October 12, 2017 –
February 24, 2018



Note: Neil Beloufa's video screens every Saturday at 5pm.

This exhibition also includes a catalogue, a free brochure, and public programs:

The catalogue doesn't explain the exhibition as much as it runs alongside it. It includes an essay by the curator as well as sections created by each artist. It is co-published with Roma Publications (Amsterdam).

The free brochure is a guide to the exhibition and includes a floorplan and descriptive captions.

October 16, 6:30 pm
Lecture by cultural historian and mechanical engineer Jennifer K. Alexander on the "Mantra of Efficiency."

Press:

KQED, by Sarah Hotchkiss
Artforum, by Alex Kitnick
Art in America
Art in America, by Anthony Bastone
Surface
C Magazine
Mousse Magazine, by Gwen L. Allen
KQED, by Calder Yates
SF Chronicle, by Charles Desmarais
Cura 23, by Anthony Huberman
Cura 24, by Robert Snowden
Cura 26, by Sam Lewitt
AQNB, by Alec Recinos
SquareCylinder, by Glen Helfand
The Eastside View, by Charles Shere
Art in America, by Brandon Brown
Metropolis M, by Door Eva Mak
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Louise Lawler, "Formica (adjusted to fit, distorted for the times, slippery slope 1)," 2011/2012/2015/2017. Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Louise Lawler, "Formica (adjusted to fit, distorted for the times, slippery slope 1)," 2011/2012/2015/2017. Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Jacob Kassay, "II," 2017. Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Jacob Kassay, "II," 2017. Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Garry Neill Kennedy, "The Letter E," 1980-2017. Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Johnna Arnold.
Garry Neill Kennedy, "The Letter E," 1980-2017. Mechanisms, 2017; installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Johnna Arnold.