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Pleasure Principles

02.12.2016 in Videos

As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this event on November 4, 2016 brought together four scholars, curators, and artists whose work addresses the subjects of racialized sexual politics, gender transgression, and the possibilities of pleasure within the queer Asian/Pacific…

The Paradox of Rights

01.12.2016 in Videos

Called “meticulous” by Paul Gilroy, A. Naomi Paik’s (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II (UNC Press, 2016) examines the history of US-maintained prison camps and the “rightless” populations that they confine. From the campaign…

Lenapeway & Garden Tour

23.11.2016 in Videos

Lenapeway, an installation by artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, will be on 24-hour view in the street-level windows of 715 Broadway (at Washington Place) from October 10 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) to December 9, 2016. The location of…

Mining the Archive

08.11.2016 in Videos

On October 20, the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and A/P/A Institute at NYU hosted Mining the Archive: A Conversation on Anti-Arab and Islamophobic Visual Culture. The program featured readings and remarks from novelist Marina Budhos (Watched) and scholars Salah D. Hassan (Associate…

#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion, Part 1

31.10.2016 in Videos

This year (2016), the A/P/A Studies Program and Institute (now two separate entities) celebrate twenty years of A/P/A scholarship and community building at NYU. To mark this milestone and highlight the acclaimed artists, thinkers, and writers who have been a part of the A/P/A Institute…

A Tale of Two Islands, Part 2

24.10.2016 in Videos

On Tuesday, September 27, A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow began her residency with the act of planting a native tree, and the presentation of a new lecture-performance. Glow’s work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration….

A Tale of Two Islands, Part 1

24.10.2016 in Videos

On Tuesday, September 27, A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow began her residency with the act of planting a native tree, and the presentation of a new lecture-performance. Glow’s work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration….

America & Its Unfit: Eugenics Then & Now

02.09.2016 in Videos

Disoriented by the “unwashed” immigrants arriving every day, New Yorker Madison Grant’s screed The Passing of the Great Race (1916) sounded the alarm for elite Anglo American Protestants. The Eugenics Record Office emerged in the breach of this Gilded Age moment of great extremes—immense wealth…

Indigenous Dance Forum, Curated by Jack Gray

11.08.2016 in Videos

Blending interactive theater approaches with culturally immersive technologies, The Indigenous Dance Forum (IDF) was part community activation, part performance ritual, and part forum. Guided by intuition-led, process-based methodologies, IDF, the major outcome of Jack Gray‘s semester-long residency at the A/P/A Institute at NYU, implored us…

The Wayfinding Project Inaugural Ceremony

11.08.2016 in Videos

On March 24, we hosted an inauguration and opening reception for The Wayfinding Project featuring performances and remarks from project initiator Jack Tchen, artist Beatrice Glow, Kaina Quenga (Na ‘Ōiwi NYC), Donna Couteau (Leafarrow Theatre), Angelo Baca (NYU Native American and Indigenous Students Group), Chief…