Workshop on April 9th, 2014. Left to right: Alice, Winnie, Jessica, Rebecca, Angela, Abby, Xu Tan.
Democracy Workshop led by artist Angel Chan from Toronto on April 3, 2014.
“The Keywords Project is like a river, you don’t see where it begins or end. Only from time to time, some findings got thrown to the banks for you to see. Its happening is also like a river, here today and there tomorrow.”
San Francisco Chinatown Keywords edition has concluded in September 2015! View the final celebration.
Learn more about his new project in Chinatown at 41 Ross, Social Botany for 2015-2016.
Keep up with more news on Xu Tan on his website
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Title: San Francisco Chinatown Keywords School
Leading Artist: Xu Tan
Collaborating Artist: Justin Hoover
Partner Organization: Chinatown Community Development Center
Partial Funded by Arts & Communities: Innovative Partnerships (ACIP) Of San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC)
Youth Participants: Alex Huang, Angela, Alice, Emily, Minxin, Lisa, Yayi, Winnie, Rebecca, Jessica Huang
Keywords School (Ross Alley) Launch: April 3, 2014
San Francisco Launch Day: October 17, 2013
Project Inception Day: 2005
Previous Cities: Cowin, Qingdao, China
Location One, New York, USA
Venice Biennale, Italy
It’s a school without predetermined goal, It’s a new public art space, the artist, you and all the classmates are all part of the process, through the discussion and dialogues, you are creating art.
San Francisco Chinatown Keywords School provides a space for our youth participants to meet, discuss, interview, and develop their art work and connection to community, with Xu Tan and other visiting artists.
We invite the public to visit and participate in the evolving exhibition on our public dates:
April 29, 4-6pm Visiting Lecture from artist Sue Hui
April 30, 4-6pm Workshop with artist Sue Hui
May 8, 1-4pm, open house
May 15, 1-4pm, open house
May 22, 1-4pm, open house
May 29, 1-4pm, open house
June 6 11am – Keywords workshop with visiting artists
June 13 11am – Keywords workshop with community youth
June 27 11am – Workshop with Justin Hoover
July 3, 1-4pm open house
July 10, 1-4pm open house
July 17, 1-4pm open house
July 24, 1-4pm open house
July 31, 1-4pm open house
More dates and visiting artists coming soon!
Please continue to visit our website www.c-c-c.org/keywords for updates on the progress of the project throughout the summer and for public viewing dates.
Keywords school is also open for viewing by appointment. Please contact Shudao Zhang, firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
About San Francisco Chinatown Keywords School: Renowned international artist Xu Tan set up this multimedia art project in Chinatown, in collaborating with the Chinese Culture Foundation and Chinatown Community Development Center over the course of 2013-2014. The SF Chinatown Keywords School, in which he creates a participatory workshop for youth to create and collect “key words” from the community and to bring art into the streets of Chinatown that allow participants to explore art in their neighborhood, to develop social awareness about their surroundings, and to appreciate the unique social climate of Chinatown. Ten community youth will collaborate with Xu Tan to create an evolving exhibition in a pop-up gallery at Ross Alley from May-September.
Project is in partnership with Chinatown Community Development Center, funded by Arts & Communities: Innovative Partnerships of the San Francisco Arts Commission. General funding to the Chinese Culture Foundation provided by Grant for the Arts.
Special Thanks to: