701 Mission St
San Francisco, California 94103

Presented by the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the opening of Dad and Mom, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well, a solo exhibition by Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong. Tour the exhibition, sip cocktails and enjoy musical entertainment by San Francisco-based electronic artist Jonas Reinhardt, who looks to the analog sounds, organic atmospheres and hypnotic rhythms of '70s pioneers such as Jean Michel-Jarre, Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream for inspiration.

Join San Francisco’s Chinese Culture Center in the Room for Big Ideas for Daily Lives, an interactive exhibition exploring everyday existence through a variety of sensory experiences. Bring your treasured objects, scraps of material and little mementos to be repurposed as part of the work Discarded Repairs by Cynthia Tom and Jennifer Ewing. Explore the powerful sense of smell by collaborating on a scent to be included in the piece Close to Home by Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik.

Admission ticket includes entry to win prizes from Blue Turtle Spa and local restaurants. Plus, fortune cookies and party surprises from the Asian Heritage Street Celebration!

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.

Public Info:
415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org

Official Website: http://ybca.org/song-dong

Added by ybcapr on February 7, 2011

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