Myth, Memory, and Migration: Stories from the Asian Diaspora

When 26 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Where NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
United States
Enquiry 718-768-2765

Opening Reception | Friday, January 26, 7:00 PM
Performance by exhibiting artist, Dana Davenport

Thursday, February 1, 6:30-8:30 PM
Exhibiting artist panel

Thursday, February 15 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Roundtable discussion with community organizers and activists
Mieko Gavia, independent writer
Monica Mohapatra, board member of South Asian Diaspora Artist Collective
Mark Tseng-Putterman, writer and PhD student, Brown University Department of American Studies
Ambika Trasi, artist, board member of South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Betty Yu, multi-media artist, educator and co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade

Curated by Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin, Myth, Memory, Migration: Stories from the Asian Diaspora addresses the interconnections between race, sexuality, class, and debility in relation to cultural myths, migration, and memory. In dismantling the notion of a singular Asian identity, the artists from West, Central, South, Southeast, and East Asian diaspora highlight the complexity in their layered and transnational identities. They investigate the ways in which interweaving histories and ongoing legacies such as colonialism, US militarism, anti-blackness, and Islamophobia construct our understanding of and positionality to Asian identity through archiving, translating, and excavating myths, oral stories, and family lineages.
Photo courtesy of the organizer/s.

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