In 2021, the Museum launched its first Open Call for Artist Banners with the aim of raising awareness and standing in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community against escalating and continued violence.
Artist Mo Kong’s work Still Life of an Asian Household’s Fridge (2021) was selected as a runner-up. Their sculptural installations of Asian groceries and household objects from their immigration process recall the COVID-19 pandemic when Asian grocery stores closed due to hateful crimes; and uses the refrigerator, a familiar cultural hub, as a safe space to connect with other Asians and immigrants.
Mo Kong joins fellow artists Chemin Hsiao and Woomin Kim in a series of programming and free admission days to celebrate their projects and community engagement.
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