Art Migrating Across Borders | Mechanics' Institute

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Art Migrating Across Borders
with artist Rene Yung

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join artist Rene Yung on a journey that traverses visual art, civic engagement, writing, history, archaeology, and cultural activism, and weaves together memory and belonging, community and place. In this talk, Yung will describe how her art migrates across borders to uncover the hidden and erased. Join her on the epic multiplatform project “Chinese Whispers” which brings to light overlooked contributions of the Chinese in the American West; share her voyage on a replica 19th century Chinese vessel to retrace the history of Chinese shrimping on San Francisco Bay. Explore “The City Beneath the City”, an interdisciplinary collaboration that repurposed archaeological artifacts to narrate historical anti-Asian violence in San Jose’s first Chinatown; feel the migrant’s epigenetic longing in the “Written on Water” suite. Learn how to participate in the digital anti-memorial “#AskThePandemic”!
 

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