Hungry Ghosts Exhibit Opens April 2nd!

The Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA), and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), and Manilatown Heritage Foundation join forces to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Hungry Ghosts, for the 18th Annual United States of Asian America Festival opening on April 2nd, 2015 through April 29th, 2015 at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center Gallery, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco.


 Situated in the historic I-Hotel, Hungry Ghosts features the work of emerging and established Asian American and Pacific Islander artists of all genders from around the country. Jumping off from the traditional concept of “Hungry Ghosts” – typically lost or unhappy spirits known as agwi (Korean), èguǐ (Chinese), gaki (Japanese), ma doi (Vietnamese), or preta (Sanskrit) – the Hungry Ghosts exhibition explores the way unresolved personal and collective struggles, often reemerging into public consciousness in overtly violent or subtle ways, continue to haunt us today. Among the works featured in the exhibition will be Juliana Kang Robinson’s meticulously rendered ink, gouache, and collage paintings of solemn bears traveling upon a sea of bones alluding to the ongoing conflict between North and South Korea

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