Chinese Dreams: Livien Yin and Reagan Louie in Conversation

Join artists Reagan Louie and Livien Yin in a discussion about their artistic practices and artworks responding to and building on archives of the Chinese diaspora. Works by each artist have been gifted or promised to the Cantor Arts Center in support of the Asian American Art Initiative (AAAI). Yin’s work is on view in the exhibition East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art (through Feb. 12, 2023) and Louie’s in At Home/On Stage: Asian American Representation in Photography and Film (through Jan. 15, 2023). Co-director of the AAAI and curator of East of the Pacific, Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, PhD, and curator of At Home/On Stage, Maggie Dethloff, PhD, will moderate this virtual discussion. A recording will be made available at a later date.
Reagan Louie is a San Francisco-based artist and educator who has maintained an over 40-year photographic engagement with Chinese America, and with China through his ongoing series “The Chinese Dream.” He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University and was a professor of photography at San Francisco Art Institute.
Livien Yin is a New York City-based artist working in painting and sculpture whose practice creatively engages with archival sources, especially as they concern Chinese diasporic histories in the United States. Yin is currently an artist-in-residence at Silver Arts Projects, was previously a fellow at Headlands Center for the Arts, and received her MFA from Stanford University.
Livien Yin (American, born in 1990), Kin Gee Zapatería , 2021. Acrylic on linen. © Livien Yin. Cantor Art Center, Stanford University. Gift of Pamela and David Hornik in support of the Asian American Art Initiative, 2022.39

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