The full version (80 portraits) of the kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa exhibit at the 7th Floor Gallery at A/P/A Institute from March – May 2008.
Organized by the Japanese American National Museum, kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa is an exhibition of portraits by award-winning filmmaker and artist Kip Fulbeck, who traveled the country photographing Hapa of all ages and walks of life. Originally used as a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for “half,” Hapa has since been embraced as a term of pride by many whose mixed racial heritage includes Asian or Pacific Islander descent.
Fulbeck’s work seeks to address in words and images the one question that Hapa are frequently asked: “What are you?” By pairing the portraits of Hapa – unadorned by make-up, jewelry, and clothing – along with their handwritten statements on who they are, this exhibition offers a powerful yet intimate perspective on the complex nature of contemporary American identity.
RSVP by March 7, Friday
Co-sponsored by: Discover Nikkei