USAAF 2015 - Hungry Ghosts
HUNGRY GHOSTS - Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA)
Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Situated in the historic I-Hotel, Hungry Ghosts features the work of emerging and established Asian American and Pacific Islander artists of all genders from around the country. Jumping off from the traditional concept of “Hungry Ghosts” - typically lost or unhappy spirits known as agwi (Korean), èguǐ (Chinese), gaki (Japanese), ma doi (Vietnamese), or preta (Sanskrit) – the Hungry Ghosts exhibition explores how unresolved personal and collective historical struggles, often re-emerging into public consciousness in overtly violent or subtle ways, continue to haunt us today. Among the works featured in the exhibition will be Juliana Kang Robinson’s meticulously rendered ink, gouache, and collage paintings of solemn bears traveling upon a sea of bones alluding to the ongoing conflict between North and South Korea.
In addition to art, film, performance and literary works, Hungry Ghosts will feature a pop-up shop featuring affordable artwork by Hungry Ghosts artists and a wishing wall public art installation.
Curator: Michelle A. Lee
Curatorial Advisors: Linda Inson Choy, Cynthia Tom, and Sigi Arnejo.
Jurors: Elizabeth Travelslight & Lisa Chiu
Participating Artists:
Juliana Kang Robinson (Invited Artist)
Ka Yan Cheung (Invited Artist)
Manon Bogerd Wada
Samantha Chundur
Marlene Iyemura
Diana Li
Karen Nagano
Genevieve O'Brien
Nicholas Oh
Kaitlynn Redell
Pallavi Sharma
Kuang Vida
Arlene Biala
Grace Lee
Linda Shiue

Dates:
Exhibition: April 2-29
Opening Reception: April 2, 6-9pm
Closing Reception, Literary Reading, & Community Potluck: April 29, 6-9pm

Venue:
I-Hotel Manilatown Center Gallery
868 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
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