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Art Installation and Book Signing: "Yumi Sakugawa: Fashion Forecasts" presented by Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Pearl River Mart

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Art Installation and Book Signing: "Yumi Sakugawa: Fashion Forecasts" presented by Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Pearl River Mart

Time: September 15, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Pearl River Mart Gallery
Street: 395 Broadway
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Event Discipline: design, performance, literary, other
Organized By: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Pearl River Mart
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2018

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What if fashion celebrated our ancestral lineage and the elders
in our community? What if it created spontaneous energetic
collaborations among strangers in sound, healing, performance, dialogue, and movement all over public spaces and in daily life?

Curated by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American CenterFASHION FORECASTS presents an alternate futuristic reality where everyday fashion is spiritual, intersectional, intergenerational, collaborative, sustainable, and influenced by different Asian and Asian American histories, cultures, and traditions. At the same time, it playfully challenges strictly held beauty standards around age, gender expression, cultural representation, and body shapes.

Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Award-nominated artist, author of illustrated novels: "There is No Right Way to Meditate," "I Think I Am in Friend Love with You," "Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe," and the to-be-released, "Fashion Forecasts." 

Join us as we celebrate Sakugawa's opening and book release. She will be on hand to sign books.

Free and open to the public.

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