Around the World: Artist Oral Histories through the Houston Asian American Archive, Papermaking with Hong Hong, and More
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, connect with art online and get a closer look at the exhibitions at Asia Society and elsewhere.
Learn More About Artist Hong Hong's Work with a Studio Visit at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Hong Hong is currently a resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Don't miss the chance to visit her studio there and take a deeper dive into her monumental paper works which are informed by the locations in which they are created. She'll give a virtual artist talk on April 17 at 3 p.m. Central.
Visit #ARTcade in April
If you want to support Houston-based artists, check out the current Space Taking Residency's presentation of #ARTcade at Winter Street Studios. ARTcade "explores the art of video game arcade cabinets, reimagines arcades as an immersive art experience, and reexamines nostalgia through coin-operated machines filled with small art pieces." Learn more about Koomah's art practice, including drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and performance, through their Instagram @_koomah_.
Check Out HAAA to Learn More About Artists and Creatives in Houston
The Houston Asian American Archive collects, documents, and preserves the lived experiences of the Asian diaspora in Houston. Amongst all the stories in this rich archive, we are particular fans of the shared histories of artists whom we are lucky to have living and working in Houston. Check out Matt Manalo's entry in the archive to learn about his journey from Manila to Houston, and his work as an artist and community organizer.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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