Chinese Culture Center: Present Tense Biennial – Chinese Character .
Artists: Tamara Albaitis, Nancy Chan, Anita Wen-Shin Chang, Julie Chang, Thomas Chang, Sergio de la Torre, Cui Fei, Justin Hoover, Bu Hua, Arthur Huang, Suzanne Husky, Khiang H. Hei, Larry Lee, Sean Marc Lee, Liting Liang, Lucy Kalyani Lin, Ken Lo, Fang Lu, Maleonn, Elizabeth Moy, Ming Mur-Ray, Tucker Nichols, Nadim Sabella, Zachary Royer Scholz, Indigo Som, Charlene Tan, Patrick Tsai, Imin Yeh, Xudung Yu, David & Michelle Yun. Curated by Kevin B. Chen.
Comment by AB: Thirty-one artists from the Bay Area and beyond essay on contemporary Chinese culture. A fine exhibition all the way around, with high points including Suzanne Husky’s regimented rendition of workers in a Chinese factory interior, a column of blue and white porcelain bowls reaching to the ceiling by Larry Lee, a walk-through sound installation by (not sure), and to remind us of how much garbage we generate, a cornucopia of fast food restaurant throwaways set against two tall walls papered with Chinese restaurant take out menus (not sure who this one’s by either). Penty more good stuff too, and special added bonus– more art and installations appear in storefront windows throughout Chinatown. Definite go see.
We throw a lotta stuff away art (like it).
Sound installation art (like it).
Porcelain bowl art by Larry Lee (like it).
Factory worker art by Suzanne Husky (like it).
Art and photography.