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Resistance and Solidarity

I am happy to share two new prints—both are inspired by our dawning age of ungovernability. 

Both are on view in Social Energies, curated by Alice Wu, through March 10 at Legion, San Francisco.

Horoscopophilia
risograph print, 11×17 inches with 12 tearaway cards, signed and numbered edition of 70

Christine Wong Yap, Horoscopophilia, 2017.

Christine Wong Yap, Horoscopophilia, 2017.

Horoscopophilia is a broadside with 12 tearaway cards. It’s inspired by the Chinese zodiac and “the positive exercise of rights, capacities, and possibilities for action.”

For each card, I interpreted the strengths of a zodiac animal (for example, people born in the year of the snake are smart, dangerous) as an aspect of activism (“When it’s time, STRIKE!”). For one-player use, ask yourself the reflection question (“What is my source of power? How do I use it?”). For multi-player scenarios, pose the conversation question (“What could we accomplish if we joined forces?”)

Printed by Colpa Press, an artist-run press in San Francisco. Drawn and perforated in Queens, NY.

$10 each, available at Legion.

Fist Bump Bandanna
letterpress-printed linoleum on 100% cotton, 17×17 inches, edition of 20

Christine Wong Yap, Fist Bump Bandanna, 2016.

Christine Wong Yap, Fist Bump Bandanna, 2016.

Fist Bump Bandanna is inspired by the ideal of solidarity among all politically marginalized groups, and the ferocity of our people power and revolutionary love.

Curator Alice Wu and I are donating 50% of each $20 Fist Bump Bandanna sale to the Chinatown Progressive Association. They’re a non-profit organization based in San Francisco’s Chinatown since 1972. CPA “educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.” They are also a member organization of SF Rising, an alliance of multi-racial social justice organizations. I’m happy to support organizations like CPA, which have been empowering local communities from within for years.

Printed at the Center for Book Arts, NYC, with the support of a 2016 Workspace Artist-in-Residence Grant.

 

Limited edition. Only $20 each, available at Legion.

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