A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
A Sense of Place: Remembering Riverside’s Chinatowns
his series of educational workshops and historical reflections on Riverside's historical Chinatowns runs alongside the Sweeney Art Gallery exhibition, Absurd Recreation.
A Sense of Place: Remembering Riverside’s Chinatowns, presented concurrently with UCR Sweeney Art Gallery’s Absurd Recreation: Contemporary Art from China, July 26 – October 4th, allows us to ponder a country both at home and in the world. While the two spaces explore seemingly opposite geographic and temporal divides, it might be said that émigrés in the world share some of the same psychic concerns with those remaining at home -- to make it big or a make a name for oneself, to make a claim on the land; provide one’s labor to a burgeoning economy, be it material or otherwise; doing this all while negotiating insider - outsider citizen status with the land’s governing powers.