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'Proximities 3: Import Export' Evening Event

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© Courtesy of Asian Art Museum
'Proximities 3: Import Export' Evening Event

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
February 6th, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 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
COST:  
$5

DESCRIPTION
Spend your Thursday night with the Asian Art Museum enjoying art, cash bar refreshments, a special tea tasting courtesy of ATELIER DION and Song Tea, and music by P-Play of Honey Soundsystem. Get the insider's perspective on Proximities 3: Import/Export with curator Glen Helfand, who'll be giving an in-gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. Some of the artists will also be in attendance. The collection galleries will be open as well. This is the final Proximities exhibition, so please join and celebrate it in style before its closing on Feb 23.


Curreri builds upon the time she spent on Yongsan Military Base in Seoul several years ago and presents an investigation of the use of twin barbershop poles surrounding the base. The poles, when in pairs, signal that sexual services are on offer – services heavily steeped in economies of military and power.  In her installation – which was first exhibited as part of the 2011 Incheon Women’s Biennale in Korea – the artist distills the notions and implications of this visual icon to capture the shifting of her own identity.

The image of the barbershop poles give-way to a series of undisclosed performances throughout the run of the exhibition. Acts such as these, driven by exposure and intimacy, are at the core of the artist’s practice alongside the duality of identity and sexuality.

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