Countermodels

Sat Jun 8, 2013 - 11:00 am - Sat Jun 8, 2013 - 4:00 pm @ Unpack Studio, 11 Willison Square (Dundas & Spadina)
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A Workshop
Facilitated by Chris Lee
Unpack Studio, 11 Willison Square (Dundas & Spadina)
Free admission with registration

Contact: huyeda@gendaigallery.org to book your spot.

Bring in an image, text or other artefact that disturb, complicate or reify notions of the Model Minority. Particular focus will be on unknown histories and figures of Asian North American political activity or activism. We will recreate, by re-writing signs and slogans in the images, and/or restaging them as a way to inhabit, speculate on and discuss the content and their resonances. Check out gendaigallery.org/mm for examples of images Gendai's programming committee have been gathering. This workshop series will build toward the final Model Minority Publication launching in 2014.

Chris Lee is a freelance graphic designer based in Toronto. Through his Masters studies in Graphic Design at the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam) Chris developed his current research on speculative visualizations of alternative currencies. He regularly publishes essays on the topic and has facilitated workshops in Glasgow, Zagreb, Portland and around The Netherlands. Chris is a board member and designer of Scapegoat Journal of Architecture, Landscape and Political Economy and is a member of Gendai's Programming Committee.

More information on the Model Minority series can be found on the Model Minority project blog at gendaigallery.org/mm.


Image: 1) Yellow Peril Supports Black Power, 2) Richard Aoki, 3) Yuri Kochiyama, 4) George Takei, 5) Eddie Huang, 6) Asian-Canadian solidarity with #IdleNoMore. For more info on these figures visit gendaigallery.org/mm.

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