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[Illinois] Asian American Cultural Center Presents New Art Exhibition “Fighting for Visibility”
April 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
April 3, 2018 – May 12, 2018
URBANA, IL – The Asian American Cultural Center is proud to feature a group art exhibition for the Boneyard Arts Festival brought to you by community members and students at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. The new art exhibition entitled “Fighting for Visibility” will be exhibited starting April 3, 2018 to May 12, 2018. This art exhibit shows how Asian Americans are breaking stereotypes.
Curator Tiffany Mei stated, “I came up with this theme to showcase the many ways Asian and Asian Americans fight for visibility in the world. Asian/Asian Americans are rarely seen in the media and appreciated for their talents. But through this art exhibit we can see Asian/Asian Americans expressing themselves in their own different ways.”
“Fighting for Visibility” features art work from various artists including; Afifa Chaudhry, AJ Poe, A Na Kim, Heather Hua, Holly Situ, Jihee Lee, Lingjun Jiaang, Mandi Shi, Mew Tachibana, Mohan Kaur Tracy, Reikin Ahokawa, Sylvia Peng, Tiffany Mei, Veronica Clement and Xudong Guan.
Information and Location:
Monday- Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Asian American Cultural Center – 1210 W. Nevada St, Urbana
Exhibition will run from April 3, 2018 – May 12, 2018
The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), a unit of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, was established in 2005 and now is one of the largest of its kind. It hosts over one thousand events and meetings a year (including five art exhibits) and has over 50 culturally affiliated student and community organizations. The AACC’s mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences, and provides educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our university community.