First Look, an exhibition of recent acquisitions at the Asian Art Museum, includes Re:depiction, in which Hughen/Starkweather interviewed staff from the Asian Art Museum and asked them to describe an artwork from the museum collection from memory. Without having seen the described artworks, the artists created abstract works on paper based only on the interview recordings. The works on paper are accompanied by sound recordings and a map. By using the map to find the original works in the museum, viewers close the loop connecting memory, language, translation, and personal experience.
To see images and download a catalogue of the project:
For more information about the show:
First Look, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco
September 4 – October 11, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, September 3, 6-9 pm
Artists’ Talk + Walk-through: Thursday, September 10, 6:30-7:30pm