San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
From July 28 through November 4, 2012, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present the work of one of Japan's most important contemporary photographers in the exhibition Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories.
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
This exhibition explores a new art that is emerging from a remarkable fusion of Japanese artisanal and industrial textile making. Coaxed from materials as age-old as hemp and newly developed as microfilaments, a varied array of works by artists from multiple generations are on view in this important two-part exhibition.
Asian Resource Center Gallery
Presented by Kearny Street Workshop and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Movement In Many Parts explores systems of human infrastructure — through the architectural, ecological, biological, political, industrial, and fantastical — and the way we organize ourselves as a society.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA presents five rare films by Ai Weiwei, perhaps China's most famous artist and loudest critic. He calls these films "social documentaries." While two of them document large-scale art projects, the others are more akin to investigative journalism, with a deep commitment to shining light on acts of injustice.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The journey of Himalayan Pilgrimage continues with Liberation Through Sight, a reinstallation that focuses on artworks created as vehicles to enlightenment. New art in the recently reinstalled gallery includes an exceptionally rare set of seven paintings depicting the lineage of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, painted around 1815 upon the death of the ninth Dalai Lama, as well as images of compassionate and wrathful deities of the Tibetan pantheon.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
OACC's Official APA Heritage Month Exhibit represents Crossing Border. Asians in America come upon many boundaries, some for a crossing and some remain untouched. The artists gathered here have taken position, crossing/touching various borders and giving us new ways to examine the political and/or the personal.
Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute
A versatile and internationally significant artist whose work has been marked strongly by his urban interventions, Lin Yilin researched the city of San Francisco in Fall 2011 and came up with site specific performances. This exhibition presents his interaction with the city and the art community exploring the various aspects of historical processes of urban society including the history of migration, immigration and their political implications. The show also presents a selection of his early works to gain understanding of the evolution of his complex body of creation.