About the exhibition
Presented in partnership with the Asian American Arts Alliance, SOFT SOLIDARITY: UNITING TO PROTECT, EMPOWER, AND HEAL is a group exhibition that explores how Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) as a diverse and varied community can unite in the face of adversity and discrimination.
It features women-identifying artists who share a love for contemporary art and traditional craft. Their work delves into the idea of “soft solidarity,” a kind of loose unity unconstrained by background, location, or socioeconomic status, and how seemingly contrasting attributes can exist simultaneously and in harmony — softness and strength, pliability and power, delicacy and danger.
Where you can see itSOFT SOLIDARITY spans two sites:
- Chelsea Market, May 14 to June 6 — View map and price list.
- Pearl River Mart SoHo Gallery, May 18 to August 28 — View full curatorial statement and price list.
Both exhibitions are free and open to the public during business hours.
- aricoco (SoHo and Chelsea Market)
- Suejin Jo (Chelsea Market)
- Joyce Yu-Jean Lee (curator and SoHo)
- Natalia Nakazawa (SoHo and Chelsea Market)
- Sui Park (Chelsea Market)
- Lu Zhang (SoHo and Chelsea Market)
- Press release
- Interview with curator Joyce Yu-Jean Lee
- Map of art pieces in Chelsea Market
- Full price list with images of Chelsea Market portion
- Curatorial statement with full price list for Pearl River Mart Gallery portion