Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art

By ARC Magazine Thursday, September 14th, 2017 Categories: Exhibitions, Updates
 

‘Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art’ explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day. By examining the contributions of artists of Chinese descent in Cuba, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and beyond, the exhibition reveals the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean.

The show opens on September 15, 2017, and is presented in two parts: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diasporaon view at the California African American Museum (CAAM) through February 25, 2018, and Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art on view at the Chinese American Museum (CAM) through March 11, 2018.

Sybil Atteck, Self Portrait , c.1970. Oil on board, 28 x 22 in. © Helen Atteck.

Sybil Atteck, Self Portrait , c.1970. Oil on board, 28 x 22 in. © Helen Atteck.

I.     History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora

California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and Sunday 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Admission is FREE.

CAAM Opening Reception I: September 19, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Curators’ Talk begins at 6:30 P.M.
RSVP by September 14:

Albert Chong, Aunt Winnie, 1995. Courtesy of the artist. © Albert Chong.

Albert Chong, Aunt Winnie, 1995. Courtesy of the artist. © Albert Chong.

II.     Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art

Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Admission is Free; suggested donation of $3.00, which supports the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

CAM Opening Reception II: September 20, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Curators’ Talk begins at 6:30 P.M.
RSVP by September 14:

Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

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