Join world renowned contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Huan in conversation with Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu. Zhang’s colossal work Three Heads Six Arms (2008) will make its world premiere as the focal point of Joseph L. Alioto Performing Arts Piazza, which is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center, nestled between City Hall and the Asian Art Museum. Standing over 26 feet tall and weighing almost 15 tons, the copper sculpture is the artist’s largest work to date. Zhang, who is based in Shanghai, is widely regarded as one of the most influential and provocative contemporary artists working today. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this artist’s work against the backdrop of the Shanghai exhibition at the Asian Art Museum and the city-wide celebration of the San Francisco Shanghai Sister City 30th Anniversary. The program will be introduced by Director of Cultural Affairs Luis R. Cancel, Director of Cultural Affairs for the San Francisco Arts Commission, the sponsor of Zhang Huan’s public art project. Please note Mr. Zhang will speak in Chinese. English translation will be provided by Wang Xiaoyu.
Added by sfartscommission on April 27, 2010