On Wednesday, January 17, at 7:00PM, Writers House will host the opening of A/PUBLIC: a group show of femme / queer Asian artists. The show will open with a reception, followed by a lecture by JOAN OH, a reading by OKI SOGUMI, a video screening by EVA WǑ, and a performance by MAYA YU ZHANG.
A/PUBLIC is a convening of artists of a particular community, not only calling upon shared identity, but also assembling toward differential cultural learning and political processing; same cities, component archives. Here, at the Kelly Writers House, the artists involved mark a space and time to call for their audience, share their practice, test their designations, and navigate what onward looks like to them. Up for discussion, by and for these artists: How to bear illegible and erasable archives into a future? How to tease the topos of diaspora into local entity? How to make together for each other?
Artists on show include Soumya Dhulekar, Quinha Faria, Charlotte Greene, Adrienne Hall, Cole Lu, LuLu Meng, Marria Nakhoda, Joan Oh, Andrienne Palchick, Provisional Island, Cecilia Salama, Monika Uchiyama, Alina Wang, Eva Wǒ, and Maya Yu Zhang. This group show and program are co-curated by Adrienne Hall, Monika Uchiyama, and Connie Yu.