The 34th edition of The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show will welcome artist Ralph Ziman’s traveling exhibition, The Casspir Project, and the presentation of SPOEK 1, an 11-ton decommissioned, apartheid-era Casspir vehicle that has been restored and reclaimed. SPOEK 1 was completed in collaboration with artisans from Zimbabwe and the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, who used 70 million brightly-colored glass beads to turn the symbol of tyranny into a spectacularly adorned sculpture that represents humanity and creativity.

This marks the first time The Casspir Project will be presented in Northern California. Ziman is known for his work that interrogates human rights issues such as apartheid, the overmilitarization of police, and state violence. SPOEK 1 is the central part of Ziman’s The Casspir Project series, which also comprises installation, photography and film. The work will be located at the entry inside the fair where it can be viewed February 21-23, 2020 during fair hours.

SPOEK 1 will be showcased alongside significant textile and indigenous works from artisans in Africa, Asia, Indonesia, Oceania and North America. For the first time, audiences will be treated to both the 34th edition of The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show and The 36th American Indian Art Show, all under the same roof.

The Casspir Project is about remembering the past, so as not to repeat it in the future. It’s an important message that I think needs to be presented to as many audiences as possible and I’m thrilled to be able to showcase it for the first time in Northern California.

-Ralph Ziman

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Show Hours:
Opening Preview
Friday, February 21 | 2pm – 8pm

Weekend Show Hours:
Saturday, February 22 | 11am – 7pm
Sunday, February 23 | 11am – 5pm

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123

Ticket Prices:
Single Day Pass: $20
Multi-Day Pass: $30
Opening Preview: $75
Tickets are available for purchase on the SF Tribal & Textile Art Show Site or at the door.

Media Contact:
Lainya Magaña, A&O PR

Programming Contact:
Cindy Schwarzstein
The Rendon Gallery