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Stamp Gallery Online Exhibition: Not Your Model Minority

posted on August 05, 2020

THE STAMP GALLERY PRESENTS

Not Your Model Minority:
Pandemic, Proximity, and Power
 

Online Exhibition runs August 5 - September 5, 2020

stamp.umd.edu/nymm

 

Selina Lee, Fox News in Chinese, Video Still.

 

Not Your Model Minority: Pandemic, Proximity, and Power is a response to the wave of anti-Asian rhetoric and violence surrounding the “Chinese virus” and the critical self-evaluation of Asian American positionality in the movement for Black Lives and earlier histories of Black and Asian solidarities.

In the mid-1900s, Asian Americans, as a group, were labelled as the racial “Model Minority” for their supposed achievement of a higher degree of socioeconomic success in comparison to other racial minority groups, most notably Black Americans. Yet, how can we challenge the idea of race--commonly understood as a socially-constructed notion of difference--as an instrument of empire? Where do Asian Americans fall in relation to other minority groups as a result of larger interrelated struggles of land, labor, and empire?

The five artists in this show engage and subvert assumptions affixed on the racialized and pathologized Asian body-- as perpetual foreigners, consumers in the system of whiteness, newly hypervisible yet historically invisible, submissive, quiet, apolitical, and displaced by United States imperialism and militarization--residing in the American landscape. 

 

Featuring works by Antonius-Tín Bui, stephanie mei huang, payal kumar, Selina Lee, and Nibha Akireddy

Curated by Marjorie Antonio '22

 

On view at stamp.umd.edu/nymm

Gallery Hours

Monday, August 3 - Thursday, August 27

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
    Closed
Sunday
Closed

 

 

Beginning on Monday, August 31

 

 

Monday
10am - 7pm
Tuesday
10am - 7pm
Wednesday
10am - 7pm
Thursday
10am - 7pm
Friday
10am - 5pm
Saturday
11am - 5pm
Sunday
TBD

Mission Statement

The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

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The Stamp Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit msac.org.

 

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