Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
Curated by Ocean Vuong, A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence
As part of his residency, Ocean Vuong brings the Center for Refugee Poetics to NYU. Vuong explains that the Center is, “a nomadic epicenter of discourse that takes seriously and centrally the work of artists who—due to war, violence, state persecution, and human rights violations—have been forcibly displaced.”
This two-day iteration of the Center will feature programs and activities led by and highlighting New York-based refugee artists and community organizations. A series of workshops, walking tours, tarot readings, story sharing opportunities, screenings, and children’s activities will create an immersive, interactive experience, and provide a snapshot of refugee art and cultural production, or, as Vuong says, “those who create after the aftermath.” The closing panel will feature artists and writers from the Southeast Asian diaspora, and be moderated by Vuong.
Select installations will be on view through Friday, May 29, 2020.
Full schedule to be announced. Registration will open in March. Please no emails.