Exhibitions & Public Events

The Master Never Talks Of
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Schafer Gallery

The Master Never Talks Of

On View: January 18 - 30, 2019 
Opening Reception: Friday, January 18 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Confucius views “extraordinary things, feats of strength, disorder, and spiritual beings” as taboo. Nevertheless, Chinese contemporary culture embraces martial arts, physical power and mythological deities. Drawing on influences from Hong Kong martial arts films from the 1990s, The Master Never Talks Of explores how Kung Fu films reinforce the dynamic duality derived from the notion of yin and yang in Chinese cosmology, along with dominant moral distinctions of justice and wickedness.

From animations created by translating the choreography of heroes and villains, to drawings utilizing “Heibai Wuchang” (Black and White Impermanence), a concept in Chinese folk religion, this iconic presentation of dualism pays homage to the deities of justice and fortune; rewards and punishment. 

Featuring the work of:

Eunice Liu

IMAGE: Eunice Liu, Wuchang, 2018. Digital drawing printed on satin.

The Schafer Gallery is located on the first floor of SFAI's Fort Mason Campus at Pier 2, 2 Marina Boulevard.

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