Upcoming Events

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  • Legacy and Lineage: A Film Screening & Artists Showcase

    APICC presents Legacy and Lineage, a series of short films profiling the unique journeys of 5 Asian American community artists - Sammay Dizon, Genny Lim, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Sami See, Francis Wong - whose works consistently place community at the center. The films explore the reasons that drive these outstanding artists and legacies that may point to the direction of the future of Asian American artists in San Francisco.

    Co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media. Film screening was originally set to occur at AMC Kabuki, Japantown for CAAMFest 2020, followed by a showcase and reception featuring the artists.

    Participating Artists

    Sammay Dizon
    Genny Lim
    Isabelle Thuy Pelaud
    Sami See
    Francis Wong

    Short Film Production Team

    Laura Paule
    Willis Lai
    Diana Chen

    Related showcase to be curated by Kim Arteche

    Online Releases

    Each film will be released throughout May-June on APICC's YouTubeFacebook and IGTV. Stay tuned for more info on release dates!

    RSVP below to receive email notifications on each release.

    Sammay Dizon - 12pm / May 18, 2020

    Friday, May 01, 2020 at 12:00 AM through June 15, 2020 · 59 rsvps
    APICC YouTube, Facebook and IGTV in San Francisco, CA
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  • A Hxstory of Renting

    A Hxstory of Renting is a group exhibition, community celebration, and tenants' rights workshop gathering local artists, residents, and community-based organizations in Excelsior, SF, in response to the displacement and gentrification taking place in the E and throughout the Bay Area. Co-organized by Erina Alejo and Communities United for Health and Justice (CUHJ).

    Header Image Credit: Golden Hour at Casa Lucas #3 by Erina Alejo

    Community Panel

    Stay tuned for info and registration link on a community panel with SOMA residents/peers on their memories of growing up in SOMA

    A Hxstory of Renting Blog

    Visit and read weekly blog posts at A Hxstory of Renting. See previews and direct links to blog posts below:

    It Begins with Lola Marina

    Lola Marina (lola - grandmother, in Tagalog) turned 98 last month. She has lived through and is part of nearly a century’s worth of hxstory. Radio Marina, as my late Lolo— grandpa— would call her, because she remains astute and lucid as our family circle keeper...Read More

     


     

    Friday, May 01, 2020 at 06:00 PM Liquid error: undefined method `day' for nil:NilClass · 2 rsvps
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  • Political Inheritance

    Political Inheritance is a visual arts and poetry performance exhibition featuring Asian and Pacific Islander womxn artists across diasporic experiences with the goal of provoking reflection, conversation, and bridging about the inherited experiences—passed down within cultures and families—that shape our relationships to political participation. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are facing some of the the lowest rates political participation in the U.S. By culturally contextualizing this AAPI political participation gap, Political Inheritance unearths the diversity of tensions, assumptions, and traumas inherited in AAPI’s political participation or lack thereof, while catalyzing a dialogue that questions the perception of our own political identities.

    Curated by Lauren Ito as part of the Emerging Curators Program at the Asian American Women Artists Association.

    The exhibition was originally set to occur at Oakland Asian Cultural Center and has been postponed until further notice.

    Participating Artists

    Lauren Ito
    Kristen Murakoshi

    Online Release

    Visit AAWAA.net for a series of photo portraits to be released of Asian American activists and community organizers, in collaboration with Kristen Murakoshi and Lauren Ito.

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  • Water Pilgrimage

    Water Pilgrimage is a journey back in time to explore the kinship between humans and water. It tells an important and emotional story of all living beings with water, and making our plea for water conservation through dance and imagery. It explores the divergent evolution in the relationship of all living beings to water. Fusing Contemporary and Butoh dance, Ogura transforms three women’s bodies into the powerful, mystical and vital essence of water. The movement catalyzes a visceral response on a tangled journey through beauty and crisis, from the origins of life to a world at risk.

    This event was originally set to occur at Theatre of Yugen. 
    Header Image Credit: Artem Chubaryan

    Participating Artists

    Juliana Mendonca
    Pauli N. Amornkul
    Rennea Couttenye

    About Ranko Ogura Dance

    Ranko Ogura is a Japanese dancer, choreographer and artistic director. Her movement derives from Butoh and Noguchi Taiso concepts and she innovated Water Body Movement. In 2008, she founded Ranko Ogura Dance. She integrated Butoh with contemporary dance and created original performances. She tours Japan and conducts international workshops.

    Online Video Release

    Stay tuned for a recorded video to be released in June.

    Follow Ranko Ogura Dance on Facebook and Instagram (@rankodance) for updates.

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM Liquid error: undefined method `day' for nil:NilClass · 2 rsvps
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  • UxI 2020: Urban-Indigenous Futurism

    UxI 2020: Urban-Indigenous Futurism is a multi-disciplinary art festival featuring visual art, installations, performances, and dialogues that explore the ways Indigenous knowledge and ancestral traditions can help us develop an inclusive vision of the future. The work shared will meditate on the act of re-imagining our relationship with Mother Nature and with each other. How do we heal the trauma that shackles our planet's future and our people? How do we transmute the forces that prevent us from unifying in pursuit of collective freedom? The event will explore themes of eco-sustainability, sovereignty, and collective liberation.

    Online Visual Art Gallery

    Visit the URBAN X INDIGENOUS website and Instagram (@urbanxindigenous) 

    Festival Schedule

    Online events include ceremonial gatherings, workshops, performances, visual presentations, and artist discussions. RSVP HERE for updates and registration.

    Opening Ceremony: Sunday, May 31, 2020
    Closing Ceremony: Friday, June 12, 2020

    About URBAN X INDIGENOUS

    URBAN x INDIGENOUS (UxI) is a multi-disciplinary, inter-generational convening of artists, activists, incubators, scholars, and community members to honor our ancestors in a society that is driven by the act of leaving them behind. Featured artists of UxI include global Indigenous creators from the Bay Area and beyond.

    Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM through June 12, 2020 · 2 rsvps
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  • Wander Woman 2

    Wander Woman 2 provides an empowering and engaging platform for Bay Area-local, Asian Pacific American immigrant women of color. Its mission is to highlight the artists and their work, and to amplify their voices by presenting significant conversations surrounding issues of equity, gender roles, and underrepresentation. The artists will produce a diverse range of artistic media stemming from photo-based conceptual work and material explorations such as performance, photography, print media, sculpture, video — intending to transcend geographic boundaries. Collectively, this exhibition explores complex identity politics such as diaspora, femininity, liminality, and power dynamics.

    Co-presented by SF Camerawork.
    Header image courtesy of artist, Kacy Jung.

    Artist Talk & Presentation (Live Stream)

    June 5, 2020 at 8-9:30pm via Zoom. 
    This event will be recorded and uploaded to APICC's YouTube and website. By registering at the above link, you agree to the possibility of appearing on this recording by virtue of attending or participating in the event.
     

    Online Exhibition

    Follow @wander_woman_artists on Instagram.
    Visit this link for more info and updates on the exhibition. 

    Instagram Takeover Schedule

    April 22-30: Rea Lynn de Guzman (Lead Producing Artist)
    May 1-3: Kacy Jung
    May 4-6: Kiana Honarmand
    May 11-13: Pamela Ybañez
    May 14-16: Joyce Nojima
    May 18-20: Pallavi Sharma
    May 25-27: Aynur Girgin Westen
    May 28-30: Azin Seraj
     

    Instagram Feed

    Follow @wander_woman_artists on Instagram for more.

    Friday, June 05, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Zoom Live Stream in San Francisco, CA
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  • Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave: A Zoom Puppet Story

    Ramon Abad and the Bindlestiff Studio Puppet Crew present a kid-friendly live stream puppet performance with about 9 artists/storytellers via Zoom.

    This event was originally set to occur at Bindlestiff Studio with children from SOMA Pilipinas and beyond exploring the art of modern puppetry. Ramon planned to guide the youth to write their own stories and to make their own puppets which they would perform live.

    Now you can celebrate the festival’s theme of “kinship” during this fun-filled afternoon with the whole family and kids 5-11 years old in your own home!

    Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave: A Zoom Puppet Story

    June 6, 2020 at 2-2:35pm via Zoom. 

    This event will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube and other social media platforms. 

    Participating Artists

    Ramon Abad is a Filipino American puppeteer, artist, and teacher. He makes his own puppets and has performed traveling puppet shows at various Filipino American festivals like UNDISCOVERED. He was a company member of theater groups like Bindlestiff Studio’s tongue in A mood and Larry Reed’s ShadowLight Productions.

    Aureen Almario is Bindlestiff Studio's Artistic Director, a SFSU Asian American Studies teacher and a member of the Granny Cart Gangsters (an all-female Asian American comedy sketch troupe).

    Oliver Wijayapala is an actor from San Francisco and works as the Out of School Time Programs Director in San Francisco's Chinatown.

    Velasco Arts is an arts and culture family comprised of Omz, Lorna, Zoe, and Rzo living in Seattle by way of San Francisco.

    Nicolette Dionisio is a Bindlestiff volunteer prop maker and graphics artist, Registered Nurse, and Geek Show troupe member.

    Dino Ignacio is a designer, maker, dad and husband.

    Nina Ignacio first learned puppetry from Ramon in a workshop at the Bindlestiff Alley and went to do more shadow puppetry for various Bindlestiff productions.

    Julie Kuwabara is a Bay Area actor and is a member of Granny Cart Gangstas.

    Thomas Paras is a Bindlestiff volunteer writer and producer, endurance athlete, craftsman, geek. 

    Alexis Dayers is a mom, Bindlestiff volunteer writer, actor and member of Granny Cart Gangsters.

    Joel Cammarata is a dad, architect, pen plotter and bread-making hero.

    Event Sponsors

    San Francisco Arts Commission
    SF Grants for the Arts
    California Arts Council
    San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development - SOMA Stabilization Fund
    San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families.

     

    Saturday, June 06, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 13 rsvps
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  • SafeSpace/NoPlace: LBTQ People of Color 16th annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival

    A group of 5 Black women with dark brown skin and medium brown skin sit on a concrete wall, smiling and laughing while looking at each other and straight ahead. In the background, there are green bushes with pink flowers to the left, and concrete stairs to the right. In the middle, white and yellow text reads QWOCMAP presents 16th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival June 12, 13, 14, 2020. Below that, yellow text reads Event Fully Captioned. Black text below that reads Festival focus SAFESPACE/NOPLACE: LBTQ People of Color. In the upper right, black text reads FREE and the logo for ASL and open captions. At the bottom of the are the funders: California Arts Council, Community Vision, DCYF, Fleishhacker Foundation, GFTA, Haas Fund, Hewlett Foundation, Horizons,  NBC Universal, NEA, Open Meadows Foundation, SFAC, and SFF.

    This year, QWOCMAP will premiere 31 brand new films in 3 screenings during the first-time-ever online livestream of our entire Queer Women of Color Film Festival, June 12-14, 2020. Our 16th Anniversary Festival Focus “SafeSpace/NoPlace: LBTQ People of Color,” expands discussions about the meaning of safety for LBTQ+ people of color, both outside on the streets and inside homes typically thought of as safe. All films are Subtitled for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and the live introductory remarks and interactive filmmaker Q&As will be entirely live captioned.

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    Opening Night Screening: Roots Entwined

    APICC is proud to co-present the following films as part of the Opening Night Screening: Roots Entwined
    Friday, June 12 at 7:00pm PST

    An Asian American woman with light brown skin floats underwater with her arms above her head, looking thoughtfully to her right.The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads NOODLES & INCENSE by Rey Tang. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom right and the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom right. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.Content Warning: Grief, death

    A queer Sikh Punjabi nonbinary femme with medium brown skin and dark brown hair lays in bed looking reflectively to her right. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Text below reads A Love Letter to Navkiran by Navkiran Kaur. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom left, ASL & open captions logos are on the bottom right. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.Content Warning: References to childhood trauma, abuse, and violence

    A genderfluid queer Pilipinx person with medium brown skin and short black hair stands in the shower, with closed eyes and mouth slightly parted. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads TESSELLATION by MK Veniegas. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom right, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom left. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.Content Warning: References to discomfort with gender identity

    A closeup shot of a gay Japanese American man with medium brown skin, short beard and pink bandana, smiling at the camera. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads every goddamn jordan by Natalie Kim. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom left, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom right. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.
    Content Warning: Implied homophobia

    A queer half Chinese, half Malay woman with medium brown skin  looks fiercely at the camera, one fist raised in front of her face. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads 16 by Kristal Chan. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom left, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom right. Text reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.

    A Filipina woman with medium brown skin is kissing a medium brown skinned Puerto Rican woman in dark orange lighting. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.Text below reads LOVE & PRIDE by Syren Jordan. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom right, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom left.Text reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.

    Content Warning: Argument, emotionally abusive language

     

    A young Chinese nonbinary person with medium brown skin, and a young Latinx woman with medium brown skin sit outside. The top of the image reads 16th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Text below reads SLICE BY SLICE by Ames Ma and Chey Yen. The QWOCMAP logo is on the bottom right, the ASL and open captions logo are on the bottom left. Text below reads ONLINE LIVE STREAM 7PM PST JUNE 12, 2020.

     

     

    About QWOCMAP

    QWOCMAP creates, exhibits, and distributes high-impact films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color (cisgender & transgender), and gender variant and transgender people of color (of any orientation), and challenge the roots of vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities.

    Header image courtesy of QWOCMAP and Amanda Lim

    Friday, June 12, 2020 at 07:30 PM through June 14, 2020 · 2 rsvps
    Visit qwocmap.org/festival in San Francisco, CA
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  • Racism in Chinese America Musical Diary of Jon Jang

    APICC is proud to feature Racism in Chinese America: Musical Diary of Jon Jang, as part of the United States of Asian America Festival 2020: FINDING KINSHIP.

    An evening of music and discussion of Jon Jang's music and history with Chinatown. Featuring work from Jang's Angel Island Give Me a Name and A Chinaman’s Chance, A Choy’s Chance.

    Funded by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of the YBCA Fellows program and CMC Faculty Creative Stimulus.

    This event was originally set to occur at 945 ArtSpace.
    Stay tuned for info and updates on online programming.
    Header image by Andy Nozaka.

    Featured Artist

    For three decades, composer Jon Jang has created large scale works for large and small chamber music ensembles that has included: Can’t Stop Cryin’ for America: Black Lives Matter!, Chinese American Symphony performed by the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Oakland East Bay Symphony.

    More info: www.asianimprov.org

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 32 rsvps
    Online Location TBD in San Francisco, CA
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