At the Table

A Private Selling Exhibition Presenting 30 AAPI Artists
Proceeds to Benefit Heart of Dinner

  • Event date 20 June - 1 July
  • Event location New York
Racially motivated violence towards the Asian diaspora is nothing new, but such incidents were on the rise in 2020, during the height of the pandemic. As the world grappled with its battle against Covid-19, many felt the heavy weight of anxiety and isolation during these uncertain times, mixed with the growing fears of targeted violence.

There are roughly 20 million Asian Americans and growing, but resources for combating discrimination and promoting visibility remain scarce. The API community found compassion through recognizing our privileges and supporting calls to action for racial and social justice beyond our own. We still faced hesitation because our issues are not a simple binary, justice is nuanced, and fighting alone is frightening.

At the Table is a fundraising project conceived amid rising cases of xenophobia during the pandemic. Featuring the work of thirty Asian/Pacific Islander artists, At the Table is one of the first large-scale exhibitions in New York City to promote the API community's stories to a larger audience. To those in the Asian community, we hope to provide familiarity and empathy. To those outside of our community, we wish to be an entry point into the rich and diverse world of API narratives. Food is a universal necessity deeply intertwined in one's journey in life and working as an archive of memory. Individual's' genealogies become imprinted through cultural cuisines and flavors - having a meal with others at the table serves as an experience that brings people together.

The increased violence witnessed in the last few years has been especially devastating to our Asian senior community. In effort to protect this community, At the Table will donate proceeds from this exhibition to Heart of Dinner, a New York City-based nonprofit that combats food insecurity and isolation within the city's elderly Asian community. Founded by Yin Chang and Moonlynn Tsai, Heart of Dinner delivers care packages of hot meals and fresh produce paired with handwritten and illustrated letters in the recipients' native languages.

We celebrate our rich histories together in a country where we often feel alienated, where our American experiences can feel un-American, nullifying our existence. Our identities are often deemed irrelevant or eclipsed by shallow stereotypes. Physical presence alone does not constitute existence - if our stories, whether portrayed in art, literature, cinema, can be fostered, our presence can continue to grow. If our presence can be fortified, our activism cannot be rendered a mere trend.

A table is where ideas and stories are shared, where camaraderie begets growth and development. While our realities can feel like a puzzle, some answers can be found through the ability to empathize. This project is an invitation for all to join us At the Table.

Available for sale

At the Table

At the Table | A Selling Exhibition Presenting 30 AAPI Artists Proceeds to Benefit Heart of Dinner

20 June – 1 July
New York

The exhibition “At the Table,” organized by the New York-based non-profit Civil Art, features 30 AAPI artists including Dominique Fung, Mikey Yates, Amanda Ba, Yuri Yuan, Hiba Schahbaz and more, with the intent to raise the voices of marginalized communities through arts and literature.

Proceeds from the sales will benefit Heart of Dinner a local organization that works to fight food insecurity and isolation experienced by Asian American seniors.

Please email for any inquiries about the exhibition or works available for sale.

Event information

Guimi You, Another Bench - A Seat at the Table Christie's

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20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

Date and time
24 June
6pm – 8pm EDT

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20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

20 June – 1 July

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 1pm – 5pm


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