Constructing and curating the Asian American identity within Asian American art exhibitions

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2021-05-07

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Li, Philana

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Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art showcases artwork from artists within the Afro-Caribbean Chinese community and Asian American diaspora. I will primarily focus on artists who have immigrated to America, joining the Asian American community. At the California African-American Museum, the show ran from September 15, 2017, to February 25, 2018, and at the Chinese American Museum, the show ran from September 15, 2017, to March 11, 2018. Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art serves as a case study to animate the different components of the Asian American identity. While several artists within this community solely practice art within the Caribbean, I focus on the artists who moved to the United States as they are included in the Chinese-American diaspora.

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