Future Tense: Apature 2015

September 11, 2015



APAture is Kearny Street Workshop’s annual multidisciplinary festival that presents and promotes art by up-and-coming artists of Asian Pacific American descent. For thirteen seasons, the festival has sparked dialogue around contemporary social issues, especially those that affect APA communities, and inspired collaboration between artists and community members toward social action.

Our theme for this year is FUTURE TENSE. We’ve selected over 65 artists to imagine what’s possible for the future, with a particular interest in how social change might be exhibited in their work.

10/2 Opening Reception & Visual Arts Showcase (Free)
6–10pm @ Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., SF
Co-presented by Arc Gallery and Asian American Women Artists Association

FEATURING: Kimberly Acebo Arteche, Austin Boe, Rea Lynn DeGuzman, Grace Kim, Kyong Ae Kim, Alan Khum, Hadar Kleiman, Jana and Lawrence, Topher Maka, Nicholas Oh, Sunshine Velasco, Jeremy Villaluz, Manon Bogerd Wada, Xiao Wang 

PERFORMANCES BY: Caroline Calderon, Joseph Nontanovan

CURATED BY: Rea Lynn DeGuzman, Dara Katrina del Rosario, Vincent Yin

10/3 Performing Arts Showcase ($10–15 sliding scale)
8–11pm @ A.C.T.’s The Strand, The Rueff, 1127 Market St., SF
Co-presented by ACT-SF and Ferocious Lotus Theater

FEATURING: SPULU, Bad Repertory Theater, Sammay Dizon, Rasika Kumar, Fong "Batman" Tran, Irene Tu

CURATED BY: Alex Abalos, Michelle Fajardo, Jasmin Hoo, Rian Tong

10/4 Literary Arts Showcase ($5–10 sliding scale)
7–10pm @ Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., SF
Co-presented by Maganda Magazine and Quiet Lightning

FEATURING: Siamak Vassoughi, Kazumi Chin, Yume Kim, Ari Laurel, Quinn Leong, Michelle Lin, Francois Luong, Ploi Pirapokin, Kanwalroop Kaur Singh, Shelley Wong

CURATED BY: Jason Bayani, Francois Luong, Robert Marquez

10/09 Music Showcase ($10–15 sliding scale) 
8pm–midnight @ Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th St., SF
Co-presented by Bindlestiff Studio and B.U.M.P.

FEATURING: AstraLogik, a.k.aye, Krystle Ahmadyar, ebolabuddha, Iridium, Vibrant Thangs, Wesley Woo Band

CURATED BY: Ahmed Animo, Jason Bayani, Nathaniel Jue, Jerico Laborete

10/10 Comics & Illustration Showcase (Free)
12–5pm @ SFPL Main, Hispanic/Latino Room, 100 Larkin St., SF
Co-presented by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and San Francisco Public Library

FEATURING: Thi Bui, Bo, Brian Canio, Ka Yan Cheung, Mei-Hsuang Chiang, Sam Coaass, Trinidad Escobar, Cynthia Fong, Lam Giang, Ellis Kim, Vincent Kukua, Michael Manomivibul, Minnie Phan, Cecilia Wong, Sherwin Viray


CURATED BY: Wahab Algarmi, Francois Luong

10/10 Film Showcase (Free)
12–5pm @ SFPL Main, Koret Theater, 100 Larkin St., SF
Co-presented by Bay Area Video Coalition, Center for Asian American Media, and San Francisco Public Library

FEATURING: Jethro Patalinghug, Glenn Aquino, Evyn Lê Espiritu, Granny Cart Gangstas, Lamnho Giang, Kristine Gerolaga, Jazmin Jamias

CURATED BY: Jillian Mae Kizer

10/17 Closing Reception & Artists Panel ($5–10 sliding scale)
1–5pm @ Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., SF
Co-presented by Arc Gallery and Asian Art Museum


PERFORMANCES BY: Robert Marquez, MEnD Dance Theater

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