Wesley Tongson: The Journey presents the artistic development and journey of the significant Hong Kong ink artist. This highlight in our fall season will exhibit 23 works, some never before seen.
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is pleased to partner with UNTITLED Art Fair, San Francisco. For 2019, we are excited to feature works by Hong Chun Zhang at our booth (A21), as well as presenting a special project by Kuang-Yu Tsui.
XianRui (Fresh and Sharp) Artist Excellence series is a signature CCC program that has highlighted exceptional but under-recognized artists of Chinese descent. The 10 Year anniversary celebrates this unique platform that has supported artists at critical junctures in their careers.
Join CCC and the community panelists for the announcement of the winner of 2 round trip tickets to Hong Kong courtesy of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is pleased to feature artworks by Bay Area artist Zheng Chongbin at our booth and public program by Collective Action Studio in UNTITLED Art Fair, San Francisco.
Peace Movements Culmination is a celebration event of a 10-week long evolving installation produced by Collective Action Studio and collaborating artists. On display will be a dozen hands of healers and fighters depicted in video projection and cast in plaster forming an array of mudra and fists.
A contemporary art exhibition by Summer Mei-ling Lee inspired by the untold story of the Chinese American diaspora, and the role of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ efforts in repatriating dislocated Chinese bodies back home.
Resilient | Five Years Legacies of Placemaking looks back on projects from the past five years organized by Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) that addresses the organization’s artistic transformation of both public and gallery spaces.
FREE TRADE features artists and designers who examine the geopolitical history of the movement of goods across the Pacific Ocean, and propose a more socially just, ecological global supply chain.
“Present Tense 2017- New Urban Legend: Resistance of Space” features four international site-specific projects that engage with local communities in an exploration of urban spaces and the issues embedded within them includes virtual reality, video, photography, and objects.
Ringing in the Year of the Rooster, Martial Spirit is a first of its kind martial arts celebration presented by the Chinese Culture Center (CCC) featuring an exhibition, performances, documentation and community workshops.
Humanimal is an interactive design exhibition exploring human-animal relationships by Xiaoxiao Zeng, winner of the 2016 Red Dot Design Award. With movement and sound, we humans will use the language of animals to communicate and share perspectives.
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is pleased to present Mind Flows With Brush — part of Episode, a continuing series of exhibitions featuring guest curators, collectors, and community organizations as a means of expanding CCC’s existing programmatic rhetoric.
Retrieved回 is a photography exhibition at two sites, a unique collaboration and partnership between the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) and SF Camerawork. The Chinese character in the title“回” (hui) means return, turn around, revolve. Both exhibition sites will provide complementary narratives of a multitude of stories, as told by 3 artists, capturing personal, human, and living portraits of China in the last century.
Francisco (CCC) is pleased to present an ink intervention, Pop-Up: Es, ergo cogito a site-specific sumi ink installation at the CCC Visual Art Center.
The temporary pop-up features artist Jonathan Wallraven who creates an immersive experience for viewers to explores ink and re-imagine possibilities for the medium.
Social Botany – Keywords Lab • San Francisco is an ongoing art and social practice project in 2015-2016 at 41 Ross in Chinatown, organized by the Chinese Culture Center with internationally renowned artist Xu Tan. Social Botany studies the social meanings given to plants through the wider context of social change of migration, urbanization, gentrification, and globalization. The project will delve deep into different communities in the Bay Area, especially the Chinese immigrant community, to unearth individual perceptions of botany, as well as the connection of plants and human activities.
The Chinese Culture Foundation’s Visual Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, featuring the talents of emerging artists of Asian descent, selected from Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) programs in the Bay Area. Noted critic and educator Glen Helfand has guest curated the upcoming exhibition along with the Visual Art Center’s team. Six artists, J Kung Dreyfus/Tanja Geis/Chiyomi McKibbin/Minji Sohn/Haisu Tian/Jingwei Qiu are exhibiting in Present Tense.
The Chinese Culture Foundation’s Visual Art Center is pleased to present Shanghai based artist Lu Chuntao (陆春涛) for his first US solo exhibition, Mind Traveling: Ink Art of Lu Chuntao (臥遊：陸春濤的水墨藝術), curated by University of California, San Diego professor of Asian Art History, Theory and Criticism, Kuiyi Shen. Professor Shen was invited to guest curate the exhibition under the Visual Art Center’s Episode series, which opens the exhibition space to visiting artists and curators showcasing diverse views of Chinese culture and art.
Featuring “Curiosity Box Documentary” by Lam Tungpang, “Elegy” by Summer Mei Ling Lee, “Making of Lure” and “Red Thread” by Beili Liu; “Moth” by Muxi, “0-Viewpoint” by Stella Zhang.
All videos except “Moth” and “Elegy” are original productions of Chinese Culture Foundation.
The Chinese Culture Foundation is excited to announce our 6th Annual XianRui (Fresharp) Artist in Excellence: Summer Mei Ling Lee. As the Xian Rui artist of 2014, Summer Lee will debut in multiple locations throughout the year.
Leading Artist: Xu Tan Collaborating Artist: Justin Hoover Partner Organization: Chinatown Community Development Center Partial Funded by Arts & Communities: Innovative Partnerships (ACIP) Of San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Youth Participants: Alex Huang, Angela, Alice, Emily, Minxin, Lisa, Yayi, Winnie, Rebecca, Jessica Huang Project Inception Day: 2005 Previous Cities: Cowin, Qingdao, China Location One, New York, USA Sittard, Holland Guangzhou, China Stockholm, Sweden Venice Biennale, Italy.
A Taiwanese artist, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s mature work, which incorporates styles over the course of his career, calligraphy, splashes of acrylic, and found materials such as sheets of plastic, and is an abstract style that doesn’t fit neatly into any category of Chinese, Asian or Western. At first glance, this approach does not seem particularly innovative. However, it is precisely these techniques and artistry that Fong, now into his eighties and still a prolific painter, has set the stage for abstract Chinese art throughout his career.
The Curiosity Box is an experiment originated in Lam Tung-pang’s apartment during his recent artist residency in the US. The project reflects the artist’s attempt to turn his living space into a creative lab for documenting and sharing his internal psyche with the public.
The Moment for Ink is a group exhibition co-presented and co-organized by CCCArts of the Chinese Culture Foundation and San Francisco State University, curated by Abby Chen and Mark Johnson, collaborating and associating with the Asian Art Museum, Zhejiang Museum of China, and the Silicon Valley Asian Art Center. This project is made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Terra Foundation for American Art, as well as support from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Zellerbach Family Fund.
San Francisco- The Chinese Culture Foundation (CCF) is pleased to announce the launch of Episode, a new exhibition series. Episode features guest curators, collectors, artists, and community organizations that exhibit a broad view of diverse works in Chinese culture and art.
WOMEN 我們features video works, installation art, drawings, and paintings by a diverse array of female, male, and LGBTQ artists. Titled with the Mandarin-English homophone, WOMEN我們, meaning both ‘women’ and ‘we,’ the show evolved from a purely feminist exploration and expression of feminism in Chinese visual culture to go on to examine gay and transgender visibility, and sexual identity in China.
Orange Peel, Harbor Seal, Hyperreal, is the first solo exhibition in the Bay Area of the work of critically-acclaimed American artist Adrian Wong. The six new sculptural works, created specifically for the exhibition, excavate the similarities and parallels between the present architecture and design of San Francisco’s Chinatown and that of Hong Kong circa 1970.
On the Edge of Culture is a group exhibition that presents an experimental take on culture with interpretations from the 1.5 generation taking part in the contemporary Chinese art scene. The exhibit’s inclusion of 1.5 generation artists—artists having a foothold in two or more cultures—features Artist-in-Residence Carol Koffel, with Stella Zhang, Jiang Xueman, Liang Liting, Liu Yin, and a video exchange with Fei Contemporary Art Center in Shanghai.Carol Koffel has spent the last three months at the CCC as our inaugural Artist in Residence. In the show, she is challenged to incorporate community elements into her work and experiment with culture and 1.5 generation.
This year the CCC’s XianRui (Fresharp) series features the work of abstract ink painter Zheng Chongbin. The highly anticipated show is comprised of fifteen new and site-specific large scale pieces, which include both paintings and video projections
Stella Zhang is the featured artist of the 2010 Xian Rui (“Fresh & Sharp”) Artist Excellence Exhibition Series. The Exhibition Series is an annual solo exhibition curated by the Chinese Culture Center to showcase the work of exceptional but under-represented and under-recognized Chinese artist in America. In previous years the Series has featured artists such as installation artist Beili Liu from Austin, Texas and fiber Dora Hsiung from Boston, MA.
The CCC is proud to present Pat Tseng’s newest gallery exhibit, “Emblems of Ethereal Grace,” opening September 25, 2010. Timeless, exquisite and subtle, Pat Tseng’s work defies categorization: it is both jewelry and fine art. Her work has been exhibited in museums such as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, and also in retail venues ranging from Saks Fifth Avenue to the Smithsonian.
Her work combines contemporary craft and ageless artifact, using novel silk knotting techniques and patterns and integrating ancient Chinese jade, jewels, and carvings. The adornments in this particular exhibition represent the mature work of the artist at her best.
The Chinese Culture Center is proud to present the Xian Rui Artist Excellence Series. Xian Rui (translated from Mandarin as “Fresh and Sharp”) exudes the timing, content, and quality of work that the selected artists in this series aim to capture. Regardless of age, gender, and brand of technique, the featured artists’ exhibitions will ultimately showcase as both products and reflections of the evolving cross-cultural and transnational culture.
Thirty-one contemporary artists from the Bay Area and beyond interrogate the phenomenon that is modern Chinese culture in the Chinese Culture Center’s (CCC) Present Tense Biennial: Chinese Character exhibition. Presented in collaboration with Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) and guest curated by Kevin B. Chen, program director for Intersection for the Arts, the exhibition features a wide array of media including photography, video, painting, animation, sculpture and installation art displayed at both the Center’s downtown San Francisco gallery and in a number of satellite storefront windows throughout Chinatown.
The Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco kicks off its new Xin Rui (Fresh and Sharp) exhibition series featuring the work of prominent, emerging Chinese-American contemporary artists with “Lure惑”, a dramatic installation by Michigan-based artist Beili Liu. In her first Bay Area solo showing, Liu explores the Chinese myth of the invisible Red Thread that binds lovers by the ankle from birth. With each passing day, the thread pulls them closer until at last they find each other, overcoming distance and social and cultural divides.