Asian Art Initiative's 25th Anniversary season hosts an exciting array of performances and exhibits for our neighborhood of Chinatown North as well as the rest of Philadelphia. Come experience and help us in continuing to create the community we have built for over two decades through the power of art.
with Asian American Literary Review
Saturday, December 1
Plenaries and Discussion Sessions: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Reception: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Come celebrate two publications highlighting Asian Arts Initiative’s history of community-influenced arts practice.
This fall’s Asian American Literary Review serves as a reflection and celebration for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, providing a look at the commissioned projects, including: (ex)CHANGE, Then and Now exhibition, Saturday Showcase, and Center for Refugee Poetics, curriculum by Dan S. Wang, pop up art by Colette Fu as well as the reflections of Gayle Isa, our founding Executive Director.
What We Want is Here, Asian Arts Initiative’s neighborhood programs report to the field documents our community programs from 2013-2018 and conveys lessons from the field at large. This new publication will include essays from Roberto Bedoya and Maria Rosario Jackson.
The gathering will include plenaries featuring artists, curators, and cultural workers reflecting on the themes of the publications, time to connect and reflect on our 25 years of community building, and a reception.