Opening with a reception at SOMArts from 7-10 pm on Friday, May 6, 2016, Resistance kicks off Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a group visual arts exhibition and performances. A multidisciplinary visual arts exhibition presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), Resistance asks how artists can confront the ever-changing social landscape. What is the artist’s role in social change? How can we open space for socially-engaged art and retain the spaces we currently occupy?
The group exhibition, curated by Pamela Ybañez, features multidisciplinary works by 11 Asian and Pacific Islander artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Exploring themes of gentrification, displacement, placemaking, and the artist’s role in the community through installation, performance, video, sculpture, painting and drawings. These works create a space of expression, reflection, creativity, struggle, and healing. More information on the group exhibition can be found here.
The exhibition’s opening reception will feature two performances: A dinner table piece by Hui Meng Wang and an interdisciplinary performance of new work by Bonnie WaiLee Kwong.