New Asian Futurisms

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New Asian Futurisms

September 27, 2019 - December 6, 2019

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New Asian Futurisms Opening Reception
First Friday, October 4, 6 – 9p.m.

Mainstream science fiction evokes fear for the future. In New Asian Futurisms, Asian Arts Initiative asked artists to imagine how a shift in perspective can inspire us, instead, to look forward to looking forward. 

New Asian Futurisms is on view at Asian Arts Initiative from September 27 – December 6, 2019, M-F, 10am-6pm

ARTISTS: Saks Afridi | Melissa Chen | Amir-Behan Jahanbin | JiSoo Lee | Firoz Mahmud | Leeroy New |Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth: The Queer Intifada | Eva Wǒ
WORKING GROUP: Ching-In Chen | Wit López | Atif Sheikh | Li Sumpter

Related Events:
Patawili – Performance by Annielille Gavino: Friday, October 18 and Sunday, October 20, 7:30pm
Roopbaan Reimagined – A Dragqueen from the Future – Performance by Ali Asgar: Sunday, November 3, Time TBD
New Asian Futurisms Closing Reception: First Friday, December 6, 6-9pm
*Featuring performance by Humeysha with opening act by Joe Ahmed

Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations.


September 27, 2019
December 6, 2019
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Asian Arts Iniative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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