Present Tense 2019: Task of Remembrance

When 27 Apr 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
Where CCC Visual Art Center
750 Kearny St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 2PM – 4PM

Chinese Culture Center (CCC) presents the latest iteration of its Present Tense Series 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 work 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, art collectives, and arts organization include the Asian American Arts Centre, 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.

The Present Tense series is a biennial group exhibition that fosters discussion and provides a survey on current issues and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Present Tense promotes robust artistic dialogue around issues relevant to the community with Chinese, Chinese diasporic, and non-Chinese local artists. Previous Present Tenseexhibits include: New Urban Legend: Resistance of Space (2017), Future Perfect (2015), and Chinese Character (2009).

Present Tense 2019: Task of Remembrance is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Mayor’s Office Community Challenge Grants, San Francisco Foundation, Grants for the Arts.

Image courtesy of the organizer.

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