Presented by the FOR-SITE Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust, Home Land Security was exhibited from September to December of 2016. This Art in the Park Centennial exhibition invited visitors to the decommissioned coastal batteries Godfrey, Boutelle, and Marcus Miller, the Nike Missile Administrative Office (Building 1648) and the Chapel at Fort Winfield Scott.

The exhibition featured 18 contemporary artists and collectives from 12 countries around the world, including China, Cuba, Israel, Iran, Syria, South Korea, Vietnam, Poland, South Africa and the United States, providing a global perspective on the themes of home, safety, and defense. These new and recent works respond to these themes through a variety of media ranging from sound, to performance, to video. Together, they offer an opportunity to reflect on the varied and complex narrative of national security, including the physical and psychological borders we create, protect, and cross in its name. As a historic military site, Fort Scott offers a unique setting and rich context for these artworks. Some of the historic areas were opened to the public for the first time.

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Banner image by Nina Dietzel

Participating artists:

Shiva Ahmadi
Tammam Azzam
Tirtzah Bassel
Yashar Azar Emdadian
Al Farrow
Díaz Lewis (Alejandro Díaz-Perera and Cara Megan Lewis)
Liza Lou
Mandana Moghaddam
Trevor Paglen
Shahpour Pouyan
Michele Pred
The Propeller Group (Matt Lucero, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, and Phunam)
Do Ho Suh
Bill Viola
Krzysztof Wodiczko
Yin Xiuzhen