Wednesday November 14 from 12-1:30 pm in the Kondos Gallery
Pink Week Story Time (with donuts and coffee): Saturday November 17 from 11-1:30 pm in the Kondos Gallery
Pink Week microART Show: Sparrow Gallery November 9-30, 2018 –
2nd Saturday Opening on November 10 from 6-9 pm
ARTHOUSE on R – 1021 R Street Sacramento 95811
Pink week is essentially a not-for-profit art piece with absolutely no political, religious, social or medical agenda other than pink. Pink week should not to be confused with pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, pink triangles representing homosexual identity or any gender specific or branding use of the color. During pink week, pink just means pink. This holiday is an attempt to temporarily liberate the color pink from any meaning or traditional associations (at least for one week a year).
Additionally, pink week can be a great excuse to be festive and neighborly without the fuss, stress and stigma attached to more traditional holidays. It can serve as a common ground, a way to reach out, engage and participate with the people around you. It can be a joyful exercise and reminder to live in the present. Pink week can serve as an occasion to explore our notions of what exactly holidays are and their relevance in our contemporary lives.
Lastly, pink week can be an important educational opportunity illustrating the endless possibility of forms “art” can take. Pink week may function as an introduction to conceptual art and Duchampian ideas. Pink week stands as an affirmation of the fact that art can be affordable and accessible to all and that art remains an inevitable and necessary element of our present and broadly expanding human culture.