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Thursday Night

Into View: Monthly Reading Group

Join local artists and authors for participatory and inclusive discussions in this monthly reading group examining the themes and ideas behind Into View: New Voices, New Stories.

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Ticket includes General Admission (Thursdays after 5 PM are half off). Space is limited. 

Curious about the ideas, themes, and stories behind the artworks of Into View: New Voices, New Stories? Join us for friendly conversations in Hambrecht Gallery, as the exhibition space is transformed into a participatory and inclusive venue for dialogue and exchange. Each monthly session focuses on selected readings and offers a chance to meet local artists and authors for an intimate discussion of art, our lives, and the changing world. Dive into issues of community and belonging, language and liberation, queer aesthetics, the politics of care, issues of representation, and the need for joy.  

 

May Reading Group: (Dis)Comfort and Belonging  

Join Bay Area-based artist TT Takemoto, whose 2018 experimental film “On The Line” is featured in Into View: New Voices New Stories, for a conversation examining “queer exhaustion,” which characterizes the artist’s encounters with Orientalism and other dominant narratives in the museum and art world, as well as a consideration of artworks in the exhibition that re-envision traditional mythologies through a queer lens. This reading group session will be hosted by Asian Art Museum Project Manager Jenna Erwin. 

 

Readings: 

  • TT Takemoto, “Queer Exhaustion, Speculation, Despair,” Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value, ed. Snorton and Yapp (MIT Press, 2020), pp. 105–114. 
  • Alpesh Kantilal Patel, “The Art of Queering Asian Mythology,” The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, ed. Chiang et al. (Charles Scribner’s Son, 2019): pp. 127–134. 
  • TT Takemoto, “Distance, Intimacy, and Oddity in the Archives,” interview by Moises De La Cruz, Art, Hope, Action: 203–204. 

ABOUT THE HOSTS

Top image: Installation view of Into View: New Voices, New Stories. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Organizers & Sponsors

Into View: New Voices, New Stories is organized by the Asian Art Museum. 

Sustained support generously provided by the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions and the Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund.


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