The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is pleased to present 3650/衣錦還鄉 , an exhibition through a local journalist’s lens that tells a story about a Chinatown Single Room Occupancy resident and his American Dream.
Join a public presentation on a new art and open space project, “Sunrise,” opening to the public in 2016. The new hub will include landscaping and seating integrated with a public art installation on the pedestrian bridge, connecting landmark Portsmouth Square and the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown.
Social Botany – Keywords Lab • San Francisco is an ongoing art and social practice project in 2015-2016 at 41 Ross in Chinatown, organized by the Chinese Culture Center with internationally renowned artist Xu Tan. Social Botany studies the social meanings given to plants through the wider context of social change of migration, urbanization, gentrification, and globalization. The project will delve deep into different communities in the Bay Area, especially the Chinese immigrant community, to unearth individual perceptions of botany, as well as the connection of plants and human activities.
Tanja Geis and Jonathan Wallraven returned to Chinatown to paint their new murals in the alleyways of Commercial and Ross. The two artists interpreted their own understandings about the local democratic movements and presented with their own signature-style paintings.
Explore crossing and immigration at historic Ross Alley! Join us for “Liminal Space/Crossings”, a community-engaged public art project led by Bay Area artist, Summer Mei Ling Lee. The installation is based on Lee’s year-long research on stories from Chinatown residents