Tues, Nov 17, 2020, 6 pm

Online, via Zoom

This session will explore work by Asian American artists, including Yasuo KuniyoshiChing Ho ChengMartin Wong, and An-My Lê, alongside artworks that engage with aspects of “Asian-ness” by artists from other backgrounds, such as Roy Lichtenstein and Ed Ruscha. Looking at these works together, we will consider what it means for an ethnic and cultural identity to be the frame through which we experience and understand representation and artistic expression.

Xin Wang is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a Ph.D. candidate in modern and contemporary art at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.  She is the curator of numerous exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Her latest writings have appeared in Art in AmericaArt Agenda, and Wallpaper (Chinese edition). She is currently planning an exhibition that explores Asian Futurisms for the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.  

Free with registration.


Ching Ho Cheng, Angelhead, 1968. Opaque watercolor, ink, and graphite pencil on paper mounted on pressboard, sheet: 29 1/2 × 38 3/4in. (74.9 × 98.4 cm) Mount (board): 29 1/2 × 38 3/4 × 1/8in. (74.9 × 98.4 × 0.3 cm). Gift of the Ching Ho Cheng Estate 2010.48. © Ching Ho Cheng Estate/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York