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Asian American Arts Alliance: Call for Artists & Spaces! Locating the Sacred Festival, NYC

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Locating the Sacred Festival


Call for Artists & Spaces!Locating the Sacred Festival

(September 12th – 23rd, 2012)


Start thinking about your projects

and get ready to apply in January 

Online applications available January 3rd, 2012
DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 20th, 2012

For complete festival guidelines, FAQ, and schedule of information sessions in your borough, go to:  


Outreach Partners:

Asian American / Asian Research Institute   

Don’t forget about our January Town Hall  where you can network with other artists and find out more about
“Locating the Sacred”!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 6:00-8:00PM

Center for Architecture Foundation

536 Laguardia Place

(between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets)

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DAAN update — FALL/WINTER 2011 NEWS!





Dear DAAN members!

It’s been a while since last year’s College Art Association members meeting and we’ve been working hard to bring a few items into fruition!

We are excited to announce that the Diasporic Asian Art Network is now an official Affiliated Society at CAA!
Starting from 2013 with CAA in New York City, DAAN will be able to host a panel session during the conference. We will be sure to talk about this and other news at the upcoming business meeting at CAA in Los Angeles this coming February. Please let us know if you plan to be at the conference this year and if you will be giving a talk, as we will be able to collect information on the talks so that DAAN members will know of other members’ panels.

This Februrary 2012 at CAA!
The 100th Annual CAA Conference will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, from February 22–25, 2012.
The yearly DAAN business meeting has been scheduled as follows:
Date:  Friday, February 24
Time: 12:30-2 PM
Location: Concourse Meeting Room 407
We will be planning a dinner on Friday evening and will update you on information closer to the date. We hope to see many of you there!
If you would like a copy of the minutes from last year’s meeting at CAA, please email with a subject heading “DAAN Minutes.”

It is also with great pleasure that we are informing you about the upcoming 2012 NEH Summer Institute from July 9-28, 2012 entitled “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching” that will be hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A Institute) at New York University (NYU) from July 9-28, 2012. The Summer Institute for twenty-five college and university teachers will deepen participants’ understanding of pivotal developments and critical issues in Asian American art history and visual culture studies, while concurrently providing access to specialized archives that will enhance their research and teaching in the humanities.

The NEH Summer Institute “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching” website is now launched — it contains more information about the Summer Institute and how to apply! Please feel free to invite your colleagues and those you feel may be interested in participating to apply!








If you are not currently listed in the members profiles on the DAAN website and wish to be included, please send this information to with the heading “DAAN member info.” Thank you!


First Name:
Last Name:
Mailing Address:
Bio/Research Interests (a paragraph):
Please attach 1: Headshot and/or image of your work
Please attach 2: Logo
Institutional Contact Info:
Program Description:


Also, please feel free to connect with your regional representatives with any news, including job posts, conferences, exhibitions, article and book publications to share!
Link to find a DAAN reps in your area:

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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“Cultures Of Resistance” — Artists On Arts & Activism Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee, Paul D. Miller — Workshop | Film Screening | Panel Discussion

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents

“Cultures Of Resistance” — Artists On Arts & Activism
Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Workshop | Film Screening | Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
RSVP to WORKSHOP and FILM/PANEL: online at www. | | 212.992.9653
FREE and open to the public.

A/P/A Institute asks four artists — Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) — to explore the idea of being “the change they want to see” as set forth by filmmaker Iara Lee in her film “Cultures of Resistance.” The workshop, screening and discussion will provide launching points for artists, scholars and community to come together in discussion on artistsʼ roles in global change and resistance.

WORKSHOP with Artist Sidd Joag, freeDimensional
NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Artist Sidd Joag of freeDimensional will facilitate a workshop on its new region-specific model for providing distress services to artists and culture workers in areas of conflict. Participants will engage with the concept, purpose, structure and outcomes of Regional Triage Teams – network activators designed to advocate for and access resources on behalf of artists facing political repression as a result of their activist work.

FILM “Cultures of Resistance” dir. Iara Lee
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street, Auditorium

Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Lee encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. From Iran, where graffiti and rap became tools in fighting government repression, to Burma, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, moving on to Brazil, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars, and ending in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, “Cultures of Resistance” explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò,
24 West 12th Street, Auditorium

The film is the launching point for the post-screening panel featuring filmmaker Iara Lee (“Cultures of Resistence”), Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky on the Vanuatu Pacifica Project and Tanna Center for the Arts), poet Suheir Hammad, and artist Sidd Joag. The panel will explore the role of the artist in a global society, including that of the diasporic artist. The panel will be moderated by NYU Tisch School of the Artsʼ Art & Public Policy Program chair Randy Martin.

Co-sponsored by: The Institute for Public Knowledge; Tisch School of the Arts’ Art & Public Policy Program; NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions; NYU Students for Justice in Palestine; and the NYU Center for Media, Culture and History


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Injured Cities: Urban Afterlives, an international conference

Injured Cities: Urban Afterlives, an international conference, October 14-15, 2011, at Columbia University

Please visit our conference website ( for schedule and registration details (registration required; no registration fee).

Sponsored by the Engendering Archives Project of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, this conference is convened on the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. In a series of presentations and conversations, an international group of artists, writers, activists and individuals directly affected by urban injury will imagine creative modes of reinvention in response to urban disaster.  Together our participants ask, what are the effects of catastrophe on cities, their inhabitants, and the larger world?  How can we address the politics of terror with which states react to their vulnerability? What enduring wounds does catastrophe leave on urban life, and how can they be mobilized and transformed in the aftermath of injury to enable the imagination of new modes of social life and to thwart impending forms of social death?  Participants include:

Ariella Azoulay

Nina Bernstein

Teddy Cruz

Ann Jones 

Dinh Q. Lê

Anne McClintock

Shirin Neshat 

Walid Ra’ad

Saskia Sassen

Karen Till

Clive van den Berg 

Eyal Weizman

Narrators from the 9/11 Oral History Project

The conference will also feature a lecture-performance by Mapa Teatro from Bogota, Colombia entitled “Testimony to the Ruins” on the Friday evening, as well as a coordinated exhibition, “Encounters in the Aftermath: Works by Lorie Novak,” which will be open throughout and over the week following the conference.

Moderators include Gerry Albarelli, Carol Becker, Hazel V. Carby, Mary Marshall Clark, Saidiya Hartman, Rosalind Morris, Diana Taylor, and Mabel Wilson.  Tina Campt, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, and Laura Wexler are co-organizers of the conference.

The conference is being sponsored by The Columbia University Engendering Archives Project of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference.  It is being co-sponsored by the Columbia University President’s Office, Columbia University School of the Arts, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Oral History Research Office, Friends of Columbia University Libraries, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Society of Fellows, Dart Center, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, Yale University Public Humanities Program.

We hope that you will be able to attend.  Please contact Kate Trebuss <> with any questions.

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Homi K. Bhabha: Culture and Security Sept 8, 6pm Chicago

Homi K. Bhabha: Culture and Security
Thursday, September 8, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Free with museum admission
Free for SAIC students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID

If the 19th century has frequently been represented as the great age of empire, articulated in ideals of progress and development, then the 20th and 21st centuries have been marked by a growing securitization of life, politics, and culture in an age of global expansion. What are the aesthetic and political technologies that attempt to provide security and solidarity while activating the anxiety and excitation of abandonment and annihilation? This lecture will dwell on a wide range of ideas and objects in order to explore the thin line that lies between barbarism and civility.

Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, and senior advisor on the humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, and cosmopolitanism, among other themes, including Nation and Narration and The Location of Culture. Bhabha is a member of the Asian Art Council at the Guggenheim Museum, New York and an advisor on the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives project at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is also the chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Human Rights, and a trustee of the UNESCO World Report on Cultural Diversity.

Presented by SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program <>  and Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago.

To register for the Symposium for Social Difference and Artistic Practices Sept. 9th click here <> .

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Transnational Artistic Collaboration: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina

Saturday, June 18, 2011 / 2 to 4 p.m.
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642
312-738-0400 /

Join us for a conversation with Woman Made artists Shelly Jyoti, from Vadodara, India, and Chicago-based Laura Kina about their collaborative exhibition ‘Indigo’ which was featured in three venues in India in 2009-2010 (Red Earth Gallery in Vadodara, India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, Nehru Art Centre in Mumbai) and is currently touring the US in 2011 (ArtXchange Gallery in Seattle and Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Miami). Refreshments will be served.

Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti (right)

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Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conf. – Mixed Race Asian American Art Panel

Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conference
University of California, Riverside

Panel Presentation – Thursday, March 10, 2011 9am. Location – HUBB 355

“War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art”
Laura Kina, DePaul University: Chair
Laura Kina, DePaul University – “Same, Same, but Different”: Mixed Racea Asian American Art and the Postracial Dilemma
Gina Osterloh, Silverlens Gallery and François Ghebaly Gallery – Somewhere Tropical
Wei Ming Dariotis, San Francisco State University – Miscegenating the Discourse: How Mixed Race Studies Met Asian American Studies and What Will Happen to Their Children

Visit the conference website for details:

Gina Osterloh, Burnt Out, Died, Got Some Rest, and then Waited (Somewhere Tropical), Lightjet Photograph, 40x40 in., 2005


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Thursday, Februrary 10th, 2011

To all DAAN members!

Please be sure to attend the annual DAAN meeting at CAA! The 99th Annual Conference of the College Art Association will be held at the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, from February 9-12, 2011.

The Diasporic Asian Art Network Meeting
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Hilton, New York
Bryant Suite, 2nd floor
1335 Avenue of the Americas

Chairs: Margo Machida, University of Connecticut; Alexandra Chang, A/P/A Institute at New York University
DAAN Dinner:
DAAN members will be gathering for dinner at Rue 57 brasserie and sushi bar
60 W. 57th Street at the Avenue of the Americas
RSVP to:
Please ask for the table reservations at 7:30pm under “Chang.” Please note that the dinner will be dutch treat.

Be sure to check out the sessions of your fellow DAAN members including:

Lucy Arai will participate in:

Cultural Diversity and Human Creativity: The Continuation of Traditional Craftsmanship

Date and Time: Thursday 9:30 AM-12:00PM
Sutton Parlor-South Second Floor, Hilton New York

Moderators: Crystal Yang & Betty Crouthers


Margo Machida will be presenting a paper at the following Affiliated Society session:

Association of Historians of American Art
(Re)Collecting Memory: Oral History as Testimony of Lived Experience

Date and Time: Thursday, February 10, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Gibson Room, 2nd floor, Hilton New York

Chairs: Frances Kathryn Pohl, Pomona College: Melanie Herzog, Edgewood College

Speakers: Avis Berman, Theresa Leininger, Margo Machida, Liza Kirwin
Discussant(s): Melanie Herzog, Frances Pohl

Alice Ming Wai Jim will be presenting at:

Cel-Culture: The Hybrid Intersections of Art, Video Games, and Manga

Thursday, February 10, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM
Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York

Chairs: Kirstin Ringelberg, Elon University; Michael R. Salmond, Northumbria University

Mao Goes Pop Online: Game Art Worlds in China
Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University

Female Otaku: Beyond the Mask of Anime, Art, and Film
Stephanie Denise Silberman, University of Colorado at Boulder

Episodes: Intersections of the Imaginary and the Real through the Lens of Anime
Adam Fotos, Chicago State University and College of DuPage

Sharing Girlhood
Heather Warren-Crow, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


The Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) is sponsoring an Affiliated Society session
“Under Construction: Building a New Context for Asian American Art”

Date and Time: Saturday, February 12, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Hotel, Concourse G, Concourse Level

Chair: Linda Inson Choy, independent curator and art historian

“Historical Perspectives on Asian American Art: International Aesthetics/Localized Activism”
Mark D. Johnson, San Francisco State University

“Labels: Asian American Artist, Asian Woman Artist, Chinese-American Artist, Chinese Feminist Artist, Does It Matter? Should It Matter?”
Cynthia Tom, Asian American Women Artists Association

“Re-imagining Asian American Art”
Susette Min, University of California, Davis

“New Critical Directions: Transnationalism and Diaspora in Asian American Art”
Margo Machida, University of Connecticut

Discussant: Moira Roth, Mills College


If you are giving a paper at CAA 2011 and would like us to post it on the DAAN network, please email your session information to:

If you have not yet submitted your membership information, please feel free to email this completed form below back to with the heading “DAAN member info” for inclusion onto the Web site members profile section.

First Name:
Last Name:
Mailing Address:
Bio/Research Interests (a paragraph):
Please attach 1: Headshot and/or image of your work (you may send both a headshot and image of your work if you are an artist)
Please attach 2: Logo
Institutional Contact Info:
Program Description:


Looking forward to hearing from you!


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