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2012-13 A/P/A Artist-in-Residence Welcome Featuring Roger Shimomura with Michael Ray Charles

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: NYU Casa Italiana
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Add to Calendar 09/19/2012 07:30 PM 09/19/2012 09:00 PM America/New_York 2012-13 A/P/A Artist-in-Residence Welcome Featuring Roger Shimomura with Michael Ray Charles More detail: http://apa.nyu.edu/event/2012-13-apa-artist-in-residence-welcome-featuring-roger-shimomura-with-michael-ray-charles/ NYU Casa Italiana, New York, NY, 10003

Join us in welcoming 2012-13 Artist-in-Residence Roger Shimomura to the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, award-winning artist Shimomura challenges constructions of the racialized “other” and calls attention to the power of material and pop culture to normalize whiteness. He is joined by renowned painter Michael Ray Charles, whose work incorporates and interrogates racist mass media images of African Americans. The artists will address the power of art to expose stereotypes and create new visual vocabularies.
 
Artist Jana Haimsohn will provide a performative introduction and NYU Professor Arlene Davila will moderate the conversation.
Please RSVP to A/P/A by Monday, September 17, 2012.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for African American Affairs at NYU, NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Japanese American Association of New York, and Asian American Arts Alliance.