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© Courtesy of the Artist and The Performance Art Institute
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0-Viewpoint

575 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
October 7th, 2010 - January 11th, 2011
Opening: October 7th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

The Performance Art Institute and If Not This, in collaboration with Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco present:

0-Viewpoint by Stella Zhang
Curated by Abby Chen

Opening Reception
Thursday October 7, 2010
6pm - 9pm

Exhibition Date: October 7, 2010-January 11, 2011
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm
Guided tours available for groups upon request


Stella Zhang is the featured artist of the 2010 Chinese Culture Center's Xian Rui ("Fresh & Sharp") Artist Excellence Exhibition Series. The Exhibition Series is an annual solo exhibition curated by the Chinese Culture Center to showcase the work of exceptional but under-represented and under-recognized Chinese artist in America. In previous years the Series has featured artists such as installation artist Beili Liu from Austin, Texas and fiber Dora Hsiung from Boston, MA. The Xian Rui Artist Excellence Exhibition Series 2008-2010 was made possible by the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.

This year's artist, Stella Zhang, was born in Beijing and studied in both China and Japan before moving to the United States where she currently lives in Palo Alto, CA. Zhang's uniquely complex and engaging 0-Viewpoint installation explores the constantly shifting inner landscapes of self and femininity. Her latest work, 0-Viewpoint, which made the debut for Xian Rui 2010, was created to convey the idea that everything came into existence by beginning and ending at zero.

The exhibition if free and open to the public.