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Keywords School at YBCA
Xu Tan

Keywords School at YBCA is the San Francisco iteration of an interactive multimedia installation by Chinese artist Xu Tan that was launched in 2005 and has been previously presented in Beijing; Sittard, Holland; New York; and at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Xu Tan’s work deals with the hidden motivations and intentions of individuals through a high-tech analysis of their vocabulary. Searching for Keywords began with interviews of different groups of people who are active in Chinese society. The recorded interviews were then carefully analyzed and 100 keywords were identified based on meaning (social values), frequency (repetition), sensitivity (political) and popularity (trendiness). These keywords reveal the values and motivations of contemporary Chinese society, they give a pulse of the current social climate and present an insight into the collective social consciousness of China. Keywords School at YBCA will be in session during the first four weeks of the installation. Please visit www.ybca.org for more details about times and dates.

Xu Tan

Keywords School at YBCA – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Gallery 3

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Added by ybcapr on August 10, 2009

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