Category: Videos

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Gathering

 This symposium examined the various ways that Indigenous communities across the globe have engaged with, adjusted to, resisted, circumvented, and challenged these ruptures to their traditional foodways: from establishing community health centers to native gardens, from settler colonial theory to food studies and cultural history, and from anti-GMO activism to the protection of customary … Continue reading “Indigenous Food Sovereignty Gathering”

Zarina: On her life and work

On November 1, at the Panel on Zarina: Dark Roads, A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence Zarina Hashni presented a stunning selection of personal photographs and reflections to introduce her life and work. We’re thrilled to be able to share her presentation here, and invite you to visit Zarina: Dark Roads at 8 Washington Mews. Plan your visit. … Continue reading “Zarina: On her life and work”

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art

 Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Jan Christian Bernabe (Center of Art and Thought), brings together artists and scholars to challenge normative assumptions, essentialism, and methodologies within the study of Asian American art and visual culture. Kina and Bernabe met at the A/P/A … Continue reading “Queering Contemporary Asian American Art”

Zarina: Dark Roads Opening

On Thursday, October 5, we welcomed Zarina Hashmi, 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence, to the A/P/A Institute at NYU with the opening of Zarina: Dark Roads.  Zarina: Dark Roads presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades by the artist, and marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the … Continue readingZarina: Dark Roads Opening”

Basement Bhangra Unplugged

In 1997, DJ Rekha (Rekha Malhotra), brought her love of bhangra and hip-hop to the New York City party scene and launched Basement Bhangra at SOBs. One of the longest-running club nights, Basement Bhangra has provided the soundtrack for a generation of diasporic South Asians, and created a progressive, inclusive nightlife experience for the past … Continue reading “Basement Bhangra Unplugged”

Standing Rock & the Seventh Generation: An Economics for Us All

An Albert Gallatin Lecture with Winona LaDuke Presenters: The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study Hosts: NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, American Indian Community House, and American Indian Law Alliance “The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the … Continue reading “Standing Rock & the Seventh Generation: An Economics for Us All”

No Bans on Stolen Lands

This was the third teach-in organized by the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective. Tying the #NoDAPL movement with opposition against the Muslim/Immigrant/Refugee Ban, speakers were interested in linking these struggles to talk about a major intersection of US empire. This teach-in took place on April 21, 2017. Learn more here.

A Tale of Two Islands

Beatrice Glow returned from Rhun, a volcanic Indonesian island in the Banda Sea, to present her final public program as the A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Glow investigated the social history of plants via spice routes and botanical expeditions, focusing on the historical relationship between two islands on opposite sites of the world: Mannahatta … Continue reading “A Tale of Two Islands”

Mele Murals: Post-screening Conversation

Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art. At the center of this story are renowned graffiti artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), and a group of Native Hawaiian youth in the rural community of Waimea, Hawaiʻi.  On April 27, 2017, we hosted a screening and special talkback … Continue reading “Mele Murals: Post-screening Conversation”

Asian American Feminist Organizing in NYC

What does intersectional feminist organizing in Asian American communities look like in practice? Featuring Cathy Dang (CAAAV), Shalini Somayaji (Sakhi for South Asian Women), Clara Yoon (PFLAG NYC), Vijou Bryant (APICHA Community Health Center/ Gabriela NY), and Chhaya Chhoum (Mekong NYC ). Moderated by Vivian Truong (A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar). Learn more here.