ERIKO YANO

Thank you, I am an Asian

Acrylic on canvas
2018

At a museum reception, I purchased a ticket and received a receipt.
It said, “One Asian”.
3 tings came up in my mind.

1, Why do they need that information, for statistic?
2, I didn’t show my passport, therefore they couldn’t have known my nationality.
3, And even more, Asian is not nationality.

Whatever is the reason, I have to accept and be proud of my Asianness, anyway.

This artwork was on “Holiday Machine Project 2018” in Ireland.