Ryan Lee Wong discusses “Roots”, his new exhibit presenting AsianAm activism in L.A. from 1968 through the 1980s. He also talks about how storytelling can be a radical action, how Maoist/Marxist ideology drove AsianAm activism, and his own hope for the future. (Intro: No on Politics)
Ryan Lee Wong is an arts writer based in Brooklyn. He regularly writes arts criticism and exhibition reviews for outlets such as Hyperallergic, T Magazine, and the Village Voice. Ryan has worked at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Chinese in America, where he was assistant curator. He organized the exhibitions Serve the People at Interference Archive and Roots at Chinese American Museum. Ryan has presented talks at Brooklyn Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Asia Art Archive, Independent Curators International, and numerous universities.