SF Chinatown Keywords School with Xu Tan
“The Keywords Project is like a river, you don’t see where it begins or end. Only from time to time, some findings got thrown to the banks for you to see. Its happening is also like a river, here today and there tomorrow.”
San Francisco Chinatown Keywords edition has concluded in September 2015! View the final celebration.
Learn more about his new project in Chinatown at 41 Ross, Social Botany for 2015-2016.
Keep up with more news on Xu Tan on his website
San Francisco Chinatown Keywords School Presents Video Bureau: Sue Hui
It’s a school without predetermined goal, It’s a new public art space, the artist, you and all the classmates are all part of the process, through the discussion and dialogues, you are creating art.
San Francisco Chinatown Keywords School provides a space for our youth participants to meet, discuss, interview, and develop their art work and connection to community, with Xu Tan and other visiting artists.
We invite the public to visit and participate in the evolving exhibition on our public dates:
- April 29, 4-6pm Visiting Lecture from artist Sue Hui
- April 30, 4-6pm Workshop with artist Sue Hui
- May 8, 1-4pm, open house
- May 15, 1-4pm, open house
- May 22, 1-4pm, open house
- May 29, 1-4pm, open house
- June 6 11am – Keywords workshop with visiting artists
- June 13 11am – Keywords workshop with community youth
- June 27 11am – Workshop with Justin Hoover
- July 3, 1-4pm open house
- July 10, 1-4pm open house
- July 17, 1-4pm open house
- July 24, 1-4pm open house
- July 31, 1-4pm open house
More dates and visiting artists coming soon!
Please continue to visit our website www.c-c-c.org/keywords for updates on the progress of the project throughout the summer and for public viewing dates.
Keywords school is also open for viewing by appointment. Please contact Shudao Zhang, [email protected] to set up an appointment.
About San Francisco Chinatown Keywords School: Renowned international artist Xu Tan set up this multimedia art project in Chinatown, in collaborating with the Chinese Culture Foundation and Chinatown Community Development Center over the course of 2013-2014. The SF Chinatown Keywords School, in which he creates a participatory workshop for youth to create and collect “key words” from the community and to bring art into the streets of Chinatown that allow participants to explore art in their neighborhood, to develop social awareness about their surroundings, and to appreciate the unique social climate of Chinatown. Ten community youth will collaborate with Xu Tan to create an evolving exhibition in a pop-up gallery at Ross Alley from May-September.
Project is in partnership with Chinatown Community Development Center, funded by Arts & Communities: Innovative Partnerships of the San Francisco Arts Commission. General funding to the Chinese Culture Foundation provided by Grant for the Arts.
Special Thanks to: