Asian Arts Initiative was founded in 1993 as an initiative of the Painted Bride Art Center in response to racial tensions, especially between Asian American and African American communities highlighted by the Rodney King uprisings, and is now a multi-disciplinary arts organization located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North neighborhood. Asian Arts Initiative advances racial equity and understanding, activating artists, youth, and their communities through creative practice and dialogue grounded in the diverse Asian American experience.
With curatorial guidance from Alexandra Chang, Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs at Asian/Pacific/American (A/P/A) Institute at New York University, there will be commemorating this milestone in several ways. The main event is the ’25th anniversary celebration weekend’ May 3rd- 6th 2018. Variety of artists will perform at the event such as activist Byron Yu Yong, Aaron Jafferis, Interactive and installation artist Anida Yoeu Ali, Shelly Bahl, and Ananya Dance Theater.
For a full schedule and more details, visit: https://www.asianarts25.org
Photo from the Asian Initiative Official Website