Featuring works by Miriam Dym, Joyce Hsu , Jimin Lee, Cathy Lu, Louise Leong, Gabby Miller, Johanna Poethig, Chelsea Wong, Leland Wong, Christine Wong Yap and curated by Alice Wu.
June 8 - August 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday June 8, 6-8pm
CCC Design Store at the Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Fl.
San Francisco, CA, 94108
(inside the Hilton Hotel)
FREE TRADE 自由貿易 貿易自由 features artists and designers who examine the geopolitical history of the movement of goods across the Pacific Ocean, and propose a more socially just, ecological global supply chain. The exhibition is inspired by the Bay Area’s significant role in the development of modern transoceanic trade and the Chinese Culture Center’s unique site between San Francisco’s Financial District and Chinatown. FREE TRADE riffs on the current political climate and talk of trade (dis)agreements, providing an opportunity for conversations about art and commerce, the complexities of consumption, artistic production, cultural exchange, and the high human cost of capitalism. With a nod to the “gift shop,” selected artworks are available for purchase and immediate takeaway – souvenirs of a more thoughtful kind.
CCC Design Store is the Chinese Culture Center’s unique store featuring fresh curated pieces made by contemporary artists and designers. Visitors will find local and international, one-of-a-kind and limited edition art pieces, and a creative space for pop-up events and exhibitions from the artist community. The artist and design driven store’s approach provides a platform for emerging artists and designers while also supporting the CCC’s mission to uplift the community.
CCC’s website - http://www.cccsf.us/exhibition-free-trade/
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