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Fragile with Marta Dell’Angelo and Summer Mei Ling Lee

February 18, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Retrieved: The Art of Looking Back

On view Gallery

February 18 - March 13

Opening: 18 February, 6 pm (IIC 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 94102) Finissage: 13 March, 3 - 6 pm (CCC 750 Kearny St 3/F, San Francisco 94108)

Italian curator, Marina Pugliese, and CCC's Abby Chen have paired a Milan-based artist with a San Francisco Bay Area native whose respective visual practices have enough similarities and differences to build an engaging dialogue and question the nature of artistic collaboration.

Marta Dell’Angelo is an Italian artist who focuses her research on the relationships between the brain and the

Bay Area native Summer Mei Ling Lee explores images of her family as a prefiguring of the unknown.

The project kicks off with an exhibition jointly created by the two artists. The opening, which takes place in the IIC gallery space, will initiate a constellation of collaborative art actions throughout San Francisco’s urban setting, thus launching an ephemeral archive to document their month-long collaboration. The project will culminate in a concluding exhibition in Chinatown.

This exhibition is part of Mapping the City, a collaborative project promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) of San Francisco and curated by Marina Pugliese, which was conceived to further exchanges among Italian contemporary visual artists and their Bay Area counterparts. Its inherent goal is to broaden the compass of cultural initiatives – which are perhaps too often subject to the limits of an organization's specific communities. This project was therefore created as an extension outside the physical limits of the Italian Cultural Institute.

A collaboration between the IIC (Italian Cultural Institute) and the Chinese Culture Centre (CCC) of San Francisco


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