Pearl River Mart + A4 Present: Futures Ever Arriving
6 – 8PM
Pearl River Mart + A4 Presents: Futures Ever Arriving
A Group Exhibition at Chelsea Market
Celebrating APA Heritage Month
Curated by Sophia Park
May 6 – June 27, 2021
Raymond Hwang, Christina Yuna Ko, Jennifer G. Lai, Kim Sandara, and Jia Sung
Can Xue’s novel, Love in the New Millennium, paints a picture of a magical, hidden region in the heart of a, perhaps, fictional China where villagers shapeshift, impart the knowledge of life-giving medicine from the Earth, and protect each other to survive and to thrive. Driven by this cosmovision, Pearl River Mart + A4 present a group exhibition of emerging Asian American artists working in the United States who are examining our pasts and presents to dream up new futures in their work.
With the rise and increased focus on anti-Asian racism and violence across the country, conversations around safety and survival are key to ensuring that everyone in our communities can thrive. We are asking and forming thoughts around who we are, what does it mean to belong, and how do we all move onwards as a community while noting that we hold multiplicities.
Each artist’s work is playing a part in the rise of the new Asian America that we are forming during this critical time of uncertainty in our communities. When brought together, these artists’ works bring forth a small vision for the emergence that we can practice.
Event Image: sleeping in; reminiscing about yourself as a Consolation prize in a race with No escape, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Image is courtesy of the artist, Raymond Hwang.