In April 1955, twenty-nine Asian and African countries gathered in Bandung, Indonesia to take stock of the geopolitical dynamics at the time, and to forge a new coalition denouncing racism, colonialism, and nuclear war. Over sixty years later, the Bandung Conference remains an overlooked historical artifact, but its themes, achievements, and shortcomings still reverberate today. To honor and reflect on the intricate connections between past and present, NY- and DC-based scholars and artists began The Color Curtain Project, a series of dinner parties and art book presentations that convene individuals of African- and Asian-American identities for constructive dialogue.
With the three co-creators of The Color Curtain Project—nuclear policy analyst Lovely Umayam, DC entrepreneur Seda Nak, artist and founder of Passenger Pigeon Press Tammy Nguyen. Presented by Passenger Pigeon Press at NYABF on September 23, 2018.
Recording courtesy of Blank Forms.