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Martial Spirit / 神武 Exhibition

Martial Spirit is presented by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco as part of “Building Our Town,” a theme to anchor a series of powerful arts initiatives to activate and build community throughout Chinatown and San Francisco.

When:
April 29, 2017 5:00pm
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Ringing in the Year of the Rooster, Martial Spirit is a first of its kind martial arts celebration presented by the Chinese Culture Center (CCC) featuring an exhibition at the CCC Visual Art Center, performances and documentation of Bay Area martial arts schools, and community workshops at Ping Yuen public housing in San Francisco Chinatown.
 
Breaking down stereotypes about the mysticism of martial arts prevalent in today’s culture, artist Justin Hoover’s solo exhibition, Martial Spirit, instead explores martial arts as a practice through visual arts.
 
Martial Spirit is presented by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco as part of “Building Our Town,” a theme to anchor a series of powerful arts initiatives to activate and build community throughout Chinatown and San Francisco, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Our Town” grant, San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Community Challenge Grant Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies, San Francisco Foundation, and Grants for the Arts. In partnership with Chinatown Community Development Center, and Ping Yuen housing.
 
Learn more about the workshops and auxiliary events for Martial Spirit here

Events

April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and USC professor Brett Sheehan for a discussion on the evolution of Chinese capitalism chronicling the fortunes of the Song family of North China under five successive authoritarian governments.

 

June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).