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Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Thursday Night

Into View: Monthly Reading Group

Intimate gallery conversations with local artists and authors around selected readings and works featured in Into View: New Voices, New Stories. 

Reserve Tickets

Ticket includes General Admission (Thursdays after 5 PM are half off). Space is limited. 

Curious about the ideas, themes, and stories behind the artworks of Into View: New Voices, New Stories? Join us for friendly conversations in Hambrecht Gallery, as the exhibition space is transformed into a participatory and inclusive venue for dialogue and exchange. Each monthly session focuses on selected readings and offers a chance to meet local artists and authors for an intimate discussion of art, our lives, and the changing world. Dive into issues of community and belonging, language and liberation, queer aesthetics, the politics of care, issues of representation, and the need for joy.  

February Reading Group: Introducing Speculative Fabulation

Hosted by Asian Art Museum curators Naz Cuguoglu and Padma Dorje Maitland, February’s reading group kicks off the series with an introductory discussion of Donna Haraway’s concept of “speculative fabulation,” a mode of inventive storytelling that serves as the common thread linking the diverse artworks of Into View: New Voices, New Stories. 

Readings (texts available online are linked below):

  • Donna J. Haraway, “SF: Science Fiction, Speculative Fabulation, String Figures, So Far,” Pilgrim Award Acceptance Comments, July 7, 2011
  • Saidiya Hartman, “Venus in Two Acts,” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 12, no. 2 (2008): 1-14
  • Naz Cuguoglu, Mine Kaplangi, and Haki Serhat Cacekli, “How to Start a Reading Group” from “Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on the After Hope Reading Group,” Art, Hope, Action, Archive Books, 2024


Top image: On the Line (still), 2018, by TT Takemoto (b. United States, 1967). Single-channel digital video with sound; hand-processed 8mm/16mm film, paint, and found footage. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase, Frederick S. Whitman Trust Acquisition Fund, 2021.33. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Photo of Naz Cuguoglu by Pamela Gentile.

Organizers & Sponsors

Into View: New Voices, New Stories is organized by the Asian Art Museum. 

Sustained support generously provided by the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions and the Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund.

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