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Opening Reception: Mis-Translation
Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

MIS-TRANSLATION

On View: October 8–October 12
Opening Reception: October 8 | 5–7pm (artist talk at 5:30pm)


Translation means transcribing from one language to another language, while it can also be defined as the process of moving things from one place to another - language is the carrier of information, and therefore other things can be used as a “carrier” as well. However, when translating from one language to another, there’s something that cannot be fully understood, which ends up being a “misinterpretation”. 

Extending the idea of “translation” beyond language as 'moving things', we begin to see a schism in how the act of ‘translating’ ideals forms new ways of viewing how we perceive these to be carried. This translation would sometimes make a large gap between the original one and the one being perceived - which would result in misrepresentation. 

Assembling different pieces from each artist, we raise questions towards the efficiency of language, technology, what's represented, and how the representation of things are made.



Featured Artists: Blanca Bercial, Lexygius Sanchez Calip, Monica Cōelho, Tianhu Kang, Anton Kuehnhackl, Sangchi Liu, Miles Stemp, Mengjiao Zhang