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Hex Work Exhibition

  • Qulture Collective 1714 Franklin Street Oakland, CA, 94607 United States (map)

The group formerly known as DIY MFA Bay Area invites you to a visual art show exploring THE HEX as autonomous feminist magic.


Celeste Chan
Inés Ixierda
Lacey Johnson
Rebekah Erev
Rachel Stallings
Rob Thoms

We are re-imagining grassroots feminist responses to violence. Through self and community education, we are using an imagined lens: A hex as a spell for feminist autonomy and collective self defense. Each artist has explored what this means to them, presenting multiple interpretations of hexes as a vehicle for self determination, self defense, protection of self and community, transformative justice, time and place, cultural transformation, creative ways to respond to violence without using the prison system, and as a vehicle for self determination.

Please join us for the Opening: October 19, 6-9pm.

Artist Talk: October 29 2-4pm

The exhibition is at Qulture Collective October 10- Nov 1.

About Us:

{We are currently under threat of legal action by a New York based for-profit DIY MFA LLC for our DIYness. Come witness the last exhibition DIY MFA will hold under it’s current name!} 

From here forth we will be known as DIY Art School. We are a self-directed, collectively conceived Masters program in the San
Francisco Bay Area that aims to achieve higher education without life-altering debt. We find and create the resources needed for effective creative practices. Using public libraries as our classrooms, we rotate roles as facilitator and students, investigating topics such as loss, desire, identity, and ancestry through writing, artmaking, discussion, and visioning. 


Earlier Event: October 1
Soul Candles: Days of Awe
Later Event: November 6
Moon Tools Introduction Workshop