Eating Cultures: A Deliciously Provocative Art Exhibition

May 1-30 at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco

San Francisco! Eat up. The multidisciplinary art exhibition, Eating Cultures, is coming your way all of May. Featuring over thirty APA artists, this exhibition explores Asian American food and foodways to talk about migration, adaptation, and the central importance of food in Asian communities around the world. It's all going down at the SOMArts Cultural Center starting May 1, with some special events happening throughout the month:

Eating Cultures

Exhibition May 1–May 30, 2014. Opening event Thursday, May 1, 6–9pm. Gallery hours: Tues–Fri, 12-7pm and Sat, 12–5pm.

934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
San Francisco, CA

Free admission

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Eating Cultures, for the United States of Asian America Festival opening on May 1, 2014 through May 30, 2014 at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco.

Featuring over thirty emerging and established Asian Pacific American artists from around the country, Eating Cultures is a deliciously provocative multi-disciplinary arts exhibition of artworks inspired by Asian American food and foodways. Using food as a lens, artist share stories of global migration, adaptation, entrepreneurship, and the central importance of food in Asian communities around the world.

In addition to over fifty art, film, and literary works, Eating Cultures will feature Asian American oral histories provided by Southern Foodways Alliance via Guide by Cell, dynamic programming co-presented by Asia Society and the Culinary Historians of Northern California, a pop-up shop, and a recipe wall for audiences to share their favorite family recipes.

Eating Cultures is curated by lead curator Michelle A. Lee and co-curators Linda Inson Choy and Cynthia Tom, featuring APA artists of all genders selected by esteemed juror University of Connecticut Art History & Asian American Studies Professor Margo L. Machida. Invited artists include Chinese-American San Francisco-based painter and sculptor Cathy Lu, Vietnamese-Irish American Los Angeles-based artist Genevieve Erin O'Brien, and Korean-American Berlin-based artist Kate Hers Rhee.

Important Dates

Dates: May 1st, 2014 - May 30th, 2014
Location: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco CA 94103, www.somarts.org

Opening Reception: May 1st, 2014, 6pm-9:00pm
Featuring food catered by La Cocina Incubator Kitchen

Eating Asian America Panel Discussion: May 10th, 2014, 2pm - 4:00pm
Co-presented by the Culinary Historians of Northern California

Literary Sriracha: A Spicy Mix of Poetry, Mini-Memoirs, and Flash Fiction: May 17th, 2014, 2pm-4:00pm
Co-presented by Asia Society

Closing Reception, Community Potluck, and "Sausage Homage" performance by Genevieve Erin O'Brien: May 30th, 2014 6pm-9:00pm . Co-hosted by Community Health for Asian Americans

Admission to the exhibition and programs is free and open to the public.
Admission is free. For more information, visit the SOMArts website.

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