2003 – 2004

In the Shadow of 9/11: A Chinatown Memorial Exhibition

September 11 – October 15, extended to November 3, 2003

An exhibition held in recognition of the events at the World Trade Center and the hardship experienced by the Chinatown community as a result of 9/11. This exhibition was created in collaboration between AAAC and SilkRoad Place to revive the attractiveness of Chinatown utilizing the asset of culture and the arts. Exhibited art works document what happened at the WTC site, the reaction in Chinatown itself, even the personal experience of being related to a professional who originally designed the Towers, among many other subjects. Held at The Gallery at Silk Road Place, 30 Mott Street. Organized by Bob Lee & Chee Wang Ng. Learn more: postcard, press release.

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13th AAAC Annual: Provocations

September 26 – November 7, 2003

AAAC in collaboration with The Korea Society. Containing a wide variety of works, this exhibition, “Provocations,” lives up to its name. The show reveals the range of directions of Asian American artists today, and the artworks pose and provoke an array of especially striking ideas and sentiments. Learn more: flyer, press release.

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dream so much 2

November 21, 2003 – January 9, 2004

Japanese graffiti artists who have relocated to New York City are included in this exhibition of 2nd generation developments in graffiti. The artists’ works demonstrate fluid movement between overlapping cultures in the realm of the cultural hybrid, defying artificial definitions of cultural authenticity or straightforward appropriation. Guest Curated by Richard S. Chang and Alexandra Chang.

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Landscape and Memory

March 19 – April 30, 2004

Organized by Yoland Skeete & Hal Laessig as a collaboration with the Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center. Presented two artists whose works have developed in compelling, transcending ways. Ken Fukushima holds a scale up to experience, measuring one history to another, one culture to another, linking historical Japan to present thought. Wei Jane Chir’s abstractions seek sublime goals. Her measurements of mundane urban experience basks in the music of silence while Fukushima’s work exults in the music of time and its progeny and history. Learn more: flyer, press release, artist profile.

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Carol Sun / Nobuho Nagasawa at Mid Career

May 22 – June 25, 2004

Two artist’s installations. Carol Sun’s video installation builds on her grandfathers who never met, one influenced by the West, and brings the notion of legacy and family into a wider dialogue of communities and cultures. Nobuho Nagasawa’s "Mapping Chinatown: Making the Invisible Visible" collaborates with art students of SUNY Manhattan to print information about Chinatown on specially designed chopstick sleeves distributed to co-operating local restaurants. Learn more: flyer, artist profile.

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