Good Monday everyone. I'll be a part of a another group show in October. This time at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in downtown Oakland smack dab in the middle of Chinatown. We open this thursday, Oct 1st. There will be a discussion panel from the artists during the reception on the following week, Oct 9th from 6-8pm. If you're attending Oakland's first friday art walk, you are more than welcome to come check it out on Oct. 2nd. I know I just threw a whole bunch of dates around, so lets review.
Running date: Oct 1st-29th Open to public: Oct. 1st First Friday: Oct. 2nd Reception: Oct. 9th, 6-8pm
Come on by to see the works of 14 local filipino/a artists! Yes, I'll have a piece in there too.
Now Is It
It’s 2015 and someone was spray painting No More Chinese throughout San Francisco and more than one presidential candidate is openly saying racist statements. Despite this xenophobia, Asians are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country.
Now Is It is a multi-disciplinary exhibit by Epekto Art Projects, a collective presenting fourteen narratives of Filipino/a artists living in the Bay area. Though this may seem to be another show about identity, there is a keen difference. The stories being told come from our own view points, no one is speaking on our behalf, for us or at us.
Each voice presents a unique perspective while sharing a feeling of strength and independence. Some present cultural Philippine history or personal history, while others view current conditions and present their vision of the everyday. Throughout it all, our individual narratives are forming a new history for the present and future. This new history feels full of possibility.
About Epekto Art Projects:
"Epekto" is a Tagalog word meaning: reaction, effect or result.
We are a contemporary Filipino/a visual art group located in the Bay Area that began in 2011. As a collective we strive to come together and cultivate a community for Filipina/o artists, supporting each other’s development through exhibiting, resources, and forming connections. Now Is It is the fifth group exhibit for this collective. Visit www.epektoartprojects.com for more info.