Marvels and Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-86
03/12/2014 - 07/27/2014
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Sponsor: The Wang Center at Stony Brook University
Address: Charles B. Wang Center Suite 302, Stony Brook, NY 11794
Marvels and Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986 showcases a selection of potent and indelible images of Asians and Asian Americans in mainstream comics from four defining decades of American history. The images are placed in historical context and in a discourse with contemporary Asian American writers and creators including Ken Chen, Larry Hama, David Henry Hwang, Vijay Prashad, and Gene Luen Yang. The exhibition also contains elements designed to encourage direct engagement with the archetypes, such as life-sized cutouts that allow visitors to put themselves "inside the image" and an installation called "Shades of Yellow" that matches the shades used for Asian skin tones in the comics with their garish PantoneTM color equivalents.
Marvels and Monsters draws from the comic book collection of noted science fiction author and cultural studies scholar William F. Wu, held by the New York University Fales Library & Special Collections.
Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Weekends, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM