JASKO BEGOVIC (SKO HABIBI): HUMAN_E.T.

Opens: November 30, from 6-8PM
On view: November 30 - December 14, 2018

Image credits: Jasko Begovic (Sko Habibi), courtesy of the artist and CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to introduce a public-facing residency and exhibition by Bosnian born, San Francisco-based artist Jasko Begovic (Sko Habibi). Begovic’s residency/exhibition HUMAN_E.T. will feature immersive installation, tapestry collages, and custom one-of-a-kind wearable sculpture, exploring themes of immigration, home, and identity. From November 30 - December 14, Begovic will activate CULT with workshops, performances, and interactive art-making sessions incorporating his community of makers. HUMAN_E.T. aims to make empathic connections aiding in localized creative micro-solutions for current societal issues at large. Begovic’s residency/exhibition is curated by Aimee Friberg in partnership with the re:home exhibition and community action curated by Amy Kisch of AKArt Advisory + Collect For Change, Candace Huey of re.riddle, and Suzanne Zuber, taking place at Minnesota Street Project during December 2018. CULT is located at 1217 B Fell Street in San Francisco’s NOPA neighborhood. HUMAN_E.T. will kick-off with a public reception at CULT on November 30 from 6-8PM.

Operating at the intersections of art and fashion, Jasko Begovic (Sko Habibi) explores narratives of identity, belonging, spirituality and exclusion through a wide range of media. Employing painting, illustration, tapestry collages and wearable sculpture, his work spotlights the many questions plaguing our current age. Utilizing found fabrics and found objects that reference countries plagued by war and stigmatized by the American media— Begovic’s constructions explore narratives of identity, belonging and borders—psychological and physical.

Born in Bosnia, or the former Yugoslavia, in 1980, his childhood was divided when the war began in 1992. After a civilian exchange he escaped with his family to Croatia as a refugee to Germany, before immigrating to the United States. As a child of war, Begovic’s life is marked by crossing boundaries, and yet he defines his art by the lack of them. Similar to his lifestyle growing up as a refugee, his art finds a natural home as it blends into its surroundings; whether in India, Cuba or China.

Says Begovic of the residency, “I’m creating a space open to anyone to feel my story, and share their own. Experiencing war and seeing the worst of humanity, being forced to flee my home for political, religious and ideological conflicts, seeing my friends killed— even in those moments of hatred I found beauty in people, like strangers offering their homes and hearts to me. This is why we cannot give up on each other and why we stand up to hatred and believe in humanity with a common goal of Love.”

Stay tuned to CULT’s website for an updated list of related performances, workshops and conversations taking place on November 30, December 9 and December 13.

ABOUT re:home

Developed in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, re:home is a For Freedoms exhibition and community action that examines how the broad societal crises of sanctuary city, homelessness, and the flight of the creative class intersect in the San Francisco Bay Area. Curated by Amy Kisch of AKArt Advisory + Collect For Change™, Candace Huey of re.riddle, and Suzanne Zuber, the exhibition will be on view at Minnesota Street Project from December 1 - 29, 2018.

Image credits: Jasko Begovic (Sko Habibi), courtesy of the artist and CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

Current

Beyond Words
June 26 - July 25, 2020

Ritual of Succession
January 10 - March 28, 2020

Off-Site Exhibitions

Record of Succession at fused space
January 13 - March 27, 2020

Past

AMY NATHAN: Glyph Slipper
September 13 - December 7, 2019

FEMALE TROUBLE 2
June 28 - August 3, 2019

RUXUE ZHANG
April 20 - June 15, 2019

MASAKO MIKI: Shapeshifters
January 12 - March 23, 2019

JASKO BEGOVIC (SKO HABIBI): HUMAN_E.T.
November 30 - December 14, 2019

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: See You On The Flipside
September 8 - November 25, 2018

FEMALE TROUBLE
June 9 - July 28, 2018

TERRI LOEWENTHAL: Psychscapes
March 2 - May 19, 2018

VECINOS
October 27, 2017 - January 20, 2018

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life 2
April 7 - May 26, 2018

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014