Godzilla vs. the Art World: Tomie Arai, Byron Kim, Herb Tam, and Ryan Wong
Thursday, July 18, 2019
ICI 401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
FREE and open to the public
In collaboration with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), ICI will host a discussion with curators Herb Tam and Ryan Wong (Curatorial Intensive Alumni Tokyo ‘13), on their upcoming exhibition on the 1990s Asian-American art collective Godzilla, opening at MOCA in Spring 2020. Godzilla members Byron Kim and Tomie Arai will join Tam and Wong in their discussion to offer insight into the history and legacy of Godzilla and artist organizations in Chinatown.
Crucial to ICI’s public programs is building a strong connection to neighboring organizations and creating a dialogue between art non-profits in our community. This forthcoming exhibition highlights the legacy of Godzilla as one of the early Asian-American artist collectives operating in Chinatown, which currently is home to both MOCA and ICI. This event intends to connect New York-based contemporary curators with New York’s history and environment, expanding the role of a curator to also activate roles as a historian, resident and cultural worker.
The Museum of Chinese in America was founded in 1980 and is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The collection brings 160 years of Chinese American history to vivid life through its innovative exhibitions, educational and cultural programs. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street is a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, and strives to be a model among interactive museums.
This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Image Caption: Godzilla Newsletter, Spring 1991, Vol.I, No.I.