A-lo-ha-ho-di-ho! An Activity Book
A-lo-ha-ho-di-ho! An Activity Book, 2016
Digital prints on paper, accordion bound book with signatures
10 x 8"
A-lo-ha-ho-di-ho! An Activity Book is an artist book that presents aspects of the Jazz Age with a backdrop of American Imperialism. Through poems, music, recipes, and a timeline, Nguyen juxtaposes Black and Asian narratives of the 1920s. With paper toys and images of children enacting the contents of book, Nguyen invites you to imagine histories of different cultures as more intertwined than they are frequently simplified and separately broadcasted.
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