This summer, San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum hosts 28 Chinese, an exhibition of Chinese contemporary art from the Rubell Family Collection. Don and Mera Rubell began their collection in the ’60s and have amassed one of the world’s premier contemporary collections, now exhibited in Miami in a former DEA storage facility for confiscated goods. 28 Chinese includes 48 artworks by 28 contemporary Chinese artists, acquired over the course of a decade long project by the Rubells for which the couple visited 100 artist studios in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Xi’an, ultimately purchasing works from 28 of these artists.
The exhibition is accompanied by a program of exhibition tours, talks, and projects, including
Lessons on the Far East, a project by Yan Xing.
Chinese Art Now, a panel discussion featuring Abby Chen, Yan Xing and Barbara Pollack led by guest curator Allison Harding.
No World, a screening of the 2014 single-channel video by Fang Lu followed by a conversation between the artist and curator Herb Tam.
Memes, Puns and Selfies: A Look at Chinese Digital Culture, an interactive project by An Ziao Mina.
A full calendar of tours and events can be found on the Asian Art Museum website.