Hurry Up and Wait


    Hurry Up and Wait

  • WHEN

    September 1 – December 15, 2017


    Adriel Luis

ARTISTS: Pritha Bhattacharyya | Sanjana Bijlani | Melissa Chen | Yujane Chen | Maria Dumlao | Monica Kane | Caroline Key | Ahree Lee | JJ Lee and Mei Lee Ogden | Hye Yeon Nam | Jermaine Ollivierre | Keven Quach | Yumi Janairo Roth | Rea Christina Sampilo | Catzie Vilayphonh

September 1 – December 15, 2017 | Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm

Migration can seem like a single, bold act – but the process is actually a series of steps that includes correspondences, forms and often a whole lot of waiting – these individual tasks can be their own bureaucracies, each shrouded in mystery and inconsistency, despite the millions of people throughout the world who navigate them.

Hurry Up and Wait encounters the tensions between policy and humanity – the range of emotions, wonder, assumptions and discoveries that make migration much more than simply a political issue.

Related Events

  • Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 6-8pm
  • Curator’s Talk: First Friday, November 3, 6-8pm


Asian Arts Initiative is designed as a mobility accessible facility, with access to all public floors and spaces, and seating accommodations for programmed events. Both non-gendered and individually isolating restrooms are available on each floor, all equipped with changing stations. If contacted in advance, we will make every attempt to fulfill requests for reasonable accommodations such as vision/hearing auxiliary aids and cognitive disability guides. Please note: Due to most events being attended by the general public, we cannot guarantee accommodations for those with fragrance sensitivities. AAI is a family-friendly multigenerational space.

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