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GAX 2017 Symposium: Sites of Resistance: Narrative, History, and Public Space

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU in Buenos Aires. Hosted by MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and NYU in Buenos Aires.

Co-convened by Anna Kazumi Stahl and Alexandra Chang

This 2017 GAX Symposium is set in the background of an ongoing comparative investigation by GAX scholars and activities since 2013 under the rubric of Global Asias Art and Visual Cultures, which includes reflections on changing connotations of Asia, the modern and the global with its sets of networked economies and circuits of artistic production and visual flows. The symposium will continue with its site in Buenos Aires in the Global South with an evolving awareness of mobilities and migration, and expanded view into ways in which site, narrative, memory, and history converge. How and who is iterating the narratives and aesthetics of history, memory, and site, and what possibilities exist for resistance and counternarratives that can form a part of socially engaged practice or open up moments of awareness of place and the local in relation to global responsibility, power, and accountability to a planetary ethics of the visual. Panel Topics will include: The Politics of Memory and Narrating Place, The Changing City: Erasures and Renewal, Memory and Resistance.

Symposium Schedule:

Friday, May 26 at MALBA, Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415

10:00am

Welcome MALBA
Introductions Alexandra Chang, NYU A/P/A Institute and Anna Kazumi Stahl, NYU in Buenos Aires

10:30am Panel 1: Politics of Memory and Narrating Place

Agustín Pérez Rubio, MALBA
Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University
Aili Chen, artist
Jacqueline Lo, Australian National University
Tom Wolf, Bard College
Moderated by Dipti Desai, New York University

12:00pm Lunch break

1:30pm Panel 2: The Changing City: Erasures and Renewal

Cintia Mezza, PROA Foundation
Andrea Pappier, Confucius Institute at Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Mirta Bialogorski, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Jose Hernandez Museum
Cecilia Onaha, Center for Japanese Studies, National University of La Plata
Juan Martin Hsu, filmmaker
Moderated by John Tain, Getty Research Institute

3:30pm Closing Remarks

4:00-5:00pm Closed Symposium Participants Workshop Day 1

Saturday, May 27 at NYU in Buenos Aires, Dr. Tomas Manuel de Anchorena 1314

10:00am

Welcome Anna Kazumi Stahl, NYU in Buenos Aires
Introductions Alexandra Chang, A/P/A Institute at NYU and Anna Kazumi Stahl

10:30am Panel 1: Memory and Resistance

Guillermo Ueno, artist
Oscar Ho, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dipti Desai, New York University
Karina Bidaseca, Latin American Council of Social Sciences
Moderated by Alexandra Chang, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University

12:00pm Lunch break

1:30pm Round Table — Closing Remarks

Andrea Pappier, Confucius Institute at Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Cecilia Onaha, Center for Japanese Studies, National University of La Plata
Moderated by Anna Kazumi Stahl, NYU in Buenos Aires

3:00pm Closing of program

3:30-5pm Closed Symposium Participants Workshop Day 2

Special thanks to NYU in Buenos Aires and the Global Research Initiatives, Office of the Provost for their generous support.

Image: Guillermo Ueno, Untitled, 2016. Black and white 120 mm negative, 40x40cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Address:
Multiple locations, see description for details Argentina
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