Eight bridges connect the San Francisco Bay, so it is an apt name for a gallery platform that brings the Bay Area art world together.

Our mission is to maintain a vibrant gallery scene, despite restrictions on travel, celebrations and other larger gatherings. We want to support our artists by informing and entertaining curators, collectors and critics with potent online exhibitions of their work.

On the first Thursday of every month, we will launch 8 shows of artists relevant to the Bay Area. They may be working in this place, long considered an epicenter of change, or deeply engaged in the conversations the Bay Area holds dear, whether it’s related to technology, the environment, social justice or sexual identity, to name a few. In addition, each month will highlight the crucial work of a Bay Area non-profit arts organization as its beneficiary, with an initial donation led by Phillips.

Founding Committee

Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Chris Perez, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Jessica Silverman, and Elizabeth Sullivan

Ambassador Committee

Sayre Batton & Maja Thomas, Joachim & Nancy Bechtle, Matt Bernstein, Sabrina Buell, Wayee Chu & Ethan Beard, Natasha Boas, Douglas Durkin, Carla Emil, Matt & Jessica Farron, Lauren Ford, Ali Gass, Stanlee Gatti, Brook Hartzell & Tad Freese, Pamela & David Hornik, Katie & Matt Paige, Putter Pence, Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie, Deborah Rappaport, Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg, Laura Sweeney, The Battery, Robin Wright, Sonya Yu & Zack Lara

Sponsors

Lobus, Phillips, The Space Program

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Asian Art Museum – Global Art Dialogues: Queer Futures

March 30 @ 7:00 pm PDT - 8:00 pm PDT

 

“Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality for another world.” A panel of contemporary artists who transform notions of queerness in their work considers this foundational statement by cultural theorist José Esteban Muñoz in a virtual conversation moderated by artist, writer, and curator Việt Lê. Tina Takemoto and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – both featured in the exhibition After Hope: Videos of Resistance – join the duo behind Australia’s Club Ate, Bhenji Ra and Justin Shoulder, to investigate the power and failures of queer futurity and deconstruct otherworldly yearnings and imagination fatigue. Using science fiction and speculative narrative, mythology and future folklore, these artists are redefining the ways we can dream and exist.

 

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About Global Art Dialogues

This program is a part of Global Art Dialogues, a series of programs connecting artists around the world to explore the pertinent issues of our time. Amid shifting social landscapes, the museum’s commitment to invest in emerging and established artists, elevate marginalized voices, and curate through a global lens of equity, justice, and collaboration is stronger now than ever. Whether these events are in person or virtual, we aim to create spaces to challenge and transcend physical, sociopolitical, and imaginary borders in order to empower change. By bringing together creatives from Bay Area and global communities, we are exploring the possibilities of what can be and what we can accomplish through a spirit of radical collaboration.

Presented in conjunction with and featuring artists from After Hope: Videos of Resistance, currently on view at the Asian Art Museum. To learn more about the artists in After Hope, go to afterhope.com.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is a visual artist, performer, and curator who explores complex histories of colonialism and the intersections of queerness and Islam through a multimedia practice.

Club Ate

Club Ate is a collective formed in 2014 by multiform artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra whose practice traverses video, performance, and club events with an emphasis on community activation.

Việt Lê

Artist, writer, and curator Việt Lê is professor of visual studies at California College of the Arts and author of “Return Engagements: The Traumas of Modernity and History in Sài Gòn and Phnom Penh.”

Tina Takemoto

Tina Takemoto is an artist and filmmaker who explores hidden dimensions of same- sex intimacy in Asian American history by manipulating archival and found footage.

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
7:00 pm PDT - 8:00 pm PDT
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Organizer

Asian Art Museum
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