These are some commodities commissioned for the Free Trade exhibition curated by Alice Wu at The Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. May to September, 2017.
Some pieces made for FREE TRADE, curated by Alice Wu at Chinese Culture Center.
EXHIBITION DATE: JUNE 8TH - AUGUST 8TH, 2017
PATICIPATING ARTISTS: MIRIAM DYM, JOYCE HSU, JIMIN LEE, LOUISE LEONG, CATHY LU, GABBY MILLER, JOHANNA POETHIG, CHELSEA WONG, LELAND WONG, CHRISTINE WONG YAP
FREE TRADE features artists and designers who examine the geopolitical history of the movement of goods across the Pacific Ocean, and propose a more socially just, ecological global supply chain. The exhibition is inspired by the Bay Area’s significant role in the development of modern transoceanic trade and the Chinese Culture Center’s unique site between San Francisco’s Financial District and Chinatown. FREE TRADE riffs on the current political climate and talk of trade (dis)agreements, providing an opportunity for conversations about art and commerce, the complexities of consumption, artistic production, cultural exchange, and the high human cost of capitalism. With a nod to the “design store,” selected artworks are available for purchase and immediate takeaway – souvenirs of a more thoughtful kind.
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