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Save the date – “War Baby / Love Child” opens April 25, 2013

 Save the date!

War Baby / Love Child:
Mixed Race Asian American Art

opens at the DePaul University Art Museum April 25, 2013

curated by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis

DePaul University Art Museum
April 25, 2013 – June 30, 2013
935 W. Fullerton Chicago, IL 60614

Opening reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013
5-6pm: Members’ Preview (become a member)
6-8pm: Public Exhibition Opening

War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art investigate constructions of mixed heritage Asian American identity in the United States. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age, the exhibition will examine how, or even if, mixed heritage Asian Americans address hybrid identities in their artwork, as well as how perspectives from critical mixed race studies illuminate intersections of racialization, war and imperialism, gender and sexuality, and citizenship and nationality.
The exhibition will feature works across diverse mediums by 19 emerging, mid-career and established artists who reflect a breadth of mixed heritage ethno-racial and geographic diversity: 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.
Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Museums grant to DePaul University.

Visit the War Baby / Love Child website. 

View a “trailer” for the exhibition and book on YouTube.

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Video artist Valerie Soe at DePaul University Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Video artist Valerie Soe at DePaul University
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
5-6:30 PM

The Chinese Gardens and The Oak Park Story
Two film screenings and an artist talk by acclaimed experimental video artist Valerie Soe
DePaul University Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL

Sponsored by Global Asian Studies and the Department of History of Art and Architecture
This event is FREE and open to the public

Valerie Soe
is a San Francisco writer, educator, and artist whose experimental videos and installations, which look at gender and cultural identity and anti-racism struggles, have exhibited at venues such as the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum in New York City, and at film festivals worldwide. Her most recent award-winning documentary, The Oak Park Story <http://www.theoakparkstory.com/>  (2010) has exhibited widely across the country. Soe is also the author of the blog beyondasiaphilia.com <http://beyondasiaphilia.com/> , which looks at Asian American art, film, culture, and activism. beyondasiaphilia is the recipient of a 2012 Art Writers’ Grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation, one of only seven such grants awarded in the U.S. She is an Assistant Professor in the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, where she teaches film history and production, cultural criticism, art and social practice, and media

Chinese Gardens – Racism, resistance, and the hidden history of Chinese Americans
The Chinese Gardens looks at the lost Chinese community in Port Townsend, Washington,
examining anti-Chinese violence—lynchings, beatings, and murders—in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800s and drawing connections between past and present race relations in the U.S.


The Oak Park Story
The Oak Park Story (2010, 22 min.) is a documentary film that recounts the journeys of three families – from Cambodia, Mexico, and California – who band together at a run-down slum in Oakland CA and win a landmark settlement against their landlord.

The film is directed, edited, co-produced and co-written by Valerie Soe and co-produced and co-written by Russell Jeung, both of whom are professors of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.


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New Short Films by Chi Jan Yin — DePaul Art Museum, Chicago IL

Chinese-born media artist Chi Jang Yin is known for her experimental and documentary artwork, which comments upon the state of Chinese culture, past and present. She often imbues her work with elements from her background in photography and performance art. Her videos were recently awarded: Honorable Mention at the In-Out Festival (Poland); Best Film on Architecture at the Asolo Art Film Festival (Italy); and Second Grand Prize at the Athens International Film Festival, (USA). Her work has screened at the 2008 Asian Art Biennial at the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan); the Los Angeles Film Festival (USA), and the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival-IDFA (The Netherlands).

DePaul Art Museum
Thursday, March 3rd, from 6pm to 7:30pm

Program: total length, 63 minutes
Seven new shorts will be presented and a Q&A with the artist will follow.
For more information about the artist: http://www.chijangyin.com

“Director Chi-Jang Yin is showing unusual picture of working people in China. This experimental assembly linked with different stories shrouded in mystery. The film reveals the natural human being what reflects the specific nature of the work.”
–Poland Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Tri-City Theater, (April 23-25), Gdansk, Poland, 2010

“Lighthouse, 16 mins (2009), is about Chinese workers working and living at a factory town in southern China. The events of seeing, being seen and remaining unseen open up imagination, understandings and communicate a social statement.”
–The Noe Valley Ministry, Experimental Films by Chi Jang Yin, San Francisco, CA, 2009

“Lighthouse captures reality without comment and leaves the questions and answers to us.”
–Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival IDFA, reviewed by Anna Abrahams, November, 2009

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