THIS IS NOT AN EXHIBITION AT THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM

Thursday, July 26 from 5-9 pm

Join 28 local artists in a friendly takeover of the Asian Art Museum for a one night art party/carnival.  Performances, happenings, museum store mini solos exhibitions, participatory projects, screenprinting on quesadillas with Kim Chee, Asian-American Karaoke Lounge, dress up like an Asian fruit, or sing and drink at the Super Disco Chino, you can do it all if you just come.  Thursday, July 26 5-9pm.

As a forum for alternative programming, Spacebi reimagines the museum as a collective artist studio.  Be a part of Spacebi, create new artworks, and join us for the “official” celebration of a year worth of artist projects, creative collaborations, and off-the-record experiments all inspired by the Asian. COME PLAY!

Stay informed and RSVP on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/135072123297034/

Participating Artists
Michael Namkung
Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama
Adria Otte
Justin Hoover
Derek Chung
Amy Ho
Brandon Drew Holmes
Charlene Tan
Great Tortilla Conspiracy ℅ Scott Tsuchitani
Raymond Wong
Zina Al Shukri
Kim Anno
Ricardo Rivera
Jackie Im
Aaron harbour
Julie Chang
Tina Takemoto
Stephanie Syjuco
Juan Luna Avin
Pablo Cristi
Kathy Aoki
Erik Scollon
Kevin Chen
Johanna Poethig
Misa Inaoka
Ranu Mukherjee

The PROGRAM

PERFORMANCES

5:30 pm
ENSŌ by Michael Nankung (Front steps, outside the museum)

 6:30 pm
TATHAGATA (THE PROCESS SUTRA) by Justin Hoover (Main staircase)

7:30 pm
ENSŌ by Michael Nankung Ground Floor (South Court)

8:30 pm
FOUND AND LOST by Jose Navarrete and Debby Kaijiyama with Adria Otte Ground Floor (North Court)

DOCENT TOURS AND OTHER GALLERY EXPERIENCES

6:30 pm
PHANTOMS OF ASIA DOCENT TOUR Ground Floor (South Court, meet at the information desk)

6:45 pm
MUSEUM STORE MINI SOLO EXHIBITIONS DOCENT TOUR Ground Floor (South Court, meet at the information desk)

7:00 pm
THE MUSEUM: HOMAGE TO WYLODEAN VAUGHN GOODEN  by Brandon Drew Holmes
Ground Floor (South Court, meet at the information desk)

 8:00 pm
THE CLASS: NOTES ON THE CONTEMPORARY FOR COLLECTION (AFTER ARAYA RADSJARMREARNSOOK) by Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour

ALL NIGHT

 ENTRANCE (Ground Floor)
MEMOIRS OF BJÖRK-GEISHA Video by Tina Takemoto and Jennifer Parker, Intervention at SFMOMA, 2006

NORTH COURT (Ground Floor)
ASIAN AMERICAN KARAOKE PROJECT  by Derek Chung (with music by The Invisible Cities, Bantercut and Goh Nakamura)

 SUPER DISCO CHINO by Juan Luna-Avin

CAFÉ ASIA (Ground Floor)
FLICKERING OBJECTS OF ASIA by Kim Anno

MUSEUM STORE (Ground Floor)
MUSEUM STORE MINI SOLO EXHIBITIONS
The Asian Art Museum store features mini exhibitions by eleven local artists

SAMSUNG HALL (Second Floor)

DJ VIN SOL

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT by Amy Ho

FANTASTICAL LANDSCAPE COLLAGES by Raymond Wong

DRAWING A SO-CALLED ASIAN DRAWING YOU by Zina Al-Shukri

THE GREAT TORTILLA CONSPIRACY with Scott Tsuchitani

LOGGIA (Second Floor)

 SELF, TIME, REFLECT by Ricardo C. Rivera

 ART AND COMMUNITY  TABLES Asian Contemporary Art Consortium, Chinese Cultural Center, AsteriskSF, API Cultural Center, Filipino American Arts Exposition, Nihomachi Street Fair, Retrofit Republic,  and Hyphen Magazine

 

Short Description 

PERFORMANCES

Ensō by Michael Namkung
An interdisciplinary artist drawing from the language of sports training and athletic performance, Michael Namkung will perform a physical drawing of an Ensō. For this Matcha, the work will be performed twice in two different locations and under different conditions, once outside in the front of the museum and once inside the museum until the performer succumbs to physical exhaustion.

Self, Time, Reflect by Ricardo C. Rivera
Rivera captures images of “himself” in and around the museum using a specially modified flat-bed scanner. Wearing a reflective mylar suit, the artist will reflect visible light with photons bouncing off of artifacts, artworks, patrons, and the architecture, in essence remove himself from the scene, become invisible while abstracting the surrounding environment.

Tathagata (The Process Sutra) by Justin Hoover
Tathagata is a paradoxical name for the Buddha that means both one who has thus gone (tathā-gata) and one who has thus come (tathā-āgata). This performance is about coming and going and the struggle inherent with spiritual practice, here transmuted to physical Sisyphean labor.

Found and Lost by Jose Navarrete, Debby Kajiyama, and Adria Otte
Lost and Found is a dance performance created and performed by Navarrete and Kajiyama and is composed within the confines of a sculptural costume by Liz Harvey. Live musical accompaniment performed by Adria Otte.

DOCENT TOURS AND OTHER GALLERY EXPERIENCES

 The Class: Notes on the Contemporary for the Collection (after Araya Radsjarmrearnsook) by Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour
This performance/lecture considers definitions of the Contemporary and will be presented using the Asian Art Museum’s collection, in an effort to invert the museum’s institutional voice. The lecture will be in part culled from responses to a questionnaire by Hal Foster originally printed in October magazine as well as an expanded/revised version of this questionnaire initiated by the Asia Art Archive to address the “particular perspectives in and of Asia,” published in Asia Art Archive’s online journal Field Notes.

The Museum: Homage to Wylodean Vaughn Gooden by Brandon Drew Holmes
This guided tour of the museum will be accompanied by poets Janey Smith and Tom Comitta. “In my childhood I spent a lot of time with my grandmother. A poet and art lover, she placed her love and loves into me. The museum was the center of our world… all my best memories come from there and involve her.”

Museum Store Mini Solo Exhibitions Docent Tours
Asian Art Museum docent Lydia Zane gives visitors an up close and personal discussion-led tour of the 11 mini solo exhibitions in the Museum Store. 

ALL NIGHT FUN

Drawing a So-Called Asian Drawing You by Zina Al-Shukri
Would you like a portrait of yourself created by a very talented artist? Well, you may have to work for it. Take home a portrait of yourself, but there is a catch, you have to draw the artist drawing you. Stick figures welcome.

Fantastical Landscape Collages by Raymond Wong
Visitors will have the opportunity to create their own collages using old brochures, catalogs and posters provided by the Asian Art Museum. This activity will use the Phantoms of Asia subtext: “contemporary awakens the past” to guide the creation of new work!

Asian American Karaoke Project by Derek Chung
Sing along to unique karaoke videos featuring music by independent Asian American musicians who are not commonly represented in karaoke rooms. Each video uses footage from the filmmaker’s childhood, growing up in an immigrant family in Ohio, which provides a parallel narrative about the experience of engaging with mainstream American society. The project will expand and continue, by collecting additional videos by other filmmakers, to create a library of karaoke videos by and for Asian Americans.

Super Disco Chino by Juan Luna-Avin
Classic Iberoamerican pop music interpretations of Asian cultures (1957 – 2008) is a compilation of well-known and obscure recordings performed by singers and bands from Spanish-speaking countries that derive inspiration from a variety of Asian cultures.

The Great Tortilla Conspiracy with Special Guest Artist Scott Tsuchitani
The Great Tortilla Conspiracy, a collective based on food, has asked master of disguise Scott Tsuchitani to join them in creating a Pop-Asian-Mexican-Fusion-Food-Art for the 21st Century… somehow involving Hoisin Sauce and kimchi.

Flickering Objects of Asia by Kim Anno
In this video, objects from the collection of Asian Art Museum flickering in their new-found liberation from their plexi-box prisons. This fervent film captures the reflection of weapons, fierce aspect statues, and Buddha’s in Mylar surfaces.

You Are What You Eat by Amy Ho
A collection of food costumes are available for visitors to try on, stage, and take photos. Additional costumes will be wandering the grounds of the museum during the length of the event, keep your eyes peeled.

Fortune Rain by Charlene Tan
In this surprising sculpture Tan explores the mythology of the dragon, serving as a symbol of strength prosperity, and the binary of good and evil.

Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha Video by Tina Takemoto and Jennifer Parker
Takemoto and Parker presented this guerilla performance during the opening of Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint at SFMOMA in 2006. The exhibition featured works depicting Barney and Björk as “occidental guests” on a Japanese whaling ship where they dress in elaborate fur kimonos, participate in tea ceremony, erotically slice each other’s legs off, and transform into whales. In response, Takemoto (aka Björk-Geisha) and Parker (aka Matthew-Whaler) offered unsolicited performances of fan dancing, lip synching, samurai whaling, and chopstick hara-kiri amidst crowds of confused viewers and gallery guards who couldn’t determine whether they were part of the hired entertainment or not.

Museum Store Mini Solo Exhibitions

The Asian Art Museum store features mini exhibitions by eleven local artists including Kathy Aoki, Julie Chang, Kevin Chen, Pablo Cristi, Misako Inaoka, Juan Luna-Avin, Ranu Mukherjee, Johanna Poethig, Erik Scollon, Stephanie Syjuco, and Tina Takemoto.

 

3 Responses to “THIS IS NOT AN EXHIBITION AT THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM”

  1. I would like to attend the event tonight with one other guest. I am a practicing artist and am very interested in JPop n Asian culture in general………please let me know if I can attend tonight. Thanks, Ester

  2. […] This month’s Matcha was the culmination of a year-long “unofficial residency” project at the museum by artist Imin Yeh called SpaceBi.  For this event, Yeh invited more than two dozen APA and local artists to participate, which is unprecedented in that it is close to two dozen more than are typically invited by the museum. (Action-packed event Program here) […]

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