Monday, June 26, 2017

Art Net News Book Review

Việt Lê (Vietnamese/American, b. 1976). Charlie’s Angels (of History), 2013,
from the "Love Bang!" series. Courtesy of the artist.

How the New Queer Asian American Criticism Is Shifting the Way We See Art

Artists and scholars shake up the foundations of art history in a new book, 'Queering Contemporary Asian American Art.'
Terence Trouillot, 

"But via its challenging and diverse reflections, Queering Contemporary Asian American Art shows how the specific questions of Asian American art history make the stakes of resisting a homonormative queer community (i.e. one that models itself after standards of success defined by white privilege and capitalism) even more vivid."

Read the review:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer 2017 Queer Horizons

“Queer Horizons” curated by Jan Christian Bernabe and Laura Kina for the Center for Art and Thought is now online! Works by by Maya Mackrandilal, Greyson Hong, and Kim Anno are currently up, and more artwork will follow in the upcoming weeks.
“Queer Horizons” features the work of Asian American and Asian diasporic artists whose work envisions a queer future that unsettles the past, disrupts the present, and imagines new worlds beyond the limits of the horizon.
Contributors to the virtual show include: Anida Yoeu AliSita Bhaumik, Kim Anno, Wafaa Bilal, Greyson Hong, Kiam Marcelo JunioViệt Lê, Maya Mackrandilal, Zavé MartohardjonoJeffrey Augustine SongcoTina Takemoto, and Saya Woolfalk.
Contributors’ works are published in staggered waves from June 22 until all the works have been revealed, after which the whole exhibition are archived permanently on CA+T’s website.
Please keep checking back on the website for new works and share the link!
“Queer Horizons” appears in conjunction with the publication of Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe’s book, Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), which CA+T co-sponsored (