Lam Tung-pang: The Curiosity Box
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
6. 13 - 12. 13. 13
Opening: June 13 2013 10 AM - 4 PM
Meet the Artist: June 22 - 3:30 PM
CCC Gallery: 750 Kearny St, 3F
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 - 4 PM
The Curiosity Box is an experiment originated in Lam Tung-pang’s apartment during his recent artist residency in the US. The project reflects the artist’s attempt to turn his living space into a creative lab for documenting and sharing his internal psyche with the public.
“ As one of the most important rising stars from the Pacific region, Lam’s work demonstrates how an individual navigates and negotiates in a constantly changing environment. The captivating illustrations veil the critical distance the artist creates between realities. Without compromising sensitivity and imagination, Lam injects a fresh energy to ignite the cultural conversation for our city and Hong Kong. His unique perspective of surroundings in transformation is what we most look forward to this summer. ”
– Chinese Culture Foundation Artistic Director & Curator Abby Chen
Words from the Artist
There are always very few curators or institutions would like to spend so much time to read an artist that’s less known in their country. It’s risky, it’s an adventure, and this is what brings us together.
I come to visit America with the support of Asian Cultural Council, where I proposed to visit museum collections. But then all of a sudden, the city, the loneliness and isolation from my hometown give me another spark in my creation. I am curious about the situation, the situation of my life and around. Nothing is better than half day adventure in the city and half day leaving marks in the apartment. That’s where The Curiosity Box comes from.
See you in San Francisco at the Chinese Culture Foundation.
– Lam Tung-pang, April 2013
When & Where
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is a major community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the United States.
In its 45 years of work, CCC has played a pioneering role in introducing Chinese culture to the American public through exhibitions and public programming of a broad spectrum of Chinese traditional and contemporary artistic works in multiple disciplines: Visual Arts, Literature, Music and Theater.
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108