Critical Writing Index

Asian New World Video

by Elspeth Sage

Fuse, Summer 1987, v. 11, no. 1, pp. 17-19

The article is about the series Asian New World, curated by Karen Henry and Paul Wong. Wong states that he's not interested in speaking to a white audience, and instead wants to express what Asian artists of the time have to offer to video. The show is split into four sections; "Identities", "Bitter Fruits" "Recent Past" and "Modern Myth and Ritual". The article gives a brief description of pieces from each catagory, and talks about up-and-coming artist from the show. The works deal largely with issues of race, Asian-American status, and Orientalism.

ITEM 1987.043 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

All Orientals Look The SameValerie Soe

OrientationsRichard Fung

Mochi TsukoRii Kanzaki

Chinese Cafes in Rural SaskatchewanTony Chan

Eight Pound LivelihoodYuetfung Ho

Montgomery's Boat PeopleS. Nakasako

Montgomery's Boat PeopleV.DiGirolamo

Invisible Citizens: Japanese AmericansKeiko Tsuno

Guadalcanal RequimNam June Paik

Bye Bye KiplingNam June Paik

The JourneyRuby Truly

Ati Ati HanMarlin Oliveros