The Chinese Culture Center and 41 Ross Artist-in-Residence Heesoo Kwon welcomes you to Leymusoom Sarang-bang Grand Opening!
This event’s namesake “Sarangbang” (사랑방, 舍廊房) references a study and leisure room located in Korean traditional houses that were designated only for men. However, when you take the Korean word apart, ‘sarang’ means love, and ‘bang’ means room. For the artist, the ‘Room of Love” emerges as a conceptual space for prospering feminism and queer fluidity through leisure and communal activities. On Friday April 15, join us at the “Sarangbang ” to explore a digital shrine of Chinatown small businesses, play time-travel ping pong, hang out by the shrimp BBQ, and be a part of the Leymusoom universe!
The 41 Ross Artist-in-Residence Program is an exchange platform for artists to develop new work and expand on community-based practices located in SF’s Chinatown. As a part of the artist’s ongoing practice “Leymusoom,” this ceremony is co-created with community members and is inspired by the urban conditions of the neighborhood, while also marking the midway point of Heesoo’s 3-month residency period. Follow the journey of Heesoo Kwon’s residency at 41 Ross, behind-the-scenes, and more: @41.ross.
Recognizing the neighborhood as a universe of converging connections and relationships , the artist brings together community members and Asian diaspora guest artists to celebrate our past, present and future with a communal ceremony.
5:00PM | Doors Open
5:00 – 7:30PM | Ceremony hosted by Heesoo Kwon
Shrimp Car March by Andrew Sungtaek Ingersoll and Oliver Hawk Holden (starting point at CCC)
Taste of Desire by Sun Park
Rhythmic Dances by Portsmouth Square Dance Club
Communal 3D Scanning by Heesoo Kwon
Hwa Performance by Hwa Records