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We are here because you were there Opening Reception 

September 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join us for the Opening Reception of the next A2AC Gallery exhibition, We are here because you were there.

This event features DJ Manan Desai and will coincide with the opening of the Spotlight Gallery exhibition, Talismanic: The Collected Collages of Amy Sacksteder.

We are here because you were there explores the socio-political and cultural impact of post-colonial migration on the Asian American diaspora.

Borrowing its title from noted Sri Lankan Tamil activist A. Sivanandan’s (aka “Siva”) famous aphorism, the six Asian American artists in this exhibition narrate a process of understanding how they reclaim or interpret their lived histories within this post-colonial framework. Questioning hegemony, dualism, and difference through subversion, conscious observation, and humor, this exhibit challenges the spectator to reflect on these inquiries via these distinct and diverse Asian American voices.

Curated by Chien-An Yuan


Kim Jackson Debord

Laura Kina

Larry Lee

Cori Nakamura Lin

Okyoung Noh

Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe

This exhibition is presented by

117 W Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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