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Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
750 Kearny St, 3rd Fl San Francisco
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Task of Remembrance
Apr 27 - Dec 21 2019 - 153 days left
Chinese Culture Center presents the latest iteration of its Present Tense Biennial with a group art exhibition that reflects on the complexity, gravity, and responsibility of remembering. Marking the thirtieth year since the global, cultural, and political upheavals of 1989, including the student protests in Tiananmen Square, the Loma Prieta Earthquake, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Present Tense 2019: Task of Remembrance looks broadly at struggles for freedom, the weight of history, and the ways artists and their communities build and engage with memory. The exhibition’s artists are working together to explore the responsibility of remembering, especially in light of threats to democratic forms of government, rising global xenophobia, the impact of regressive policies on the lives of migrants and refugees, and the retrenchment of systematic violence and racism, Working in a variety of media from sculptural installation to experimental film, participating artists and art collectives—seven of whom are local to the Bay Area--include Sofía Córdova, Yan Jun, Hung Liu, Ming Mur-ray, Lam Tung-pang, Related Tactics, Xu Tan, Tina Takemoto, Jenifer Wofford, Gao Xia, Li Xiaofei, Wu Yuren, and Stella Zhang.