. Long Pushed to the Margins, Pacita Abad’s Art About the Immigrant Experience Gets Global Recognition « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS –The story of the thousands of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island in New York during the late 19th and early 20th centuries is well-known to many, and on a visit to it, you can learn. What you cannot learn about, the artist Pacita Abad realized when she came to Ellis Island as a tourist in 1991, is the stories of the Asian, African, and Latin American immigrants who came to the U.S. Surprised by this lacuna in the history of immigration to the U.S., she knew she had to make art about it. Abad, herself an immigrant born in Batanes, an island in the Philippines.

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