Political Inheritance

Political Inheritance is a visual arts and poetry performance exhibition featuring Asian and Pacific Islander womxn artists across diasporic experiences with the goal of provoking reflection, conversation, and bridging about the inherited experiences—passed down within cultures and families—that shape our relationships to political participation. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are facing some of the the lowest rates political participation in the U.S. By culturally contextualizing this AAPI political participation gap, Political Inheritance unearths the diversity of tensions, assumptions, and traumas inherited in AAPI’s political participation or lack thereof, while catalyzing a dialogue that questions the perception of our own political identities.

Curated by Lauren Ito as part of the Emerging Curators Program at the Asian American Women Artists Association.

The exhibition was originally set to occur at Oakland Asian Cultural Center and has been postponed until further notice.

Participating Artists

Lauren Ito
Kristen Murakoshi

Online Release

Visit AAWAA.net for a series of photo portraits to be released of Asian American activists and community organizers, in collaboration with Kristen Murakoshi and Lauren Ito.

May 09, 2020 at 6:00pm - June 28, 2020
Asian American Women Artists Association / Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland, CA
United States
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