Curators in Conversation: AN/OTHER NY

Thu, Aug 2, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

In conjunction with On Whiteness, an exhibition organized by the Racial Imaginary Institute at The Kitchen.


Tickets: Free with Museum admission. Register here in advance.


Members of the Asian/Asian American artist group AN/OTHER NY will discuss their founding history and lead breakout conversations in an exercise of what Sara Ahmed in “The Phenomenology of Whiteness” calls “room-making”—the creation of a space in which to feel comfortable as a collective body. Using their own bodies as orientation devices, participants will begin by sharing personal narratives of diaspora. Conversations will be shaped around groups of 5-6 people to give space to each individual story. AN/OTHER NY members will mediate with prompts as needed; please bring any topics relating to race, space, and identity you have been eager to discuss. Snacks and beverages will be provided and conversations will be casual.


Formed in 2015, AN/OTHER NY is a collective of artists, writers, and curators that advocate for Asians and Asian Americans in the arts.

Since 2016, Curators in Conversation has engaged Chinese American curators, artists and cultural producers from across generations and geographies in critical conversations to deeply investigate the aesthetic concerns, subject matter, and experiences within the Chinese and Asian American cultural community. The series is moderated by Herb Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MOCA.


For a listing of other On Whiteness programming throughout the city, please visit The Racial Imaginary Institute website here.