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A/P/A at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference

Organizer: College Art Association (CAA)
Venue: New York Hilton Midtown
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1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Add to Calendar 02/13/2019 12:00 AM 02/16/2019 11:59 PM America/New_York A/P/A at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference More detail: http://apa.nyu.edu/event/a-p-a-at-the-college-art-association-caa-annual-conference/ New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY, 10019

The A/P/A Institute at NYU participates in the CAA 2019 Annual Conference with a variety of activities including a screening of Kusama-Infinity featuring director Heather Lenz at the Museum of Modern Art (Feb. 13), a celebration for the Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM) (Feb. 14), and a panel on “Asian Diasporic Art and the Narrative of Modernism” (Feb. 16) featuring SooJin Lee (Hongik University), Margo Machida (University of Connecticut), Tom Wolf (Bard College), and Midori Yamamura (CUNY Kingsborough Community College). A/P/A Institute at NYU publications and interactive demos of VAAAM will be available at exhibition booth 313 (Feb. 14-15). A full schedule is available below.

 

Wednesday, February, 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Kusama-Infinity: Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Heather Lenz
Presented by the Diasporic Asian Art Network.
Hosted by the Museum of Modern Art.

at the Museum of Modern Art Celeste Bartos Theater
4 West 54th Streetz
Free with RSVP to myamamura3524@gmail.com for College Art Association conference participants and DAAN members only

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day. A screening of the film will be follow by a Q&A with the filmmaker Heather Lenz.


Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Diasporic Asia Art Network [DAAN] Business Meeting

at the College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
Fourth Floor, Harlem Room
Free for College Art Association conference participants

Join us for the annual Diasporic Asia Art Network [DAAN] business meeting at the College Art Association. DAAN is an affiliated society at CAA and has been meeting annually at the conference since 2009. This meeting will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the network, and share information about their projects. DAAN’s institutional sponsor is the Asian/Pacific/Amercian Institute at NYU.


Thursday, February 14, 2019, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
A/P/A Institute at NYU presents the Virtual Asian American Art Museum

at the College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
Exhibitor Booth Number 313, Rhinelander Gallery
Free for College Art Association conference participants

The Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM) is a multi-year, inter-institutional digital humanities project initiated and led by the following major partners: the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Libraries, Getty Research Institute, Smithsonian Institution, DePaul University, Japanese American Service Committee, and TOME.

VAAAM also worked in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago for the museum’s inaugural regional module “Chicago-Midwest.” The scholarly content for the inaugural module was generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and through its initiative Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design history and legacy.

Rather than a “bricks and mortar” museum, VAAAM presents curated materials from US and international repositories to visualize, analyze, and contextualize Asian American art history. VAAAM facilitates the discussion of key topics emerging from the developing discourse of digital art history, American art, national and international standards for museum and institutional collection sharing, and digital access while fostering the transnational narrative of Asian American art. Learn more about the Virtual Asian American Art Museum and join us to celebrate its launch at College Art Association.


Friday, February 15, 2019, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Journal Spring 2019 Issue Celebration

at the College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
Exhibitor Booth Number 313, Rhinelander Gallery
Free for College Art Association conference participants

Join the editors of the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) journal for a toast as they celebrate the ADVA Spring 2019 double issue “Expressions of Asian Caribbeanness,” guest edited by Andil Gosine, Sean Metzger, and Patricia Mohammed. Learn more about the ADVA journal and current and upcoming issues. ADVA journal is published by Brill and is a collaboration between the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Concordia University’s Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel at College Art Association: Asian Diasporic Art and the Narrative of Modernism

at the College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor
Free for College Art Association conference participants

Chairs:

SooJin Lee, Hongik University, South Korea
Midori Yamamura, Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York

Presenters:

“Recently Discovered Letters by Yasuo Kuniyoshi”
Tom Wolf, Bard College

“Asian American Artists from Hawai‘i in New York City: 1920-80”
Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut

“Archives as Method: When the Artist Becomes the Art”
SooJin Lee, Hongik University, South Korea

Discussant:

Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University

 

Photo by Harrie Verstappen.