Monthly Archives: August 2013

Center for Art and Thought Launches New Website and Commissioned Work

Deception Pass

New Commissioned Work by Kat Larson Online August 1

The Seattle-based artist’s video piece is one of 40+ works by artists and scholars in the curated exhibition, “Sea, Land Air: Migration and Labor,” on CA+T’s new website.


from Deception Pass (2013), video and performance art Kat Larson

The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T), a web-based arts and education nonprofit organization, announces the premier of a new commissioned work: Deception Pass by cross-disciplinary artist Kat Larson. Inspired by the Seattle waterway on which Larson’s Filipino and Scandinavian ancestors nurtured their hopes and dreams, Deception Pass is a mesmerizing meditation on ancestral connections and the transformation of landscapes, both geographic and aural. The video work is part of CA+T’s first curated exhibition “Sea, Land, Air: Migration and Labor,” which begins August 1 and will run for the next three months on CA+T’s new official website (


“Sea, Land, Air: Migration and Labor” features work from over 40 artists and scholars from around the world centered on the theme of Filipino global migrancy and labor. Contributors include Filomeno Aguilar, Kimberly Alidio, Zean Cabangis, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Miguel Libarnes, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Wawi Navarroza, Lordy Rodriguez, Stephanie Syjuco, Rolando Tolentino, Jenifer ¬†Wofford, and many others.


The website also features the first in CA+T’s Dialogues series, Migrant Musicians: Filipino Entertainers and the Work of Music Making, which brings together Theodore S. Gonzalves, R. Zamora Linmark, and Karen Tongson in a playful but illuminating conversation moderated by Sarita Echavez See about the circulation of Filipino musicians in the global entertainment industry.


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About the Center for Art and Thought:


Starting from the perspectives of Filipinos around the world, the Center for Art and Thought (CA+T) harnesses the potential of digital and new media technologies in order to foster dialogues between artists, scholars, and the broader public.  A web-based nonprofit organization, CA+T believes that the convergence between art and critical thought is a crucial way to generate new modes of knowledge production and creative and critical lenses for understanding and transforming global conditions.


Contact: Center for Art and Thought

Matthew Andrews, Research and Development Coordinator

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War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art @ the Wing Luke Museum


War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

curated by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

August 9, 2013 – January 19, 2014
719 S. King Street Seattle, WA 98104

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8, 2013 @ 6-8pm

Join us for the opening reception of War Baby/Love Child on Thursday, August 8. Curators Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis will be in attendance, as will exhibiting artists Louie Gong, Richard Lou, Stuart Gaffney, Jenifer Wofford, and Lori Kay.

You are invited to the 6-7pm preview and reception program. Light refreshments will be served. Please send in an RSVP to Maria Martinez or call 206.623.5124 ext 107.

7-8pm Open to the public (no RSVP needed). Free admission.

This exhibition brings together works by 19 artists, highlighting different approaches to the identities and experiences of mixed Asian Americans, mixed Pacific Islander Americans and Asian transracial adoptees. While their biographies are varied and often diverge from the dominant stereotypes of mixed Asian identities, their lives are shaped by the specific histories of Asian Pacific-U.S. collisions: narratives of war, economic and political migration and colonization. As an ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation comes of age in a world fixated on post-racial politics and moving beyond issues of identity, War Baby | Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art examines how artists engage various facets of hybridity in their artwork.

Artists: 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.

Read more about the exhibition –

Related Programs at the Wing Luke Museum:

Saturday, August 10, 1pm
Curator lecture with Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis
Get an inside look at War Baby/Love Child with curators Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis. Learn about their process in producing their multi-platform project (book, traveling exhibit, website, and blog) Book signing to follow. $10 General (includes gallery admission), $7 Members.

Saturday, August 17, 4pm
Book reading with Cathy J. Tashiro
Cathy J. Tashiro discusses her latest book Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed Race Americans, which highlights the voices of older Americans of mixed race whose very existence broke the steadfast rules of the color line. Free.

Saturday, September 28, 2-5pm
This workshop for artists includes a Q&A session and reception with Maria Villafranca from the New York Foundation of the Arts. She will discuss strategies for sustaining your artistic practice, including an overview of opportunities available to artists in Washington and nationwide. Geared toward individual artist across disciplines at all stages in their careers. $10 General, $7 Members and students. To purchase tickets, call 206-623-5124.

Saturday, October 12
Film screening of The Woman, The Orphan and The Tiger by Jane Jin Kaisen

Saturday, October 26
Teacher workshop on how to talk about race

And more programs TBA!

Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Museums grant to DePaul University. The exhibition opened at DePaul University April 25 – June 30, 2013 and will be hosted at Wing Luke Museum in Seattle August 9, 2013 – January 19, 2014.

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