moca presents marvels & monsters and alt.comics

For those of you in New York, the Museum of Chinese in America invites you check out to two connected exhibitions that trace the complex relationship between Asian Americans and comics, starting this month, September 27 through February 24, 2013.

Marvels and Monsters examines the history of stereotypical and politically charged depictions of Asians and Asian Americans, while Alt.Comics presents contemporary Asian American artists using the medium to craft and present their own narratives.

Alt.Comics features the work of Larry Hama, Alex Joon, Derek Kirk Kim, Jerry Ma, Christine Norris, Thien Pham, Lark Pien, Jason Shiga, GB Tran and Gene Luen Yang, as well as excerpts from Secret Identitites Volume 2: Shattered.

Marvels & Monsters is curated by Jeff Yang and organized by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University; Alt.Comics is curated by Jeff Yang for the Museum of Chinese in America.

This is going to be awesome. For further information about the Marvels & Monsters and Alt.Comics exhibitions, visit the MOCA website here.

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