hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project
April 15 @ 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2018
April 7 – October 28, 2018
Artist Kip Fulbeck continues his project, begun in 2001, of photographing persons who identify as “Hapa”—of mixed Asian/Pacific Islander descent—as a means of promoting awareness and positive acceptance of multiracial identity.
As a follow-up to “kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa,” his groundbreaking 2006 exhibition, “hapa.me” pairs the photographs and statements from that exhibition with contemporary portraits of the same individuals and newly written statements, showing not only their physical changes in the ensuing years, but also changes in their perspectives and outlooks on the world.
In addition, “hapa.me” includes portraits of hundreds of new participants and an interactive section where, on select days, viewers can join the community by having their portrait taken and writing their own personal statement.
For more information about the exhibition and related programs, visit janm.org/hapa-me. To learn more about The Hapa Project, visit hapa.me.