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Phantoms of Asia Preview Party

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Phantoms of Asia Preview Party

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
May 17th, 2012 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Other
WEBSITE:  
http://www.asianart.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
members@asianart.org
PHONE:  
415.581.3500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
TAGS:  
preview
COST:  
$12 Advance, $15 At the Door

DESCRIPTION

Be the first to get down with Phantoms. Phantoms of Asia that is. It's the Asian Art Museum's bold new contemporary art exhibition that explores spirits, spirituality, the cosmos, and the afterlife. Provocative artworks big and small from all over Asia––and some created on site for this exhibition––will fill the entire museum to reveal unique perspectives on life, death, the universe, nature, and everything in between.

On the night before it opens officially to the public, we're gonna dim the lights and show you a good time. Renowned party music purveyor VIN SOL will bring his trademark hedonistic dance beats, while KING MOST fills the courts with his soul, R&B, hip-hop, 80s, and other feel-good grooves.

Sip refreshing suds courtesy of Kirin and award-winning tequila courtesy of Mi Casa, and nibble on yummy bites courtesy of Sinto Gourmet and Polkadotties. All that gallery hopping and revelry got you feeling hunger pangs? Stop in our cafe—open late just for you—for substantial refueling. Mix and mingle with artists whose works are in the show, and above all, take in some amazing art. This is an exciting celebration for an exciting exhibition, so let's make it special.

 

Phantoms of Asia was organized by the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possible by support from The Bernard Osher Foundation, the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, Koret Foundation, Columbia Foundation, The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Credit Suisse, United, Union Bank, Christie’s, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and an anonymous foundation, with additional support from The Dedalus Foundation, Inc. Media sponsors: SF Bay Guardian, East Bay Express, The Bold Italic, SF Arts Quarterly, Art Practical. Artworks, left to right: Mount Abundance and the TipToe People # 2 (detail), 2010, by Howie Tsui (Hong Kong). © Howie Tsui. Courtesy of the artist; Astral Invert, 2011, by Palden Weinreb (USA). © Palden Weinreb & Rossi Rossi Ltd.; Anonymity (detail), 2008-2011 (ongoing project), by Poklong Anading (Philippines). © Poklong Anading, 2011; Courtesy Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz, Austria.

$12 Advance, $15 At the Door
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