The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America

The Changing Exhibitions Galleries
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2/7/2014 – 8/17/2014
10:00 am
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

The exhibition presents a collection of visual narratives about the Chinese and Mexican immigrant experiences. Through the works of five contemporary artists, we explore the recurring issues of immigration, border relations and labor practices that have persisted throughout U.S. history and remain timely today. The selection of works demonstrates a range of different styles and references, spanning different historic periods, geographic locations, cultural influences and gender perspectives, bound together by the common threads of memory, history, identity and humanity. Artists featured include Zhi Lin, Hung Liu, Andrea Bowers, Tony de Los Reyes and Margarita Cabrera.


Artist Talk
Sunday, July 13 at 2 pm
In recent works, internationally acclaimed artist Zhi Lin has explored the experiences of 19th century Chinese railway workers. In addition to the more abstract works currently on view in The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America, his deeply moving drawings documenting the individual workers and geography of the Transcontinental Railway were featured in the museum exhibition Chinaman's Chance in 2008. Trained at the China National Academy of Fine Arts and London's Slade School of Fine Art, Lin holds an Endowed Professorship at the University of Washington, teaching both in the Art Division and Jackson School of International Studies. His visit is made possible by the University of Washington.