CCC invites you to join the thought-provoking conversation around art, institutional practices and social justice!
Presentations by:Dr. Margo Machida (Professor Emeritus of Art History and Asian and Asian American Studies at University of Connecticut)Dr. Jacqueline Francis (Chair of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts)Dr. Alpesh Kantilal Patel (Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at Florida International University)XianRui series artists: Zheng Chongbin, Adrian Wong, Summer Lee, Stella Zhang, and Beili Liu. Re-Model the Art Symposium is an auxiliary program of "XianRui: 10 Years." The symposium brings together thought leaders, top scholars, artists, and curators to reflect on current contemporary art practices as a means to define cultural and community spaces. The symposium format features pop-up presentations, critical conversation, and case study lectures to pursue a dialogue on how curatorial strategies act as a form of resistance, and as a mode to progressively shape and reshape art, the artist, and the art space.The symposium asks:How do you position or rethink Asian American art and culture in a transnational, global context?What role do cultural creators play in social consciousness?How do art institutions, largely dominated by white curators and leadership, resist and provide alternative and diverse narratives with cultural centers, community spaces?How do you, and is it possible to, re-model art practices?- Please visit our website for more, including speaker and artist bios. We encourage RSVPs through our Eventbrite. -About XianRui:CCC Artistic Director Abby Chen created the Xian Rui series a decade ago to highlight the work of underrecognized, mid-career Chinese/Chinese diasporic artists by curating their institutional solo exhibition. Xian Rui creates a platform to elevate the work of artists who deserve more critical attention and complicate the bounds of ‘Chinese Culture’ through supporting a range of artists’ approaches to conceptualizing and making work. Through the support of CCC, many of those artists have since grown in their professional careers and their creative practice.
XianRui: 10 Years runs from now until September 22nd at the Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor.
鮮鋭 XianRui: 10 Years is made possible by:
National Endowment for the Arts
San Francisco Arts Commission
The Fleishhacker Foundation
Additional Support by:
Grants for the Arts
The Zellerbach Family Foundation
Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund