LEAVINGS/BELONGINGS at the Pao Arts Center May 23 to August 10
Yu-Wen Wu 2018-2019 Artist in Residence

LEAVINGS/BELONGINGS (installation view)

LEAVINGS/BELONGINGS (installation view)

Yu-Wen Wu is the 2018-2019 Artist in Residence at the Pao Arts Center (Boston Neighborhood Chinese Centers). Over the last six months over 150 community members have participated in the Leavings/Belongings project with Yu-Wen Wu, artist-in-residence at the Pao Arts Center. Participants created symbolic cloth-wrapped bundles while sharing stories about their own and their family’s immigration journeys. These bundles represent what is left behind and what may be carried in migration – survival, hope and dreams. Collected throughout Wu's residency, this exhibition at Pao includes photographs, video, and a site specific sculptural installation of the bundles. Through the act of making together, participants share their narratives of migration, generating dialogue that bridge across experience, generations, and ethnicity.