We are pleased to announce that the work of Ed Aulerich-Sugai will be included in the upcoming show Way Bay at the Berkeley Art Museum.
Way Bay has been curated from the BAMPFA collection, highlighting the San Francisco Bay Area's artistic legacy across 200 years. These works range from the 19th century to the present, demonstrating the ways artists have engaged with the region's geography and culture over the past two centuries and highlighting dozens of recent acquisitions. Of these new acquisitions, many bring a focus to the ways women and people of color have contributed their voices to historic cultural moments in the Bay.
KunstWorks and the Ed Aulerich-Sugai Collection and Archive's efforts have led to the acquisition of two works by Ed Aulerich-Sugai; Ghosts and Demons: Diptych (1989) will be on display at BAMPFA from January 17–June 3, 2018.
Asian American artist Ed Aulerich-Sugai's works are a unique document of living with HIV and AIDS. For the Ghosts and Demons series, Aulerich-Sugai created symbolic representations of good and evil, drawing from his Japanese heritage to externalize his experience of bodily fragility while visualizing the daring and courage of the Japanese myths.
On March 15, Dr. Alla Efimova will present a talk on Aulerich-Sugai's work as part of the Center for the Arts & Religion's (CARe) program Third Thursdays at BAMPFA. RSVP for tickets on Eventbrite.
Way Bay is organized by Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder, Film Curator Kathy Geritz, and Engagement Associate David Wilson, with Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman and Assistant Film Archivist Jon Shibata. The exhibition is made possible with lead support from Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman. Additional support is provided by Alexandra Bowes and Stephen Williamson, Rena Bransten, Gertrud V. Parker, Janie and Jeff Green, and others.