Collection Playlist: Virtually Asian & Beirut Outtakes
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Collection Playlist: Virtually Asian & Beirut Outtakes

looking down at a woman falling from a tall building, with the text “without Asians” in green foregrounding the image.
Astria Suparak, Virtually Asian, 2021. Image courtesy the artist.

Peggy Ahwesh is a media artist who got her start in the 1970s with feminism, punk, and amateur Super 8 filmmaking. Her films and videos have been shown worldwide including at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum, Film at Lincoln Center, and MoMA PS1. Ahwesh is currently based out of New York.

Astria Suparak is an artist, curator, and writer based in Oakland, California. Her cross-disciplinary projects often address urgent political issues and have been widely acclaimed for their high-level concepts made accessible through a popular culture lens. Suparak’s creative projects, often taking the form of publicly accessible tools, maps, and databases, have been exhibited and performed at MoMA, ICA LA, SFMOMA, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and as part of the For Freedoms billboard series.

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