Asian American Art (ARTHIST 186B, ASNAMST 186B)
Kwon, M. (PI)
Choi, H. (GP)
Holton, D. (GP)
This lecture course explores the work of artists, craftspeople, and laborers of Asian descent from 1850-present. Rather than a discrete identity category, we approach 'Asian American' as an expansive, relational term that encompasses heterogenous experiences of racialization and migration. Key themes include the history of immigration and displacement; diasporic geographies; art, activism, and community; feminist/queer perspectives; and interethnic conflict and solidarity. The course coincides with the public launch exhibitions of the Asian American Art Initiative (AAAI) at the Cantor Arts Center and includes regular visits to the museum and Stanford Special Collections.
Literature, Culture, and the Arts
McMurtry Art Building Oshman