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
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.
*LIVE BROADCAST USTREAMTV
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 - artasiamerica.org. 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 artasiamerica.org 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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