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Asian Futurisms

  • Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street, 19107 (map)

New Asian Futurisms Opening Reception
First Friday, October 4, 6 - 9p.m.

Mainstream science fiction evokes fear for the future. In New Asian Futurisms, we asked artists to imagine how a shift in perspective can inspire us, instead, to look forward to looking forward. Join us.

The evening will include light refreshments, free palm readings by Shizu Homma, and free tarot card readings by Victoria Wikler.

New Asian Futurisms is on view at Asian Arts Initiative from September 27 - December 6, 2019, M-F, 10am-6pm

ARTISTS: Saks Afridi | Melissa Chen | Amir-Behan Jahanbin | JiSoo Lee | Firoz Mahmud | Leeroy New |Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth: The Queer Intifada | Eva Wǒ
WORKING GROUP: Ching-In Chen | Wit López | Atif Sheikh | Li Sumpter

Related Events:
Patawili – Performance by Annielille Gavino: Friday, October 18 and Sunday, October 20, 7:30pm
Roopbaan Reimagined – A Dragqueen from the Future – Performance by Ali Asgar: Sunday, November 3, Time TBD
New Asian Futurisms Closing Reception: First Friday, December 6, 6-9pm
--Featuring performance by Humeysha with opening act by Joe Ahmed

Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations. If contacted in advance, we will make every attempt to fulfill requests for reasonable accommodations such as vision/hearing auxiliary aids and cognitive disability guides. Please note: Due to most events being attended by the general public, we cannot guarantee accommodations for those with fragrance sensitivities.

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