New Terrains: Mobility and Migration

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A collaborative exploration of how bodies move through social and political spaces in Silicon Valley

South Bay arts organizations band together to present a series of cross-disciplinary exhibitions and programs that explore how bodies move through social and political spaces in Silicon Valley beginning in the spring of 2018 and continuing into 2019. The project addresses timely topics such as bicycle transportation and urban planning, navigation and orientation, public protest, immigration, and migration.

“New Terrains” will engage the body in participatory experiences that highlight sight, sound, and scent, as well as exhibitions that consider how contemporary artists explore movement, such as walking and dance, in their work. With expanding partnerships “New Terrains” will embrace multidisciplinary thinkers and cultural producers through a growing range of events. Collaboratively presented through spring of 2019 by organizations of all sizes and types — from museums and artist residencies to community centers and civic think tanks — exhibitions and programs will take place across Silicon Valley.

New Terrains Steering Committee

Participating Organizations

Art Ark Gallery 

Art Object Gallery

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Chamber Music Silicon Valley

Children’s Discovery Museum

Chopsticks Alley Art

City Lights Theatre Company

College of Adaptive Arts

Consulado General de México en San José

de Saisset Museum

genARTS Silicon Valley

History San José

ICA (San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art)

MACLA – Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

Montalvo Arts Center

New Museum of Los Gatos

Pajaro Valley Arts

Palo Alto Art Center

Play on Words

Research Center for the Americas/UC Santa Cruz

San Jose Jazz

San José Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San José Public Library

Sangam Arts/Mosaic Silicon Valley

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

SETI Institute

Silicon Valley Pride

Soul Focus Sports

South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition

Stanford Live

Teatro Vision

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Institute of the Arts and Sciences of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Arts Division/UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Walk San Jose

Works/San Jose

Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center


Sponsored by
Applied Materials

“New Terrains” was developed collaboratively by Art Ark Gallery, San José; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University; History San José, MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultural Latino Americana), San José; Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga; Palo Alto Art Center, San José Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, The Tech Museum of Innovation, San José; Institute of the Arts and Sciences of the University of California Santa Cruz Arts Division, and ZERO1.

Additional partners include Chamber Music Silicon Valley, Chopsticks Alley Art, City Lights Theatre Company, Consulado General de Mexico en San José, Pajaro Valley Arts, San Jose Jazz, Sangam Arts, SETI Institute, and Teatro Vision.