(Excerpt from 'Asian Contemporary Art Week San Francisco' posted on e-flux. Found here http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/2013-edition-2)
Initiated in 2012, Asian Contemporary Art Week of San Francisco's mission is to increase awareness and understanding, build audiences, and promote and sustain interest in Asian contemporary art and design in the Bay Area.
The Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium San Francisco (ACAC-SF) is pleased to announce the second edition of the Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW-SF). Partnering with 19 cultural institutions throughout the Bay Area, ACAW-SF will bring together an international group of artists from over 10 different countries to participate in an eight-day event celebrating the diversity and dynamics of Asian contemporary art practices.
ACAW-SF Highlight Programs
This year’s centerpiece, titled “In Dialogue: Drop a Pin,“ brings four distinct panelists (Inti Guerrero, James T. Hong, Mariam Ghani, and Gimhongsok) to the Bay Area to participate in a discussion reflecting on the generalizing of globalization and the oversight of individual localities. The program references the virtual motion of dropping a pin on a map and the ability to draw new paths to any other point in the world. The daylong dialogue serves as an open platform to examine each speaker’s practice and the geopolitical specificities that have shaped it. Panelists will pull from their specific points of departure (Hong Kong, Zhejiang, Kabul and the fictional Xijing), linking them to various destinations and viewpoints, including the culturally diverse Bay Area. (Saturday, September 21, 11am to 4pm, at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts)
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[Image: Xijing Men, The Urban Planning of Xijing (still), 2009. Video from the project I Love Xijing: The Daily Life of the Xijing Presidents. © Xijing Men. Image courtesy the artists]