A public art programming series investigates the relationship between carceral expansion and the neighborhood’s struggle for self-determination.
From Miami’s Little Santo Domingo to Chinatowns in Seattle and Philadelphia, a new list highlights places threatened by gentrification and climate change.
By surveying 150 years of social strife, the artists in Model Home (New York) dispel rosy clichés of the “American ideal.”
Chinatown Art Brigade’s largest show to date examines the history of anti-displacement organizing.
Visitors to two Chinatown parks in New York can scan colorful banners that turn into lively animations about Chinese heritage and immigrant narratives.
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.
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.
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.
“Institutions like MOCA are facilitating the destruction of our community under the cover of social justice,” said activist Yanin Peña.
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 Colin Chin and Nicholas Liem decried MOCA’s acceptance of $35 million in funding from NYC as part of a jail expansion plan.
Like all histories, LA Chinatown’s story is one that is fundamentally about people.