Jackie Im

BIO
Jackie Im is an independent curator, writer and artist living and working in Oakland, CA. She has curated exhibitions at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; the Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; Liminal Space, Oakland, CA; S.H.E.D. Projects, Oakland, CA; Pro Arts, Oakland, CA; MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA; and Queens Nails, San Francisco, CA. She has assisted on exhibitions at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA; Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; and the Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute. She received her BA in Art History from Mills College and her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. She is currently the editor of Art Cards San Francisco and co-director and curator of Et al., a gallery in San Francisco.
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EVENT

Hard Weather: Carson Fisk-Vittori & Anna Sagström


Dates:
Thu Oct 30, 2014 19:00 - Fri Dec 05, 2014

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Hard Weather
Carson Fisk-Vittori & Anna Sagström
October 30 - December 5, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 30, 7:00-10:00 pm

Break of a wave, bad earth quakes,
Weather building up.
While surfing a wave I decided to de-install.
As soon as I'd come back, I'd re-install.
On my way home,
a wet morning, sound proof,
and the fragrance of a touch.
This wet morning, sound proof,
sedimentations of you.
Soft clouds navigating through damn layers of perfume.
Break of a wave causing a subtle insurrection,
a rippling aftermath.
Is rear view mirror syndrome limiting your potential?
I rotate 360 degrees in one day and my memory is gone,
now replaced by some casual encounters, some less.
Early hours dissolved by patterns of resonance,
like a coin falling from a balcony of the 25th floor.

While I was detoxing symbolic success was evaporating in front of me.
I turned desire into simple needs,
like staying hard.

- text for 'Desperate Vitality' by Matilda Tjäder

Carson Fisk-Vittori
b. 1987. Lives in Oakland, California
http://fisk-vittori.info

Anna Sagström
b. 1985. Lives in Berlin, Germany
http://annasagstrom.com


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Artist Talk: Shiyuan Liu


Dates:
Sat Sep 27, 2014 16:00 - Sat Sep 27, 2014

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Saturday, September 27
ARTIST TALK (ACAW-SF Highlight Program)

The artist’s talk My Paper Knife convenes audiences to participate in a presentation-conversation with the visiting Copenhagen and Beijing based artist Shiyuan Liu. Through the lens of personal accounts and individual narratives, this talk draws paths into and out of the artist’s practice when reflects upon the multiple local cultural landscapes that have shaped Liu’s artistic investigations. The artist approaches culture as a subjective and visceral experience rather than a generalized, generic concept.

Artist Talk: Alter-Circuit: Shiyuan Liu, My Paper Knife
Et. Al. Gallery
Organized by ACAC-SF and Et. Al. Gallery
4 – 6 pm


EVENT

Alter-Circuit: Shiyuan Liu, My Paper Knife


Dates:
Thu Sep 25, 2014 19:00 - Fri Oct 24, 2014

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Alter-Circuit: Shiyuan Liu
My Paper Knife
featured in Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014
September 25 - October 24, 2014
Reception: Thursday, September 25, 7:00-10:00 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 27, 4:00-6:00 pm

Working along the borderline of photography, collage, video, film and theater, Beijing and Copenhagen-based artist Shiyuan Liu’s practice explores the limit of perception and experience, reality and fiction, and the rational and the obscure. For the first time on the West Coast, Alter-Circuit: Shiyuan Liu, My Paper Knife presents two of the artist’s works addressing notions and experience of cross-cultural borders. As Simple as Clay (2013) consists of postcard racks of 1140 images that generate visual associations among images of the material clay ­–a basic modeling tool that can be shaped and transformed into almost anything. To obscure the geographical source and cultural context of each image, a blue backdrop replaces the original background of each modeled object, which appears on the postcards. The six-minute single-channel video The Edge of Vision, or the Edge of the Earth (2013) features a procession of mourners interrupted by crudely artificial shots of fabricated landscapes. Unclearly expressing the relevance or irrelevance of the scene to the surrounding visual landscape, a voiceover from BBC documentaries accompanies these marchers who turn to be performing an exaggerated representation of mourning.

The deadpan aesthetics and black humor in Liu’s works emerge when the seemingly rational means of their productions collide with the subjective viewing experience. Both works not only encourage viewers to speculate on the preconceived understanding of the featured situations. They also invite audiences to reflect on how cultural boundaries can be both present and obliterated through the manipulation of images and sounds. Together, these suggestions interrogate whether globalism is the sum of all human cultures added together, or perhaps an entirely new entity representing the globalized culture.

Alter-Circuit: Shiyuan Liu, My Paper Knife is the second edition of a long-term collaboration between Asian Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC-SF) and project-based gallery Et al. Focusing on diasporic practices, particularly those coming into conflict and contact with Asia, Alter-Circuit works closely with an individual artist over a period of time. Through durational endeavors, Alter-Circuit draws paths into and out of the artist’s practice while other collaborators, including curators, writers, publishers, scholars, and art communities, are invited to participate in the conversations. Alter-Circuit was inaugurated in 2013 with Berlin-based Virlani Hallberg.

Alter-Circuit: Shiyuan Liu, My Paper Knife continues with the artist’s talk My Paper Knife on Saturday, September 27 and a life online as a blog to expand the topics and widen both the audience and the circle of participants.

Alter-Circuit is conceived and curated by Xiaoyu Weng, Marie Martraire, and Et al..

ORGANIZED BY ACAC-SF AND ET AL. GALLERY AS A HIGHLIGHT OF ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK 2014


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Kate Bonner: The Path of a Free Object


Dates:
Fri Aug 15, 2014 19:00 - Fri Sep 19, 2014

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Kate Bonner
The path of a free object
August 15 - September 19, 2014
Reception: Friday, August 15, 7:00-10:00 pm

The images drift into corners. They are tracked in from outside, they lean against the wall. With a passive interest, the camera observes from the hall, from around the way. The wall is in the frame. A series of scenes, deny deny. Vacant settings.


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Amy M. Ho: We Are Only Dust and Shadow


Dates:
Fri Jul 11, 2014 13:00 - Fri Aug 08, 2014

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Amy M. Ho
We Are Only Dust and Shadow
July 11 - August 8, 2014
Reception: Thursday, July 17, 7:00-10:00 pm

How do we learn to move through space, to navigate in darkness?

Our understanding of the world and our place in the world are rooted in our phenomenological relationships to our environment - space and architecture determine what we experience and in turn shape out perception of the universe, both physically and emotionally.

We are comprised of matter, we are defined by our relationships to the environment, by the light that allows us to cast shadows.

Sponsored by an San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants through an Individual Artist Commission