Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe, eds.
Queering Contemporary Asian American Art
University of Washington Press 2017
New Books in American StudiesNew Books in ArtNew Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in Asian American StudiesNew Books in Gender StudiesNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books Network August 8, 2018 Christopher Patterson
Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe gather artists and scholars whose work disrupts, challenges, and reimagines ways of being Asian and Asian American. Through nine original artist interviews and seven critical essays, the editors showcase contemporary artists who queer our conceptions of surveillance, affect, mixed race, and Asian America itself. In doing so, the editors remain interested in the queer disturbances within artworks that respond to racism and state violence, while also forming solidarities based on critical understandings of shared oppression.