"Share the Square" Art Action Day in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter in San Francisco Chinatown

Updated: 4 days ago

"共享花園角"華埠“黑人的命也是命”藝術行動日


Video by filmmaker James Q Chan

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In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco held “Share the Square” mural and art action at Portsmouth Square, a central and one of the most historic parks, a gathering space and site for public demonstrations in SF Chinatown over the Juneteenth weekend.


The mural and art action at Portsmouth Square, a central and one of the most historic parks, a gathering space and site for public demonstrations in San Francisco Chinatown. To mark Juneteenth, a day that honors Black freedom and black resistance, this event is part of a nationwide weekend of action.



With artists Vida Kuang & Related Tactics leading two large scale bilingual murals at the Portsmouth Square, Over 200 people painted collectively & shared graphics and audio to show solidarity in-person and remotely. We will be sharing some submissions we received that were either posted or played on speakers during the event. The event was amplified through English and Chinese coverage from KQED, ABC7, KPIX5, Sing Tao TV, Sing Tao Daily, and World Journal.


為了致敬黑人自由日和黑人抵抗運動的六月節,舊金山中華文化中心主辦"共享花園角"華埠“黑人的命也是命”藝術行動日,與全國掀起的各類週末運動呼應。六月二十日的週末,在三番華埠的花園角廣場, 群眾們參與並共同創作大型壁畫,與“ Black Lives Matter” (黑人的命也是命)和華人社區站在一起,尋求種族正義。


活動當日,藝術家Vida Kuang鄺楚瑩和Related Tactics領導了兩幅大型雙語作品,與此同時,來自各界的藝術家和參與者也獻出了自己的一份力,以多種形式及語言對活動進行支持。

See below for documentations from “Share the Square,” alongside submissions including audio, artwork, and bilingual resources.


Video documented by SingtaoTV

視頻由星電視提供


Some of the murals participants created on the Art Action day:

部分參與者的創作:

Cardboards were also provided for participants to deliver their messages to the world:

活動現場也提供了紙板,參與者塗寫了他們想對外界傳達的信息:


Submissions from the Public


To show their solidarity, many participants also submitted and shared artworks remotely in various forms to support:

與此同時,公眾也提交了各類形式的作品以示支持:

To Your Assailant —Who Attacks Us All (A Rant in Progress) (Written in response to violent attacks against Asians during the Covid-19 crisis.)” “致攻击你们的人—他们在攻击我们所有人(正在进行中的咆哮 )(对新冠疫情中亚裔遭受的暴力攻击的回应)”

by Michael Warr 迈克尔·沃儿, translated by Chun Yu 俞淳

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"Say Her Name" by Artists group Theatre for Transformation

藝術家團體Theatre for Transformation作品:說出她的名字

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THE MAP 地圖 by Chun Yu 俞淳

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“Dear Brother,” created by Kayan Cheung-Miaw 張嘉欣 in English and traditional Chinese

雙語漫畫:親愛的弟弟


“Two Mothers,” a piece about#BLM and the Peter Liang/Akai Gurley case, created by Kayan Cheung-Miaw 張嘉欣 in English& and traditional Chinese

雙語漫畫:兩個母親

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“Let’s not forget we are of one race, The Human Race.”

“請時刻記住,全人類應團結一致”

Audio submitted by Cynthia Tseng

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Video submitted by Jessica Chin Foo:《After looking at a picture of an indiansisterwoman》by Ericka Huggins. Jessica Chin Foo詩朗誦。

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More messages submissions, captions in individual images:

文化中心也收到了來自各界的圖片設計作品及照片:


Bulletin board was also set up at the Portsmouth Square with bilingual resource submissions for the public:

公眾也提交了多個雙語資訊,活動現場設立了資訊板以供閱讀:


Press Coverage:

媒體報道:



KQED






ABC





KPIX5

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QonlGef9zIM



  1. SingtaoTV

  2. 喧嚣过后,华埠花园角的「艺术行动作品」https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zle6GSiD2G8





https://www.singtaousa.com/sf/446-灣區/2903404-「黑人的命也是命」+華埠辦公共藝術活動/




https://www.worldjournal.com/7005960/article-挺非裔平權-數十畫家華埠廣場創作/?ref=美西北_焦點新聞



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Thanks to the support by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Mayor's Office of Economic Workforce and Development, San Francisco Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, California Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities CARES Relief, San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and CCC Contemporaries. 



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