In support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a unique public art exhibition entitled “ASIANS BELONG HERE” has been announced. The exhibition is being put on by roosi and Ki Smith Gallery in collaboration with SaveArtSpace. The showcase will take place across ad spaces such as billboards and bus shelters in New York City. The goal is to raise awareness to the ongoing string of hate-fueled attacks on Asian Americans nationwide.
The project will feature emerging and established artists who will come together to create one-of-a-kind pieces that shed light on anti-Asian violence. Current artists include Stickymonger and Meguru Yamaguchi, tapped by roosi alongside Ki Smith Gallery’s Ryan Bock, Angelica Yudasto, Kyomi Quinn Taylor, and Sono Kuwayama.
According to the NYPD, attacks on Asian Americans rose 1,900% in New York City last year. The attacks have continued even after President Joe Biden signed an executive order denouncing anti-Asian discrimination.
SaveArtSpace invites artists of all ages and talents to submit their artwork between April 6th and May 31st, 2021, on their website. The artists will be announced after June 14th and will be exhibited on ad spaces in New York City, starting July 12th, 2021.
Find out more about the public art exhibition and find out how you can help. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more art and art news coming very soon.
Photos via Stickymonger And Roosi