Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art (September 15, 2017 – Spring 2018)

Self Portrait, c.1970
Sybil Atteck
Oil on board
28 x 22 inches
© Helen Atteck

Organized by the Chinese American Museum (CAM) in partnership with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the California African American Museum (CAAM).

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art is presented in two parts: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora on view at CAAM through February 25, 2018, and Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art on view at CAM through March 11, 2018. Part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day. By examining the contributions of artists of Chinese descent in Cuba, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and beyond, the exhibition reveals the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean. Presented in two parts: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora, on view at the California African American Museum (CAAM) through February 25, 2018, and Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art on view at the Chinese American Museum (CAM) through March 11, 2018.

Part I

Finding Balance, 2015
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
28 Polaroid Prints mounted on aluminum
154 x 104 in.
Courtesy of the artist
History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora 

California African American Museum 

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Free admission.

CAAM Opening Reception I: September 19, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Curators’ Talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP to rsvp@caamuseum.org by September 14

 

Part II

Aunt Winnie, 1995
Albert Chong
© Albert Chong; Courtesy of the artist
Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art

Chinese American Museum

425 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free admission; suggested donation of $3.00, which supports the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

CAM Opening Reception II: September 20, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Curators’ Talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP to rsvp@camla.org by September 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition is organized by the Chinese American Museum in partnership with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University and the California African American Museum. Curated by Alexandra Chang, A/P/A Institute at NYU, and Steven Y. Wong, CAM, in coordination with Mar Hollingsworth, CAAM. Lead support for this exhibition and publication is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. Major support provided by the Friends of the Chinese American Museum with additional support provided by Daisy Chow and Eugene Lam; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and Doré Hall Wong.