How to Think and Work Like an Artist: A Conversation with artist Fang Lu and Present Tense
41 Ross Alley, San Francisco Chinatown
The idea of being an artist, is more than a profession. It is about a type of attitude and way of thinking, which is important within the art field, and it is also something can be carried out in our life and into other professions. That is to say it is important to think like an artist, no matter what kind of work you will continue after the school. The talk will open conversation with the students on what are some of these qualities and ideas of “being an artist”. Fang Lu graduated from San Francisco Art Institute, a 2009 Present Tense artist, is also co-founder of the Video Bureau in Guangzhou.
Program is hosted by the Chinese Culture Center in conjunction with the current Present Tense exhibition. On June 18, the Asian Art Museum will host a screening and conversation between artist Fang Lu and Herb Tam to discuss the process of image making, and Fang Lu’s work, No World.
Present Tense: Future Perfect
Visual Art Center
750 Kearny St. 3rd Floor
About Fang Lu:
Fang Lu born in Guangzhou China in 1981. Now lives and works in Beijing. She is a 2009 Present Tense artist.
She received her BFA from Graphic Design department at School of Visual Art in New York in 2005, and MFA from the New Genres department at the San Francisco Arts Institute in 2007. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Boers-li Gallery, Beijing (2013); Pekin Fine Arts, Hong Kong (2013), Arrow Factory, Beijing (2012), Space Station, Beijing (2010), Borges Libreria Institute of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou (2011); and in group exhibitions such as the 28 Chinese in Rubell Family Collection Museum in Miami, My Generation in Tampa Museum (2014), On/Off in Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (2012), Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial (2012), CAFAM Future Exhibition (2012), We Remember the Sun in Walter & McBean Gallery in San Francisco (2008)
She is co-founder of Video Bureau, an independent video archive resource in Beijing and Guangzhou.