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.

Click on the links below for more information about the public programming:

October 16, 6:30 pm
Lecture by cultural historian and mechanical engineer Jennifer K. Alexander

November 7, 6:30 pm
Curator's Tour with Anthony Huberman

January 23, 6:30 pm
Critic's Tour with Michelle Carlson

February 2018 (exact date and participants TBD):
Machines: An Exhibition History
A roundtable discussion about The Machine, as seen as the end of the mechanical age (1968, MoMA, SFMOMA); Software (1970, Jewish Museum); Bachelor Machines (1975, Kunsthalle Bern); Ghosts in the Machine (2012, New Museum); and Mechanisms.


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
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.
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.