The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded Pitzer College Art Galleries an Art Works grant to present the exhibition A Moderate Proposal, co-curated by Pitzer College Art Galleries Director/Curator Ciara Ennis and artist Jennifer Vanderpool.
A Moderate Proposal explores the forms and effectiveness of manifestos in the twenty0-first century. . . Generated before and during the exhibition, these manifestos will tackle current sociopolitical and cultural predicaments while suggesting alternatives ideas for social change.
Visual Anthropology special issue:
Southeast Asian Visual Cultures
coedited with Prof. Lan Duong (critical and creative work)
Lê Việt and Lan Duong, eds. Myriad Modernities: Southeast Asian Visual Cultures special issue of Visual Anthropology Journal. Forthcoming winter 2018.
Articles by Janet Hoskins, Patrick Flores, Panivong Norindr, Nguyễn Tân Hoàng, Dredge Kang, Lousia Schein and Bee Vang. Artwork by Anida Yoeu Ali, Lang Ea, Sokuntevy Oeur, Đỉnh Q. Lê.
11 Asian & Asian Am LGBTQ films curated by CAAMFest
Do Not Think for a Moment (Adria Su & Vivian Wang); eclipse (Việt Lê & Jamie Maxtone-Graham); It Runs in the Family (Jo Pipes); The Right Bank (Yvonne Li); Hsuyako (Hikari Mitsuyo Miyazaki); Two-Sided Ride (Jason Karman); Out Run (S. Leo Chiang & Johnny Symons); Adrift in Sunset (Narissa Lee); GF*BF (Ya-che Yang); King and the Clown (Lee Joon-ik); Two Weddings and a Funeral (Kim Jhoo Gwangsoo).
Edited by Jan Bernabe and Laura Kina. Contributors: Mariam B. Lam, Eun Jung Park, Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Valerie Soe, and Harrod J Suarez. Featured artists: Anida Yoeu Ali, Kim Anno, Eliza Barrios, Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Wafaa Bilal, Hasan Elahi, Greyson Hong, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Lin + Lam, Việt Lê, Maya Mackrandilal, Zavé Martohardjono, Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Tina Takemoto, Kenneth Tam, and Saya Woolfalk.
part of the Homescapes/ Warscapes 25/30 Series celebrating the 25th anniversary of UCI Asian American Studies Department and 30th Anniversary of the Southeast Asian Archive
December 2, 2016 11am - 1:00pm
Humanities Gateway 1030, University of California, Irvine
A traveling exhibition and project, transPOP brought together 16 critically-acclaimed artists from Korea, Vietnam, and the U.S. whose artwork focuses on the interconnections between these nations with their militarized and popular cultural roots/routes as well as their shared histories of the Cold War. The show itself was in residence at UCI’s University Art Gallery in the Fall 2008 quarter. This conversation, moderated by Christine Bacareza Balance (Asian American Studies,UCI), will reflect on the impact of that particular project as well as Le and Min’s career trajectories—as artists, writers, and curators—since that time.
Opening Reception: February 27, 4-7pm
Artists' Talks: February 27, 4:45pm Performances by TinTin V.
Intermittent from 5:45-7pm during opening reception Artists' Symposium: Feb. 25, 2016, 1-3p, Bronco Student Center
4001 Sunset Blvd, Silverlake • 8230 Santa Monica Blvd, W. Hollywood
An Exhibition, Sale, & Celebration of Circus of Books
Since the early 1960s Circus of Books has been a veritable institution, and for over 30 years the stores in West Hollywood and Silverlake have been LA’s prime retailer of independent zines, smutty magazines and adult novelty and smoke accessories, as well as a place to cruise and buy whatever obscure product you might crave at 1 am.
But now the internet has brought changes that have impacted many business and particularly adult bookstores. Before the Silverlake location shutters its doors in the coming months, an exhibition is being mounted to celebrate this last great holdout of grit and counterculture.
Billy Miller, curator and publisher of the long-running Straight to Hell chapbook series, together with the owner’s daughter, artist Rachel Mason, are organizing an in-store art exhibition and a series of related events at the Silverlake store in the coming months which will showcase the work of a growing roster of international artists/musicians/designers/performers:
FEATURING: Anonymoose| Luke Abby| Darren Ankenbauer | Michael Alago| D-L Alvarez | Peter Berlin | Michael Bilsborough | Seth Bogart | Chris Bogia | Bruce LaBruce | Paul Brainard |Kathe Burkhart | Matthew Burcaw | Patrick Burton | Joe Bruns | Delia Brown | Walt Cessna | Mavado | Charon | Christopher Clary | Wayne Coe | John Criscitello | Vaginal Davis | Lenae Day | Pia Dehne | Jen Denike | Thomas Dozol | Michael Economy | Peter Eide | Krista Figacz | Danny Fields | Ryan Foerster | Rupert Goldsworthy |Dynasty Handbag | Erik Hanson | Thomas Engel Hart | Tina Hejtmanek | Dan Herschlein | Julian Hoeber | Charles Hovland | David Hurles | Johnny Ray Huston | Travis Jeppesen | Dennis Kane | Pat Keesey | Wayne Koestenbaum | Aaron Krach | Naruki Kukita | Việt Lê | Chris Lee | Patrick Lee | Ed Luce | Noah Lyon | Yeni Mao | Darrin Martin | Arturo Meza | Rumi Missabu| Slava Mogutin | Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens | Jay Stuckey | A.L. Steiner | STH Editions | Jennifer Sullivan | Goran Tomcic | Tam Van Tran | S. Kay Young | Chris E. Vargas | Anthony Viti | Virgil Vogel | Jan Wandrag | John Sissydude Webster | David West | Joel Westendorf | William Wood | Susan Willmarth | Jimmy Wright | Geo Wyeth | Paul Zone
Fierce drag queens battle the Google/Twitter/Yahoo tech buses of San Francisco. Black and Asian communities come together in the struggle for racial justice in the aftermath of the LA Riots, Rodney King’s beating, and Tian Sheng Yu’s death. A Two-spirit artist journeys in gender to find home within the self. Black Lives Matter from now to infinity with Afrofuturism. Home is displacement, a transtastic Hà Nội music video/ visual poem on the 40th anniversary of the Việt Nam War. For a Chican@ transgender teen in LA, what is home but a haunting? In Vietnamese, the word “nước” means water, country, nation, and homeland. To ask “nước nào?” is to ask, “Where is your country? Where is your home?”
Presented in partnership with:
Queer Rebels & Cine Las Americas
February 18, 630p, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin Texas
Artists: Dennis Balk . Patrick Cruz . Jon Cuyson . Tada Hengsapkul . Amornthep Jaidee . Robert Langenegger . Dave Lock . Lui Medina . Jet Melencio . Piyarat Piyapongwiwat . Nigel Power . Julius Redillas . Michael Shaowanasai . Maitree Siriboon . Jakkai Siributr . Henry Tan . Jason Tecson . Joseph Tecson . TRASHER BANGKOK . Trek Valdizno . www.artworld.xxx . Costantino Zicarelli.
artists: Andrew Bracey, Chan Dany, Michael Day, Doug Fishbone, Lesley Guy, Steve Hawley, Maud Haya- April 2014 av, Michael Lee, Olivia Notaro, Manuel Ocampo, Julia Schwadron, Chris Shaw-Hughes, Andrew Spackman
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
10 invited international curators present 10 artists from across the Asia Pacific region (Korea, Taiwan,Việt Nam, China, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Japan). Catalogue and forum. November 29-December 12, 2012
“Rumination on Ruins.” Invited Screening and Artist Talk
Hà Nội Doclab, Goethe Institut,
Hà Nội, Việt Nam
December 5, 2012
“Tell Me How All This, and Love Too, Will Ruin Us.” Invited Screening and Artist Talk
University of the Philippines Diliman Film Institute, Quezon, Philippines
November 27, 2012
“Chains of Love.” Invited Screening and Artist Talk