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DAAN at College Art Association 2017 in NYC

The Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] is delighted to announce the upcoming DAAN events during the College Art Association 2017 week in New York City from February 16-18, 2017. We hope that you can attend one or all of them!
DAAN GALLERY VISIT: Art 100 Gallery New York
Thursday, February 16
555 West 25th Street, Ground Floor
Free event
5h30pm — Discussion with Art 100 New York Gallery Director Michelle Loh
6h00pm — Exhibition opening reception for Construction and Contemplation: Noa Charuvi, Li Gang
 
About the exhibit:
Construction and Contemplation 
Noa Charuvi, Li Gang
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2017 6pm-8pm
February 16  – March 31, 2017

Noa Charuvi was born in Jerusalem, and now lives and works in New York City.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.   Her work is in the Time Equities collection and has been exhibited internationally, including at the Bronx Museum of Art and the Haifa Museum of Arts in Israel.  

Li Gang was born in Guangdong, China in 1962.  He now lives and works in Beijing. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.  Li’s work has been exhibited in Strasbourg, France, Heidelberg, Germany, the Venice Biennale; and in China at Today Art Museum among others.  His work is held in the collection of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Shanghai Artists Association, and the Guangdong Museum of Art.

 Noa Charuvi, White Sheet, Oil on Canvas
 

Li Gang, No 20161018, Ink on Paper

 
DAAN AFFILIATED SOCIETY PANEL CAA:

CANADA 150: Asian Canadians and Visual Culture in National Celebrations

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017
3:30PM – 5:00 PM
New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York
Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor
Conference registration required

Chairs: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University; Victoria Nolte, Carleton University

Souvenirs of the Self and The Long View: Canadian National Parks and the Transnational Asian Canadian Subject within Nature
Jin-me Yoon, Simon Fraser University

Collecting “Strangeness” and “Familiarity”: Asian Canadian Photo-Poetics
Glenn Deer, University of British Columbia

Transnational Kinship, Diasporic Mourning, and Belonging in the Canadian Animation World: The Moving Images of Leslie Supnet’s gains + losses
Marissa Largo, University of Toronto

 

 

Courtesy of the artist. Jin-me Yoon, video still, Other Hauntings: A Geography Beloved (Dance), 2016, Single channel video.
More about Jin-me Yoon’s work: Through the use of gestures, activist Tera maps the geography of Gangjeong village, Jeju Island, South Korea onto her body; the beloved intimate landscape she struggles to preserve in the face ecological and social devastation caused by the recent construction of a Naval Base. A strange apparition, a seaweed-headed soldier of ambiguous gender, troubles our understanding of masculinity as well as the acceptance of military state-sanctioned violence against citizens, creatures small and large, the land, sea and all sustaining life ways.
DAAN DINNER:
After the DAAN panel, we will be gathering to go to Chinatown to visit the changing neighborhood including the new Pearl River Mart with their gallery space now showing work by artist Wiena Lin. We will talk with Pearl River Mart president Joanne Kwong. We will also visit other spaces and end for dinner at August Gatherings, 266 Canal Street (between Cortlandt Alley and Lafayette St). We will also discuss DAAN business at the start of the dinner. Dinner is Dutch treat. Please RSVP to achang@nyu.edu

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Call for Papers: SYMPOSIUM “Writing and Picturing in Post-1945 Asian Art”

Call for Papers
SYMPOSIUM “Writing and Picturing in Post-1945 Asian Art”
(Part II: Graduate Student Workshops)

Center for the Art of East Asia, Center for East Asian Studies (University of Chicago), and PoNJA-GenKon are organizing a three-day international symposium Writing and Picturing in Post-1945 Asian Art to take place in April 2017. The second day of the symposium will include graduate student workshops to focus on the latest scholarship emerging from research done by graduate students and recent graduates in the field. We would like unpublished materials that will point to new directions of research and interpretation.

Symposium Summary
Dates: April 21–23, 2017
Place: Department of Art History, University of Chicago
Co-organized by Center for the Art of East Asia, Center for East Asian Studies, and PoNJA-GenKon

This symposium begins with the examination of two basic human activities, writing and picturing. In different cultures, these two have had historically varying relationships. To name just one, in East Asia, the two (書 and画) have traditionally been entwined, with ink and brush playing central roles. In postwar art, traditional and culturally specific modes of writing and picturing began to undergo transformation, inspired, facilitated, and accelerated in part by increased transnational exchange. In view of developments over the past half century, the symposium Writing and Picturing will survey the state of scholarship and discuss future directions in museological and art-historical studies. The symposium organizers aspire to form a bridge between the established field of modernist art history and newly evolving contemporary art while casting a wider geographical net beyond East Asia. By providing a platform for the presentation of new research on various practices that merge writing and picturing in postwar and contemporary art, we aim to create a watershed for the culturally dynamic rethinking of these fundamental human acts. For the full concept statement and questions, please contact mailponja@gmail.com.

Eligibility for Submission
Students currently enrolled in graduate-level institutions anywhere in the world and recent PhDs who have received their degrees from such institutions in the past two years are eligible to submit paper proposals.

General Parameters
Within the scope of the symposium, proposed papers should be based on original and critical research within the following parameters:

1) the paper must address the work of art and related media in visual culture (e.g. film, design, architecture, manga, etc.) produced after 1945
2) the artist(s) must have been either born in Asia, of Asian descent, or active in Asia
3) the work must demonstrably relate to aesthetic or socio-political situations in Asia after 1945.
4) the paper may address much broader genres of expression than calligraphy, such as ceramic and textile art, as long as it presents a unique approach to the issue of tradition and modernity.
5) You are welcome to submit more than one proposal. However, you will have only one selected paper to present during the program.

Please send:

1) your proposal, no more than 500 words
2) your CV, no more than 2 pages
3) if you want to attach image(s), no more than 1MB (please scale down the files)

Send to: mailponja@gmail.com
Due: August 15, Monday, 2016

Funding

Please direct any question to mailponja@gmail.com.

Selection Committee
Co-Chairs: Reiko Tomii, Miwako Tezuka, Chelsea Foxwell
Committee members: Joan Kee, David Raskin

About PoNJA-GenKon
PoNJA-GenKon is an acronym for “Post Nineteen-forty-five Japanese Art / Gendai Bijutsu Kondankai,” an online discussion group of students, art professionals, artists, and individuals interested in contemporary Japanese art across the globe. It was founded in 2003 by two scholars, Dr. Reiko Tomii and Dr. Miwako Tezuka. Also known in its short form, PoNJA, the group fosters communication among the members, shares knowledge with the public, and helps develop this area of study. Today, it has grown to include more than 120 members globally, including all the key leaders and innovators of this still-young field. So much so, “ponja” as a terminology has also come to signify the field of postwar and contemporary Japanese art history.

Miwako Tezuka's photo.
Lead Image: Enrico Isamu Oyama (b.1983), Improvised Mural (Walls), detail, 2015. Acrylic-­‐based aerosol, acrylic paint and sumi ink on walls. (H) 3.8 m x (L) 69.5 m (overall). Installation at Tringle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts, London, United Kingdom. Photo by Tom Carter

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Media as Singularities — Symposium and video feedback performance by Masayuki Kawai at NYU

“Media as Singularities”
Symposium and video feedback performance by Masayuki Kawai 
at NYU Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003
Sun, March 6 at 4pm6pm.
map https://goo.gl/maps/Qmc8sz5kgZr

 
We begin with Masayuki Kawai and Daisuke Harashima (University of Tokyo) discussing Media as Singularities then a feedback performance by Kawai. Then, Zhen Zhang of NYU Tisch Cinema Studies and Tom Looser from East Asian Studies at NYU will join to talk about Kawai’s work.
It is open to public and free of charge.
Symposium/lecture:
USA: Tom Looser (NYU)

Zhen Zhang (NYU)
Japan: Daisuke Harashima (University of Tokyo)

Masayuki Kawai (video artist)
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Video Feedback Live Performance by Masayuki Kawai:
Masayuki Kawai builds a video feedback system composed of dozens of analog audio-visual devices. He shows the machine on site as an installation and operates it as live performance as well. Kawai’s “Video Feedback” works are made with an analog video feedback from a closed circuit system with free-flowing electronic data. No outer video/sound source is used; the video machines and circuits contain subtle noises that are amplified in the loop to generate infinite data flows. When these are put into the video input, they display various figure and colour mutations. When these are channeled into the audio input, they make sounds that are synchronized with the image. It is impossible to make these images and sounds by computer programing-simulation because the digital process eliminates the noise and gives privilege to the signals. Thus, through these works, we directly experience an organic creation of singularity with analog electronic video.

About Media as Singularities

Flush with emergencies, probabilities and preemptions, is the situation under control or out of control? Shock, noise, accident, event, etc., any such exceptional anomaly now seems to be captured by the networks to improve their flexible, robust and sustainable creativities of the self-controlling collective security against frightening unknowable aliens.
A conceptual observation of glitch, however, would provide another view; glitch, not as an error, but as a rhythm of recursive generation of a pattern, which is simultaneously singular and multiple. This paradoxical concept of glitch envisions the real and virtual power of a non-digital and in-formal logic as the potential of the technological environment. It is not simply a break cutting into a connection or opening a hole into a containment. It is not statistical digital uncertainty of unpredictable contingencies or the coming transcendental future. On the contrary, it is a sensation of immaterial materialities of the networks to metamorphose their process of auto-production. They are the conditions of the possibilities of the techno-political ecology. This rhythm is felt resonance of autonomous-and-heteronomous vibrations of the living singularities.
An ethico-aesthetic task of media as singularities is to construct a sensor for these living singularities, transducing them into the sensible as an existing alternative track: Media, the immanent future.

 

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Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel Session: Asian Latino Art and Visual Cultures: Current Scholarship and Institutional Practices — at CAA 2015 in Washington DC

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Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel Session:
Saturday, February 6, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel; Room: Washington 5, Exhibition Level

Asian Latino Art and Visual Cultures:
Current Scholarship and Institutional Practices

Panelists:

On Circles and Circuits: An exhibition on Chinese Caribbean Art at the Chinese American Museum
Alexandra Chang, chair
Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, NYU A/P/A Institute

Chinese American Museum: From Localized Histories to Global Approaches
Steven Wong
Senior Curator, Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles

Building a Cultural Laboratory: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Project and New Models of Cross-Cultural Exhibition and Education
Adriel Luis
Curator of Digital and Emerging Media, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Guest Editor of ADVA Journal Special Issue “Memory and Migration”
Anna Kazumi Stahl
Director, Global Program, NYU Buenos Aires

This panel on Asian Latino art and visual cultures will range from historic to contemporary art and present some current scholarship on mobilities of images, goods, people, and ideas on the envisioning of Asia in Latin America as well as art practice. The panel will also include current projects from community-based and national-based institutions, the Chinese American Museum in LA and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas [ADVA] journal.

Special thanks to DAAN Panel Committee Chair Alice Ming Wai Jim and Committee Members ShiPu Wang, Leila Philip and Binod Shrestha

 

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Alexandra Chang is Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, where she is Project Director of the Virtual Asian American Museum and Co-Editor of the journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA). She is the Director of the NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) and Co-Organizer of the East Coast Asian American Art Project (ECAAAP). She is also the co-organizer of the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) and serves on CAA’s International Committee. She was Managing Editor of Art Asia Pacific and is the author of Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Art Collectives from Godzilla, Godzookie, to the Barnstormers.

Adriel Luis is a self-taught musician, poet, curator, coder, and visual artist who believes imagination is key to transforming cultural paradigms. Adriel is currently based in Washington DC as the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he is focused on exploring intersectional identities in the U.S. and contemporary Asian diasporic art. He is a founding member of the iLL-Literacy arts collective, and also produces and performs music independently. Adriel frequently travels to different parts of Asia with particular interest in how digital space shapes global communities, and how varying levels of freedom of expression channel artistic political imagination. Adriel can be found across online platforms as @DRZZL.

Anna Kazumi Stahl is a fiction writer and PhD working in literature and critical mixed race studies. Based in Argentina, Stahl is Director of NYU Buenos Aires. Serving on Fulbright and PEN/Argentina, she lectures at MALBA museum and assists in J.M. Coetzee’s UNSAM seminars on Literatures of the Southern Hemisphere.

Steven Wong is the Senior Curator at the Chinese American Museum based in Los Angeles.  Mr. Wong is an artist, contemporary art curator and the curator of history at the museum.  His academic interests include Chinese transnational labor migration from the 1850-1930, the role of Orientalism in the construction of Chinatowns and tourist economies, the post-1965 Chinese American middle-class in the United states and the formation of ethnoburbs.  In 2012, he co-curated an exhibition for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980  titled Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles at CAM which was the first comprehensive exhibit about a group of pioneering Chinese American architects whose designs continue to influence the landscape of Southern California.  He recently co-curated Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles which is the largest permanent exhibition on the West Coast about the settlement of Chinese immigrants in Southern California from the 19th Century to the present day.  Furthermore, he curated a contemporary art exhibition titled (de)Constructing Chinatown which opened the door to local artists to re-imagine one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles through multimedia forms.  Mr. Wong holds a Masters in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (1998) and a Master in Fine Arts from the University of California (2000).

 

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DAAN at College Art Association — Save the date!

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DAAN at College Art Association — Save the date!

Please save the dates to come to the DAAN business meeting and panel at the annual conference taking place in Washington DC:

Diasporic Asian Art Network Business Meeting:
PLEASE NOTE DATE/PLACE CHANGE!! — NEW INFO:
Thursday, February 4, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Room: Wilson Room B
Learn more about DAAN and upcoming projects from members and network with colleagues. We will be discussing the upcoming DAAN panel in 2017 as well as looking for a new Midwest Regional Representative and Newsletter Editor. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email achang@nyu.edu.

Members will gather for dinner at an area restaurant following the meeting. Members, if there are specific items you would like to add to the agenda or if you would like to RSVP for the dinner please email: achang@nyu.edu.
UPDATE: The DAAN dinner will take place at 7h30pm at Kramer Books Afterwords Cafe:
1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036; Tel. (202) 387-3825

Please join us!

Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel Session:
Saturday, February 6, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Room: Washington 5, Exhibition Level
Panel title: Asian Latino Art and Visual Cultures: Current Scholarship and Institutional Practices
Panelists:
Steven Wong
Senior Curator, Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles
Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis
Initiative Coordinator, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Anna Kazumi Stahl
Director, Global Program, NYU Buenos Aires
Chair: Alexandra Chang, NYU A/P/A Institute

This panel on Asian Latino art and visual cultures will range from historic to contemporary art and present some current scholarship on mobilities of images, goods, people, and ideas on the envisioning of Asia in Latin America as well as art practice. The panel will also include current projects from community-based and national-based institutions, the Chinese American Museum in LA and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas journal.

Members! If you are presenting a panel or event at CAA, please email achang@nyu.edu the title/time/date/place/additional info so that we can let the membership know–thanks!

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2015 GAX in Tokyo and Honolulu begins — June 26-July 8, 2015

2015 GAX in Tokyo and Honolulu
June 26-July 8, 2015

Chalana (Big) , 2014, oil on canvas, 227 x 333 cm / 90 x 132 inches. Courtesy: Oscar Oiwa Studio NY

The 2015 GAX (Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange) programs in Honolulu and Tokyo will continue with the ongoing dialogues discussion topics of Global Asias and art and visual cultures developed throughout the first two phases of the exchange — among these thematics includes a focus on the discourse of Transpacific, Hemispheric, and Comparative Diasporic framings. Techniques of diasporic artistic production and issues that permeate artistic production including land use issues, art activism, and climate will also be explored with artists engaged with work negotiating within the space of the planetary.

The goals of the exchange remain to build a sustained network of scholars deeply engaged in Global Asias and Asian diasporic art and visual cultures to be generative of collaboration, exhibition, publication, research and other projects to build the richly expanding field.

 

Tokyo Schedule, June 26-July 2, 2015

Honolulu Schedule, July 2-July 8, 2015

 

GAX Co-Regional Organizers

In Tokyo:

Hoshino Futoshi, The University of Tokyo

Aidan Li, Mori Art Museum

Tom Looser, NYU and GAX scholar

Kataoka Mami, Mori Art Museum

Kajiya Kenji, Kyoto City University of Arts

Mato Shigeko, Waseda University

Nakajima Takahiro, The University of Tokyo

Shiraki Eise, Mori Art Museum

Anna Kazumi Stahl, NYU-Buenos Aires and GAX scholar

Uchino Tadashi, The University of Tokyo

In Honolulu:

Rod Bengston, University of Hawai‘i

Gaye Chan, University of Hawai‘i

Eric Chang, East-West Center

Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Stacy Hoshino, Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities

Jay Jensen, Honolulu Museum of Art

Carol Khewhok, Shangri La

Karen Kosasa, University of Hawai‘i

Margo Machida, University of Connecticut, Storrs and GAX scholar

Michael Schuster, East-West Center

GAX Core Scholars

 

GAX program director, Alexandra Chang
Curator of Special Projects & Director of Global Arts Programs, A/P/A Institute at NYU

About GAX

Thank you to the support of 2015 GAX by:

NYU Office of the Provost Global Research Initiatives

 

Mori Art Museum
University of Tokyo IHS

Art and Art History Departments at University of Hawai‘i
The Art Gallery at University of Hawai‘i
Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program at University of Hawai‘i

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Special Thanks to:

Tom Looser, Margo Machida, Karen Kosasa, Gaye Chan, Rodney Bengston, Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Stacy Hoshino, Kataoka Mami, Shiraki Eise, Aidan Li, Nakajima Takahiro, Kobayashi Yasuo, Uchino Tadashi, Kajiya Kenji, Shigeko Mato, Carol Khewhok, John Tain, Jay Jensen, Jonathan Johnson, Herb and Nancy Conley, John Koga, Michael Schuster, Eric Chang, Puni Jackson, Wei Fang, Uesaki Sen, Oscar Oiwa, Fram Kitagawa, Rei Maeda, Etsuko Kodaira, Masayuki Kawai, Kentaro Taki, Sandra Liu, Kevin Yim, Jennifer Lee, Megan Chinn, Jack Tchen, Laura Chen-Schultz, Amita Manghnani, Ruby Gómez, Maya Jex.

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2015 GAX Colloquium: Transpacific Art Circulations / Islands

2015 GAX Colloquium: Transpacific Art Circulations / Islands

Tuesday, July 7, 1:00 PM5:00 PM

Presented by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Art and Art History and Art Gallery and Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program in collaboration with the Asian/Pacific American Institute at NYU as an initiative of the 2015 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX)

The colloquium will be discussing Transpacific circulations of art and practice, drawing on presentations by artists engaging in transpacific and transnational diasporic practice, curators involved in framings of the Asia/Pacific within the global and scholars involved in research and discourse building within the field. The colloquium is free and open to the public and hopes to create discussion on existing nodes of art historical discourse and how Transpacific framings allow for possible expanded ways of exploring work and practice.

RSVP here.

1:00PM
Welcome:
Rod Bengston, Director, The Art Gallery at University of Hawai‘i
Introductory Remarks:
Alexandra Chang, NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute / Margo Machida, University of Connecticut, Storrs

1:15-2:55PM
Panel 1: Transpacific Circulations

Eating in Public (Gaye Chan and Nandita Sharma), Honolulu
Yuki Kihara, Interdisciplinary Artist, Samoa and New Zealand
Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Independent Curator and Commissions Project Manager, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Arts and Cultures
John Tain, Curator, Getty Research Institute
Fumio Nanjo, Director, Mori Art Museum

Discussants:

David Goldberg, Art and Cultural Critic, Lead Developer and Project Coordinator for the UH Mānoa Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative
Tom Looser, East Asian Studies, New York University
Moderator: Karen Kosasa, Museum Studies, University of Hawai‘i

2:55-4:25PM
Panel 2: Island Modernism and Global Flows

Introduction and panel moderator: Mark Johnson, Professor and Gallery Director, San Francisco State University
Jay Jensen, Curator of Contemporary Art, Honolulu Museum of Art
Tom Wolf, Professor, Bard College
Discussant: Marcia Morse, Artist and Independent Art Critic and Curator

4:25-4:55PM
In Conversation: Satoru Abe and John Koga, Artists, Honolulu

4:55-5PM
Closing Remarks

Art and Art History Departments at University of Hawai‘i
The Art Gallery at University of Hawai‘i
Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program at University of Hawai‘i

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Special thanks to the support of
NYU’s Office of the Provost Global Research Initiatives

 

Major Travel Sponsor Hawaiian Airlines
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2015 GAX Symposium: GLOBAL ASIAS | ART

SYMPOSIUM OUTLINE

Friday, June 26, 2015 and Saturday, June 27, 2015

 

Day 1: Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30AM-5PM

Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills (Mori Tower 49F)

Organized by: Mori Art Museum and New York University Asian/Pacific/American Institute Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

In cooperation with: Academy Hills, University of Tokyo

Free and open to the public. RSVP required.

For questions, please contact Public Programs at the Mori Art Museum: ppevent-mam@mori.co.jp

 

Day 2: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:30AM-6PM

Venue: The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus, Auditorium, Administration Office Bldg (3F)

Organized by: Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo

In collaboration with: Mori Art Museum and New York University Asian/Pacific/American Institute Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Seating on a first-come basis.

For questions, please contact Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo: project1@ihs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 

SCHEDULE

Day 1, Friday, June 26, 2015:

Roppongi Academy Hills, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F, Auditorium

9AM Registration

9:30-10AM Introduction

Nanjo Fumio, Director, Mori Art Museum

Alexandra Chang, NYU, Asian/Pacific/American Institute

Thomas Looser, NYU, East Asian Studies

 

10AM-12PM Session 1: From Global Toward the International

Patrick Flores, Professor, University of the Philippines

Being International

Kim Sunjung, Director, Asian Culture Information Agency, Asian Cultural Complex

MoMA’s International Program and its changing relationship with Asia

Jay Levenson, Director, International Program, Museum of Modern Art

Nanjo Fumio, Director, Mori Art Museum

Oscar Ho, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Discussant:

Deity, Pop Culture and the Umbrella Movement

John Tain, Curator, Getty Research Institute

Introductory talk and moderated by Kataoka Mami, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum

 

12-1PM ランチ _Lunch

 

1-1:40PM 基調講演:アジアン・アメリカン・アート、汎太平洋地域のアート _

Keynote: On Asian American and Transpacific Art

Margo Machida, Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 30 min

Q&A moderated by Thomas Looser, Associate Professor, New York University

 

1:40-5PM Panel 2: Trajectories of Asian diasporic scholarship and practice

Yuki Kihara, Interdisciplinary Artist, Samoa and New Zealand

Tomie Arai, Artist, New York

Oscar Oiwa, Artist, New York and São Paulo

Kuniyoshi, Noguchi and Ishigaki: Japanese Artists in New York in the 1930s

Tom Wolf, Professor, Bard College

Discussants:

Alice Ming Wai Jim, Associate Professor, Concordia University

Anna Kazumi Stahl, Director, NYU-Buenos Aires

Introductory talk and moderated by Alexandra Chang, Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute

 

DAY 2, Saturday, June 27, 2015: IMAGINING ASIAN ART IN GLOBAL ASIAS

The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus, Auditorium, Administration Office Bldg (3F)

This symposium, organized by the University of Tokyo’s Integrated Human Sciences for Cultural Diversity Program, aims to interrogate the notion of Global Asias and the contemporary situation of Asian art in and beyond geographical Asia.

The idea of Global Asias, which refers to the global dislocation, relocation, and transformation of goods, ideas, and people originating in Asia, calls attention to transnational conflict and negotiation at multiple intersecting levels. It is concerned with relationships not only between indigenous cultures inside Asia, but also between Asian-derived cultures outside of Asia. Global Asias looks, for example, not only at the relationship between Japan and the United States or Japan and Brazil, but also the relationship between Japanese-American and Japanese-Brazilian.

The symposium proposes to focus specifically on contemporary art practices in relationship to the global diffusion and transformation of Asian art and culture. We would like to explore how local art history in Asian countries is reconfigured by, and also reconfigures, the globalization of Asian art and its discourses. We are also interested in examining how art practices within a given country relate to art practices by those who are from that country but live and work elsewhere.

In addition, we would like to consider how the idea of Global Asias, which represents a plural and transnational concept of Asian culture, figures in the processes of globalization that in some way exercise hegemonic effects on local and indigenous art practices. The symposium will also consider global framings in relation to the concept of Global Asias which may include a call back to the international or may examine practices that call upon the global in terms of the planetary.

9:30AM Opening Remarks:

Uchino Tadashi, Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, University of Tokyo

Thomas Looser, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, New York University

 

10AM-12PM Panel 1: Beyond Boundaries in East and Southeast Asia

Synthetic Experience in Contemporary Korean Art: The Alternative and Cinematic Medium in the Age of Anxiety and Disaster

Chung Yeon Shim, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Theory, Hongik University, Seoul

Coordinates of Region, Latitudes of Locality

Patrick D. Flores, Professor, University of the Philippines, Manila

Perception and Distance of the Globalization: How Japanese Contemporary Art Has Been Delivered to New Audience

Kataoka Mami, chief curator at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Globalized East and Ecological Globe: Is There a Way for Chinese Art to Take?

Wang Chunchen, Associate Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Discussants:

Inaga Shigemi, Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto

Miriam Wattles, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Kajiya Kenji, Associate Professor, Archival Research Center, Kyoto City University of Arts

 

12-1PM Lunch

 

1-3PM Panel 2: Imagining Japan in Contested Sites of Contemporary Art

Hybridity, Precarity and Possibility in Recent Works by Yamashiro Chikako and Soni Kum: “Imagining an Asia, Politics and Art to Come”

Rebecca Jennison, Professor of Humanities, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto

Global Asias: Diversity of Nipo-Brazilian Artists

Michiko Okano, Professor of the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of History of Asian Art, Federal University of São Paulo

To the Ubbeboda station: Yoshio Nakajima in Northern Europe

Shimada Yoshiko, visual artist based in Japan

Mahatma Gandhi, Mao Zedong and Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes Viet Cong Captain Nguyen Van Lem: The Asian Images of Morimura Yasumasa, 1991-2010

Ayelet Zohar, Curator and Lecturer, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University

Discussants:

Kuraya Mika, Chief Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Ido Misato, Visiting Fellow, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Moderator:

Nakajima Takahiro, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

 

3:15-5:15PM Panel 3: Localized Mobilities / Mobilized Localities in Transnational Asias

Sociologies of Artistic Consumption and Education

John Clammer, Visiting Professor, United Nations University, Tokyo

Scale Drawing: Contemporary Art and Globalization in South Asia

Sonal Khullar, assistant professor of South Asian art, University of Washington, Seattle

Behind the Waves

Jawshing Arthur Liou, Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington

Art in the Centre of Asia: an Identity Crisis or a Multicultural Modernity?

Yuliya Sorokina, curator, lecturer and writer, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Behind the Waves”

 

Discussants:

C.J. Wee Wan-ling, Professor, Division of English, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Imamura Yusaku, Director, Tokyo Wonder Site

Moderator:

Uchino Tadashi

 

5:30-6:30PM Wrap-up Discussion

Kataoka Mami

Thomas Looser

Inaga Shigemi

Uchino Tadashi

Moderator:

Nakajima Takahiro

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2015 GAX Symposium: GLOBAL ASIAS | ART

Global Art and Diasporic Art in Japan and Asia

Friday, June 26Saturday, June 27

Symposium jointly organized by Mori Art Museum, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo as part of the 2015 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange initiative (GAX)

This symposium is set in the background of an ongoing investigation 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 an evolving awareness of transcultural and transnational mobilities in relation to artistic production, but with a view toward internationalisms and the possibility of new internationalisms—a reexamining of the global, in part through a look at the reinscription of the national and international in the global context, which may also be taken as a push toward local specificities in relation to the global. This is also producing developing practices of global responsibility, including socially engaged and environmentally conscious forms of art practice that point to a planetary ethics of the visual. Thus, participants will cover topics from the national to the global and the planetary, from a history of Asian American and other diasporic Asian art to current global tendencies. Global Asias | Art will engage scholars, arts professionals and artists with a critical look at the field in response to the concept of Global Asias including the conceptual intentionality, possibility and limits of these frameworks.

Image: Chalana (Big) , 2014, oil on canvas, 227 x 333 cm / 90 x 132 inches. Courtesy: Oscar Oiwa Studio NY

 

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Thanks for support of the 2015 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange initiative by:

 

NYU Office of the Provost Global Research Initiatives

Major Travel Sponsor Hawaiian Airlines

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SYMPOSIUM OUTLINE

Friday, June 26, 2015 and Saturday, June 27, 2015

 

Day 1: Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30AM-5PM

Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills (Mori Tower 49F)

Organized by: Mori Art Museum and New York University Asian/Pacific/American Institute Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

In cooperation with: Academy Hills, University of Tokyo

Free and open to the public. RSVP required.

For questions, please contact Public Programs at the Mori Art Museum: ppevent-mam@mori.co.jp

 

Day 2: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:30AM-6PM

Venue: The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus, Auditorium, Administration Office Bldg (3F)

Organized by: Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo

In collaboration with: Mori Art Museum and New York University Asian/Pacific/American Institute Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Seating on a first-come basis.

For questions, please contact Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo: project1@ihs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 

SCHEDULE

Day 1, Friday, June 26, 2015:

Roppongi Academy Hills, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F, Auditorium

9AM Registration

9:30-10AM Introduction

Nanjo Fumio, Director, Mori Art Museum

Alexandra Chang, NYU, Asian/Pacific/American Institute

Thomas Looser, NYU, East Asian Studies

 

10AM-12PM Session 1: From Global Toward the International

Patrick Flores, Professor, University of the Philippines

Being International

Kim Sunjung, Director, Asian Culture Information Agency, Asian Cultural Complex

MoMA’s International Program and its changing relationship with Asia

Jay Levenson, Director, International Program, Museum of Modern Art

Nanjo Fumio, Director, Mori Art Museum

Discussants:

Deity, Pop Culture and the Umbrella Movement

Oscar Ho, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

John Tain, Curator, Getty Research Institute

Introductory talk and moderated by Kataoka Mami, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum

 

12-1PM ランチ _Lunch

 

1-1:40PM 基調講演:アジアン・アメリカン・アート、汎太平洋地域のアート _

Keynote: On Asian American and Transpacific Art

Margo Machida, Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 30 min

Q&A moderated by Thomas Looser, Associate Professor, New York University

 

1:40-5PM Panel 2: Trajectories of Asian diasporic scholarship and practice

Yuki Kihara, Interdisciplinary Artist, Samoa and New Zealand

Tomie Arai, Artist, New York

Oscar Oiwa, Artist, New York and São Paulo

Kuniyoshi, Noguchi and Ishigaki: Japanese Artists in New York in the 1930s

Tom Wolf, Professor, Bard College

Discussants:

Alice Ming Wai Jim, Associate Professor, Concordia University

Anna Kazumi Stahl, Director, NYU-Buenos Aires

Introductory talk and moderated by Alexandra Chang, Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute

 

DAY 2, Saturday, June 27, 2015: IMAGINING ASIAN ART IN GLOBAL ASIAS

The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus, Auditorium, Administration Office Bldg (3F)

This symposium, organized by the University of Tokyo’s Integrated Human Sciences for Cultural Diversity Program, aims to interrogate the notion of Global Asias and the contemporary situation of Asian art in and beyond geographical Asia.

The idea of Global Asias, which refers to the global dislocation, relocation, and transformation of goods, ideas, and people originating in Asia, calls attention to transnational conflict and negotiation at multiple intersecting levels. It is concerned with relationships not only between indigenous cultures inside Asia, but also between Asian-derived cultures outside of Asia. Global Asias looks, for example, not only at the relationship between Japan and the United States or Japan and Brazil, but also the relationship between Japanese-American and Japanese-Brazilian.

The symposium proposes to focus specifically on contemporary art practices in relationship to the global diffusion and transformation of Asian art and culture. We would like to explore how local art history in Asian countries is reconfigured by, and also reconfigures, the globalization of Asian art and its discourses. We are also interested in examining how art practices within a given country relate to art practices by those who are from that country but live and work elsewhere.

In addition, we would like to consider how the idea of Global Asias, which represents a plural and transnational concept of Asian culture, figures in the processes of globalization that in some way exercise hegemonic effects on local and indigenous art practices. The symposium will also consider global framings in relation to the concept of Global Asias which may include a call back to the international or may examine practices that call upon the global in terms of the planetary.

9:30AM Opening Remarks:

Uchino Tadashi, Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, University of Tokyo

Thomas Looser, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, New York University

 

10AM-12PM Panel 1: Beyond Boundaries in East and Southeast Asia

Synthetic Experience in Contemporary Korean Art: The Alternative and Cinematic Medium in the Age of Anxiety and Disaster

Chung Yeon Shim, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Theory, Hongik University, Seoul

Coordinates of Region, Latitudes of Locality

Patrick D. Flores, Professor, University of the Philippines, Manila

Perception and Distance of the Globalization: How Japanese Contemporary Art Has Been Delivered to New Audience

Kataoka Mami, chief curator at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Globalized East and Ecological Globe: Is There a Way for Chinese Art to Take?

Wang Chunchen, Associate Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Discussants:

Inaga Shigemi, Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto

Miriam Wattles, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Kajiya Kenji, Associate Professor, Archival Research Center, Kyoto City University of Arts

 

12-1PM Lunch

 

1-3PM Panel 2: Imagining Japan in Contested Sites of Contemporary Art

Hybridity, Precarity and Possibility in Recent Works by Yamashiro Chikako and Soni Kum: “Imagining an Asia, Politics and Art to Come”

Rebecca Jennison, Professor of Humanities, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto

Global Asias: Diversity of Nipo-Brazilian Artists

Michiko Okano, Professor of the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of History of Asian Art, Federal University of São Paulo

To the Ubbeboda station: Yoshio Nakajima in Northern Europe

Shimada Yoshiko, visual artist based in Japan

Mahatma Gandhi, Mao Zedong and Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes Viet Cong Captain Nguyen Van Lem: The Asian Images of Morimura Yasumasa, 1991-2010

Ayelet Zohar, Curator and Lecturer, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University

Discussants:

Kuraya Mika, Chief Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Ido Misato, Visiting Fellow, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Moderator:

Nakajima Takahiro, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

 

3:15-5:15PM Panel 3: Localized Mobilities / Mobilized Localities in Transnational Asias

Sociologies of Artistic Consumption and Education

John Clammer, Visiting Professor, United Nations University, Tokyo

Scale Drawing: Contemporary Art and Globalization in South Asia

Sonal Khullar, assistant professor of South Asian art, University of Washington, Seattle

Behind the Waves

Jawshing Arthur Liou, Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington

Art in the Centre of Asia: an Identity Crisis or a Multicultural Modernity?

Yuliya Sorokina, curator, lecturer and writer, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Behind the Waves”

 

Discussants:

C.J. Wee Wan-ling, Professor, Division of English, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Imamura Yusaku, Director, Tokyo Wonder Site

Moderator:

Uchino Tadashi

 

5:30-6:30PM Wrap-up Discussion

Kataoka Mami

Thomas Looser

Inaga Shigemi

Uchino Tadashi

Moderator:

Nakajima Takahiro

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MOBILITIES conference at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne — CFP

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CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference is hosted by the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) in partnership with the Immigration Museum, Melbourne.

 

CONFERENCE KEYNOTES

Professor Ien Ang (Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney)

Dr Tim Soutphommasane (Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission)

Research in Asian Australian Studies is marked consistently by critiques of static contexts and hermetic conceptualisations of sociocultural communities.

With the heightened – some might say hyper – mobility of people, capital, and information in the past couple of decades comes the necessity of new interrogations of community, nation, diaspora, and unbelonging.

What does this porousness of boundaries (whether geopolitical, community, or digital) mean for Asian Australian groups and their critical politics? Has the strategic essentialism of ‘Asian Australian’ lost its efficacy? Where is the crucial work that still needs to be done?

The ‘mobilities’ (aka AAI 5) conference focuses on the disparate, dispersed trajectories of Asian Australian subjects and communities, as well as the movement of its political and cultural boundaries.

It brings together academics, community and cultural workers, educators, creative artists, and industry speakers. At its core, the conference critically examines Asian Australian Studies today.

PRIORITY THEMES:

Critical views on Asia literacy

Educating about Asian Australia

Political subjectivities, public life

Creative cultural activism

Rural + regional Asian Australia

Asian Australian health

Diaspora + Asian identities

Digital activism

Screen cultures + mobile subjects

Histories of mobility + migration

CONFERENCE TIMELINES + SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Call for Papers deadline: 1 March, 2015

Please send submissions to aai5conference@gmail.com, with “mobilities – <LAST NAMES>” in the email subject heading (e.g. mobilities – De Silva, Wang, Bloggs)

You are encouraged to submit:

Themed panel groups: Panel title and 100 word panel theme summary, 150 word abstracts and 100 word bios for each presenter.

Roundtable groups: Roundtable title and 200 word roundtable theme summary, 100 word bios for each participant.

Individual papers: 250 word abstracts and 100 word bios.

1 May – Accepted speakers will be notified / Registrations open

25 July – Last day for early-bird registration

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches, and presentations from a broad range of humanities and social sciences fields (including political science, public health, cultural studies, education, critical race studies, cultural geography, history, and sociology).

The conference encourages a wide range of presentation format submissions, including themed panels, individual papers, round-tables, and Q&A-style sessions.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:

Dr Tseen Khoo (La Trobe U), Dr Dean Chan (Curtin U), Dr Sukhmani Khorana (U of Wollongong) Professor Jacqueline Lo (ANU).

All conference enquiries can be directed to aai5conference@gmail.com

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