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Exhibition brochure for "The Creative Process: A Traveling Exhibition of Selected Public Art Projects realized by CityArts Inc. 1968-1990" at various locations: The Cork Gallery (Apr 1990), Bronx Museum (Sep 1990), Brooklyn Museum (Nov 1990), and Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor (1991).
Exhibition press release for "Fathers" at Asian Arts Institute, New York City, from May 30-June 25, 1986, with artists Tomie Arai, Santiago Bose, Fay Chiang, Bob Hsiang, Arlan Huang, Kazuko, Hugo Kobayashi, Anna Kuo, Yong Soon MIn, Tetsu Okuhara, Kunie Sugiura, Lisa Suzuki, Alvin Tada, Mary Ting, Xing Fei, and Zarina.
Excerpts from exhibition catalog for "Fathers" at Asian Arts Institute, New York City, in 1986, with artists Tomie Arai, Santiago Bose, Fay Chiang, Bob Hsiang, Arlan Huang, Kazuko, Hugo Kobayashi, Anna Kuo, Yong Soon MIn, Tetsu Okuhara, Kunie Sugiura, Lisa Suzuki, Alvin Tada, Mary Ting, Xing Fei, and Zarina.
Exhibition pamphlet for "Kitchen", a collaboration between Tomie Arai and Millie Chen, at Art in General, New York City, from Jan 18-Mar 1, 1997. Essay "The Making of an Asian American Kitchen" by Yau Ching
Exhibition catalog for "Inside/Out: Japanese and Japanese American Artist Prints" at the Printed Image Gallery, Philadelphia, from Apr 25-Aug 20, 1997, with artists Tomie Arai, Yoshio Itagaki, Michi Nami, Shigeko Kunabe, Tom Nakashima, Hitoshi Nakazato, Norie Sato, and Roger Shimomura.
CREDIT: Basement Workshop at 22 Catherine Street, New York City, 1972. Photographer: Bob Hsiang Prints of original with permission of the photographer BRIEF TIMELINE OF THE BASEMENT WORKSHOP AND HISTORY: 1970 Basement Workshop founded 1974 Asian American Dance Theatre founded; Nixon resigns due to Watergate 1988 Thomas Krens, joins Guggenheim 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre 1990 Collapse of the Soviet Union 1995 Expansion Arts eliminated 2002 President Bush limits the Freedom on Information Act ON BASEMENT WORKSHOP (&/OR DANNY YUNG) by Eleanor Yung "In 1969, I graduated from college and following the footsteps of my elder brother Danny and came to New York. He put me to work right away, making me part of the Chinatown Study Group, working on the Chinatown Report 1969, the first ever research project of New York Chinatown. Part of its Preface noted, '…It is also well recognized that the Chinatown Study Group that research is only one of the two necessary tools with which the problems of racial and cultural minority groups must be attacked. The other is through the initiation of action programs. The two aspects are compatible. Research without subsequent implementation is meaningless, action without basis is frustration. Therefore, in dedicating the findings of our research project to the residents and concerned community organizations of New York Chinatown, we hope that at least a part of the incentive for developing solutions through action programs will come from within the community itself.' I lived on the upper west side in those days near Columbia University where I was attending graduate school, and almost every other day would head down to Chinatown taking the #1 train transferring at Times Square to the N train, and getting off at the Canal Street Station. The token to take the subway ride in those days, I think was 20 cents. One day, Danny called and said to come to Chinatown, he wanted to show me something. He gave me an address where I would find him. I arrived in Chinatown, and following his instructions, landed at 54 Elizabeth Street. Walking down a flight of metal stairs, I found myself looking into a basement room about 16’ x 16’, with a small window in one corner. Danny was beaming, standing in the middle of the empty room, and exclaimed happily, “Well, what do you think?” Then he went on to say that he had just rented this basement, and this will be the place from which we can operate our activities and programs for Chinatown. On that day, Basement Workshop came into existence. It took us another six months or so before we became legal. There were five of us on the legal paper, and about a dozen of us who chipped in to pay the rent. In the spring of 1970, Basement Workshop Inc became official, and everything after that became history." -- Eleanor Yung, 2009 PS. Until his departure for Hong Kong around 1976-77, Danny was a seminal presence for Basement in most if not all of its activities. –- Robert Lee, Asian American Arts Centre
Exhibition press release for "Four Artists" at Asian Arts Institute, New York City, , with artists Tomie Arai, Kwok Mang Ho, Arlan Huang, and Charles Yuen.
Art show flyer for "Home", Twenty-third Annual Art Show of the Goddard-Riverside Community Center, New York City, from May 8-31, 1987. Curated by Faith Ringgold.
Brochure for "Renewal" mural by Tomie Arai in 1998 at the Federal Office Building, memorializing the African Burial Ground discovered in Lower Manhattan. (Size indicated is folded size)
Exhibition information sheet for "Tomie Arai: Double Happiness" at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, 1998.
Exhibition flyer for "Fathers" at Asian Arts Institute, New York City, from May 30-June 25, 1986, with artists Tomie Arai, Santiago Bose, Fay Chiang, Bob Hsiang, Arlan Huang, Kazuko, Hugo Kobayashi, Anna Kuo, Yong Soon MIn, Tetsu Okuhara, Kunie Sugiura, Lisa Suzuki, Alvin Tada, Mary Ting, Xing Fei, and Zarina.