Next Generation curated by Yuna Baek is a group exhibition featuring works by artists exploring the future of Asian American art in a digital age of flexible and hybrid cultural identity asking, “What is the face of the next generation of Asian American artists? It might as well be an avatar, as the globalizing force of the Internet continues to build a cultural landscape that transcends location, ethnicity, gender, and language. The next generation of artists can log into any culture with a click of a mouse, and their personal identities (be it singular or multiple) are shaped by the limitless possibilities of the web. They build bridges between different cultures and communities, creating flexible and hybrid identities that define the Next Generation. “
Featuring Kalani Largusa, Wang Frank Yefeng, Eunie Kim, Cathy Kim, Snow Yunxue Fu, Hiba Ali, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Sua Yoo, Heelim Hwang, Arjuna Capulong, and Greyson Hong.
If you’re in the Chicago area, come by the opening reception this Friday!
And tomorrow, for my last performance in class, I’m crawling my way out of this giant egg / black silk cocoon.
This new performance is based on research and theories surrounding queer utopias. Through my movement/vocal/sound/dance work, I’m exploring the concept of being dis-gendered (similar do dysfunction, dystopia, discord, dissonance): failure of one’s gender presentation to “stick” to a binary.
I’m also incorporating themes of primitivism and sexuality, based on research on histories of Asian/Filipino masculinities.
This is probably the craziest, weirdest thing I’ve ever done, and I’m super stoked about it.
I think that’s a new record for me. It was super productive though. I’m really excited about these new pieces.
In related news, I’ll be gogo dancing in the windows at the Defibrilator tomorrow night (Saturday, which is I guess tonight, technically) for Sean Fader’s performance, Wishing Pelt. Come say hi and stick dollar bills down my pants!