Speaker : Abby Chen 陳暢
Place :Pajna Lecture Hall, Zen Center of Sunnyvale
“1.5 generation” metaphorically denotes the state of being for a group of immigrants within two or more cultures. Many Chinese artists who left the drastic social changes in China during the 1980s immigrated to America at the rise of multiculturalism. These artists demonstrate a new manifestation of cultural fluidity in the US, constructed precisely as a result of dislocation and social difference. Their becoming a1.5 generation represents a hybridized in-between space created at the moment of transit.
About the speaker:
Abby Chen is a curator, writer, and art administrator based in San Francisco. She is currently the Curator and Deputy Director at the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, overseeing its exhibition and public art program. Her curatorial projects also include San Francisco Public Art Initiative of Arts-in-Storefront and Central Subway Temporary Public Art for Stockton Station, Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, Museum of Chinese in America in New York, Photo San Francisco, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Gender Identity Symposium, and San Francisco Arts Commission. She graduates with MA in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of Arts.
The event is free and open to the public.