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AsiaAlive: Writing as Art Series: New Traditions: Simula x Gen

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AsiaAlive: Writing as Art Series: New Traditions: Simula x Gen

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
October 19th, 2012 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
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:  
interactive, demonstration
COST:  
Free with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

This fall AsiaAlive features sets of artists working in different media and traditions, engaging the public through interactive demonstrations, and explaining how their art forms relate to traditional calligraphy and writing styles.

New Traditions: Simula x Gen

The collaboration between Baybayin (pre-Spanish Filipino script) artist Christian Cabuay and calligraphic performer Aoi Yamaguchi demonstrates the history and culture of Japan and the Philippines. Cabuay and Yamaguchi explore the differences and similarities of their art and struggle. By embracing traditions, rituals, and roots, they are pushing the boundaries and creating something anew, integrating international cultural ideas, styles, and forms. Meaning "beginning/origin" in Tagalog and Japanese, Simula and Gen symbolize the artists asserting identity through their calligraphy traditions.

The Writing as Art Series continues every third weekend October to December, Friday - Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm.

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