A Special Issue Celebrating Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary

Table of Contents for History Place Presence: 25th Anniversary of Asian Arts Initiative 

Volume 9, Issue 2: Fall/Winter 2018


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Excerpts from (ex)CHANGE: History, Place, Presence Artist-in-Process Pieces

  • Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis, Chinatown Art Brigade, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Boone Nguyen, Shahzia Sikander & Rea Tajiri

Guest Editor Introduction

  • Lena Sze

Microessays | Across the Map: Geographies of Solidarity

  • Cassie Chinn, Carmen Febo-San Miguel, Jessica Garz, Aisha Khan, Parag Rajendra Khandar, David Mura, Laurel Raczka & Amy Sadao

Inventing Asia America

  • Ryan Lee Wong

Foldable DIY pop-up art piece

  • Colette Fu

Reflections on the Asian Arts Initiative and Representational Art Politics in Philly—That’s the Jawn

  • René Marquez

Microessays | The Politics of Staying Put

  • Jane Golden, Theresa Hyuna Hwang, Fariha Khan, Jeremy Liu, Roberta Uno, Carol Wong, Sue Bell Yank & Mary Yee

Past, Present and Hopeful Futures: Situating (ex)CHANGE and Then and Now

  • Alexandra Chang

Then and Now, an exhibition in celebration of Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary

  • Jaishri Abichandani, Anida Yoeu Ali, Shelly Bahl, CYJO, Linh Dinh, Double A Projects, Maria Dumlao, Eiko Fan, Laura Kina, Dinh Q. Lê,  Ken Lum, Yong Soon Min, Anula Shetty and Michael Kuetemeyer, Jean Shin, Catzie Vilayphonh & Saya Woolfalk. Curated by Alexandra Chang

(ex)CHANGE: History, Place, Presence Process Pieces

  • Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis, Chinatown Art Brigade, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Boone Nguyen, Shahzia Sikander & Rea Tajiri. Curated by Alexandra Chang

Microessays | Representation Matters, Or How to Build a Home for Asian American Artists and Audiences

  • David Acosta, Germaine Ingram, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Julia López, Bakirathi Mani, Bi Jean Ngo, Sameer Rao, Kristina Wong & Anu Yadav

Trusting Art

  • Mary Jane Jacob

Artist excerpts from Then and Now

  • Anida Yoeu Ali, Linh Dinh, Double A Projects & Maria Dumlao

Gayle Isa interviewed by Mytili Jagannathan

Microessays | Towards a More Just World

  • Tamara Alvarado, Tomie Arai, Denise Brown, Angela Reyes & Alix Webb

Contributor’s Notes

Curricular Concatenations, Six Learning Essays

  • Dan Wang

Issue Extras

Postcard excerpts from Jasmine Blooms At Night, 2017-2018, painting and sculptures, mixed media, variable dimensions

  • Jaishiri Abichandani

Plastic filters for Pacific, 1993, 2018, site specific installation with archival inkjet print, embroidery on side matte net, and museum boards

  • Maria Dumlao

Sticker excerpt from The Sweetest Gift, II, 2018 mixed-media interactive installation

  • Shelly Bahl

[25] An AAI/AALR Mixtape

  • Michelle Myers, showcase curator and emcee; composer Byron Au Yong & lyricist Aaron Jafferis featuring singers and rappers Alex Bechtel, Richard Chan, Jason Chu, TJ Harris, Kao Nhia Kue, Marina Muryama-Mir, Daniel Park, Cat Ramirez, Jackie Soro, Twoey Truong, and Kyheem Tucker; showcase performers Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Kao Nhia Kue, David Mura, Lovella Rose Calica, Catzie Vilayphonh, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Mytili Jagannathan, Dan Kim, Jason Chu, YaliniDream, Kat Evasco, Paul Tran, Rodney Camarce, Anu Yadav, Franny Choi, and Magnetic North and Taiyo Na featuring Mas and Takenori

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