ASIA-ART-ACTIVISM: Experiments in Care and Collective Disobedience is a polyvocal collection of 18 essays by leading academics, artists, curators and researchers who address urgent questions of the complexities of UK Black/Asian race relations and migrations, in parallel with global Black/Asia political entanglements and tensions, reflections on the rise of anti-Asian/migrant sentiment in the UK in relation to the ‘Hostile environment’ and the weaponisation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Across discursive and creative pieces, writers also explore where Asia is situated within institutional narratives of British art, the nature of transnational solidarity, and how ‘diaspora’ can work as a lens to inform and inflect cultural activities. It also includes artistic contributions from AAA Residency Associates from 2018-2021.
Yarli Allison / Tamsin Barber / Eva Bentcheva / Youngsook Choi / Whiskey Chow / Kimberly Drew / Bettina Fung / Gasp-C (Burong, Howl Yuan & Mengting Zhuo) / Carô Gervay / Joon Lynn Goh / Taey Iohe / Annie Jael Kwan / June Lam / Adriel Luis / Arianna Mercado / Hammad Nasar / Cường Phạm / Quek Jia Qi / Sunil Shah / Ashley Thompson / Ming Tiampo / Joanna Wolfarth / Diana Yeh
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