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Curators Kioto Aoki and Asha Iman Veal host a roundtable discussion with artists Diana Quiñones Rivera and Sarita Garcia, of “The Tokyo Show: Black & Brown Are Beautiful” at the Hairpin Arts Center. The conversation will focus on how global mobility, identity and space are addressed in the respective exhibitions by Asian Improv aRts Midwest and the Hyde Park Art Center.
*This discussion is the first half of a conversational exchange between the Hyde Park Art Center and AIRMW/Hairpin Arts. The second half will take place on July 24 at the Hyde Park Art Center*
Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW) presents a Chicago/Obihiro Exchange Project special event – 思考回路 / Shikou Kairo: Patterns of Thought, a three-week exhibition at Hairpin Arts Center featuring artists from Japan and Chicago to facilitate dialogue about the artistic and intellectual approach of post-war, new immigrant generations of Japanese within the context of contemporary art.
The Tokyo Show: Black & Brown Are Beautiful explores cross-cultural solidarity across communities that are often kept apart by geographic or political distance. This exhibition and ongoing project advocates for redirected routes of dialogues across global space—through the leadership of artists, and as a way to reconsider complex identities. On view at Hyde Park Art Center through September 29.