Connie Zheng: Table to Farm

July 28 - September 15, 2022



41 Ross, SF Chinatown

July 28 - September 15, 2022

Thursday - Saturday 11 - 4PM

Free Admission


 

Connie Zheng: Cinematic Harvest - Food + Film Pairing


Thursdays, August 18th, August 25th, and September 1st 6-8PM

[RSVP HERE]


41 Ross Artist-in-Residence Connie Zheng presents Cinematic Harvests, a three-part screening series that will pair independent films centering food, restaurants and farming with small themed dishes that respond to each evening's film program!


Selected films range from documentaries to experimental shorts and emphasize familial relationships, ritual and labor, and movements through history, memory, fantasy and myth. Themes of love, tactility, and elastic time thread through the works as they transport viewers to home kitchens, ghostly restaurants and dreamy fields. Each screening will be roughly 40 to 60 minutes long and include films supported by Canyon Cinema, the Kadist Foundation and the Center for Asian American Media, including a screening of the Emmy-nominated film Bloodline and a Q&A with the filmmakers.


All screenings and food will be free to the public to join. Vegetarian options will be offered throughout our screening events. . Stay tuned on our social media @41.ross for more details about each screening!

 

As part of Connie’s residency at 41 Ross, she has developed a series public programs and an exhibition that engage visitors in critically (re)considering "farm to table" pathways through the lens of San Francisco Chinatown and a diasporic Asian perspective.


What does the journey from soil to grocery to plate to mouth look like when we center Chinatown — both literally and as an idea — and then conceptually expand outward?


How might this reframing help us to navigate historical and contemporary approaches to eating, farming, cooking, and the category of "food" more expansively?


In the newly 41 Ross space, the artist presents various works such as a wall-sized map tracing Asian farmworker history in California, a 'reading room' of literary works centered around diverse conceptualizations of "food" and eating, maps of Chinatown food businesses made in tandem with tourists and local residents alike, and a community pantry, among other works that will evolve over the course of the residency.


For future programming entails an experimental food and film screening series:

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Acknowledgments


41 Ross Community Art Space & the Artist-in-Residence Project are supported by:

San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Community Challenge Grant


General Support:


#StartSmall, Fleishhacker Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation

San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, CCC Contemporaries