We are pleased to announce the print release of @gordoncheung x @obeygiant collaboration in honor of Vincent Chin as part of ICFAC’s @chinesediaspora #StopAsianHateinitiative – get your print next Saturday, August 14, 12:00pm – 3:00pm at C Project, 830 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles 90038.
Limited prints available – first come first serve. All proceeds from the print will go directly to ICFAC’s Advancing Social Justice for Asians Scholarship Fund. We will also be hosting a community gathering in celebration of culture and diversity in Los Angeles in the space. See you there!
I hope this collaboration between Shepard and myself can raise awareness about the long history of anti-Asian hate and the important legacy of Vincent Chin whose untimely death in 1982 galvanised the people to demand Asian American civil rights. This current crucial moment in history calls for a gathering of momentum where Asian diaspora voices should go loud and proud. To stand together, advocate for change and collectively build bridges of understanding over glass ceilings and walls of hate.
I was delighted to collaborate with Gordon Cheung because his art is beautiful but woven with both overt and sublime social commentary. We chose to create a collaborative portrait of Vincent Chin, who was murdered in a hate crime, to call attention to the history and ongoing issue of anti-Asian racism. All proceeds from the print will go directly to Advancing Social Justice for Asians Scholarship Fund. Thanks to @granger_picturearchivefor the kind sponsorship of the historical imagery, and Helen Zia (@helenziareal) of the Vincent Chin Foundation for the support.