Alexandra Chang

Alexandra Chang is an arts writer and independent curator in New York City. Her book Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Arts Collectives is forthcoming in 2008 with Timezone 8 Art Editions and project partner Asian / Pacific / American Institute at New York University, where she also presents programming as the Events Coordinator. She has served as the Managing Editor for Art Asia Pacific magazine, Features Editor of amNewYork, and contributor for ArtKrush, Asiance Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Budget Travel, Time Out New York, among other publications. She has a Master’s in Asian American Art History from NYU.

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Tomokazu Matsuyama: Brooklyn’s Edo Period

The Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg crosses into Greenpoint just after the empty expanse of McCarren Park. It’s a brisk walk on a cold day, and veering onto Lorimer Street, I search for 31 year-old artist Tomokazu Matsuyama’s apartment for a studio visit. I pass one 1950’s family duplex after another down the vinyl-sided street. Greenpoint has become the latest haven for artists living and working in New York City. I can never remember the number. Matsuyama welcomes me to his apartment, waving me over from the center of the block five doors over. Walking up the stairs to his apartment, I …

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