Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco spent the last 15 years enriching our vast collection with compelling contemporary art, and now they’re showing off the highlights. For the first time ever, they have presented a large-scale exhibition of contemporary highlights from the museum’s collection.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 05, 2015
“You have to go to the art. It has more meaning when you see it in context.” Mera Rubell, the former Head Start schoolteacher speaks from experience, and unabashedly, from the heart, as does her husband Don. When asked what he remembers most of his visit to China, “the humanity” is his answer. The couple was in San Francisco for the June 5 opening of 28 Chinese which ushers a summer series at the Asian Art Museum. The couple started collecting years ago on a $25 per month art budget and reminisced about the Mud Bar where their friend Keith Haring curated a show by Tseng Kwong back in the day.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
Curator Marc Mayer invited artist Sanaz Mazinani to create a new, site-specific installation at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, on view through May 3, 2015. In the artist’s words, “I make large photographic collages that use images relating to the destabilizing effects of war to dissect and puncture our normative experience of the original source. In exploring visual language through a process-insensitive method of creating original patterns, I strive to make sense of media images and how they define our relationship to war.”
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
The doors of the SFMOMA are shuttered during the current expansion, but the artwork refuses to be confined and is “On the Go,” with dynamic partnerships at local venues. Say Gorgeous aloud, think about what the word elicits, and experience the works grouped with collections from the Asian Art Museum. The exhibition opens on June 20, 2014, and runs through September 14, 2014.