On January 14th and 15th we invite you to come and meet the artists featured in the "Resilience/Resistance" Chinatown Art Brigade Exhibit that is currently on view until January 22nd at Pearl River Mart's Gallery at 395 Broadway in Manhattan.

RSVP via email to chinatownartbrigade@gmail.com. Please indicate which talk you would like to attend in the email.


SATURDAY, JAN. 14TH : 2:00-2:45pm
Artist Talk with Louis Chan

Photography Prints on View:
Untitled (37 Allen St. IV), 2011
Untitled  (77 Columbia St. I), 2011

Louis Chan was born in 1981 in New York City where he is still currently working and living. He recently exhibited at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center in TriBeCa New York, and Murray State University Curris Center Gallery. He received his MFA degree from Hunter College in 2011 and had his Thesis Exhibition show at the Times Square Gallery of Hunter College. 

SATURDAY, JAN. 14TH: 3:00-3:45PM
Artist Talk with Enbion Micah Aan

Photography Prints on View:
Akaila, 3/14/2015
Man at Free Peter Liang Rally, 4/26/2015

Enbion Micah Aan is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY.

SUNDAY, JAN. 15TH: 2:00-2:45PM
Artist Talk with Emily Chow Bluck

On view:
nine houses, 2017
joss paper, cotton, linen fiber

Emily Chow Bluck is an artist, educator, and organizer based in New York City. Working primarily with communities of color in urban neighborhoods, she uses her art praxis to build local campaigns for social justice and equitable futures.

SUNDAY, JAN. 15TH: 3:00-3:45PM
Artist Talk with co-founders of Chinatown Art Brigade - Tomie Arai, ManSee Kong and Betty Yu

On View:
Chinatown Art Brigade produced videos:
Here To Stay: Chinatown Art Brigade, 2016
Chinatown Art Brigade Projection Highlights, 2016
Here To Stay Project Slideshow, 2016

Individual Works by Co-founders On View:

Tomie Arai's work:
Portrait of NY Chinatown, 2014
Silkscreen and spraypaint on plywood

ManSee Kong's videos:
Here To Stay, 2006-2008
Chinatown Tenant Stories: The Comforts of Home, 2016
CAAAV's Chinatown Tenants Union, 2006
The River Rolls On, 2016

Betty Yu's videos:
Resilience, 2000
An Unknown Home, 2017

Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) is a cultural collective of artists, media makers and activists creating art and media to advance social justice. Currently, Chinatown Art Brigade is a project-driven collective that is working in close collaboration with CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities’ Chinatown Tenants Union, a grassroots organization that works with (and organizes low-income) pan-Asian communities around tenant rights, fighting evictions and community empowerment.

Bios of the co-founders:

Tomie Arai is a public artist who collaborates with writers, architects, historians, curators, and local communities to create work that explores the rich cultural diversity of the Americas. She has designed permanent public works of art for the NYC PerCent for Art Program, The San Francisco Arts Commission, the MTA Arts for Transit Program, the NYC Board of Education and the US General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program.

ManSee Kong creates films and videos inspired by stories of liberation and justice from grassroots organizing campaigns and narratives grounded in social movements. Current directorial projects include a feature documentary about Pvt. Danny Chen, a 19 year-old who died after being racially and physically hazed by fellow soldiers during his deployment in Afghanistan, and “Chinatown Tenant Stories”, a video series about gentrification and displacement through the voices of low-income immigrant residents of Manhattan Chinatown.

Betty Yu is a Chinese-American NYC based filmmaker, multi-media artist, media educator and activist. Her documentary “Resilience” about her garment worker mother fighting against sweatshop conditions. She recently co-created the "Monument to Anti-Displacement Organizing" which is part of the Agitprop! show at the Brooklyn Museum. Betty is the recipient of the 2016 SOAPBOX Award from the Laundromat Project. She holds a B.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a MFA from Hunter College. She is currently an artist-in-resident at the International Studio Curatorial Program.