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AABANY presents: Exhibit Tour of MOCA FOLD - Golden Venture Paper Sculptures
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AABANY presents: Exhibit Tour of MOCA FOLD - Golden Venture Paper Sculptures


When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
7:00 PM
Where: Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, New York  10013
United States
Amanda Bernardo

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Take a tour of the exhibit that AABANY featured in the 2017 Fall Conference plenary session, "FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures,"at the Museum of Chinese in America. Light reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Government Service & Public Interest, Immigration, and Intellectual Property Committees 

"As a way to actively engage visitors in a conversation about immigration issues, FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures will present the story of the passengers of the Golden Venture, a ship carrying 286 undocumented Chinese passengers that ran aground in New York City in 1993. Selected from MOCA’s collection, over forty sculptures collectively created by the immigrants while detained for years at York County Prison will be on display. Through symbolic representations that include caged birds and American eagles, the sculptures give shape to both the quantitative and qualitative time spent waiting for uncertain legal outcomes. For most of these sculptures, their forms are Chinese folk art, but their subject matter is uniquely American. Idiomatic expressions and art-related theories of the “fold” as a form, action and metaphor will be used as an organizing principle for the exhibition’s content and design. In addition to archive materials, recent interviews with immigration attorneys and supporters of the Golden Venture detainees will also provide multiple perspectives on the attainment of the American Dream."


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