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REVIEWS

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Art Institute

World Factory: 

Active Witness

CHEN CHIEH-JEN, Factory,• 2003•. Video still. Courtesy the artist.

Split into three segments across a three-month span, curator Hou Hanru's "World Factory" targets the outsourcing of manufacturing from "First World" to "Third World" countries and the ramifications of this process. 'Active Witness" is the theme of the first segment, followed by "Resistance and Dreams" and "Making Our Place." The 80-odd artists and groups from around the world included over the span of the exhibition work in diverse media and disciplines and, significantly, work within…

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