"name it now so as not to repeat history in oblivion"

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  • Remembering LB City Cyber Lesbian Utopia        Taehee Whang        Books / Zines        $12.00
  • From Yokosuka        Ishiuchi Miyako        Books / Artists’ Books        $35.00
  • Born Free & Equal: The Story of Loyal _______-Americans        Joseph Maida        Books / Artists’ Books        $45.00
  • MAKE A FOUNTAIN        Ying Liu        Books / Artists’ Books        $45.00
  • Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness        Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness (FPCC)        Books / Zines        $20.00
  • You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else        Dao Strom        Books / Artists’ Books        $25.00
  • Transexperiences        Chen Zhen        Books / Artists’ Books        $110.00
  • Chronotopic Traverses / Traversée Chronotopique        Haegue Yang        Books / Artists’ Books        $23.00
  • Campaign Child        Yuan Xiaopeng        Books / Artists’ Books        $36.00
  • A Journal of the Plague Year        Cosmin Costinas, Inti Guerrero and Leslie Ma        Books / Artists’ Books        $36.00
  • On Sanctuary        Mimi Zhu        Editions / Prints        $40.00
  • My Grandma’s Recipes        David Horvitz        Books / Small Books        $10.00
  • Yes, Asians Go to Jail Too        Jason Mai        Books / Zines        $8.00
  • Martha’s Quarterly        Tammy Nguyen, Aerica Shimizu Banks, Joseph Siry and Tess Elliot        Books / Artists’ Books        $20.00
  • How Do You Say Your Last Name?        Vanessa Nguyen        Books / Artists’ Books        $20.00
  • Silent Stories        Angel Shaw        Books / Artists’ Books        $50.00
  • AAPI Support Black Lives Matter        Olivia Sy                OUT OF STOCK
  • Queer Ancient Ways        Zairong Xiang        Books / Artists’ Writings        $21.00
  • Too Salty Too Wet 更咸更濕        Tiffany Sia        Books / Artists’ Books        $38.00
  • GEN CMD Z        Sum Lok-kei        Books / Artists’ Books        $25.00
  • AZNBF        John Akira Harrold        Books / Artists’ Books        $40.00
  • Martha’s Quarterly        Tammy Nguyen, Tropical Futures (TFI), Diane Glancy, John Locke and Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S)        Books / Artists’ Books        $15.00
  • Clio History        Theresa Hak Kyung Cha        Books        $10.00
  • Sexting        Ivy Zheyu Chen        Books / Artists’ Books        $15.00
  • BIG FUN Bootleg T-Shirt [XXXL]        Amanda Ross-Ho        Apparel / T-shirts        $40.00
  • Helen Keller or Arakawa        Madeline Gins and Arakawa        Books        $15.00
  • Phaedrus Pron        Paul Chan        Books        $25.00
  • A Cookbook of Invisible Writing        Amy Suo Wu        Books / Artists’ Books        $35.00

Systemic racism endangers us all. The murders in Atlanta put into stark relief what Asian Americans have known long before the beginning of the global pandemic. History shows us the more than a century-long legislation against Asians in America. This past year, Asians were being targeted by white supremacists and xenophobes across the world. In this country, the hate was exacerbated because we posed a threat to regressive attempts to “make America great again.” Asians became scapegoats for an utterly inept and racist governmental and social charge that directly led to the deaths of over 500,000 people in this country.

Nationalism, like racism and misogyny, is the real danger to the body politic. It infuses the mind and spreads fastest among those most vulnerable to ideas that fetishize the power of self-regard above all else. But a concept of a self worth becomes valuable only when it prizes a common experience that underwrites that concept in the first place: that no one becomes genuinely someone on their own.

Artists, activists, and forward-minded lawmakers have understood this dynamic and have pushed for a broad set of political and social protections for Asian-Americans long before the 2016 election. Asians are a part of the evolving American experience who cannot be erased or assaulted without gravely distorting that experience.

Engagement with art and the act of reading are two common endeavors where the fate of concepts and the power of experiences are most intertwined. Art and books are opportunities where the concept of the self can be enlarged and enlivened by experiencing all that it is not, or not yet.

These are just some of the thoughts Emmy Catedral and I shared, as we tried to grapple with what happened on Tuesday. What little solace we found came from acts of solidarity against the tide of anti-Asian hate. From the streets. Online. Even from legislators on the state and federal level. And from thinking about these works. – Paul Chan, March 19, 2021

“To name it now so as not to repeat history in oblivion. To extract each fragment by each fragment from the word from the image another word another image the reply that will not repeat history in oblivion.” – Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictee

  1. Angel Shaw
    Silent Stories
    A. Shaw, 1985
  2. Olivia Sy
    AAPI Support Black Lives Matter
    Los Angeles, CA: Olivia Sy Design, 2020
  3. Jason Mai
    Yes, Asians Go to Jail Too
    Oakland, CA: J. Mai, 2019
    Out of stock
  4. David Horvitz
    My Grandma’s Recipes
    Poznan, Poland: Morava, 2011
    Out of stock
  5. Taehee Whang
    Remembering LB City Cyber Lesbian Utopia
    Ridgewood, NY: Hyperlink Press, 2019
    Out of stock
  6. Tammy Nguyen, Aerica Shimizu Banks, Joseph Siry and Tess Elliot
    Martha’s Quarterly
    NY, New York: Passenger Pigeon Press, 2020
    Out of stock
  7. Joseph Maida
    Born Free & Equal: The Story of Loyal _______-Americans
    New York, NY: Convoke, 2018
    Out of stock
  8. Ishiuchi Miyako
    From Yokosuka
    Kanagawa, Japan: Super Labo, 2016
    Out of stock
  9. Zairong Xiang
    Queer Ancient Ways
    Goleta, CA: Punctum Books, 2018
    Out of stock
  10. Tiffany Sia
    Too Salty Too Wet 更咸更濕
    Hong Kong: Speculative Place, 2021
    Out of stock
  11. Ying Liu
    USA: Spotted Deer, 2018
  12. Dao Strom
    You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else
    Hanoi, Vietnam: AJAR Press, 2018
    Out of stock
  13. Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness (FPCC)
    Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness
    Brooklyn, NY: Random Man, 2019
    Out of stock
  14. Vanessa Nguyen
    How Do You Say Your Last Name?
    Brooklyn, NY: V. Nguyen, 2018
    Out of stock
  15. Sum Lok-kei
    Hong Kong SAR, China: Small Tune Press, 2020
  16. Chen Zhen
    Kitakyushu, Japan: CCA Kitakyushu and Korinsha Press & Co., 1998
  17. Yuan Xiaopeng
    Campaign Child
    London, UK: Loose Joints, 2019
    Out of stock
  18. Haegue Yang
    Chronotopic Traverses / Traversée Chronotopique
    Berlin, Germany: Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
  19. Cosmin Costinas, Inti Guerrero and Leslie Ma
    A Journal of the Plague Year
    Berlin, Germany: Sternberg Press, 2015
  20. Mimi Zhu
    On Sanctuary
    New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles, NY, MD, CA: Printed Matter Inc. and Press Press, 2020
  21. John Akira Harrold
    Portland, Oregon: J. Harrold, 2020
    Out of stock
  22. Tammy Nguyen, Tropical Futures (TFI), Diane Glancy, John Locke and Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S)
    Martha’s Quarterly
    NY, New York: Passenger Pigeon Press, 2020
    Out of stock
  23. Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
    Clio History
    New York, NY: Inc. and Wedge Press, 1982
    [size unknown]
    Out of stock
  24. Ivy Zheyu Chen
    Brooklyn, NY: UPON, 2018
    Out of stock
  25. Amanda Ross-Ho
    BIG FUN Bootleg T-Shirt [XXXL]
    New York, NY: Printed Matter Inc., 2015
  26. Madeline Gins and Arakawa
    Helen Keller or Arakawa
    Santa Fe and New York, NM and NY: Burning Books, 1994
    size unknown
    Out of stock
  27. Amy Suo Wu
    A Cookbook of Invisible Writing
    Eindhoven, Netherlands: Onomatopee, 2019
  28. Paul Chan
    Phaedrus Pron
    New York, NY: Badlands Unlimited, 2010
    Out of stock
Last updated 5/22/2023