Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM)
Rather than a “bricks and mortar” museum, VAAAM will allow the visualization, critical analysis, and contextualization of Asian American art history as curated shared collections and material repositories in the US and internationally. VAAAM facilitates discussion of key topics emerging from the developing discourse of digital art history, American art, and the national and international standards for museum and institutional collections-sharing and digital access, while fostering the transnational narrative of Asian American art.
Climate Working Group
The conference was organized around four threads of radical archival practice: Archive and Affect, or the embodied archive; Archiving Around Absence, or reading for the shadows; Archives and Ethics, or stealing from and for archives; and Archive as Constellation, or archive as method, medium, and interface.
Resources from the conference are available here.
The purpose of this proposed network is to share ideas and information, both about our own projects and about the work of others in the United States and abroad, toward advancing new research, critical writing, and curatorial efforts involving modern and contemporary Asian American/Asian diasporic art and visual culture.
The “Diasporic Asian Art Network” (DAAN) hopes to encourage a broader transnational and trans-diasporic as well as domestic orientation. Whereas ‘Asian American’ does refer specifically to the American, read US experience, the network situates within the Asian diaspora, bringing the discussion to a global level that includes Asian American art. In our view, the American situation can only be invigorated and enriched by working with other Asian diasporas.
This network is a special project of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) and established in association with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project entitled “Being Asian in Australia and the United States.”
INDAAR is also supported by the School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University, Australia. A/P/A Institute at NYU is an institutional partner of INDAAR.