KADIST Private Tour & Reception


Jerome Reyes, Pharos (still a nice neighborhood), 2016. Installation view, Here We Live, February 27 to April 27, KADIST San Francisco. Photo by Jeff Warrin

Asia Society Members are invited to a private reception with wine and tour at KADIST art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District!  

Marie Martraire, KADIST Director, will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the gallery’s newest exhibition, Here We Live. The show is co-curated with the Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art in Chongqing, China and features artworks by Halil Altindere, Jeamin Cha, Angelica Mesiti, Jerome Reyes, Norman Therkelson, and Yu Guo. Broadly speaking, the presentation foregrounds the importance of recording and sharing local cultural traditions and personal stories in moments of collective urban transformation.  Welcoming and Opening remarks will be given by Asia Society Honorary Chairman Jack Wadsworth and KADIST President Vincent Worms.

KADIST is a non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists represented in its collection. Complemented by an active online network, KADIST aims at creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas. 

About Marie Martraire:
Marie Martraire is the Director of KADIST, a nonprofit organization located in Paris and San Francisco that believes the arts make a fundamental contribution to a progressive society. Through long-term and direct conversations with artists, her research and curatorial interests revolve around the role and status of historical archives; lecture-performances as a strategy; the presentation, interpretation, and reception of contemporary arts from and in different contexts, with a specific focus on contemporary arts from Asia; post-colonial and identity theories; social media as it relates to contemporary arts.  Marie Martraire has curated group exhibitions, solo exhibitions, performance, and film programs with international artists locally and internationally. Her recent curatorial projects and collaborations include Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs at Para Site (Hong Kong) and Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (Manila, Philippines), the group show A Second Exhibition at Hotel Maria Kapel (Hoorn, Netherlands), the solo shows of Yin-Ju Chen at KADIST (San Francisco, CA) and of Christie Yuri Noh at Pro Arts (Oakland, CA). 

Event Details


3295 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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