Song Dong's large–scale installation comprised of items that his mother and grandmother collected over a period of five decades. It follows the Chinese concept of wu jin qi yong or "waste not," as a prerequisite for survival.
Inspired by artist Song Dong’s investigations of family, consumerism, and the small meditative moments that punctuate an ordinary life, Daily Lives is a group exhibition borne out of a collaboration between YBCA and the Chinese Cultural Center.
In Tape, Li Ning documents his struggle to achieve success as an avant-garde artist in modern China, breaking from documentary conventions in his use of personal confessions, an unstable chronology, experimental street video, even CGI.
In conjunction with YBCA's presentation of Tempest: Without a Body, visionary opera, theater and festival director Peter Sellars makes a rare appearance in San Francisco to discuss art and activism with choreographer Lemi Ponifasio.
One of the most distinctive choreographers in the world today, Lemi Ponifasio is a fearless creative force whose work provokes attention and debate wherever it is experienced. Tempest: Without a Body is part dance, part theatre, part ceremony. Tempest is a powerful, visually ravishing and apocalyptic response to the sinister escalation of post–9/11 state powers and the erosion of individual freedoms.