1993 – 1994

Three: Works by 1992-1993 Artists-in-Residence

October 1 – November 1, 1993

This exhibition is a culmination of the three artists’ yearlong research projects on cultural diversity issues at the Asian American Arts Centre. Reflective of their own cultural background and drawing experience from their different heritages, these three artists have incorporated in their artworks a new perspective on contemporary art and demonstrate a unique artistic expression. Learn more: press release, artist profile.

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Milieu Part I

November 19 – December 29, 1993

In the first of several exhibitions, Milieu: Part I brings together three senior Asian American artists who were active in the two decades of the post World War II era. Based on a national research project begun in the mid 80s entitled, “Asian American Artists and their Milieu 1945-1965,” which documented nearly ninety artists and interviewed many. This exhibition aims to bring to light cultural and artistic cross currents and to trace the complex story of Asian American artists. Each of the artists in the Milieu exhibition series shares a participation in the historical experience of Asians in America. We seek to document the existence of these artists, the predecessors to the young Asian American artists of today. Curated by Robert Lee. Learn more.

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Betrayal/Empowerment Part II

March 18 – April 30, 1994

Panel discussion held on April 7. Held at AAAC. Learn more.

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Betrayal/Empowerment Part I

April 18 – May 4, extended to June 10, 1994

Exhibition of artists who began their careers in the 1950's, the 1960's, the 1970's, and the 1980's, some artists from Milieu included. Now that diverse peoples have embarked on the path of empowerment, it is appropriate to ask, what will restore our humanity beyond empowerment? If we have access to the race for power and, perhaps, to win it, is this clearly our aim or is the race for power itself limited, even flawed? In seeking a humanity beyond empowerment, artists from each generation can recall for us cultural memories that, as Amalia Mesa Bains has said, "...allows us to assert our sense of continuity against all odds.” Held at Teacher’s College. Collaboration with Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Event included two-day conference. Learn more: flyer, press release.

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