June 2, 2010
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Artist and Community Panel Discussion
Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 2-4 p.m.
Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny, 3rd Fl.
This mural, done in collaboration with Adopt-An-Alleyway youth volunteers, is a montage of images generated by interviews with local residents and the history of Wentworth Street. An accompanying audio installation intermingles excerpts from the interviews with distinct sounds from the neighborhood
Collecting and displaying donated photographs and childhood memories via projections, paintings, and mixed media works, Cynthia Tom has transformed the vacant storefront into Chinatown’s Childhood Memory Shop. The community is invited to share their own childhood memories of Chinatown, which will be incorporated into the evolving installation.
Celebrating the famous Chinese poem “Eulogy on My Humble Abode” by Liu Yuxi, Hui-Ying Tsai’s installation recreates an imaginary living space covered with an abundance of artificial flowers. A traditional style mountain scene, along with the poem written in Chinese and English, surround the contemporary tableaux.
This collaborative project, installed in two neighboring storefront windows, combines Yumei Hou’s intricate paper cutouts of traditional Chinese motifs with Jiang Xueman’s scrolling video of a refashioned Chinese lunar calendar.
Niana Liu The artist has converted an empty storefront into a simulated Chinese restaurant ironically offering only three entrees: 1. Cheap and good. (slow) 2. Cheap and fast. (crappy) and 3. Good and fast (expensive).
This mural, based on the popular Chinese folk tale “One Hundred Children,” incorporates animated images of local children running, jumping, and playing. Staged on a bright red background and spanning nearly 32 feet, the figures signify the good fortune and abundance brought to the community though its youth.