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.
Community College of Philadelphia - Bonnell Building
556 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Pakistani-born and internationally recognized, Shahzia Sikander’s pioneering practice challenges the strict formal tropes of Indo-Persian miniature painting by experimenting with scale and media. Join us as we unveil Shahzia Sikander’s The Perennial Gaze, commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative for the Pew-funded (ex)CHANGE project as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration.
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.
Join us for a symposium celebrating two publications that highlight Asian Arts Initiative’s history of programming and resonance with the issues facing our communities. This fall’s Asian American Literary Review serves as a catalog for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, providing a look at the commissioned artworks, (ex)CHANGE project, as well as a curriculum by Dan S. Wang and pop up art by Colette Fu. Additionally, 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 through essays from Roberto Bedoya and Maria Rosario Jackson.