The Asian Art Museum presents Proximities 3: Import/Export, the third and final show in an intimate trilogy of exhibitions exploring the culturally and geographically vast idea of Asia through the diverse perspectives of Bay Area artists. Guest curated by Glen Helfand, each Proximities exhibition features artworks that question whether objects and ideas can convey an accurate sense of Asia. The series’ artworks also reflect the artists’ personal proximities to Asia and Asian history.
Spend your Thursday night with the Asian Art Museum and enjoy art, cash bar refreshments, a special tea tasting courtesy of ATELIER DION and Song Tea, and music by P-Play of Honey Soundsystem. Get the insider's perspective on Proximities 3: Import/Export with curator Glen Helfand, who'll be giving an in-gallery talk. Some of the artists will also be in attendance and of course, the collection galleries will be open. This is the Museum's final Proximities exhibition, so celebrate it in style before its closing on Feb 23.
As one of very few living legendary artists of our times, Hou’s most valuable contributions are undoubtedly his audacious experiments and achievements in his successful integration of Western and Chinese painting techniques. Hou has invented a distinctive style of his own within the genre of splash ink and color, which is best demonstrated in his most recent works shown in this current exhibition.