Browsing Tag

art

114 posts

Meet the Artist Behind the Iconic Portrait of the Beloved Vicha Ratanapakdee

Amidst all of the news about hate crimes against the Asian American community, LA-based artist Jonathan Chang decided that he cannot stay silent anymore.

A seasoned illustrator in the toy and entertainment industries, Chang mostly posted photos of his dog and other fun pop culture illustrations, from Overwatch characters to Andrew Yang. However, with the onset of the pandemic last year, he began to notice the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes among Asian-centric social media accounts.

Vietnamese Artist Dropped From UK Exhibit Because ‘Asians Are Seen as Coronavirus Carriers’

vietnamese curator

A Vietnamese artist and curator in the U.K. has become the latest target of COVID-19 racism after getting banned from attending an art fair in London because “Asians are being seen as carriers of the virus.”

An Nguyen was supposed to assist in the exhibit for Raquelle Azran, a dealer specializing in contemporary Vietnamese fine art, at the Affordable Art Fair (AFF) in Battersea, London, scheduled to launch next week.