Open Door is an organization founded by Doris Lee that aims to improve the overall working and living situation of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong. Its educational, literary, cultural, and other activities promote mutual understanding and respect between the foreign domestic workers and employers; document real stories of foreign domestic workers and employers; and encourage the genuine protection and social inclusion of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong.
Devora Neumark is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher, educator, community-engaged practitioner, frequent lecturer, and consultant for the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. She completed her SSHRC-funded research-creation PhD (Radical Beauty for Troubled Times) in April 2013 at Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture. Addressing the role that house-beautification plays for individuals coming to terms with the traumas associated with involuntary dislocation, this body of dialogic performances situates aesthetics as critically important to establishing the conditions for remaking home in the aftermath of domicide, environmental disaster, and other instances of home’s destruction. Devora has taught at the Goddard College MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program since July 2003.
Rowena Yin-Fan Chan 陳燕芬 is a Hong Kong-based artist, raised in San Francisco. Growing up in a multicultural city, she became very interested in the expression of her different cultural identities and the reverberations on her of the everyday life she experienced. She earned her BFA in Book Art, Drawing and Mixed Media, as well as Graphic Design from the California College of the Arts. Chan had a solo exhibition in San Francisco in 2013.
This event is free and open to the public. apexart's
exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Degenstein Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This exhibition is funded in part by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies.
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