“War Baby/Love Child”: Mixed Race Asian Americans, Love, & War

Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis have put together an incredible project War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art which examines mixed-race Asian Americans in the U.S. across generations, genders, and experiences.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, so it’s the perfect time to take a moment to engage with the Asian American community if you don’t already. And with Memorial Day upon us, it’s a good time to remember, everyone across generations and oceans, who is affected by war.

Here a more thorough description of the project in their own words:

War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art investigates constructions of mixed heritage Asian American identity in the United States. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age, this multi-platform project (book, traveling art exhibition, website and blog) examines how, or even if, mixed heritage Asian Americans address hybrid identities in their artwork, as well as how perspectives from critical mixed race studies illuminate intersections of racialization, war and imperialism, gender and sexuality, and citizenship and nationality.”

Debra Yepa-Pappan, “Live Long and Prosper (Spock was a Half-Breed),” digital print. (via. MixedRaceStudies.org)

Appearing in Chicago at DePaul University Art Museum through June, the exhibit will move on to Seattle, WA until January of next year.

The artwork is also available in book form.

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