Rather than being haunted by the past, Jane Wong views “going toward the ghost” as a method of reclaiming her family’s silenced histories.
An exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America chronicles the tragedy of the Golden Venture, a ship carrying 286 undocumented immigrants from China that ran aground in New York City in 1993.
In the weeks since President Trump’s initial travel ban was put into effect and blocked, artists and writers entering the US have faced strenuous scrutiny from Customs and Border Patrol.
Artist Lisa Gross, who founded the League of Kitchens, acknowledges that each of its workshops starts off a bit awkwardly, as six participants enter an unfamiliar neighborhood and step into a stranger’s home.
In the past few days, Tania Bruguera has made numerous headlines once more, following the lifting of her travel ban and return of her passport in Havana, as well as major announcements supporting her work in New York.
Since 1989, Center for the Study of Political Graphics in LA has amassed some 85,000 political posters, including many revolving around immigration issues in the United States and Europe.
Leaving one’s country to make a new life in another can be an isolating experience, but growing up as the child or grandchild of an immigrant can also be lonely in its own way. Photographer Ricardo Nagaoka knows this firsthand.