Pencil in these can't-miss exhibits coming to San Francisco this summer.
Hung Liu, “Shrimp Junk II” (1994)
"Hung Liu: Golden Gate"
Chinese-born and Oakland-based artist Hung Liu reimagines some of her most iconic paintings in the forthcoming installation Golden Gate at de Young Museum. The timely exhibit, a mix of both new and existing works, is a celebration—and personal reflection—of the lives of migrants who arrived in California. Growing up under the Maoist regime, Liu developed a socialist realist style of painting, which she has used as a form of representation for vulnerable individuals whose important stories are often left out of historical narratives. July 17-Jan. 2, 2022, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, famsf.org
"Iliazd: Publishing as an Art Form"
The Legion of Honor Museum will commemorate under-recognized Russian modernist Ilia Zdanevich in his first U.S. museum exhibition in more than 30 years through Iliazd: Publishing as an Art Form, a review of the artist’s prolific work in book art publishing. Zdanevich’s notable Rolodex of collaborators include Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst and Joan Miró, to name a few. This is a show you won’t want to miss. June 12-Oct. 10, 100 34th Ave., legionofhonor.famsf.org
Naum Granovsky / Iliazd, LidantYU fAram (Ledentu as Beacon) (1923)
"Architecture From Outside In"
Through a visionary exhibition, Mexico City-based architect Tatiana Bilbao imagines a new standard of living built on civic health and community empowerment. Her architectural vision for spaces ranging from multigenerational dwellings to home workspaces is inspired by the less visible external factors that influence architecture, such as developer goals and civic regulations. She takes an “outside in” approach to translate her well-researched proposal in the forms of models, drawings and photographs. As the world continues to evolve, Bilbao’s ideas could be the answer to what contemporary lifestyles will look like in coming years. Summer 2021-spring 2022, 151 Third St., sfmoma.org