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Exhibition Detail
Out of The Archive: PROCESS & PROGRESS
Curated by: Angel Velasco Shaw
111 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
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September 18th, 2009 - October 30th, 2009
September 18th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
, Tomie Arai, John Yoyogi Fortes, Swati Khurana, Alber ChongTomie Arai, John Yoyogi Fortes, Swati Khurana, Alber Chong

© Asian American Arts Centre
Imagining The Past, Albert ChongAlbert Chong, Imagining The Past
© Asian American Arts Center
Five Day Wedding, Swati KhuranaSwati Khurana, Five Day Wedding
© Asian American Arts Center
Exercise, John Yoyogi FortesJohn Yoyogi Fortes, Exercise
© Asian American Arts Center
Motion Pictures, Tomie AraiTomie Arai, Motion Pictures
© Asian American Arts Center
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east village/lower east side
12:30PM - 6:30PM
Asian American Arts Centre
traditional, modern, figurative, abstract, realism, conceptual, mixed-media
Out Of The Archive: PROCESS & PROGRESS

September 18 - October 30, 2009

Curated by Angel Velasco Shaw

Artists: Tomie Arai, Albert Chong, Swati Khurana, John Y. Fortes
Writers: Karen Su, Karlyn Koh, Jan Christian Bernabe, Sarita Echavez See & Midori Yoshimoto

Opening Reception:
Date: Fri, Sept 18, 6-9PM
Location: AAAC, 26 Bowery, NYC

Gallery Talk with Artists & Scholars:
Date: Wednesday, Oct 7, 6-8PM
Location: WHITEBOX, 329 Broome St.

To commemorate the thirty-fifth year of mounting arts in a community context, the Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC) presents “Out of the Archive: Process and Progress,” a major exhibition program. It aims to draw attention to the AAAC Artists Archive and its recently launched digital archive - This program includes a special exhibition installation, a gallery talk, a catalogue, several essayists, and online interactive events and opportunities for the audience. The digital archive, a major undertaking over two years in the making, consists of about 10% of the total 1,500 Asian American artists entries in the original archive, which reflects the last 60 years and several generations of artistic production.

The four artists presented, Tomie Arai, Albert Chong, John Yoyogi Fortes, and Swati Khurana, have been selected from a review of all the artists posted in by guest curator Angel Velasco Shaw. The printed catalogue has been edited and coordinated by Sarita Echavez See who selected four writers to participate with her in reviewing the artists' work: Karen Su, Karlyn Koh, and Jan Christian Bernabe. AAAC seeks to expand the ways in which it has presented Asian American art in a community context. Expanding our approach to the literary arts, we are introducing a critical writing component in order to draw upon literary and cultural criticism for visual interpretive and critical thinking.

An extensive catalog was published for this exhibition and it is for sale. Please contact us for more information about it.


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