October 26, 2018 | 10:00am – 6:00pm – On exhibit daily until March 24, 2019
Three photographers explore the lives of Chinese Americans.
New York City’s nine predominantly Chinese neighborhoods are home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia. Interior Lives features the work of three photographers who have spent years documenting the lives of Chinese New Yorkers: Thomas Holton, Annie Ling, and An Rong Xu.
Thomas Holton has followed the trajectory of a single family, the Lams of Ludlow Street, since 2003. Starting as a family of five in a 350-square-foot apartment, the family has changed over the past 15 years, with the growth of the children and the eventual separation of the parents. For more than a year, Annie Ling documented the lives of the 35 residents of the fourth floor of 81 Bowery—the “invisible immigrants” who live cramped quarters and work for low wages, many sacrificing in order to support their families left behind in China. And An Rong Xu has used photography to explore his Chinese-American identity with a series of photographs that explore the intersection of “two sometimes polarizing cultures.” Together, the works of these photographers provide a window into the complex realities of immigrant life in New York City.
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) exhibition Interior Lives: Photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s by Bud Glick.
On exhibit until March 24, 2019. The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm. Chalsty’s Café is open daily from 10:00 am–5:00 pm.
Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors (65+); Students: $12 (with I.D.); and Under age 20: Free and Members: Free.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029
More Info: https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/interior-lives