Inspired by artist Song Dong's investigations of family, consumerism, and the small meditative moments that punctuate an ordinary life, Daily Lives is a group exhibition borne out of a collaboration between YBCA's Community Engagement Department and the Chinese Culture Center. Featuring the mixed media work of local Asian-American artists, Daily Lives examines the reality and occasional sublimity of everyday existence through a variety of sensory experiences. Recent works by Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Cynthia Tom, Jennifer Ewing, Liu Xianbiao, Imin Yeh, and Stella Zhang will be on display, and an array of workshops and demonstrations will be free and open to the public throughout the run of Song Dong's exhibition Dad and Mom, Don't Worry About Us, We Are All Well. Check YBCA.org for updates on hosted artist workshops and demonstrations inside the Room for Big Ideas (RBI).
Song Dong: Dad and Mom, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well
Feb 26-June 12
701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Main Galleries
Born in Beijing in 1966, Song Dong has been a significant figure in the development of Chinese conceptual art since the early 1990s. His practice incorporates performance, photography, projection, video, and installation, paying careful attention to the social and spiritual implications of China’s rapid development.
The centerpiece of Song Dong: Dad and Mom, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well is the much heralded, large-scale installation Waste Not comprised of over 10,000 items ranging from pots and basins to blankets, bottle caps, toothpaste tubes, and stuffed animals collected by the artist’s mother over the course of more than five decades, beginning with the Cultural Revolution. This installation has been shown at prestigious venues across Asia, Europe and North America since it was first created in 2005, but YBCA will be the first venue to present Waste Not in a larger context of Song Dong’s work focusing on his family.
415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org
Room for Big Ideas: FREE
Tue-Wed: 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Thu-Sat: 12:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
FREE first Tuesday: 12:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Official Website: http://ybca.org/content/daily-lives
Added by ybcapr on February 9, 2011