Category: Videos

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

“Regarded As” Muslim: Islamophobia and its Ripple Effects

Co-sponsored by SALSA; MLSA; MELSA; BALSA; the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; the NYU College of Arts and Science; and the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights. Islamophobia affects both Muslims and those “regarded as” Muslim in the broader South Asian, Middle …