Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Date: July 27, 2010: 7pm - 730pm
Location: The Asian American Writers' Workshop:
110-112 W. 27th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY

 Peter Kwong and Fay Chiang

Galleries, luxury condos, displacement, rezoning, affordable housing, neighborhood preservation. These are a few keywords in the active and ongoing conversation about gentrification, development, and urban change more broadly. But what is the role of writing in the face of this kind of urban change? Two activists, scholar Peter Kwong of Hunter College/CUNY and artist Fay Chiang, will thread pe...rsonal accounts of their lives as scholars and artists in Chinatown/Loisada with broader analyses of neighborhoods in flux. Their discussion will launch the Workshop’s community-based writers fellowship, "OPEN CITY: Blogging Urban Change," where fellows collect oral history from residents of Chinatown/LES, Sunset Park, and Flushing. Partnering with the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA) and its Archeology of Change Project, Open City is an innovative spin on the neighborhood blog, one that incorporates oral history, video/audio content, and new interdisciplinary writing.

Chiang’s recently released book of selected poems, 7 Continents, 9 Lives, spans 20 years of poetry as a Queens native and a Lower East Side activist, revealing the multiple lives of the city, ranging from widows to a man’s final steps into an AIDS hospice. Kwong’s classic study The New Chinatown, was heralded as a “splendid antidote to the consistent misrepresentation of Chinese-American life in the press and in scholarly writings” by David Montgomery of Yale University.

@The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
buzzer 600

Free and open to the public

Programs funded, in part, by the New York City Council for the Humanities.

(via AAWW)
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Date: August 14 - September 11, 2010 
Location: Cuchifritos
Address: 120 Essex Street, Essex Street Market, New York, NY 10002
Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 14th, 4pm - 630pm

Artists: Charles Yuen, Dinh Q. Le , Dorothy Imagire, Eunjung Hwang, Howardina Pindell, Nancy Hom, Roger Shimomura

In collaboration with the Artists Alliance Inc.(AAI) an AAAC (Asian American Arts Centre) exhibition entitled tentatively, “Eight Artists: from the Archive”, will be installed in the Cuchifritos art gallery/project space located inside the Essex Street Market from August 14th - September 11th 2010

This exhibition of Eight Artists from the Archive brings a few chosen artists to the public, focused on those presented in AAAC’s digital archive – artasiamerica.org.  The best way to present a context for such art at Cuchifritos is through the presence of the digital archive.  Making this resource available on site and demonstrating the ease of tapping into it. AAAC has been gathering its physical archive of images and documents of Asian American artists for over two decades, and a good portion of this resource is now online. Go to artasiamerica.org and/or come to the gallery and ask for a tour of it there. 

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Dinh Q. Le's installation for Projects 93 at MoMa

Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York
 June 30, 2010- January 24, 2011

Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnamese American, b. 1968) weaves together—both literally and figuratively—personal recollections with larger histories and mythologies often related to the Vietnam War, also known as the American War in Lê’s native country. For Projects 93, Lê presents The Farmers and The Helicopters (2006), an installation comprised of a three-channel video and a helicopter hand-built from scrap parts by Le Van Danh, a farmer, and Tran Quoc Hai, a self-taught mechanic. For more information, visit http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1061 
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Thursday, July 1, 2010
150 Years of Tansu : The Cabinetry Heritage of Japan

Date: Jul 13, 2010 to Aug 04, 2010
Location: Nippon Gallery ( The Nippon Club) 145 West 57th Street, New York

As part of a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the first Japanese diplomatic delegation to New York, this art how demonstrates `how tansu chests evolved along with the social, technological and political changes in Japan over the last 150 years’. 20 important tansu `define Japan’s cabinetry heritage, and reflect on 150 years of Japan’s economic expansion and influence’.
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