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  • Re:depiction with Hughen/Starkweather

    Evenings, and part of Thursday Nights

    May 22

    Free with museum admission ($5 after 5PM)

    6:30—9 PM

    Location varies; check at information desk

    For Re:depiction, San Francisco artist collaborative Hughen/Starkweather (Jennifer Starkweather and Amanda Hughen) invited staff from the Asian Art Museum to describe from memory an artwork from the museum’s collection. The artists then used the words from each interview to create an abstract work on paper. On the night of the event, Hughen/Starkweather’s abstraction will be shown as large hanging scrolls alongside sound pieces comprised of interview excerpts. Viewers will be provided with maps to locate the original works in the museum, and will be invited to submit their own memory of an artwork of their choice.

    Hughen/Starkweather create mixed-media artworks based on the layers and complexities of specific places. They research a location through current and historic photographs, data, maps, interviews, and personal documentation. The resulting artworks map the unique forms and patterns derived from the systems and natural movements of that place. Their work has been shown nationally and been commissioned for the Union Square Central Subway Station opening in 2017. Learn more about this artistic duo in our blog interview.

    About the Artists Drawing Club

    The Artists Drawing Club is an interdisciplinary public program series that invites local contemporary artists to use the museum as a platform, drawing inspiration from the permanent collection, rotating special exhibitions, the building, and the neighborhood, and leveraging their artistic practices to realize a new artist-driven project in which exchange, experience, and interaction are paramount. The Artists Drawing Club is not about the act of drawing, but drawing connections between ideas, times, cultures, and the broader world we occupy.





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