June 20, – August 3, 2019
Due to the process-based nature of the Session program, Slaysian Dynasty will undergo constant modifications; the features of this page provide accruing information on the project’s developments.
All events are free and open to the public. Events are subject to change
Needle Play: Practicing Consent and Foreplay with Domina Jia
Friday, June 21st, 6:30-8pm
Our Ancestors Were Queer as Fuck! Workshop with Aquib Yacoob
Saturday, July 6th, 3pm
Decolonize Your Porn Workshop with Kalaya’an Mendoza
Saturday, July 13th, 3pm
Asian Dog: A Conversation with E.T. Chong
Wednesrday, July 17th, 7pm
Holding Space: A Conversation with Margaret Lee
Saturday, July 20th, 3pm
Bottomhood: Asian Tops White Bottoms Closing Reception & Performance with Cooper Dang, DamianxxxDragon, and Pansori Performer Saturday, August 3rd, 8:30pm
Upcoming: Politics of Competition: A Conversation with Takeru Kobayashi
On June 20, E.T. Chong begins Slaysian Dynasty, a media installation that will serve as a space of dialogue and performance exploring the intersection of Asian Queer and Trans narratives and the representation of people of color in mass media and popular culture. “Becoming subservient dogs eating the crumbs of privilege falling from the master’s table,” the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community has often been scammed by white supremacy into subjugating other minorities and people of color. Slaysian Dynasty will unpack this perceived proximity to power.
Chong will present a subjective and historical timeline of the immigration of API peoples to the U.S. from the 1800s to the present, depicting the struggles and oppression they faced. The project invites immigration stories from the public. These stories will become part of a timeline that situates the subjective narratives of visitors in relation to the broader history of API migration and visibility in the US.
Open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm; Thursday, 2-8pm
About the Artist
E.T. Chong is an activist, artist, and community builder. He focuses on creating platforms for marginalized communities. His current practice is focused on creating safe spaces for queer and non-gender binary minorities within the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. He also curates events like Onegaishimasu, which donated all the profits to charities that benefit the queer API diaspora.
Recess is supported, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council; The Horace Goldsmith Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Art for Justice Fund, Pinkerton Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies, Laurie M Tisch Illumination Fund, The Salomon Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Prospect Hill Foundation, Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation and The Tikkum Olam Foundation. In-kind support is provided by Materials for the Arts.