Asian and Asian American Art From The Permanent Collection
1040 Grand Concourse
At 165th Street
Bronx, New York
TSENG KWONG CHI
DINH Q LÊ
NIKKI S. LEE
Additional archival material
presented by ALEXANDRA CHANG
Runs through January 2, 2011
The second exhibition related to the Urban Archives Project features artworks by Asian and Asian American artists from the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection as well as material from the Fales Library and Special Collections at NYU selected by guest-curator Alexandra Chang. On view are archives related to artists Martin Wong, Tseng Kwong Chi, Tomie Arai, Zhang Hongtu, and artist Carol Sun’s mother architect and former Bronx resident Nancy Sun.
In Happy Together, artists explore the notion of identities on multiple levels. For many works in this exhibition, there is often a crossover between the self, family, community, and global spheres, creating a porous and complex space of overlap between multiple definitions of self. These artists’ work and lives expand beyond the limiting definitions of the linear tracing of race, place, and identity that often exists within national or local boundaries. Instead, there is a fluidity within their multiple communities of affinities.
Sponsorship: The Urban Archives Project is made possible with support from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Co-sponsored: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
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