Your Piece is inspired by Korean wrapping
cloths, or bojagi, which women pieced together out of scraps of
spare material, creating an heirloom full of beauty and utility from what would
otherwise be waste. Artist Ahree Lee will reimagine the bojagi as
a video installation featuring
two works, the first video invites the public to participate in creating
a collective wrapping cloth of memories. Click here to view our call for
submissions. For the second video, the artist
explored and mined footage from Memories to Light, an archive of Asian American home
movies, collected, digitized, and presented by the Center for Asian American
At 7:30 PM join Ahree Lee and Silvia
Chang, curatorial assistant of Korean Art to discuss the bojagi, the source of
inspiration for "Your Piece." Meet at the top of the grand staircase.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be providing
complimentary Valet Bicycle Parking starting at 5:30pm. So ride to the museum,
park your bike with SF Bicycle Coalition, and attend
Ahree Lee’s Your Piece! About the artist:
Ahree Lee is a
Los Angeles-based artist working primarily in video. Her works have been
screened in galleries and film festivals around the world, including the United
States, Morocco, Belgium and Spain. Her video work Me was a
2007 Film and Video Webby nominee and has been featured internationally in
newspapers, books and magazine articles, and shown on television in the United
States, Germany, Brazil and Japan. Me is in the permanent
collection of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and as of
2013 has been viewed over 9 million times on YouTube. Ahree is the
recipient of a 2005 Artist Fellowship Grant in film and video from the state of
Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and Master of
Fine Arts from the Yale School of Art.
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