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IN-HYUNG KIM: The Paris Years, at Art Projects International, NYC

Art Projects International

IN-HYUNG KIM: The Paris Years
January 28 – February 27, 2016

Art Projects International
434 Greenwich Street, Ground Floor, New York City 10013

Là, tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté.

Art Projects International is pleased to announce In-Hyung Kim: The Paris Years from January 28 to February 27, 2016. The exhibition features selected works from the artist’s years in Paris and includes paintings and works on paper. In-Hyung Kim moved to Paris in 1978 at the age of 20. She graduated from L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and lived and worked in Paris as an artist for nearly 30 years before returning to Seoul, where she now lives and works.

The paintings in The Paris Years range from boldly and sensitively rendered, expressionistic, multi-media works on paper to more atmospheric works on canvas. The paintings on canvas read as nocturnes, with floral elements appearing out of darknesses red, black or green. The works suggest the melancholic romanticism of Baudelaire but introduce an aesthetic wholly derived from In-Hyung Kim’s uncompromising sensibility. Her carefully cultivated personal aesthetic and gifts for painting are readily apparent; in Untitled #27 of 1994, a freely brushed, scumbled, white, tree-like form could be a baobab in space or the last mushroom cloud. From afar, an untitled work of 2000 appears as slashes of orange crimson against black—up close it is a gorgeous representation of untethered blooms in a night garden.

For more information please contact Art Projects: 212-343-2599 or

Art Projects International
434 Greenwich Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10013212.343.2599 to Franklin Street or to Canal Street.
Walk to Greenwich Street and then to the corner at Vestry Street in Tribeca.
Google map

Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 11am-6pm


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Transnational Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Việt Lê – The Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Transnational Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Việt Lê

Sat. Feb. 27 – Sat. Apr. 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27, 4-7pm
Artists’ Talks: Saturday, February 27, 4:45pm
Artists’ Symposium: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 1-3pm at BSC, Ursa Minor
The Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies and the Kellogg University Art
Gallery are proud to sponsor the exhibitions of Laura Kina and Việt Le. Their artworks
highlight the nuanced nature of Transnational Lives in Motion among Asian American
and Pacific Islander communities. Despite Asian Americans’ contributions to the U.S. for
over three centuries, the perceptions of these communities are relegated to thinking of
them as ‘perpetual foreigners’ or consigned to model minority stereotypes. The shifting
global standing of Asian countries has changed the discourse to take into account that
Asian Americans are neither here nor there, but everywhere, as they actively partake in
transnational lives. Policies, wars, employment, and family reunifications have led to the
movement of Asian lives across the globe, transcending nations, and blurring global
boundaries as their lives are in motion. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders today are
able to stay connected to their homeland, and others are reconstructing their multiple
identities in a nation that tries to contain them. To complicate the Asian American
experience is to understand that these communities are complex and diverse, which
adds to the continued challenges in the way we think about the layered identities and
communities of Asian American and Pacific Islander peoples. Transnational Lives in
Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Việt Lê examines the ways in which Asian American
transnationals construct and reconstruct the fabric of their identities based on their
location, space and time. From mixed-race identities with global connections, to
communities who seek refuge in the U.S. from the legacies of wars, this exhibit
highlights a few issues, which impact immigrant, refugee, and multi-racial ethnic
communities living transnational lives.

Laura Kina’s exhibition, named after her latest series, Uchinanchu, and Việt Lê’s trilogy
lovebang! will be exhibited simultaneously, and for the first time, for each artist.
Uchinanchu combines Asian and Pacific Islander pop-culture textiles, fabrics and T-shirts,
formulated into colorful, large-scale tapestries, with traditional painting motifs
addressing how the assimilation of multiple cultures fold meticulously into one personal,
yet collective, journey. Việt Lê’s lovebang! Trilogy Premiere includes video installations
lovebang!, eclipse, and the world premiere of heARTbreak! — each, together, transect
the topics of Asian pop-culture, hip-hop, sex, homo-eroticism and being transgender,
with struggle and war, nostalgia and heartbreak.

Co-curated by Mary Yu Danico and Michele Cairella Fillmore

Mon-Tues 4-8p
Wed-Thurs 12-4p
Sat-Sun 12-4p
Fridays Closed.
Friday viewing arrangements made by appointment only.
The Kellogg University Art Gallery is located at the
Northside of the Bronco Student Center in Building 35A
at California State Polytechnic University Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona CA 91768

Kellogg Gallery Direct: 909-869-4302
Huntley Gallery Direct: 909-979-5556
Galleries Curator: Michele Cairella Fillmore
PR 2016K Transnational Lives in Motion.L.Kina.V.Le

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DAAN at College Art Association — Save the date!



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:
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

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:
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
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 the title/time/date/place/additional info so that we can let the membership know–thanks!

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Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists

Second iteration of the Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists

David Sundberg, Esto, 2013.

Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists

Queens Museum

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2016
Fellows announced: March 15, 2016

Queens Museum
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows
Corona Park Queens, NY 11368

The Queens Museum is pleased to announce the second iteration of the Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City. The program awards three visual artists a grant of 20,000 USD each, professional development consultations and close mentorship from Queens Museum staff, including Director of Exhibitions/Curator Hitomi Iwasaki, all aimed at the realization of an artist’s project. The fellowship begins in March 2016 and culminates in an exhibition at the Museum in March 2017. Works resulting from the 2014–15 fellowships are currently on view in Catalyst: New Projects by Meredith James, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Casey Tang through February 28, 2016.

Fellowship eligibility is limited to emerging visual artists living in the five boroughs of New York City. The Queens Museum defines an emerging artist as one who is at the dawn of their public career. The eligible artist has completed his or her studies, but has not had solo exhibitions at established commercial galleries or institutions or received major grants. The category also includes artists who are well beyond their studies, and may have participated in group exhibitions but have not received extensive press or market recognition. These artists may have exhibited their work in other countries on a limited basis, but have not had major exhibition opportunities in the US or in New York in particular.

A three-member jury will review applications and make final selections. The jury will consist of Queens Museum Director of Exhibitions and two other arts professionals, one of whom will be based outside of New York City.

Please follow this link for complete eligibility criteria and application guidelines.

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The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York

The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York
1047 Amsterdam Avenue @ 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Curated by Kirby Gookin & Robin Kahn (under construction)

October 6, 2015 – April 3, 2016

The Venue
Saint John the Divine, The Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York is proud to present The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet, a contemporary art exhibition guest-curated by Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn. The Cathedral is the world’s largest Gothic structure visited by more than one million people annually. With its long history of engagement with issues of social justice, the environment, support for the arts, and community empowerment, it is a unifying center of intellectual leadership and an exceptional resource center of educational and cultural exhibitions and programs.
The Exhibition

The Value of Food explores the dynamic and organic materiality of food and its integral role in sustaining human life. The artists in this exhibition work with food as a form of social engagement. Although their subjects and methodology vary, they each explore the intersection of food, art, commerce and community in order to engage the exhibition’s unifying theme: food justice.

Food security, accessibility and sustainability are a global concern. How will we feed the earth’s projected nine billion people in 2050? If we continue to farm and eat as we do, there will not be enough food to feed everyone. The Value of Food investigates how our decisions about food directly impact the balance of our social, political and ecological future.

Installed in a circular path within the Cathedral’s 14 bays and 7 chapels, as well as throughout its gardens, the exhibition is divided into seven thematic sections: Water, Soil, Seed, Farm, Market, Meal and Waste; each representing a spoke in the cycle of food production.

As in life, food is an essential ingredient in art. The ancient Roman poet Ovid described the art of brushing bread crumbs off of a woman’s lap as a flirting technique in Ars Armatoria; Italian Renaissance paintings of The Last Supper depict hefty carafes of wine and plates of sumptuous meats; while in the North still-life paintings of rotting fruit with flies and freshly killed game decorated the homes of noblemen for centuries.

The Value of Food is premised on an egalitarian ideal promulgated by a growing number of artists in the aftermath of World War II that recognizes that the materials of everyday life—a burlap sack, a candy wrapper, or detritus found in the street—are equally suitable ingredients of the artist’s palette as a tube of paint.

Since the 1960’s an international coterie of artists have expanded this principle to explore the representation and material use of food. Regardless of their method, they typically worked with food within the limited confines of a formal art gallery setting. Alison Knowles is a pioneer in this tradition, known for serving soups and salads to an art viewing audience since 1962. Daniel Spoerri, another innovator opened up a functioning restaurant in a Parisian art gallery in 1963. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that artists brought food back outside into the world, as when Carol Goodden and Gordon Matta-Clark opened Food, a cooperative restaurant formed as a “social sculpture” that employed and fed local artists in downtown Manhattan.

The artists in this exhibition have been inspired to expand the possible uses of food as an art medium. They are employing a variety of inventive strategies- seed banking, urban foraging, rooftop farming, composting, cooking and sharing meals- to further explore how food defines the quality of our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The Value of Food will also be presenting a variety of educational programs, workshops and evening events, some in collaboration with Mother Jones, Magnum Foundation and Grace Communications Foundation, as well as with artists and guest speakers. Pull up a seat and join us at The Tables. Food becomes a meal only when it is shared.

Kirby Gookin & Robin Kahn, Guest Curators.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (list in formation):

Suzanne Anker
Stefani Bardin
Pascal Bernier
Mike Bidlo
Matt Black
Mel Chin
Ines Doujak
Eating in Public
Coleen Fitzgibbon
Fallen Fruit
Fredericka Foster
Hunger Through My Lens
Nancy Hwang
Christian Jankowski
Robin Kahn
Alison Knowles
Larry Miller
Vik Muniz
Jan Mun
Peter Nadin
Naoto Nakagawa
Tom Otterness
Claire Pentecost
Alexis Rockman
Christy Rupp
Laura Stein
Tattfoo Tan
Nigel Van Wieck
Kara Walker
Linda Weintraub
Peter Lamborn Wilson

With documentation and ephemera by additional artists involved in these many issues, including: Agnes Denes, Fluxus, Carol Goodden and Gordon Matta-Clark, Fritz Haeg, Corita Kent, Dieter Roth, Daniel Spoerri, Superflex, Rirkrit Tiravanija, among others.

For more information please contact:
Kirby Gookin:
Robin Kahn:

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Museum of Modern Art for #WikiAPA — a social evening of Wikipedia editing, dedicated to creating, updating, and improving articles about Asian Pacific American art and artists

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Join us at the Museum of Modern Art for #WikiAPA, a social evening of Wikipedia editing, dedicated to creating, updating, and improving articles about Asian Pacific American art and artists. Hosted at the Museum of Modern Art library in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC, this meetup will focus on unearthing information about a creatively-rich community that has historically been overlooked.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have provide research resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand. Come early to see Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 during its final week.

The event kicks off a month-long series of #WikiAPA meetups across the US. For more information about the #WikiAPA series, please visit or follow#WikiAPA on Twitter.

Admission to the edit-a-thon is free, but please RSVP.

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Asian American Literary Review releases: (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 July 15, 2015

CONTACT: Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Editor-In-Chief, The Asian American Literary Review            




April 30, 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, the end of a war that claimed the lives of an estimated 58,260 American troops and over 4 million Southeast Asians across Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. In the U.S. today, “Vietnam” signifies not a country but a lasting syndrome that haunts American politics and society, from debates about foreign policy to popular culture. But what of the millions of Southeast Asian refugees the War created? What, in this moment of commemoration and reflection, are the lasting legacies of the Vietnam War / American War for Southeast Asian diasporic communities?


(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, a special issue of The Asian American Literary Review slated for release in late summer 2015, poses these questions to leading artists, writers, and thinkers. Novel in form and approach, the issue is an innovative teaching tool, contemplating the conflict as both remembered and traumatic event through a wealth of original multimedia art, a sweeping flipbook animation running the length of the collection, literary and scholarly engagements, and more.


Guest-edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Sylvia Shin Huey Chong, with guest curation by Mariam Lam, Viet Le, and Vo Chuong-Dai, the issue features contributions by Monique Truong and UuDam Nguyen, Lan Cao, Kao Kalia Yang, Nick Ut, Yen Le Espiritu, Anida Yoeu Ali, Sayon Syprasoeuth, Soul Vang, Bryan Thao Worra, Yong Soon Min, Hoi Trinh, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Phothyzan Bounpaul, Frederic Sanchez, Vandy Rattana, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Cathy Linh Che, Bao Phi and Simrat Kang, Mai Der Vang, Jai Arun Ravine, Bee Vang and Louisa Schein, and Ocean Vuong, among others. The issue also forms the core of a teaching program that will virtually connect university classrooms across the country to teach and learn together about the War and the worlds it created.


Sponsors include:


Association for Asian American Studies • Institute for Asia and Asia Diasporas at Binghamton University SUNY • University of Connecticut Asian and Asian American Studies Institute • Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual and Performance • Race and Ethnic Studies, St. Olaf College • Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU • UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department • Department of English and the Division of Arts and Humanities at Queens College, CUNY • Department of American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • UC Irvine Department of Asian American Studies • Northwestern University Asian American Studies Program • UMass Lowell Center for Asian American Studies • University of Pennsylvania Asian American Studies Program • Mt. Holyoke College English Department • Y-Dang Troeung • Jennifer Hayashida & Benj Gerdes • Ma Vang, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, UC Merced • University of Minnesota Department of Curriculum & Instruction • Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA • Wesleyan University, Academic Affairs and College of East Asian Studies • UMass Boston Asian American Studies Program • UC San Diego Ethnic Studies Department • University of Virginia Department of English and Asian Pacific American Studies • Viet Le • Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network


To see a sample table of contents, or to order the issue, visit To inquire about the teaching program or institutional subscription, please contact us at

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