Archive as Memorial gathers oral histories, artifacts, art installations, and other documents of AAPI experiences during the pandemic.
The Collective Ethos at the Heart of Asian-American Activism
Voice a Wild Dream dismantles the idea that activism is driven by individual charismatic figures; in reality, social change is possible because many hands come together.
Anna May Wong Becomes the First Asian American on US Currency
Regarded as Hollywood’s first Chinese American movie star, Wong faced racism and discrimination during her career.
At Queens’s Noguchi Museum, Banners by Asian Artists Address Racism
Chemin Hsiao, winner of the museum’s Open Call for Artist Banners, and runners-up Woomin Kim and Mo Kong discuss their designs with Hyperallergic.
How a Jeopardy! Champ’s Play to Become a Feminist Public Intellectual Crashed
The new documentary Who is Arthur Chu? is a cautionary tale about the dangers of getting too online.
Mixing Racial Messages
Starting with its title, the group exhibition War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art at Seattle’s Wing Luke museum asks a provocative question: how do those seen by Americans as products of either colonial domination or subversive desire move past those categories?
The Kamikaze, The Temptress, The Manipulator, The Guru and Other Asian-American Stereotypes
Marvels & Monsters and Alt.Comics, the current tag team exhibition at Museum of Chinese in America, offers a one-two punch that unmasks the American comic book industry’s often conflicted relationship with Asians and Asian-Americans.
A Billion Hits and Counting: Asian Americans and YouTube
Young Asian Americans dominate a great swath of the messy territory called YouTube, holding their own against the well-funded and famous. This fact makes two major points: there is a great pool of Asian Americans who, against the grain of “model minority” professionalism, need an outlet for humor and creative expression. Perhaps more importantly, these numbers prove the existence of a huge audience, largely Asian American, who want to see the experiences and talents of Asian people in popular media.