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Fragile: an exhibition by Marta Dell'Angelo and Summer Lee



Fragile: an exhibition by Marta Dell'Angelo and Summer Lee

A collaboration between the IIC and the Chinese Culture Centre (CCC) of San Francisco

Italian artist Marta Dell'Angelo and San Francisco artist Summer Mei Ling Lee's collaborative exhibition entitled "Fragile" opens at the IIC on Thursday February 18 at 6:00pm, followed by the performance "Pietas" at 7pm at the adjacent Opera Plaza Cinema. 18 February 2016, 6pm. Opening at the IIC 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 94102 Finissage at the International Hotel, Sunday 13 March, 3 PM868 Kearny St, third floor, San Francisco 94108 Followed by a performance in Portsmouth Square at 6On view Mon-Fri 10-4:30 until 11 March. Marina Pugliese and Abby Chen, Curator of the CCC, have paired a Milan-based artist with a San Francisco Bay Area native whose respective visual practices have enough similarities and differences to build an engaging dialogue and question the nature of artistic collaboration. Marta Dell’Angelo is an Italian artist who focuses her research on the relationships between the brain and the body. Bay Area native Summer Mei Ling Lee explores images of her family as a prefiguring of the unknown. www.summerleeart.comThe project kicks off with an exhibition jointly created by the two artists. The opening, which takes place in the IIC gallery space, will initiate a constellation of collaborative art actions throughout San Francisco’s urban setting, thus launching an ephemeral archive to document their month-long collaboration. The project will culminate with a finissage (closing reception) and performance in Chinatown. This exhibition is part of Mapping the City, a collaborative project promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) of San Francisco and curated by Marina Pugliese, which was conceived to further exchanges among Italian contemporary visual artists and their Bay Area counterparts. Its inherent goal is to broaden the compass of cultural initiatives – which are perhaps too often subject to the limits of an organization's specific communities. This project was therefore created as an extension outside the physical limits of the Italian Cultural Institute. www.mappingthecity.orgPlease click here to register for the opening reception at the IIC on the 18th of February.Please click here for more information about the closing events on the 13th of March.


Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Entrance : Free