ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS ASSOCIATION INC via Crowdrise
November 29, 2011
BENEFITING: ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS ASSOCIATION INC
Founded in 1989, AAWAA addresses the invisibility of Asian American women’s art in the American Arts landscape. For 20+ years, AAWAA has represented and served a dynamic, multi-ethnic community of Asian American women artists spanning generations and economic levels.
AAWAA's Archives Program was launched to document the history and contributions of AAWAA and the broader community of contemporary Asian American women in the arts. Your support is central to AAWAA's ongoing effort to archive oral histories, digital images, video, electronic records, and scholarly research works on Asian American women in the arts with the eventual goal of making them available online as resource for researchers, curators, and the general public alike.
Your support will help increase awareness of and access to information about Asian American women in the arts.
“AAWAA represents a strong answer to the prevailing discourses and images of Asian women in America. Too often the Asian American experience and cultural expressions are relegated to the margins of mainstream art and culture, or reduced to past experience. By connecting different generations of artists, AAWAA bridges the past and present. AAWAA represents a network of ideas, bodies and minds, a place where cultural diversity thrives, and gives visibility to multifaceted experience of Asian American women, producing a trans-media, boundary-crossing art.”
–Laura Fantone, Ph.D., Sociology, M.A. Women’s Studies, City University of New York. Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute