AAPI Community Day with Mo Kong
June 4, 2022
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
9-01 33rd Road
New York, NY
In 2021, the Museum launched its first Open Call for Artist Banners with the aim of raising awareness and standing in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community against escalating and continued violence.
Artist Mo Kong’s work Still Life of an Asian Household’s Fridge (2021) was selected as a runner-up. Their sculptural installations of Asian groceries and household objects from their immigration process recall the COVID-19 pandemic when Asian grocery stores closed due to hateful crimes; and uses the refrigerator, a familiar cultural hub, as a safe space to connect with other Asians and immigrants.