Following the New York City premiere of her feature documentaryLove Boat: Taiwan at the Asian American International Film Festival on July 31, MOCA hosts a mini-retrospective of Valerie Soe’s short films. Her work explores representations of Asians Americans in American pop culture, as well as anti-racism struggles, identity, and hidden histories of Asians in the U.S., from her perspective as a Chinese American woman.
All Orientals Look the Same (1986) 2 min
Snapshot: Six Months of the Korean American Male (2006) 4 min
The Oak Park Story (2010) 23 min
The Chinese Gardens (2012) 17 min.
Director Valerie Soe will host a Q&A after screening.
Valerie Soe is Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. Since 1986 her experimental videos, installations, and documentaries have won dozens of awards, grants, and commissions, and have exhibited worldwide at venues including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum. She has published extensively in books and journals including Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism; Asian Cinema, and Amerasia Journal, among many others. Soe is the author of the blog beyondasiaphilia.com (recipient of a 2012 Art Writers’ Grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation). Her latest film is Love Boat: Taiwan.
Tickets are $15 and include wine and museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets.
Friday, 02 August, 2019
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