01SJ

3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Graffiti Research Lab @ Anno Domini

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design

Anno Domini presents
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Graffiti Liquidation Sale!” a conceptual exhibition by Graffiti Research Lab
Festival hours: Tue. – Fri. 12 pm – 7 pm
Fri. ’til late
Sat. 12 pm – 5 pm

The United States of America is going out of business! But here at the U.S. Department of Homeland Graffiti, we want to turn this moment of national embarrassment and hard times into real savings for you and your family. From June 4th through the 28th, the U.S.D.H.G and the Graffiti Research Lab are liquidating all confiscated, high-tech graffiti artifacts and tools, expunged evidence, court exhibits, anti-graffiti technology and office furnishings, priced to sell. So grab a handful of Euros or Mao Bucks and head on down to Anno Domini located between U.S. Routes 101 and 280 in Silicon Valley, California. Don’t miss out on these sub-prime deals, because just like our empire, bargains of this nature won’t last forever! Offer void in Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and North Dakota. Local sales tax and service charges may apply.

The Graffiti Research Lab is dedicated to outfitting graffiti writers, artists, pranksters and protesters with open source tools for urban communication. The goal of the G.R.L. is to technologically empower individuals to creatively alter their surroundings on the scale of advertisers, corporations and the state in order to reclaim public space from both authoritarian and consumer culture. GRL Weapons of Mass Defacement (WMDs) are the result of numerous grants, awards and commissions from rogue governments, educational institutes and arts organizations. They have shown their work on five continents and will be featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Tate Modern in London and the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in 2008. Their first documentary video, “GRL: The Complete First Season”, recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. They have been featured in or contributed to publications, books and other mass media, like the New York Times, Time Magazine, Time Asia, The Taipei Times, Excelsior, Time Out New York, the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Wired, Il Corriere Della Sera, NBC, ABC, CNN, Boingboing.net, Digg.com and on the front page of Youtube. But more importantly, thousands of ubiquitous, clandestine agents have been trained, via the web, to use GRL tools and techniques to create their own public interventions all over the world. Graffiti Research Lab splinter cells have formed in Amsterdam, Vienna, Barcelona, Toronto, Tijuana, Hong Kong, Taipei, Minneapolis and Australia and the GRL NYC is honored to be New York’s elected representative to the U.S. Department of Homeland Graffiti. The GRL is a Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) production headquartered in the County of Kings: Brooklyn, NY. We are the GRL and we approve of this message.

Artist’s Reception: First Friday, June 6th, 2008
from 8pm ’til late
free and open to the public

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Friday, noon – 7pm; Saturdays, noon – 5pm
Exhibit on view through June 28th, 2008

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
366 S 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 271-5155
http://www.galleryAD.com