Questioning American-ness: Artists Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Aram Han Sifuentes
Archives of American Art
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Fiber artist Aram Han Sifunetes recently hosted a workshop in conjunction with our exhibition Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art. In this blog post, she shares parts of her prepared talk from that event and reflects on issues of American–ness, immigration, and labor. She finds points of similarity between her own experiences and those of artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Yasuo Kuniyoshi's Alien Registration certificate, 1942 February 18. Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art shares the intimate story of Kuniyoshi’s experiences...