Kearny Street Workshop & Westin Teruya

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameKearny Street Workshop
Address1246 Folsom Street Suite 100
San Francisco CA, 94103
United States

Westin Teruya and Kimberley Arteche are partnering with Kearny Street Workshop to create Means of Exchange, engaging with small businesses in San Francisco’s rapidly changing South of Market district to co-create products and pop-up businesses. South of Market has long been home to a variety of small stores, businesses, and manufacturers. Many are Asian American or Filipino-owned. The artists will spend time meeting, building trust, and offering artmaking activities to these enterprises. They then will work closely with a few of them to exchange skills, work with particular media, or gather neighborhood histories. Each artist anticipates working with between two and four businesses to co-create artworks that highlight different facets of South of Market life. Means of Exchange will culminate in May 2018, when the pop-up businesses will be installed at the Workshop’s gallery on Folsom Street, and project participants will lead walking tours of the neighborhood.

Kearny Street Workshop works to present, produce, and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. It is pan-ethnic and multidisciplinary. Both Westin Teruya (2008) and Kimberley Arteche (2015) have been featured in its annual APAture festival. Teruya’s ongoing practice centers on paper sculpture installations that examine the social dynamics, textures, and histories of specific sites and communities.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates10/10/16 - 06/30/18
Serving United States/California/San Francisco/San Francisco

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