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www.kqed.org: What It Means to Make Art as an Asian American in the Pandemic

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The art I saw differed greatly from the kind often touted in the American mainstream.

In contrast to the relatively tame AAPI-centered work that tends to get the most attention today, radical, progressive art played a key role in shaping the modern conception of Asian American identity.

The Asian American movement—often overlooked—changed all of that.

At UC Berkeley, the first-ever Asian American Political Alliance formed in May 1968.

In those years, AAPI protest art grew.

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