Steven Y. Wong

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art

September 15, 2017 - February 25, 2018

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art is an unprecedented series of shows presenting rarely exhibited artworks and archival materials on Chinese Caribbean art from the start of the twentieth century to the present. The exhibition is co-curated by Alexandra Chang (Asian Pacific/American Institute at NYU) and Steven Y. Wong (Chinese American Museum) in partnership with the on-site curator at the California African American Museum, Mar Hollingsworth.

The exhibitions opened on September 2017 at the Chinese American Museum (Los Angeles) and the California African American Museum (Los Angeles).  A preview of the exhibition launched in May 2016 Washington D.C. as part of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s Cross Lines project.

The exhibitions’ unifying title “Circles and Circuits” refers to the shows’ exploration of the artwork and lives of artists and their relationships with those who have influenced their work from peers to mentors and family.  The exhibitions also underline how historic circuits of migrations, cross-connections, and flows of artists and Chinese diasporic communities influenced their work and within the larger development of Caribbean art globally.

Circles and Circuits features work by: M. P. AlladinSybil AtteckNicole AwaiMaria Magdalena Campos-PonsKathryn ChanCarlisle ChangMargaret ChenWilli ChenPeter ChinAlbert ChongManuel Chong NetoCisco Merel ChoySamuel Rumaldo ChoyJosé Antonio Choy LópezPatrick Warsing Chu FoonAndrea ChungGeorge ChungSusan DayalCarlos Endara AndradePedro Eng HerreraFlora FongLi Domínguez FongLiang Domínguez FongRichard FungLeo GlasgowEdwin Ou HingwanBoscoe HolderGeoffrey HolderJoshua Lue Chee KongWifredo LamMaria LauJaime Lee LoyAmy Leong PangAlthea McNishYoland SkeeteNina SquiresHugh StollmeyerAdam Williams, and Katarina Wong

Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora

Installation view. Courtesy of the California African American Museum. Photograph by Brian Forrest.
Installation view. Courtesy of the California African American Museum. Photograph by Brian Forrest.

Installation view. Courtesy of the California African American Museum. Photograph by Brian Forrest. Installation view. Courtesy of the California African American Museum. Photograph by Brian Forrest.

Circles and Circuits II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art exhibition catalog distributed by Duke University Press available here.

Click here to view or download Debra Cullen's exhibition review for American Quarterly.

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