Archive as Memorial (January 21-March 25, 2023)

Storefront for Ideas, 127 Walker Street
On view: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Archive as Memorial is an exhibition organized by members of A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project, a volunteer team of Asian American and Pacific Islander cultural workers, oral historians, educators, caretakers, and activists who have worked collaboratively since lockdown in March of 2020 to document the COVID-19 pandemic and the myriad ways it has impacted Asian/Pacific/American communities in New York and beyond. Included in the exhibit are recorded interviews, shared stories, and artifacts documenting the themes of mutual aid, community care, economic impacts, interracial solidarities, disability politics, and experimentations in mourning, both for our futures and our pasts.

The project was developed in partnership with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives; and the exhibition is hosted in the Storefront for Ideas, an initiative of Immigrant Social Services (ISS), made possible in part by the support of Chung Pak Local Development Corporation and the NYC City Council AAPI Community Support Initiative. Funding for the exhibition was provided by the Asian Women Giving Circle, a donor advised fund of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Lead Curators and Community Amplifiers-in-Residence: Tomie Arai and Diane Wong
Curatorial Committee: Laura Chen-Schultz, Preeti Sharma, Vivian Truong, and Mi Hyun Yoon