The Great AAPI Print Off | Pop Up Exhibition

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Gallery space open Wed - Fri 11-4PM

Free posters available 24/7 at storefront dispenser boxes

41 Ross & the Chinese Culture Center is thrilled to partner with the "Great AAPI Elder Print Off"  to showcase a series of posters made collaboratively by AAPI artists and AAPI elders. Amid COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of anti-Asian hate, the "Great AAPI Elder’s Print-Off” represents the voice, activism, and imagination of the AAPI community.

The “Great AAPI Elder Print Off '' is a creative initiative by For You Productions, a collective formed by artists Erika Chong Shuch and Ryan Tacata.  This nation-wide project paired a group of AAPI artists with AAPI elders to create homemade activist posters that amplify voices of the community. The project is ongoing and invites the broader public to print, install, and engage with these posters.

For more info about "Great AAPI Elder Print Off" :
http://www.foryou.productions/the-great-aapi-elder-print-off

 

Drop by to check out the artwork, learn more about 41 Ross, and pick up a free poster!

dawn_chorus iii with Sofía Córdova

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Chinatown as a safe & inclusive space for creative healing!

Also happening at 41 Ross is the in-studio progress of dawn_chorus iii by Sofía Córdova in collaboration with the Chinese Culture Center, which is a yearlong community-based project that draws upon stories of migration to the US as told and performed by a spectrum of women of color (both cisgender & transgender). dawn_chourus iii will be the third iteration of a body of works by Sofía that explores various aspects of climate-change related natural disasters and their myriad effects, ranging from migration, to the shifting of land and history. This work is grounded in fact but it extends into the reaches of fantasy as a means to process trauma.

Over the course of 9 months, Córdova and six co-creators has been collaborating closely to share stories, build sets, create costumes, and script a video work that will become a fantastical reimagining of their stories. Preferred to remain anonymous at this time, co-creators from China, Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Korea represent experiences of unfathomable triumph and tragedy, along with a creative spirit to express and heal through art.

This community-based project is supported by:

Creative Work Fund, Community Challenge Grant, California Arts Council #Start Small

Additional Support: National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Grants for the Arts, California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities CARES Relief, California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant, SF Arts and Artist Relief, and CCC Contemporaries.