Darryl Mori

Darryl Mori es un escritor residente en Los Angeles, especializado en artes y en el sector de organizaciones no lucrativas. Ha escrito extensamente para la Universidad de California en Los Angeles y para el Museo Nacional Japonés Americano.

Última actualización noviembre de 2011 

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Q&A with Artist Kip Fulbeck: The Continuing Legacy of The Hapa Project - Part 2

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DN: Now that you’re a parent, are the conversations about identity you may have had with your kids similar or different than those you may have had with your own parents? Or a little of both?

KF: Ha! That assumes I ever had a single conversation about identity with my parents! I remember after I did Banana Split (my first film of note) and showed my parents. We watched it together, and afterwards both of them made a point to tell me they had no idea I had struggled as a kid, or got beat up, …

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Q&A with Artist Kip Fulbeck: The Continuing Legacy of The Hapa Project - Part 1

Artist/writer/performer Kip Fulbeck launched The Hapa Project in 2001, photographing more than 1,200 people of mixed Asian or Pacific Islander heritage. His intent was to raise awareness and understanding of multiracial people and to help them (especially children) form positive self-identities. The work led to a landmark book and related exhibition in 2006: kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa.

In the years since, he has spawned multiple books and exhibitions, spoken throughout the U.S. and abroad, and had his work shown in more than 20 countries. In his latest exhibition, hapa.me, on view at the Japanese American National …

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Tierras Fronterizas Transpacíficas: Tras bastidores con el artista Shinpei Takeda

“Algunos creen que mi obra parece que está diciendo algo, como un megáfono”, dice Shinpei Takeda. “Y otros creen que está tratando de atrapar algo, como una red. Completamente diferente. Pero me gusta que pueda ser ambas cosas”.

Para Takeda, resolver perspectivas dispares no es nada nuevo. Es un artista visual y cineasta que trabaja con una gran diversidad de medios como película, fotografía, sonido, actuación, pintura, fibra y caligrafía. Valora la variedad.

Pero Takeda ofrece además un punto de vista peculiar acerca de la amplitud de las diferentes culturas del mundo. Nacido en Japón pero viviendo y trabajando en …

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Finding Asian American Family Histories: Genealogist Marisa Louie Lee

“I will never forget seeing my great-grandfather’s photograph in his immigration case file,” Marisa Louie Lee recalls. “The moment I opened the folder and saw the spitting image of my grandfather in front of me, I knew it was him. I cried in the research room!”

For Lee, a researcher and genealogist, exploring family histories has a lot of personal meaning.

“I have always been my family’s de facto ‘family historian,’ starting with the family newsletter I wrote and edited in elementary school,” she says. “As a sophomore in college, I paid a visit to the National Archives at San …

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Mike Saijo: Remaking the Rules Through Art

Mike Saijo vividly recalls the day art changed his life.

“After college I went on a road trip as a ‘carnie,’ a carnival worker, to Northern California, Oregon, and Washington,” Saijo says. “After being on the road for eight months, I stopped off at Weed, California, in a campground, and had an emotional breakdown.”

“I had reached a fork in the road where I felt I had to make a decision, either remain a carnie or dedicate my life to becoming a dedicated working artist,” he explains. “Five beautiful horses way in the distance from the ranch next door came …

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