41 Ross Artist-in-Residence x
March 1 - May 31st, 2022
The 41 Ross Artist-in-Residence program is an exchange platform for emerging API artists to develop work and expand on community-based practices located in SF’s Chinatown.
This program builds upon CCC’s unique decade-long history in providing a platform for the artists’ experimental, conceptual, and research-based practices in an environment that strikes the balance between foregrounding artistic exploration, working within a cultural community, and promoting exchange amongst wider audiences.
Artists are invited to develop, produce, and present projects in Chinatown while supporting the social and economic recovery in the neighborhood; each artist will also receive mentorship from a CCC alumni artist. The first season of the program features artists working in futurist and speculative thinking, feminist discourse, and communal practices.
Leymusoom Sarangbang ( 레이무숨 사랑방 // 六毋神之舍)
Thursday - Saturday
11 - 4 pm
"Leymusoom Square" 六毋神
"Leymusoom Square" is a technology and social practice project that transforms 41 Ross into a spiritual space and a “pop-up park” to explore womxn/queer liberation. The artist will perform communal rituals in parallel with a digital utopia. The residency program expands on her continued work exploring her personal history and rapidly changing cultural landscape with emerging technologies. Heesoo will collaborate with Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) Youths, neighboring businesses, and cultural groups.
“During my residency in Ross, I hope to learn more about the neighbors and their histories related to the neighborhood. I love the magical energy of this neighborhood. I wish to inspire the neighbors with my art as well and become good friends! “ — Heesoo Kwon
About Heesoo Kwon:
Heesoo Kwon is a visual artist and anthropologist from South Korea currently based in the Bay Area, California. In 2017, Kwon initiated an autobiographical feminist religion Leymusoom, as an ever-evolving exploration of her family histories and feminist liberation. Kwon received her Masters of Fine Art from UC Berkeley in 2019. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Et Al and Studio 2W, San Francisco; Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley; and CICA Museum and Visual Space Gunmulsai, South Korea. She has participated in group exhibitions at the CICA Museum; BAMPFA, Berkeley; 47 Canal, New York; Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco; Slash Gallery, San Francisco; and Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK, among others. In 2012 Kwon received the Female Inventor of the Year Award from the Korean Intellectual Property Office. Her other accolades include the Young Korean Artist Award from the CICA Museum, a finalist in the 20th Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival, a finalist of the Sheffield DocFest Arts Programme, the Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize for Photos and Art Practice from UC Berkeley, a finalist of the Queer|Art|Prize of recent works in 2021.
Friday April 15th 5-8PM | 4月15日，週五，下午5點-8點
Location: 41 Ross |舊呂宋巷41號/舊呂宋巷
Hosted by CCC and Heesoo Kwon, join us for a night of special performances to lustrate Ross Alley, Chinatown.
This event’s namesake “Sarangbang” (사랑방, 舍廊房) references a study and leisure room located in Korean traditional houses that were designated only for men. However, when you take the Korean word apart, ‘sarang’ means love, and ‘bang’ means room. For the artist, the ‘Room of Love” emerges as a conceptual space for prospering feminism and queer fluidity through leisure and communal activities. On Friday April 15, join us at the “Sarangbang '' to explore a digital shrine of Chinatown small businesses, play time-travel ping pong, hang out by the shrimp BBQ, and be a part of the Leymusoom universe!
The 41 Ross Artist-in-Residence Program is an exchange platform for artists to develop new work and expand on community-based practices located in SF’s Chinatown. As a part of the artist’s ongoing practice “Leymusoom,” this ceremony is co-created with community members and is inspired by the urban conditions of the neighborhood, while also marking the midway point of Heesoo’s 3-month residency period. Follow the journey of Heesoo Kwon’s residency at 41 Ross, behind-the-scenes, and more: @41.ross.
Recognizing the neighborhood as a universe of converging connections and relationships , the artist brings together community members and Asian diaspora guest artists to celebrate our past, present and future with a communal ceremony.
5:00 Doors Open
5:30 - 7:30PM | Ceremony hosted by Heesoo Kwon
Shrimp Car March by Andrew Sungtaek Ingersoll and Oliver Hawk Holden
Taste of Desire by Sun Park
Rhythmic Dances by Portsmouth Square Dance Club
Communal 3D Scanning by Heesoo Kwon
Hwa Performance by Hwa Records
Artistic programming at 41 Ross is proudly supported by
#StartSmall, Fleishhacker Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, CCC Contemporaries