"WOMEN我們: From Her to Here" Closing Party

Friday, December 17, 5-7 PM

Join us for the closing reception of WOMEN: From Her to Here, an exhibition that explores agency and belonging in queer Asian communities.


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Fri, December 17, 2021 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

Chinese Culture Center 750 Kearny St, 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94108

Celebrate with the artists at the closing reception for WOMEN我們: From Her to Here. This event will be held indoors with light refreshments available. Cantonese interpretation will be available. In-person attendees MUST wear face masks and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Go to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/ to acquire a digital vaccine record. WOMEN我們: From Her to Here is an art exhibition and series of public programs that explores agency and belonging in queer and feminist communities. As API queer cultural production exists in a unique, yet overlooked, space between mainstream queer discourse and Asian cultural identities, “From Here to Here” presents feelings and experiences rooted in the nonbinary, where individuals are given the freedom to define who they are, what their safe spaces are like, and what their communties can be. Beyond sexuality, “From Her to Here” presents ‘queerness’ as a sensibility and a way to interpret and question our surroundings. Bringing together artistic projects and archives from queer and feminist artists and activists, the exhibition affirms the importance of cultivating safe physical and psychological spaces as a way to preserve queer and feminist creativity and cultural growth.

Artists include Brad Walrond, Tina Takemoto, Madeleine Lim, Chelsea Ryoko Wong, Heesoo Kwon, Nicole Pun, Queer Reads Library x Mixed Rice Zines, Chen Han Sheng, Yao Hong, Huang Meng Wen, and Luka Yuanyuan Yang + Carlo Nasisse.

This is CCC’s third iteration of WOMEN我們 (a Mandarin homophone meaning both ‘women’ and ‘we’). The ongoing series is a platform to explore feminism, gender diversity, and sexual equality. Previous iterations explored feminist visual culture in China and symbols of power in Chinatown. Acknowledgements WOMEN is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Wells Fargo Foundation, California Arts Council, San Francisco Community Challenge Grants, San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, California Humanities, and CCC Contemporaries.