Saturday, March 23, 2013

Presenting at Hapa Japan in LA on April 6, 2013

Los Angeles friends and family - I hope to see you at Hapa Japan 2013 April 2-6, 2013

A festival celebrating mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese people and culture.

Presented by the Hapa Japan Database Project and UCS Center for Japanese Religions and Culture

Come join us at from April 2-6, 2013 in Los Angeles for a concert featuring hapa artists, a comedy night at East West Players, readings by award-winning authors, a historical exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, film screenings of great documentaries, and a 2-day academic conference at USC.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 Session 7 - Hapa Japanese Visual Arts: A Roundtable Discussion on Art and Identity
“Creative Identities: Transformative Hapa Japanese Artists”
Yasuko Takezawa (Kyoto University)
With Featured Artist Presentations by Laura Kina and Shizu Salamando

Save the date - "War Baby / Love Child" opens April 25, 2013


Save the date!

War Baby / Love Child:
Mixed Race Asian American Art

opens at the DePaul University Art Museum April 25, 2013

curated by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis

DePaul University Art Museum
April 25, 2013 - June 30, 2013
935 W. Fullerton Chicago, IL 60614

Opening reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013
5-6pm: Members’ Preview (become a member)
6-8pm: Public Exhibition Opening

War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art investigate constructions of mixed heritage Asian American identity in the United States. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age, the exhibition will examine how, or even if, mixed heritage Asian Americans address hybrid identities in their artwork, as well as how perspectives from critical mixed race studies illuminate intersections of racialization, war and imperialism, gender and sexuality, and citizenship and nationality.

The exhibition will feature works across diverse mediums by 19 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, Debra Yepa-Pappan.

Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Museums grant to DePaul University.
Visit the War Baby / Love Child website. 

View a “trailer” for the exhibition and book on YouTube.