From Miami’s Little Santo Domingo to Chinatowns in Seattle and Philadelphia, a new list highlights places threatened by gentrification and climate change.
Chronicles of an American Abyss
By surveying 150 years of social strife, the artists in Model Home (New York) dispel rosy clichés of the “American ideal.”
The Artists Resisting the Gentrification of New York’s Chinatown
Chinatown Art Brigade’s largest show to date examines the history of anti-displacement organizing.
Scan These Artworks and They Will Come to Life
Visitors to two Chinatown parks in New York can scan colorful banners that turn into lively animations about Chinese heritage and immigrant narratives.
A Faux Sweetgreen Storefront in Chinatown Probes the Racial Dynamics of Labor
Alexander Si’s “Sweet Green” installation at Chinatown Soup, a near-replica of one of the popular salad chain’s franchises, explored the experience of blue-collar service workers and their place in a system of race-based capitalism.
The Photos Left Behind From the Chinese Exclusion Era
At the California Historical Society, curator Erin Garcia contrasts how Chinese people were portrayed in the press with the dignified studio portraits taken in Chinatown.
NADA Is Opening a Fair Booth-Sized Project Space in Manhattan’s Chinatown
An inaugural exhibition of light-based sculptures by eight artists, inspired by the many lighting stores on Manhattan’s Bowery, opens this Saturday, September 18.
Protesters Demand the Resignation of Museum of Chinese in America Director
“Institutions like MOCA are facilitating the destruction of our community under the cover of social justice,” said activist Yanin Peña.
Protesters Chant “Boycott MOCA” at Museum of Chinese in America Reopening
While visitors watched performances in the museum’s lobby, protesters pressed placards against the windows, chanting slogans like “Boycott MOCA” and “Chinatown is not for sale.”
Artists Request Museum of Chinese in America Remove Their Work From Its Collection
Artists Colin Chin and Nicholas Liem decried MOCA’s acceptance of $35 million in funding from NYC as part of a jail expansion plan.
These Are the People Who Built LA’s New Chinatown
Like all histories, LA Chinatown’s story is one that is fundamentally about people.
Godzilla Withdraws From Museum of Chinese in America Retrospective, Citing “Complicity” in NYC Jails
The artist collective accused the Museum of Chinese in America of benefiting from mass incarceration.