Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Opening Reception April 25th War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

Join me on 4/25 for the opening reception of War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art at the DePaul Art Museum. We also have an exciting line up of events: 4/29 Jane Jin Kaisen discussion and film screening "The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger"; 5/15 Mequitta Ahuja artist talk; and join me on 5/29 for a mixed race panel discussion with scholar Camilla Fojas and artists Chris Naka and Debra Yepa-Pappan.

Laura Kina





Opening Reception

Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.
Member preview 5-6 p.m.


As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age, War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art looks at how these identities are evolving. Working in traditional media as well as video, installation, and other approaches, artists explore a range of topics, including U.S. wars in Asia; multiculturalism and identity politics; racialization, gender and sexual identity; citizenship and nationality; and trans-racial adoption.

The exhibition features works by emerging, mid-career and established artists who reflect a breadth of mixed heritage ethno-racial and geographic diversity: Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Stuart Gaffney, Louie Gong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Lori Kay, Li-lan, Richard Lou, Samia Mirza, Chris Naka, Laurel Nakadate, Gina Osterloh, Adrienne Pao, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jenifer Wofford, and Debra Yepa-Pappan.

War Baby / Love Child was curated by Laura Kina, Vincent DePaul Professor of Art, Media and Design, and Wei Ming Dariotis, associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University.

A 304-page companion book has been published by the University of Washington Press and is available at the museum or from the publisher.

More information, about the exhibition and related events, can be found at www.warbabylovechild.com and the DPAM website.

Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. 

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