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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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DAAN’S Monthly Newsletter
April 2014

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WELCOME TO DAAN’S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!

Dear DAAN Members, Diasporic Asian Art Network is excited to debut this new monthly newsletter! Please send information including exhibitions, conferences, calls, positions, and other news and opportunities via this form. If you have images please them email to DAAN Newsletter Editor Beatrice Glow at DiasporicNetwork@gmail.com with the subject heading “Newsletter.” Please send all images at 72 dpi, in jpg or png files, around 5 x 5 inches. The cut off date to be included in the monthly listing is the third Friday of each month and the Newsletter will be sent out at the beginning of each month. Help our network grow by sharing this newsletter subscription link, like us on Facebook and visit DAAN’s website for more news, events and member profiles. Are you listed in DAAN’s membership online directory? If not, please sign up here. Thanks!

MARCH NEWSLETTER CONTENT

  • A message from DAAN co-organizers Margo Machida and Alexandra Chang on DAAN’s participation at the College Art Association that took place in Chicago this past February.
  • How to submit proposals for to DAAN’s Panel Selection Committee for 2015
  • Call for Papers for the forthcoming peer-reviewed journal “Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas.”
  • Call for Papers for the PoNJA-GenKon10th Anniversary Conference “For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now” that will take place at Japan Society, New York City.
  • New York Regional Membership

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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DAAN at CAA Chicago

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DAAN Panel “Asia / Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy.” Feb. 14, 2014. Photo credit: Ming Tiampo

The DAAN business meeting and panel session at College Art Association (CAA) took place on February 14, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Members began the meeting by sharing memories of important scholar, curator, colleague, friend and mentor Karin Higa.

Announcements included the publication of the Third Text special issue edited by DAAN members Dean Chan and Michelle Yee for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research [INDAAR]: “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Mobility.” Also the new peer-reviewed journal, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill), was announced as a collaboration with Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University and The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University. The journal is co-edited by DAAN members Alexandra Chang and Alice Ming Wai Jim and will launch in Winter/Spring 2015. The call for manuscripts has begun and the deadline for the first issue is June 1st (see listing below for more information). The Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project, a partnership between New York University, Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian Institution was also discussed.

The DAAN panel “Asia / Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy” discussed important issues of artistic production, teaching and the academy in relation to the conceptual hemispheric framing of Asia / Americas with panel chair Alice Ming Wai Jim and panelists Richard Fung, Beatrice Glow, Valerie Soe, and discussant Alexandra Chang. After the panel, DAAN members new and old gathered for dinner to continue the conversation in downtown Chicago.

This should be an exciting year ahead!

All our best,
Alex and Margo DAAN co-organizers

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CAA Panel Selection Committee

The business meeting also brought together a new DAAN CAA panel selection committee for the upcoming February 2015 conference in New York. The panel committee includes Alice Ming Wai Jim, Binod Shrestha, and ShiPu Wang. Please submit panel proposals here by August 31, 2014.

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Call for Papers: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

Editors: Alexandra Chang (New York University) and Alice Ming Wai Jim (Concordia University)

ADVA Journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is a new peer-reviewed journal that features multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas. First issue is tentatively planned for publication in Winter/Spring 2015.

Essays (between 5,000-6,500 words) and reviews (between 800-1,000 words) should be prepared according to MLA (for humanities) or APA (for social sciences) style and submitted electronically. Proposed artist pages (up to 6 pages) will also be considered.

DEADLINE: Sunday, June 1, 2014

More detailed instructions for authors can be found at brill.com and downloaded here. Please send queries or submissions to ADVAedit@gmail.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asian-Diasporic-Visual-Cultures-and-the-Americas/646111668789406?ref=hl

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas will be published by Brill in affiliation with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU (New York) and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University (Montreal).

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Call for Papers: PoNJA-GenKon 10th Anniversary Conference

“For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now”

Japan Society, New York City

Deadline: March 20

Organizing Committee

Co-Chairs: Reiko Tomii and Miwako Tezuka

Honorary chair: Alexandra Munroe

Members: Ming Tiampo, Midori Yoshimoto, and Mika Yoshitake

Please direct any question to mailponja@gmail.com

September 12, 2014, Friday
“Reports from the Field: On Archival Documents” co-organized with Japan Society and NYU’s East Asian Studies

September 13, 2014, Saturday
“New Scholarship” (tentative title) co-organized with Japan Society

General Parameters 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 (e.g., visual culture, such as film, design, architecture, manga, etc.) produced after 1945 2) the artist(s) must have been either born in Japan, of Japanese descent, or active in Japan 3) the work must demonstrably relate to aesthetic or socio-political situations in Japan after 1945.

Download  CFP FINAL file for more details

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New York Regional DAAN Membership

Members of DAAN Network in the New York Area: Please email Michelle Yee, your New York Regional Representative, at myee.arth@gmail.com if you are interested in being placed on a mailing list for future events and activities for DAAN members in the region.

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Follow this link to subscribe. To unsubscribe, please send an email with the subject headline “unsubscribe” to DiasporicNetwork@gmail.com DAAN’s official website: http://www.apa.nyu.edu/research/DAAN/

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Oil & Water Symposium at Museum of Chinese in America, NYC April 27th

Website: http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/oil_water_symposium
Title: Oil & Water Symposium
Date: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 from 10am – 4pm
Location: Museum of China in America, 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013

Admission: $15/Adults; $10/MOCA Members, Students, and Seniors

Advanced reservation required:
RSVP: Call now: 212-619-4785 or email: programs@mocanyc.org

The Museum of Chinese in America in New York City (MOCA) will host a scholarly symposium in conjunction with MOCA’s upcoming exhibition Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink, opening April 24th. The exhibition will feature the work of three renowned Chinese contemporary artists: Qiu Deshu, Wei Jia, and Zhang Hongtu.

This symposium is composed of experts in the field of Chinese and American art history who will discuss the trajectory of Chinese ink art from traditional landscape painting and calligraphy to the creative reinterpretation of these historic models, reflecting on the social, political and artistic ramifications of their development. The dialogues will unpack the intellectual importance of the ever-developing ink genre and the role these artists play in shaping contemporary art in New York.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM:

• 10:00 – 10:30AM
Welcome and Introduction by Herb Tam, Carolyn Hsu-Balcer, and Michelle Loh

• 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Let Hundred Flowers Bloom: Contemporary Ink in the 21st Century by Julia F. Andrews , Kuiyi Shen, and Melissa Chiu
Moderate by John Rajchman

• 11:30AM – 12:00PM
Artist Interview: Wei Jia and Robert C. Morgan

• 12:00AM – 12:30PM
Artist Interview: Zhang Hongtu and Richard Vine

12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch Break

• 1:30PM – 2:30PM The Emergence of Asian Art and Asian American Art in the 20th Century

What is Asian, what is American? by Lilly Wei, Aileen Wang (1:30PM – 2:00PM)

How Does Political Evolution and Artistic Revolution in China and America Shape the Development of Asian/American Art by Jerome Cohen (2:00PM – 2:30PM)

• 2:30PM – 3:00PM
Artist Interview: Qiu Deshu and Joan Cohen

3:00PM – 4:00PM Gallery Tour

Panelists include Julia Andrews (Professor, Department of the History of Art, Ohio State University), Carolyn Hsu-Balcer, Jerome Cohen (Professor of Law at New York University School of Law), Melissa Chiu (Director, Asia Society Musuem), Qiu Deshu (featured artist), Michelle Loh (Art Consultant; Director, Athena Art Advisory), Robert C. Morgan (Art Critic and Artist; Professor Emeritus, Art History, Rochester Institute of Technology), John Rajchman (Director, the Modern Art M.A. Program, Columbia University), Kuiyi Shen (Professor, Asian Art History, Theory and Criticism, University of California, San Diego), Herb Tam (Curator, MOCA), Joan Lebold Cohen, Richard Vine (Managing Editor, Art in America), Aileen Wang (Assistant Professor, Art History and Museum Studies, LIU Post), Lilly Wei (art critic and independent curator), Wei Jia (featured artist), and Zhang Hongtu (featured artist).

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College Art Assocation Call For Papers for Feb. 2015 in NYC

Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Call for Participation for the 103rd Annual Conference, taking place February 11–14, 2015, in New York, describes many of next year’s programs sessions. CAA and the session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper or presentation. This publication also includes a call forPoster Session proposals and describes the seven Open Forms sessions. Deadline: May 9, 2014.

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[DAAN] — Diasporic Asian Art Network at CAA 2014 — THIS WEEK!

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Dear DAAN Members,

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2014 CAA conference in Chicago this coming week!

Spend Valentine’s Day with DAAN in Chicago!
On February 14th at 5h30pm, we will be having the first Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] panel session and hope that you can make it. Prior to that also on February 14th, we will be having a DAAN business meeting from 12h30-2h00pm and would like to discuss several topics including ideas for next year’s panel. We are also organizing a Dutch treat dinner following the DAAN panel session at 8pm. Please email achang@nyu.edu by February 13th if you are interested in attending.

Friday, February 14, 2014:
12:30-2:00PM
DAAN Business Meeting
Location: Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Astoria Room
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Agenda
Welcome
• Brief introductions
• Remembering: Karin Higa
Announcements
• Third Text special issue edited by Dean Chan and Michelle Yee for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research [INDAAR]: “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Migrations” just released!
•Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas — A new journal published by Brill with Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art co-edited by DAAN members Alexandra Chang and Alice Ming Wai Jim
• Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project — A new inter-institutional project
with NYU, Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian Institution
Disucssion Topics
• The future of DAAN
• Participating in DAAN
• Panel ideas for future DAAN sessions at CAA
• Networking

5:30-7:30PM
DAAN Panel
Asian/Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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Image: Beatrice Glow, Installation view of illuminated lanterns from the “Aquarium from Austronesia” site-specific performance installation aboard a steamship in New York, 2012, photo by Ærtiron.

Chair: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University
Panelists:
Richard Fung, OCAD University
Valerie Soe, Asian American Studies Department, San Francisco State University
Beatrice Glow, Independent Artist
Discussant: Alexandra Chang, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University

This panel seeks to think through the spectrum of theoretical and material positions between the hyphen and the slash by focusing on the construct “Asian/Americas,” particularly in relation to praxis and pedagogy. The slash in Asian/Americas challenges traditional notions of hyphenation, suggesting other possibilities for diasporic subjectivity. The plural “Americas” indicates the hemispheric extension beyond North America as well as the notion of multiple Americas. To think of Asian/Americas is to question how diasporic identities can be rendered beyond nation-state, global north-south, third and first world paradigms, beyond divisive dichotomies such as East/West and North/South, and to retain the complexity of the spatial and temporal ways art history, area studies, and Asian Canadian Studies, Asian American and Asian Latin American Studies as well as Caribbean Studies and Pacific Island Studies conceive of the hyphenated play of identities in a transnational world. How can the convergence of these critically precarious positions, political leanings and liberatory praxis intentionally inform, engage and partner with current transformative pedagogies concerning social justice, political power, and the rights to self-representation and self-determination?

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

DAAN Dinner
Follows this panel at 8pm, February 14, 2014.
The dinner is Dutch treat
Location: Exchequer Restaurant and Pub
http://www.exchequerpub.com/
RSVP by Feb. 13th to achang@nyu.edu

Additional sessions with DAAN members are listed below:
Celebrating the Life of Karin Higa
Time: 2/14/2014, 5:30 PM—6:30 PM
Location: School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Neiman Center, first floor, Student Union Galleries
Wabash is parallel to Michigan Ave., one block west. Monroe is about 6 blocks north of the Chicago Hilton.
Other Asias
Time: 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor, Lake Ontario
Chair: Susette S. Min, University of California, Davis

If the World Changed: Reworlding Southeast Asia in the 2013 Singapore Biennale
May Ee Wong, University of California, Davis
East of Venice: The 2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Sonal Khullar, University of Washington
World on the Horizon: Exhibiting the Arts of the Swahili Coast and Western Indian Ocean
Allyson Purpura, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mediacity Seoul: Art and Urban Identity in the Digital Age
Kristina Dziedzic Wright, Seoul National University
Curating Chinese Universal History: Liu Ding and Affect as Method
Hentyle Taiwan Yapp, University of California, Berkeley

Miscegenating Racial Representations: Critical Mixed Race Strategies and the Visual Arts
Time: 2/15/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, International South
Chairs: Laura L. Kina, DePaul University; Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut

• Beyond the Bronze Venus
Alison Fraunhar, Saint Xavier University
• Sensory Miscegenations: Representing Multiracial Bodies
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, California College of the Arts,
• Lacuna
Maya Isabella Mackrandilal, independent artist
• Liminal Embodiments
Zavé Martohardjono, independent artist
• Risky Subjectivity: Select Works by Korean Adoptee Artists
Eun Jung Park, independent scholar

Pacific Art Association
Unsettling Pacific Visions: Complicity and Contestation in Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and Sāmoan Contemporary Art
Time: 2/15/2014, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
Chair: Stacy L. Kamehiro, University of California, Santa Cruz

• Through the Keyhole: Encountering Kanaka Maoli Art at the ʻAulani, a Disney Resort and Spa
Marata Tamaira, Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific
• How to Do Things With Aloha: Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Performance and Strategic Disavowals
Stephanie Nohelani Teves, University of California, Berkeley

Polynesian Types: Refracted Visions of Race and Indigeneity in Hawai’i and the Pacific
Maile Arvin, University of California, Santa Cruz
Time: 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level, Continental A
Chairs: David J. Getsy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Tirza T. Latimer, California College of the Arts
• Subversive Light: Mary Corse and the Light and Space Movement
Elizabeth Gollnick, Columbia University
• Queer Zen and the Networked Body: Abstraction and Identity in the 1950s and 1960s
Alpesh Patel, Florida International University
• A Usable Past: Abstract Art in Context at “A Lesbian Show,” 1978
Tara J. K. Burk, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
• A Coincident Minimalism
Joe M. Madura, Emory University
• Influence, Appropriation, and Abstraction: Meaning in Mark Tobey’s Marks
Christopher G. Reed, Pennsylvania State University
Offsite Lectures and Exhibitions in Chicago:

Threewalls Gallery
Friday, February 14, 2014
119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607
tracersbookclub@gmail.com
www.tracersbookclub.com
In conjunction with Faith Wilding’s Fearful Symmetries Retrospective.
TRACERS TAKES ON FEMINISM: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MOTHERHOOD, LGBTQ AND RACE.
Panel presentations, 10AM- 5PM
Organized by Jennifer Reeder and Carrie Ruckel, Tracers
Schedule:
10am-12pm – LGBTQ
(12-1pm – lunch)
1-3pm – Motherhood 3-5pm – Race
Panelists:
LGBTQ (10am – 12pm): Latham Zearfoss (moderator), Jillian Soto
, Daviel Shy
, Frederick Moffet
, Malic Amalya
, Silvia Malagrino
, Amina Ross
, NIC Kay
Motherhood (1 – 3pm): Lorelei Stewart (moderator), Christa Donner
, Brittany Southworth Laflamme
, Judy Ledgerwood
, Laura Letinsky
, Romi Crawford
, Julie Rodrigues Widholm
, Christine Tarkowski
Race (3 – 5pm): Isis Ferguson (moderator), Laura Kina
, Maria Gaspar
, Indira Johnson
, Laila Farah
, Alberto Aguilar
, Alexandria Eregbu
, Sima Azadi

Chicago-based artist and DAAN member Laura Kina is also a part of this group exhibition:
Interlacing Threads: Traditional Techniques/Contemporary Practices
January 27 – March 7, 2014
Opening Reception: February 13, 2014
Columbia College The Hokin Project
623 S Wabash Ave, first floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Opening Reception 5h30-8h30pm

The art of weaving, hand-sewing and similar techniques transcends generations and cultures alike. These ancestral arts help sustain a connection to cultural identities and histories that in recent time have acquired new interpretations in the hands of contemporary practitioners.
Interlacing Threads presents the work of seven artists, who informed by their cultural background and present day lives, incorporate traditional techniques in their creative process to shed light on social and political concerns. Ultimately, their work forges a greater understanding of the similar underpinnings of seemingly disparate cultures.

Curated by Marcela Andrade, MA in Visual Arts Management ’14
*Developed in the Curatorial Practicum class & mounted by The Hokin Gallery Management Practicum class.

Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World
A National Juried Exhibition Presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art

The Women’s Caucus for Art announces Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, Equilibrium seeks to explore the tensions, demands and challenges inherent in living in a rapidly changing world. This exhibition showcases art in all genres and media to express the multiple expressions of balance or its absence, which ranges from abstract to representational, psychological to social, whimsical and poetic to political commentary.

Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Join us for the Opening WCA Reception: Friday, February 14, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Show Dates: January 19 — February 27, 2014

Jurors: Beate Minkovski and Mary Stoppert
Exhibiting Artists: Lynn Arnold, Carol Brookes, Cat Del Buono, Rene Culler, Lynn Dau, Sherri Denault, Hope Esser, Jean Fernandes, Helen Geglio, Laurie Hall, Beth Holmes, Martha Markline Hopkins, Hilla Hueber, Lisa Knoop, Beth Lakamp, Judy Langston, Lee Lee, Chandrika Marla, Hildy Maze, Penny McElroy, Sandra Mueller, Jennifer Murray, Brenda Oelbaum, Joann Perry, Corinne D. Peterson, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Gwendolyn Plunkett, Margee Bright Ragland, Laura Phelps Rogers, Ann Rowles, Ellen Schillace, Carol Scott, Gail Stouffer, Patricia Terrell-O’Neal, Cynthia Tom, Jeane Vogel. Janet Frazee Wade, Elizabeth Wallace, Nancy Youdelman.
Catalog Artists: Elaine Alibrandi, Andrea Beizer, Linda Belden, Jennifer Cawley, Gina Dabrowski, Debra Dobkin, Danielle Eubank, Jill Gewirtz, Lea Goldman, Janice Gossman, Karen Gutfreund, Lucy Julia Hale, Kelly Hammargren, Susan Harmon, Maxine Hess, Karen Hillier, Melanie Houghton, Veronica Jaeger, Cathy Kapica, Marky Kauffmann, Ronni Komarow, Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa, Marielena Leon, Karlene McConnell, Kelsey McDonnell, BettyAnn Mocek, Janice Nesser, Mary Neubauer, Gail Panske, Amy Pleasant, Carol Quint, Shilo Ratner, Lynda A. N. Reyes, Sandhi Schimmel Gold, Sally Schluter Tardella, Ruth Segaloff, Janna Stern, Leigh Toldi, Virginia Tyler, Deborah Wheeler, Joyce Wynes, and Patricia Zalisko.

CA+T and online exhibitions
The online Center for Art and Thought features a virtual multiplatform exhibition curated by Chicago-based DAANmember Jan Bernabe titled “Queer Sites and Sounds.” Unlike real-world/real-time exhibition, the show is unfolding in stages. The first group of works is up now and through February there will be continued works released from the show.
http://www.centerforartandthought.org/work/project/queer-sites-and-sounds

Also view the Tumblr mini-show called “CA+T ‘Reblogs’ Queer Filipino Viral Hits.”
http://centerforartandthought.tumblr.com/

On Pinterest, Bernabe has also organized a crowdsourcing project called “Queer Filipino Selfies!”, which will continue through October 2014.
http://www.pinterest.com/artandthought/queer-filipino-selfies/

Please check out other openings and announcements on the DAAN Website!
http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/

If you would like to be listed on the DAAN online directory, please contact achang@nyu.edu for more information.
Very best,
Margo and Alex
Co-directors, DAAN

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DAAN at CAA 2014 in Chicago

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Dear DAAN Members,

Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2014 CAA conference in Chicago!

This is the first year that we will be having a Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] panel session and hope that you can make it. Prior to that, we will be having a DAAN business meeting and would like to discuss several topics including ideas for next year’s panel. Please email achang@nyu.edu if you have additional items that you would like to bring up during the meeting as part of the agenda or if you have a CAA panel that you would like listed in the email newsletter. We are also organizing a dinner for DAAN on February 14th after the DAAN panel session. Please email achang@nyu.edu if you are interested in attending.

Friday, February 14, 2014:
12:30-2:00PM
DAAN Business Meeting
Location: Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Astoria Room
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Agenda
Welcome
• Brief introductions
• Remembering: Karin Higa
Announcements
• Third Text special issue edited by Dean Chan and Michelle Yee for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research [INDAAR]: “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Mobility”
• Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas — A new journal
• Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project — A new inter-institutional project with NYU, Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian Institution
Discussion Topics
• The future of DAAN
• Participating in DAAN
• Panel ideas for future DAAN sessions at CAA
• Networking

5:30-7:30PM
DAAN Panel
Asian/Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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Image: Beatrice Glow, Installation view of illuminated lanterns from the “Aquarium from Austronesia” site-specific performance installation aboard a steamship in New York, 2012, photo by Ærtiron.

Chair: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University
Panelists:
Richard Fung, OCAD University
Valerie Soe, Asian American Studies Department, San Francisco State University
Beatrice Glow, Hemispheric Institute
Discussant: Alexandra Chang, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University

This panel seeks to think through the spectrum of theoretical and material positions between the hyphen and the slash by focusing on the construct “Asian/Americas,” particularly in relation to praxis and pedagogy. The slash in Asian/Americas challenges traditional notions of hyphenation, suggesting other possibilities for diasporic subjectivity. The plural “Americas” indicates the hemispheric extension beyond North America as well as the notion of multiple Americas. To think of Asian/Americas is to question how diasporic identities can be rendered beyond nation-state, global north-south, third and first world paradigms, beyond divisive dichotomies such as East/West and North/South, and to retain the complexity of the spatial and temporal ways art history, area studies, and Asian Canadian Studies, Asian American and Asian Latin American Studies as well as Caribbean Studies and Pacific Island Studies conceive of the hyphenated play of identities in a transnational world. How can the convergence of these critically precarious positions, political leanings and liberatory praxis intentionally inform, engage and partner with current transformative pedagogies concerning social justice, political power, and the rights to self-representation and self-determination?

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Additional sessions with DAAN members are listed below:
Celebrating the Life of Karin Higa
Time: 2/14/2014, 5:30 PM—6:30 PM
Location: School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Neiman Center, first floor, Student Union Galleries
Wabash is parallel to Michigan Ave., one block west. Monroe is about 6 blocks north of the Chicago Hilton.
Other Asias
Time: 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor, Lake Ontario
Chair: Susette S. Min, University of California, Davis

• If the World Changed: Reworlding Southeast Asia in the 2013 Singapore Biennale
May Ee Wong, University of California, Davis
• East of Venice: The 2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Sonal Khullar, University of Washington
• World on the Horizon: Exhibiting the Arts of the Swahili Coast and Western Indian Ocean
Allyson Purpura, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Mediacity Seoul: Art and Urban Identity in the Digital Age
Kristina Dziedzic Wright, Seoul National University
• Curating Chinese Universal History: Liu Ding and Affect as Method
Hentyle Taiwan Yapp, University of California, Berkeley

Miscegenating Racial Representations: Critical Mixed Race Strategies and the Visual Arts
Time: 2/15/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, International South
Chairs: Laura L. Kina, DePaul University; Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut

Beyond the Bronze Venus
Alison Fraunhar, Saint Xavier University
Sensory Miscegenations: Representing Multiracial Bodies
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, California College of the Arts,
Lacuna
Maya Isabella Mackrandilal, independent artist
Liminal Embodiments
Zavé Martohardjono, independent artist
Risky Subjectivity: Select Works by Korean Adoptee Artists
Eun Jung Park, independent scholar

Offsite Lectures and Exhibitions:

Threewalls Gallery
Friday, February 14, 2014
119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607
tracersbookclub@gmail.com
www.tracersbookclub.com
In conjunction with Faith Wilding’s Fearful Symmetries Retrospective.
TRACERS TAKES ON FEMINISM: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MOTHERHOOD, LGBTQ AND RACE.
Panel presentations, 10AM- 5PM
Organized by Jennifer Reeder and Carrie Ruckel, Tracers
Schedule:
10am-12pm – LGBTQ
(12-1pm – lunch)
1-3pm – Motherhood 3-5pm – Race
Panelists:
LGBTQ (10am – 12pm): Latham Zearfoss (moderator), Jillian Soto
, Daviel Shy
, Frederick Moffet
, Malic Amalya
, Silvia Malagrino
, Amina Ross
, NIC Kay
Motherhood (1 – 3pm): Lorelei Stewart (moderator), Christa Donner
, Brittany Southworth Laflamme
, Judy Ledgerwood
, Laura Letinsky
, Romi Crawford
, Julie Rodrigues Widholm
, Christine Tarkowski
Race (3 – 5pm): Isis Ferguson (moderator), Laura Kina
, Maria Gaspar
, Indira Johnson
, Laila Farah
, Alberto Aguilar
, Alexandria Eregbu
, Sima Azadi

Chicago-based artist and DAAN member Laura Kina is also a part of this group exhibition:
Interlacing Threads: Traditional Techniques/Contemporary Practices
January 27 – March 7, 2014
Opening Reception: February 13, 2014
Columbia College The Hokin Project
623 S Wabash Ave, first floor
Chicago, IL 60605

The art of weaving, hand-sewing and similar techniques transcends generations and cultures alike. These ancestral arts help sustain a connection to cultural identities and histories that in recent time have acquired new interpretations in the hands of contemporary practitioners.
Interlacing Threads presents the work of seven artists, who informed by their cultural background and present day lives, incorporate traditional techniques in their creative process to shed light on social and political concerns. Ultimately, their work forges a greater understanding of the similiar underpinnings of seemingly disarate cultures.

Curated by Marcela Andrade, MA in Visual Arts Management ’14
*Developed in the Curatorial Practicum class & mounted by The Hokin Gallery Management Practicum class.

CA+T and online exhibitions
The online Center for Art and Thought features a virtual multiplatform exhibition curated by Chicago-based DAAN member Jan Bernabe titled “Queer Sites and Sounds.” Unlike real-world/real-time exhibition, the show is unfolding in stages. The first group of works is up now and through February there will be continued works released from the show.
http://www.centerforartandthought.org/work/project/queer-sites-and-sounds

Also view the Tumblr mini-show called “CA+T ‘Reblogs’ Queer Filipino Viral Hits.”
http://centerforartandthought.tumblr.com/

On Pinterest, Bernabe has also organized a crowdsourcing project called “Queer Filipino Selfies!”, which will continue through October 2014.
http://www.pinterest.com/artandthought/queer-filipino-selfies/

If you would like to be listed on the DAAN online directory, please contact achang@nyu.edu for more information.
Very best,
Margo and Alex
Co-directors, DAAN
http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/

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NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange — July 8-22, 2013 — Shanghai | Hong Kong | Canberra | Wollongong | Sydney

NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is launching the first phase of the inter-institutional Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange from July 8-22, 2013 in Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Wollongong, Sydney, and Canberra, Australia, focusing on Asian/Asian diasporic art globally.

The exchange will bring together scholars, curators, and artists from each site and is meant to be generative for research, resulting in publications, exhibition development, and other research-based projects and programs to share and disseminate research, strengthen international networks of scholars and curators, and create ongoing dialogue between international colleagues, arts communities, and wider publics in the US, Asia/Pacific region, EU, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East in the expanding field of Asian/Asian Diasporic Art and Visual Cultures.

Through international site visits, symposia, public dialogues, and ongoing working sessions, the exchange aims to build sustained multi-year inter-institutional and scholarly connections to encourage a broader transnational and comparative diasporic discourse while recognizing the continual importance of local contextualization and place.

2013 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Public Programming

In 2014, the exchange will travel to Washington, DC and New York City. Future phases of the exchange are planned for Australia, Indonesia, Delhi, London, Argentina, and Ghana.

The NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange is made possible with the support of A/P/A Institute at NYU; NYU’s Global Research Initiative; NYU in Shanghai; NYU in Sydney; Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University in Hong Kong; MA Program in Cultural Management, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies and Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects funding scheme (DP 0880038); Wollongong City Gallery; and generous collaborators including Shanghai Studies Society, James Cohan Gallery, Leo Xu Projects, Aike Dellarco, and MABSOCIETY.

 

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