JJ Lee and Mei Lee Ogden in “Hurry Up and Wait”, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA
Curated by Adriel Luis, Curator, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
First Friday, November 3, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hurry Up and Wait
Pritha Bhattacharyya, Sanjana Bijlani, Melissa Chen, Yujane Chen, Maria Dumlao, Monica Kane, Caroline Key, Ahree Lee, JJ Lee and Mei Lee Ogden, Hye Yeon Nam, Jermaine Ollivierre, Keven Quach, Yumi Janairo Roth, Rea Christina Sampilo, Catzie Vilayphonh
Curated by Adriel Luis
September 1 – December 15, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 6-8pm
Migration can seem like a single, bold act – but the process is actually a series of steps that includes correspondences, forms and often a whole lot of waiting – these individual tasks can be their own bureaucracies, each shrouded in mystery and inconsistency, despite the millions of people throughout the world who navigate them.
Hurry Up and Wait encounters the tensions between policy and humanity – the range of emotions, wonder, assumptions and discoveries that make migration much more than simply a political issue.