Obscene wealth, and its spectacular power to compensate for racial loss, is the central protagonist we are invited to cheer on in Crazy Rich Asians.
How Asian-American Artists Made a Mark on Abstract Expressionism
Asian-American artists engaged deeply and creatively with Abstract Expressionism, counter to historical views of the movement as a New York monolith.
Artist Omer Fast’s Take on Chinatown Angers Community Organizations
Fast’s seemingly derelict interpretation of Chinatown businesses has drawn ire from local groups.
Performance Artists Probe East Asian Identity and Power Dynamics
As East Asian artists become increasingly visible, we chose to focus on their work at the Itinerant Performance Art Festival, where live art lent itself easily to political concerns.
Confronting Our Existential Dilemmas in a Live-Simulated Fantasy World
For Emissaries, Ian Cheng designed three self-playing video games that take place on a fictitious volcanic island.
From a Testosterone Candle to Impossible Shoes, Meditations on Transitioning Between Genders
By warping the perceived roles and aesthetics of everyday objects, Jes Fan makes space for marginalized identities and conversations.
Awkward Still Lifes Convey the Alienation of the Asian American Experience
Crys Yin’s exhibition arrives at a time when Orientalism is still rife and often left unchecked within the art world.
A Documentary About China’s Coal Mining Industry Fuels Western Biases
Zhao Liang’s Behemoth is another instance of viewing China from a Western perspective — one that is quick to demean and infantilize Chinese citizens as incapable of governing themselves.
Envisioning a World Where White Men Are Pedestals for Sculptures
For the opening performance of her exhibition at St. Louis’s Millitzer Gallery, Catalina Ouyang had five young white male performers serving as human pedestals for her sculptures.
A Good Girl Gone Bad Sketches Her Korean American Experience
In the age of social media, most have at least dabbled in public self-documentation of their personal lives, though few dare to be as openly unflattering — and deeply revealing — as Kyung Me.