Naming and the Other Holy Things

APICC presents Naming and the Other Holy Things as the featured visual art exhibition of the United States of Asian America Festival 2020: FINDING KINSHIP.

The exhibition, Naming and the Other Holy Things, explores how religion and other faith systems continue to function in the midst of subjugation, rise of progressive movements and intergenerational struggles of identity. The presenting artists work across a range of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. In this exhibition, Asian and African American artists will be in dialogue with international artists. As a result, religion acts as an agent rather than merely iconographic objects, enabling an imaginative space that communicates beyond doctrines, symbols and historical writings.

USAAF 2020 | Festival Reception

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6pm is the official reception for the 2020 United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF): FINDING KINSHIP. Naming and the Other Holy Things kicks off a series of arts events featuring the creative works of API artists in the SF Bay Area. 

Can I Get A Witness?
Sat, May 9 @ 2PM

Can I Get A Witness? explores the experience of various diasporas, brought or drawn to this country from across various seas and how they relate to their new home through their intersection with and sometimes embracing of spiritual beliefs and practices. The work will feature William Roper, (composer, tuba, aerophones, spoken word), Francis Wong (saxophones), Ben Goldberg (clarinet), and additional arts TBA.

Closing Reception 
Thu, May 28 @ 6PM

Gallery Hours
May 7-28
Tue-Fri @ 12-7PM
Sat @ 12-5PM

Participating Artists:

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Albert V. Chong, Robert Gutierrez, Sook Jin Jo, Hee Soo Kwon, Marcius Noceda, William Roper, Francis Wong, among others

Curated by Ziying Duan

Header image credit: Robert Gutierrez, Grotto, 2018, Gouache and watercolor on diptych clayboard panels

May 07, 2020 at 6:00pm - May 28, 2020
Online Location TBD
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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