A little more than four months ago, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco opened the first part of the exhibition Proximities. And now this Friday, the museum will be opening part two.
The upcoming second half of the exhibition is titled Knowing Me, Knowing You (named after the 1970’s hit song by ABBA), and it featured works that examines Asia, as it is seen through family and community, by focusing on actual and imagined relationships across generations. Each artist featured in this exhibition depicts connections to Asia through bloodlines, and affinities with well-known and ordinary people outside the artists’ families, as the works raises questions about what is recognizable in a face, a name or moments of interaction. Among the seven artists featured in this exhibition are Barry McGee (who last year had an exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum), Michael Jang, Kota Ezawa, Mik Gaspay, Pawel Kruk, Anne McGuire, and Charlene Tan.
To help kick off the exhibition, the Asian Art Museum will be hosting a karaoke lounge in the museum’s Samsung Hall on October 19th at 1:30pm. It will be an opportunity to not only check out the featured works, but also to sing to your favorite artist whether it’s ABBA, Whitney Houston, Stevie Nicks, or the Lumineers. Log on to www.asianart.org to find out what songs are available in the song book.
As for the exhibition itself, it will be on view until February 23rd, as the entire Proximities trilogy will be. Part Three is coming December 20th.