Item # 157023.
Edited with introduction by Julie Ault. Foreword by Pamela M. Lee.
Artist/curator/writer Ault brings together essential writings by the trailblazing Art Historian and JANM Curator Karin Higa (1966–2013). The selected essays, written between 1992 and 2011, focus on the forced removal of Japanese Americans in Western US states to specially constructed concentration camps. The essays explore the artistic production of communities within the camps, and the individual and collective narratives of Asian American artists amid discriminatory policies, restricted political agency, and racism. While exploring issues of identity and immigration, Higa recuperates significant artists and oeuvres from historical neglect and engages contemporary artists to examine how art acts as a source for and transmitter of cultural identity.
Hardbound: 416 pp.