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Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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A panel discussion and series of readings from the 2021 anthology Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts.   Readings, annotations, and dialogue with editors and contributors Christopher K. Ho, Daisy Nam,  Iftikhar Dadi, Rachel Ossip, and Dushko Petrovich.

This collection of seventy-three letters written in 2020 captures an unprecedented moment in politics and society through the experiences of Asian-American artists, curators, educators, art historians, editors, writers, and designers. The form of the letter offers readers intimate insights into the complexities of Asian American experiences, moving beyond the model-minority myth. Chronicling everyday lives, dreams, rage, family histories, and cultural politics, these letters ignite new ways of being, and modes of creating, at a moment of racial reckoning.

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History of Art and Visual Studies, Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Asian American Studies Program, East Asia Program, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies


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