So Touchy - Dissolve Issue 3 Launch
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Walter and McBean Galleries
800 Chestnut St

DISSOLVE is a volunteer-run online arts publication. Its mission is to be an open space where arts criticism and commentary is collaborative, personal, performative, unexpected, and divisive. 

Celebrating the release of their third volume Issue 3: Touch, DISSOLVE addresses the theme of haptics as it relates to specific sites, spaces, works, and their tangents. Join us for an informal discussion Revealing Touch: Conversations on Haptics in Art moderated by Christopher Squier. Contributors Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Alice Combs, and Joseph Dwyer will discuss their works in the forthcoming issue. Following the conversation, selections of the artwork and articles will be on display and refreshments will be served.


This event is part of series of open call events in conjunction with A Living Thing an interactive exhibition platform featuring programming developed in collaboration with members of the SFAI community: students, staff, faculty, and the general public. 

A Living Thing seeks to create space for common ground within our increasingly fractured civil discourse. Throughout its run, A Living Thing will offer a sanctuary for conversations, performances, debate, and acts of solidarity and resistance—through an open mic during all gallery hours, and this open call to students, artists, activists, citizens, residents, visitors, and others that wish to contribute to the life represented by the flag.

 SFAI invites participation in A Living Thing. Please visit to submit your ideas. 

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Image credit: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Slowly Slowly, detail, 2016, archival inkjet print on cotton fabric, hand sewn printed polyester and blue embroidery thread, 36 x 44”. Image courtesy of the artist.