ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Pushpamala N. - San Jose Museum of Art - April 2nd 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <div class="group-event-info field-group-div"> <div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Thursday, April 2, 2015</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-time field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">7 PM, galleries are open 5:30-8:30 PM</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-admission field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">$10 ($6 for members)</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p>Pushpamala N. challenges traditional representations of Indian women in photography and cinema. In work that is part performance, part social critique, she created an album of women from South India as they have been imaged across centuries. She reenacted 19th-century ethnographic portraits and 1920s film stills featuring mysterious Bollywood images in her series "Native Women of South India" (2000-2004), which is on view&nbsp;in the exhibition&nbsp;<a href="http://sjmusart.org/exhibition/postdate-photography-and-inherited-history-india" rel="nofollow"><em>Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India</em></a>.&nbsp;She will discuss her work with Sugata Ray, assistant professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley.</p> <p>http://sjmusart.org/exhibition/postdate-photography-and-inherited-history-india</p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:46:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Pushpamala N. - San Jose Museum of Art - April 2nd 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <div class="group-event-info field-group-div"> <div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Thursday, April 2, 2015</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-time field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">7 PM, galleries are open 5:30-8:30 PM</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-admission field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">$10 ($6 for members)</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p>Pushpamala N. challenges traditional representations of Indian women in photography and cinema. In work that is part performance, part social critique, she created an album of women from South India as they have been imaged across centuries. She reenacted 19th-century ethnographic portraits and 1920s film stills featuring mysterious Bollywood images in her series "Native Women of South India" (2000-2004), which is on view&nbsp;in the exhibition&nbsp;<a href="http://sjmusart.org/exhibition/postdate-photography-and-inherited-history-india" rel="nofollow"><em>Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India</em></a>.&nbsp;She will discuss her work with Sugata Ray, assistant professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley.</p> <p>http://sjmusart.org/event/creative-minds-pushpamala-n</p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:39:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Jeremy Mende - San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (Window Site) - March 27th - June 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">Kick off your weekend at the SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site! Join renowned visual artist/designer/educator&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001-AcRf0h0tL47Ge5k4wlm916BOghU-9_FkgcRTB_PeH5oyyMdYOTq2ga-M9Raara-y4zHDOE8oWmJ8TnUOSScYVFdhtobiGWbkwGPLHjYDAwX9RrVDAxRVFmAJfuztlPFrQefygCnXnnx_S0I68sURp9rSdcZRU-ToCrktSsU7xiivpcHT6ThzyZkPRkWIrJ1&amp;c=5XfAqpDpDLrbC9pTyMYh_c4swR1Alkif8hyt_y5ufzcag5cNjlQkFA==&amp;ch=xKkbE6pTSzxeta0IJmrs5HRjDQIVkjui4RbmE-CTzL410smUkCQHqQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Jeremy Mende</a>&nbsp;on the sidewalk as he discusses his new Grove Street installation with special guests including artist Isabelle Smeall, and Amy Ress, director, the 1% Program at Public Architecture and SFAC Galleries Advisory Board member. A short, fun presentation will be followed by Q &amp; A with the artist about his practice and what went into creating his installation. The discussion will also delve into the general idea of urban art interventions.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jeremy Mende's new site specific Grove Street Window installation,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001-AcRf0h0tL47Ge5k4wlm916BOghU-9_FkgcRTB_PeH5oyyMdYOTq2ga-M9Raara-Mt1ZOfW49q8aeFcuKQWYUhCIfuEh2MSkg6WPmFp2ac0_04EBRw__AZuU7xs2TWRwgwGqzp6f-4zQ4SVuclc8OBbfReKZ7SuWTwIsIp1rc7Kx7RNq3Udw2B5ql0FwYIpJjVwOsRSHrbQ4q-2t07USGEcT3avU_FybQFdcGC7giI1Zj65OYR1r2FFNPyGEp817dUeC1OIbx3r0qEnItJ8QYg==&amp;c=5XfAqpDpDLrbC9pTyMYh_c4swR1Alkif8hyt_y5ufzcag5cNjlQkFA==&amp;ch=xKkbE6pTSzxeta0IJmrs5HRjDQIVkjui4RbmE-CTzL410smUkCQHqQ==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Untitled (This is a metaphor, No. 3)</a></em>, is the third installment of an ongoing series of works that reframe everyday objects in order to reveal distinct tensions that shape our identities, anxieties, and relationships. At the center of Mende's installation is a 20 ft. inflatable dancing figure, the kind used commercially at car dealerships, etc., however his figure's head is permanently attached to a short tube on the opposite side of the gallery space. Bent in half and flailing wildly, Mende's character is simultaneously hilarious and pathetic in its Sisyphean attempts to become free.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:19:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Rhonda Holberton - Berkeley Art Center - April 22nd 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist Rhonda Holberton will be joined by Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, to discuss&nbsp;Holberton&rsquo;s current installation.&nbsp;Ceci Moss is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at NYU, her academic research addresses contemporary internet-based art practice and network culture, digital technology and perception. She has written for several publications including&nbsp;<em>Rhizome, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum, The Wire, Performa Magazine</em>, and various art catalogs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">CONVERSATIONS @ Berkeley Art Center&nbsp;brings together artists and scholars in a dialogue about art, process and the Bay Area&rsquo;s contemporary creative climate.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:17:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - Kadist Art Foundation - April 1st - May 9th <p style="text-align: justify;">Two-venue exhibition, co-presented at Kadist SF (3295 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110) and The Lab, San Francisco (2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kadist Art Foundation and The Lab co-present<em> A Journal of the Plague Year</em>, a touring exhibition that shifts its center of gravity under the influence of magnetic forces in each location on its itinerary. Nevertheless, each iteration departs from and remains strongly connected to an exploration of the events that affected Hong Kong in the spring of 2003: the most significant airborne epidemic in recent years&ndash;the SARS crisis&ndash;coupled with the tragic death of pop figure and pan-Asian icon Leslie Cheung.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stemming from its colonial past, Hong Kong has internalized a history of epidemics and representation as an infected land waiting to be conquered from nature, disease, and oriental habits in order to be made healthy, modern, and profitable. Culminating in the discovery of the bacteria causing the plague during an 1894 epidemic in Hong Kong, these narratives contributed to a dubious association of the disease with Asia, and heightened the infamous &ldquo;yellow peril&rdquo; racist discourse in Europe and America at the time. For example, the 1900-04 plagues epidemic in San Francisco&rsquo;s Chinatown (part of the same epidemic wave affected Hong Kong) together with the virulent racism in California further intensified the association between disease and Asian populations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>A Journal of the Plague Year</em> navigates disparate but interconnected narratives in order to contribute to a critical discussion about recent history, the implications of which extend beyond Hong Kong and beyond the realm of medicine. Through the contributions of artists, shown alongside historical artifacts and pop-culture ephemera, the exhibition confronts fear of contamination (both physiological and cultural) and the projections and prejudices that emerge from societies that encounter alterity. The exhibition also gathers documentation of a selection of performances that have destabilized mechanisms of hatred and politics of differentiation, which are based on dehumanizing the body of &ldquo;the other,&rdquo; such as the representation of immigrants as pests, as a disease that sickens the homogenous social body.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each of the performance pieces places the fragile but individualized human body on the frontline at various moments of historical transformation and rupture and in different corners of the globe: the identity struggles of Chicano communities in the US in the 1970s; the highly insecure Hong Kong of the 1980s, foreshadowing its handover to Mainland China; China itself during its traumatic post-Tiananmen years; Singapore and the last chapters of the Lee Kuan Yew era; Kazakhstan at the dawn of nationhood and after the fall of the Soviet Union; and finally, Myanmar amidst its current transformation, under the specter of a possible democracy and growing rejection of Muslims.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">California and San Francisco were deeply affected by the Western world&rsquo;s anti-Chinese immigration prejudices, through the history of Chinese immigration in relation to the Gold Rush, the 19th century railway construction in the Western United States, and the subsequent Chinese Exclusion Act. These events make this exhibition highly relevant in a context that has not entirely moved beyond the stereotypes of its past centuries, even as it finds itself ever more deeply entangled in an emerging Asia-Pacific geopolitics of power. The exhibition thus visits and revisits the traces of such prejudices in California today and their contemporary cultural significance, while considering a wider picture of immigration in the US and its current processes of othering.</p> <p>Curators: Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero</p> <p>Research Collaboration: Marie Martraire and Xiaoyu Weng</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:52:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Group Show - fouladi projects - March 26th - April 24th <p style="text-align: justify;">Fouladi Projects is pleased to present our Springtime Group Show. On view will be select works from our program: Lauren Ari, Karen Barbour, Omar Chacon, Sean Cheetham, Pip Culbert, Bill Culbert, Yuichi Hirako, Darija Jelincic, Liam Jones, Jemima Kirke, Rudi Molacek, Laurina Paperina, Marcus Payzant, Lisa Solomon, Gail Tarantino, Russell Tyler, and Anne Veraldi. &nbsp;Also on view in our store front windows is a whimsical grouping of playful ceramic sculptures by Lauren Ari. Please stop in to say hello and to enjoy a satisfying survey of the diverse and wonderful artists in our gallery.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:51:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - April 18th 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM <p>Deepen your understanding of Edo-period Japan&rsquo;s (1615&ndash;1868) &ldquo;floating world&rdquo; and consider the various ways that representations in art can distort reality. Draw inspiration for your own print from the exquisite woodblock prints on display in <em>Seduction: Japan&rsquo;s Floating World</em> and <em>The Printer&rsquo;s Eye</em>. This program is made possible by generous support from The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.</p> <p>Pre-registration is required, so visit education.asianart.org to get started.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:05:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - April 23rd 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>&nbsp;Mark Frey, director of JETAANC Kabuki Club, takes you on an intimate tour of the Yoshiwara or pleasure quarters through the lens of Kabuki theatre. Supplemented with video excerpts from popular Kabuki plays, visitors will see artworks in the exhibition come to life as the Kabuki actors, themselves celebrated denizens of the floating world, re-create the Yoshiwara's intoxicating mix of seduction, commerce and betrayal.</p> <p>&nbsp;Seductive Idea talks are informal, impromptu in-gallery conversations facilitated by scholars, artists, filmmakers and writers who explore ideas arising from the artwork on view in the exhibition <em>Seduction: Japan&rsquo;s Floating World</em>. Each facilitator will present an idea that piques his or her curiosity and host a session to investigate it through two or three artworks.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:02:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - April 17th 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM <p>Explore <em>Seduction: Japan&rsquo;s Floating World</em> with Dr. Laura Allen, curator of Japanese art, and discover the ins and outs of presenting a stunning, though complicated, exhibition.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:56:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - April 16th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="Default">This talk will focus on the unique textile traditions of the ethnic minority peoples living in the mountainous areas of Guizhou, Guangxi, and Yunnan Provinces of China. Exploring techniques and sources in South West China, we will explore the homes and villages of those continuing these amazing traditions as well as consider the impact of tourism on traditional craftsmanship. Pam will also talk about the government's commitment to UNESCO's program of Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage.</p> <p class="Default">&nbsp;<em>Pam Najdowski is an independent researcher and ethnographic expert from Santa Fe, New Mexico and a frequent participant at the San Francisco Tribal &amp; Textile Arts Show. On her way to South West China to do further research she is stopping over in San Francisco to present this talk.</em></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:45:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - April 2nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p class="Default">Join Asian American and African American leaders, thinkers, and organizers in a conversation focused on the current Civil Rights crisis; placing #BlackLivesMatter within historic context, and articulating connections between the experience of Asian Americans and African Americans in the United States.&nbsp;Moderated by journalist William Gee Wong; panelists include Alex Tom, Executive Director, Chinese Progressive Association; Nadia Khastagir, Design Action Collective &amp; Asian Americans for Black Lives; Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender&rsquo;s Office; and, Karissa Lewis, #BlackLivesMatter.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:33:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Mayme Kratz - Dolby Chadwick Gallery - June 4th - July 3rd <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce lost light, featuring the work of Phoenix-based artist Mayme Kratz, on view from June 4&mdash;July 3, 2015. Kratz will present wall-mounted works in resin on panel, as well as freestanding resin sculpture, in her first exhibition with the gallery. The title is drawn from Rebecca Solnit's book, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, poetic thoughts about the evocative potential of disassociation from the familiar. Solnit writes, "The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost." Kratz finds inspiration in the parched and desolate expanses of the Arizona desert, in lonely stretches of sand and the kind of hardy vegetation and animal life that can thrive there, &ldquo;cactus and creosote bush...scruffy and wild&rdquo; says the artist. Her regular wanderings yield artifacts that she notices and collects along the way&mdash; seeds, bits of plants, deer bones&mdash;or even a snake that met an untimely encounter with a car. Overlooked, and certainly left, by most, for Kratz these hold the key to an intimate world of the ephemeral components of life.</p> <p>As a child growing up in the rural outskirts of San Diego, Kratz developed a kinship with the stark desert light and wide expanses. She also embarked upon a process of biological inquiry, studying, then burying the bodies of birds or small animals&mdash;often later to exhume their remains, study them further, and rebury&mdash;trying to make sense of it all. Her current process, which includes sealing bones, seeds, or other biological matter in layers of resin, and then sanding back down through the resin to unearth portions of the objects, clearly stems from her childhood fascination. Kratz explores and studies the plant and animal specimens that she collects, breaking them down into smaller pieces, or sawing them into sections, examining them under the microscope.</p> <p>Her haunting works in resin on panel inhabit the world of painting, as they hang mounted on the wall, but are more sculptural in their depth and physical presence, possessing a weight both physical and metaphysical. With scattered bits of seed pods and animal bones, these works evoke the night sky and the cosmos, while simultaneously recalling the geometric structure of the atom, with its whirling electrons. &ldquo;I think of the planets orbiting around the sun and of my own journey here on earth. Often when viewing the night sky the things I see through a telescope appear cellular and what I find through my microscope appears stellar.&rdquo;</p> <p>With their ability to shift in focus from the minute to the vast, we may ponder the individual objects, viewing the intricate patterns of their interior structure, or contemplate the larger patterns created by her arrangements of these components. Moody hues found in nature&mdash;the midnight blue of a dark sky, green-gold of a pond, amber the shade of the sap of trees&mdash;form glittering layers encasing the once-living objects within their protection. For Kratz, the circle relates to the cyclical nature of life, the orbits of the planets, the shape of seeds or eggs, the round face of a clock, &ldquo;a way of measuring time or feeling time.&rdquo; Circle Dream 56, 2014, part of a series inspired by a dream in which she was herself transformed into a circle, is largely a tranquil green, the shade of a desert cactus. Mexican buckeye seeds forming a ring display a skull-like aspect, with the</p> </div> </div> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>desiccated appearance one might expect of objects parched in the desert sun. Distant Space #2, 2014, glows in saturated, alizarin red hues; the striated, translucent pigment reveals the panel beneath. Texas mountain laurel seeds, poppy pods, and mesquite seeds are riven in two&mdash;their hollow, segmented interior spaces remain a void. Taking the name of the exhibition, Lost Light 1, 2015, in a deep, intense blue, mingles shells and rattlesnake ribs in diffuse, spiraling compositions.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>An atmospheric place of uncertainty and potential is central to the work, a place where objects have lost their previous identity and the comfortable reassurance of function, yet the viewer is invited to consider them anew, the residue of a living thing recontextualized as a conduit for new connections and emotions in the viewer. The pieces function as well as memento mori, in the painterly tradition where skulls, flowers, and plant life serve as symbolic reminders of the fleeting passage of life.</p> <p>&ldquo;I'm always searching for the light in the objects that I'm collecting and finding a way to celebrate the life or light of that spirit...the 'lost light' is like trying to dig up or uncover something that you know is there...but you may not be able to see initially. It's a way of exploring the transformation that takes place during the process of decay, and finding the beauty in that.&rdquo; says Kratz.</p> <p>Mayme Kratz was born in San Diego County, and has made her home in Phoenix, Arizona since 1986. Kratz has had solo exhibitions at the Tuscon Museum of Art and The Tacoma Museum of Glass. She was a visiting artist at Pilchuck Glass School and was awarded a residency at The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, she has also recently received a mid-career award and exhibition at the Phoenix Museum of Art. Kratz's work is held in many public and private collections throughout the United States.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:33:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Sanaz Mazinani, Bobbi Jene Smith - Asian Art Museum - April 16th 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p>In conjunction with her exhibition, <em>Sanaz Mazinani: Threshold</em>, Mazinani has invited contemporary dancer Bobbi Jene Smith to choreograph a performance that engages <em>Threshold</em> both thematically and physically.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">About the artists</span></p> <p><strong>Sanaz Mazinani</strong> is a San Francisco-based artist. She works primarily in photography, video and large-scale installations. Her practice explores the relationship between perception and representation, responding to site, sight and insight, especially in relation to digital culture. She has received awards and honors from the Canada Council for the Arts, D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities, Kala Art Institute, Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, Stanford University and San Francisco Arts Commission.</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Bobbi Jene Smith </strong>has danced with the Batsheva Dance Company based in Tel Aviv, Israel since 2006, and is authorized by Ohad Naharin to teach his Gaga movement language and set his choreography. Her early dance training took place at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, North Carolina School of the Arts and The Juilliard School, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:31:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - April 11th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p>Melody Takata, founder of GenRyu Arts, will take audiences on an aural and visual adventure based on the classic tale of The Monkey King. This special afternoon celebration brings dance, drumming and jazz to the museum in both traditional and contemporary arrangements&mdash;featuring GenRyu Arts&rsquo; intergenerational performers in an affirmation of our connection to nature, family and community. The event will showcase JCCCNC&rsquo;s GenRyu Arts school of dance and taiko, Gen ensemble, Gen Taiko alumni, master artist Hideko Nakajima, and special guests Tatsu Aoki and Kioto Aoki, visiting from Chicago.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:26:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - April 9th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <p class="Default">Join us for a performance that explores the portrayal of women in Japanese and American music and art. Celebrating 20 years of collaboration, GenRyu Arts once again brings together a stellar cast of musicians and dancers from Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo. This interdisciplinary performance features taiko (Japanese drums), jazz, dance, text and visual projections. Tatsu Aoki and Kevin Bean&rsquo;s visual artwork provides the backdrop for two special guests from Japan: Shamisen Grand Master Chizuru Kineya and Master Dancer Michikaoru Hanayagi. Tatsu Aoki and Kioto Aoki, from Chicago, will share the stage with the San Francisco-based musicians Francis Wong, Megan Lee, Wesley Hitomo Yee and Melody Takata.</p> <p>&nbsp;Founded as Gen Taiko in 1995 and incorporated as GenRyu Arts in 2008, the group&rsquo;s mission is to promote, present and participate in Japanese and Japanese American culture through taiko drumming and other traditional and contemporary art forms. Deeply rooted in San Francisco&rsquo;s Japantown and in the Asian American Community, GenRyu Arts merges Japanese cultural forms&mdash;taiko, dance and folk songs&mdash;with new music, spoken word and visual design. These singular expressions honor community heritage and address key issues stemming from the legacy of internment and redevelopment, both of which continue to impact San Francisco&rsquo;s Japanese American community.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:23:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - March 26th - November 1st <p>Used for furnishings&mdash;as carpets, spreads, bolsters, hangings, clothing&mdash;and exchanged as diplomatic gifts, silk velvets have been preeminent luxury textiles in many parts of the Islamic world and Europe, especially from the 15th century onwards. The 11 textiles in this exhibition are selections from a private New York collection, providing a glimpse into the richness and diversity of Iranian, Indian and Turkish silk velvets. Spanning three distinct cultural areas with their own design sensibilities and tastes, this group of textiles showcases different techniques of velvet production and suggests their varied uses.</p> <p>Of special note are the two complete 17th-century carpets from India and Iran, each measuring nearly 6 by 4 feet and retaining not only their design elements but also their vibrant colors. These, along with nine other substantially sized textile fragments, show the cultural exchange between the Mughal, Safavid and Ottoman empires&mdash;linked by shifting ties of political, religious and economic rivalry.</p> <p><em>Organized by the Asian Art Museum.</em></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:19:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list