Celebrating AAPI
2525 Michigan Ave, Suite #A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Friday, May 26 at 4:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Jul 1, 2023
May 26 - July 31, 2023 Friday 26th, 4-9pm In Gallery. bG Gallery After Hours welcomes all to our 1st annual AAPI Heritage Month event! We bring forth a celebration of cultures and traditions embracing the power of diversity through art and music. Let us embark on this journey bridging cultures with the universal language of art. Through art and music we can melt down tired stereotypes, foster understanding and uplift one another. Let us acknowledge the tribulations we have faced while focusing on celebrating the present and advancing the future for generations to come. The AAPI experience is a melting pot of cultural diversity that binds itself together. It includes nearly fifty ethnic groups from East and Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Pacific Islands and their diasporas. Asia, the largest continent in the world, consists of over 4 billion people and the Pacific Island member countries have a combined population of about 2.5 million people. The vast and multifaceted groups have continuously changed and shifted to accommodate and respect various identities. ARTISTS & PERFORMERS: Kyong Boon Oh, Multidisciplinary Artist Jen Cheng, Writer and Musician Zhiheng Gong, Spatial & 3D Designer, Installation Artist Shizuko Greenblatt, Visual Fine Artist Kenneth Lee, Musician Taryn Lee, Artist and Art Historian Justin Lui, Interactive Installation Artist Lili Miura, Fine Artist and Taiko Drummer Yolanda-Tianyi Shao, Interdisciplinary Choreographer, Director and Movement Specialist Mike Saijo, Conceptual Fine Artist Nori Shirasu, Filmmaker Sung-Hee Son, Visual Artist and Curator Improv Taiko, Taiko Drum Group CURATORS & CONTRIBUTORS: Sung-Hee Son, Visual Artist and Curator Lili Miura, Fine Artist and Taiko Drummer Deepa Subramanian, Curator Yiwei Lu, Curator and Filmmaker