401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California 94102

The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and MISSION 17 present imPOSSIBLE!; an exhibition in two locations featuring eight renowned Chinese artists who engage absurdity and theatricality in video and photographic works that respond to recent socio-political and economic circumstances in China. The 8 Chinese Artists, Lu Chunsheng (Shanghai), Xing Danwen (Beijing), Ni Haifeng (Amsterdam), Zhu Jia (Beijing), Xu Zhen (Shanghai), Michael Zheng (San Francisco & Beijing), Yang Zhenzhong (Shanghai) and Shi Yong (Shanghai), engage strategies that include using humor that is slightly dark and often times ironic to create absurd or impossible scenarios. In a situation where radical change becomes an everyday experience, the artists found that by engaging these strategies they were able to create works that reconcile the past with the present and highlight the pace of contemporary life in China.

This exhibition is in two locations
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery @ 410 Van Ness St.
Wednesday- Saturday 12pm- 5pm
MISSION 17 @ 2111 Mission St., Suite 401
Wednesday- Saturday 1pm- 6pm

The opening reception for the MISSION 17 space is on February 13, 2009, 6-9pm.
The opening reception for the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery space is on February 20, 2009, 6-8pm.

Official Website: http://www.sfacgallery.org

Added by sfac gallery on January 9, 2009

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