Michael Jang x SFMOMA
A photographic zine documenting Michael Jang's wheat-pasted works throughout the city over the last two years. Jang expresses his unique perspectives on the Chinese-American experience, recent waves of racial hatred, and popular culture, all with his customarily playful wit and acute social awareness.
The San Francisco photographer has spent a lifetime documenting the world around him. In early 2021, Jang wheat-pasted a series of his photographic images taken in the 1970s over a boarded-up storefront on Clement Street, the heart of San Francisco’s unofficial Chinatown. Unsanctioned public installations have since become his primary form, fueling his artistic practice with new resonance.
Jang’s SFMOMA Bay Area Walls commission, The Whole Story (2022) currently on view on Floor 2, departs from his Clement Street project. Jang’s frequent interventions bring new images and designs to this work as a play on the dynamism and temporality of graffiti culture, and a way to engage with the public over time.
Softcover, 24 pages, 2023.
6.5 x 10 in.
The Whole Story is on view through June 18, 2023. Free to see on Floor 2.
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