DATE: Wednesday, December 9, 7pm
LOCATION: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
ENTRY: $5. refreshment will be serve and reception follows.
MODERATOR: Robert Lee - Executive Director Asian American Art Centre with Artists Natalie Pham, Eun Young Choi & Triple Edwards.
CURATOR: Susan Fleminger; deputy director at Abrons Arts Center of Henry Street Settlement.
AAAC is collaborating with BMCC Tribeca PAC for " Out of the Archive: Progress and Community", a lively artists' panel commemorating the recently launched digital archive, artasiamerica.org. Launched by the Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC), the archive reflects 60 years and several generations of artistic production by Asian American artists from AAAC's original archive and beyond. artasiamerica.org is not only envisioned as a resource for artists and art world professionals but also a far-reaching educational tool for communities beyond Chinatown and the New York City visual arts community. One of its primary goals is to introduce high school and college students throughout the U.S. to the artistic practice and personalities of the myriad Asian American artists working in urban neighborhoods today.
Featured artists are Eun Young Choi, Triple Edwards, and Nathalie Pham, will discuss how they've negotiated their respective cultural identities while defining an individual vision: How does one balance this vision with a community imperative? And how can an artist effectively implement positive, political change in their community?. Robert Lee, the executive director of AAAC will moderate the discussion involving these inquiries and more. This Series' program is curated by Susan Fleminger, a deputy director of the Abrons Arts Center of Henry Street Settlement. A 'recession-friendly'admission fee of $5 will include refreshments. Reception will follow after.
BMCC Tribeca PAC is located on the Borough of Manhattan Community College campus, 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich Avenue & West Street) and is convenient to the 2/3, A/C/E and R/W subway lines and the New Jersey Path Train. For more info about Tribeca PAC, go towww.tribecapac.org