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Friday, December 18, 2009

Join us for a holiday book launch reception, and a preview of KSW’s performance tour “SF Thomassons” with Philip Huang.

WHEN: Friday, December 18; 6 – 9 pm WHERE: PariSoma, 1436 Howard St. @ 10th WHAT: Reception, book launch, performance ADMISSION IS FREE! In the 80’s Japanese conceptual artist Akasegawa Genpei released HYPERART: THOMASSON, a book investigating and describing an urban architectural phenomenon called a “Thomasson.” (See the book trailer below for more about Thomassons.) To celebrate Kaya Press’ publication of the first English translation of HYPERART: THOMASSON, Bay Area Asian American arts organization Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is producing “SF Thomassons,” a two-phase project that includes a set of photographs by KSW artists of local Thomassons and a guided performance tour of a selection of these Thomassons. The complete guided tour will be performed January 23 & 24. To launch the book, we are holding a holiday reception, with music, an opportunity to buy the book, and a short preview of the tour. Come drink some punch with SF’s Asian American arts community before we break for the holidays, and do a little last minute gift shopping!

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