by Mizuko Ito
From June 8-October 29, the Asian American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles will be featuring an exhibition of the photography of kip fulbeck. The exhibit features photographs of hapa combined with their own handwritten commentary about who they are. Sounds like a must-see for LA chanponites.
"kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa" is an exhibition of portraits by artist Kip Fulbeck, who traveled the country photographing more than 1,000 Hapa of all ages and walks of life. Originally a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for half, the word Hapa has been embraced as a term of pride by many whose mixed-race heritage includes Asian or Pacific Rim ancestry. "kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa" is an artist's attempt to explore Hapa - who now number in the millions - and it offers a complex perspective on an increasing reality of contemporary America.
Posted by Mizuko Ito at 2006年10月20日 18:56