July 14, 2020
In conversation with Pearl C Hsiung, Maia Ruth Lee, Astria Suparak, Hồng-Ân Trương, and Christine Tien Wang, host stephanie mei huang invites all to hear from five Asian artists on reckoning with a racialized and gendered spectrum of visibility, moving through their practices with and of yellow embodiment, and the possibility of racial (or transgressively, non-racial) alternatives.
01:58 stephanie mei huang intro
07:27 stephanie mei huang presentation
13:35 panelists intro
16:11 Hồng-Ân Trương presentation
25:20 Maia Ruth Lee excerpt from film "The Stranger"
31:22 Christine Tien Wang presentation
37:56 Pearl C Hsiung presentation
44:35 Astria Suparak presentation
50:48 Round Table Discussion
stephanie mei huang first proposed the panel to Contemporary Calgary on May 7th amidst the climate of COVID-19 and rise of anti-Asian xenophobia to discuss the yellow femme’s body, contagion, and virility from the perspective of Asian American artists. In the days and weeks that followed, internal crises at both VAG and Contemporary Calgary that were revealed publicly made the partnership untenable. To move forward with the panel given these crises would have decentered its original intentions, as the arts institutions were confronted with the urgency to examine systemic racism from within.