May 4 - June 17, 2018
Womxn, Omen, Wǒmén in Chinatown: Reimagining Symbols of Power and Access is a project aiming to engage emerging female artists to work within the context of Chinatown to explore the ways that cultural signifiers shape relationships to power and access. Working with the lead artist Laura Boles Faw who initiates the concept, three participating artists including Bijun Liang, Shisi Huang and Vida K will explore issues of gender and struggles for equity in the neighborhood and beyond while building connections with community members. Their individual projects will activate the community through a variety of approaches including an interactive installation inspired by the Chinese wishing well, a movable chatting room sparking in-depth conversation, and multi-sites audio portraits based on storytelling workshop.
Project support: Community Challenge Grant, California Art Council, Wells Fargo Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission
Additional support: Grants for the Arts, CCC Contemporaries