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After Hope: Videos of Resistance

Coming Soon
Lee Gallery

How does hope drive us to imagine new worlds? An eclectic selection of more than 50 short videos explores the role of hope in contemporary art and activism.

Hope is an emotion that drives us to imagine, represent, and create new worlds. Designed as a set of three interrelated programs — an in-gallery presentation of more than 50 short videos from across Asia and the Asian diaspora (Videos of Resistance); a series of workshops, roundtable discussions, and convenings (International Working Group); and an online platform ( — After Hope explores the role of hope in contemporary art and activism. This is the first in a series of programs produced in collaboration with outside curators and institutions that aims to foster artistic pollination across communities, practices, and perspectives. After Hope is co-organized with Padma D. Maitland, assistant professor of architectural history and theory at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.


Learn more about the artists and videos featured in After Hope: Videos of Resistance.


Featured artists: Agil Abdullayev · Alison Nguyen · Angela Su · Arahmaiani · Ariuntugs Tserenpil · Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook · Ashley Yang Thompson · Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme · Bolortuvshin Jargalsaikhan · Bonam Kim · Chaw Ei Thein · Chitra Ganesh · Choi Sai-ho · Chulayarnnon Siriphol · Connie Zheng · Elena Artemenko · Emin Azizbayli · Evgeny Granilshchikov · Fang Lu · Gazelle Samizay · Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev · Htein Lin · Isa Ho · J Triangular · Jane Jin Kaisen · Jeamin Cha · Kia LaBeija · Labkhand Olfatmanesh · Lam Tung Pang · Lausan Collective · Le Mediator · Lo Lai-lai Natalie · Mehregan Pezeshki · Minoosh Zomorodinia · Nguyen Tan Hoang · Nyein Chan Su · Ohm Phanphiroj · Oliver Herring · Orkhan Huseynov · Özgür Atlagan · Reena Saini Kallat · Shoaib Daniyal · Shun Wint Aung · Sutthirat Supaparinya · Thukral and Tagra · Tiffany Chung · Tina Takemoto · Tong Wenmin · Tsui Kuang-Yu · Tuguldur Yondonjamts · Xiaoze Xie · Yasmin Jahan Nupur · Yelena and Viktor Vorobyev · Yuan Goang-Ming · Zamir Suleymanov · Zeina Barakeh · Zeynep Kayan · Zulfikar Ali Bhutto


Image: Selected works from After Hope: Videos of Resistance. Video stills. Courtesy of the artists.

After Hope: Videos of Resistance (1:32 min.)
Organizers & Sponsors

After Hope: Videos of Resistance is organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Support is provided by the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, Ministry of Culture of Taiwan.

Sustained support generously provided by the following endowed funds:
Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions
Kao/Williams Contemporary Art Exhibitions Fund

After Hope: International Working Group is made possible in part with a grant from the Asian Cultural Council to advance international understanding through cultural exchange in the arts.