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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
THE KELLOGG UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
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!
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com the title/time/date/place/additional info so that we can let the membership know–thanks!
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An Artist Panel Discussion featuring Kaili Chun, Chae Ho Lee, Kalani Largusa, Keith Tallett. Moderated by Trisha Lagaso Goldberg.
Each of the panelists Kaili Chun, Chae Ho Lee, Kalani Largusa, and Keith Tallett will offer insight into their individual practice with an aim to generate a productive dialogue on how select artists of Hawaiʻi conceptualize the notion of place. Artists are asked to consider the popular notion of “A Hawai‘i Sense of Place” as a departure point for discussion.
This panel will engage in discussion of place, placemaking, and will be moderated by curator and artist, Trisha Lagaso Goldberg.
RSVP details forthcoming.
Kaili Chun is a sculptor and installation artist who negotiates ideas of containment and exposure, agency and restraint. Process and materials transform physical spaces into unique environments commenting on contemporary issues in her work. She often constructs narratives through symbols and objects that address the impact of historical events on the present day. Organic elements are sometimes included in her pieces, and the changes they undergo during the course of an exhibition metaphorically reference the nature of culture as an evolutionary process. Chun’s diverse training includes receiving her Bachelor’s in Architecture from Princeton University, during which time she also studied with renown ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu; an MFA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; and an apprenticeship with master canoe builder and woodworker Wright Elemakule Bowman, Sr. Numerous museums and galleries such as the University of Alaska Museum; Linden Museum Stuttgart in Germany; Museum of Art & Design, New York; Sacred Circle Gallery, Washington; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; and the Honolulu Museum of Art have exhibited Chun’s installations. Kaili has received a number of significant visual art awards. She was awarded the 2014 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Artist Fellowship; in 2010 she received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and in 2008 participated in the Artist Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Chun received the Catherine E.B. Cox Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts (2006) from the Honolulu Academy of Arts, which culminated in the solo exhibition, “Nau ka wae, The Choice Belongs to You.” Her work is included in many private and institutional collections in Hawai‘i and Germany.
Chae Ho Lee’s work spans advertising, exhibition, identity, lettering, publication and web design. He has worked for a number of prestigious advertising agencies and design studios in the Pacific Rim, New York City and Dubai. He has lived in the Middle East for over 6 years teaching and directing design programs at several leading academic institutions in the region. He has exhibited his work internationally and published extensively for several leading design journals and publications. Lee was awarded the university’s Regents’ medal for excellence in teaching in 2011.
N. Trisha Lagaso Goldberg is an Aiea-based arts worker, independent curator, public art administrator, and artist. From 1991 to 2004, Trisha was active in the San Francisco Bay Area where she earned degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University and worked with such organizations as SFMOMA, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Exposure, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Trisha has lived and worked on O‘ahu, the island of her birth, since 2005. She is a public art Project Manager for the Art in Public Places Program at the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and manager of the Artists in Residence Program. She’s curated and organized exhibitions and public programs for museums and art-run spaces throughout Honolulu. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Honolulu Contemporary Museum and the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, and has been featured in the Wallpaper* City Guide Honolulu, FLUX Hawaii magazine, and the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
Kalani Largusa is from Kapahi, Kaua‘i. He entered the University of Hawai‘i’s MFA program in the fall of 2013. He previously studied drawing and illustration at the California College of Arts [CCA] and received his BFA in painting studio practice from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. He was a San Diego Comic Convention invitee to the Comic Scholar Poster Session, a guest speaker at San Francisco’s WonderCon, and the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo to present his paper entitled “The significance of Kato and the evolution of his role as the Green Hornets sidekick.” Kalani was also a feature artist in Chicago’s Next Generation, 18th annual Asian American Showcase in 2013. His work centers on process of painting filtered through Polynesian tattoo symbolism and methodology, and “almost western” comic book iconography. Whether sharp detailed draftsmanship, mixed-media mashup journaling, or large non-representational paintings, Largusa’s work is ultimately an investigation of marks. He is currently represented by Gallery HNL and will be one of the artists featured in the gallery’s group show expected in late November of this year.
Keith Tallett is a Hawai‘i-based mixed media artist whose work utilizes humor & irony to create a dialogue between cultural practices, local knowledge systems and popular culture. Often focusing on commodity fetishism, privatization of land ownership and the accumulation of cultural capital, the work takes form in paintings, drawings, photography, installation and sculpture. Most recently Keith has developed a collaborative practice with his wife, artist Sally Lundburg, under the name Les Filter Feeders. Together they participated in the Honolulu residency, Present Project in 2014, where they created a large-scale installation inspired by the structures, language, and tools of shelter and survival. Keith has exhibited at such venues as the Honolulu Museum of Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Track 16 Gallery in Los Angeles, and Franklin Parrasch Gallery in New York. He was included in the Artists of Hawai‘i 2011 exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art, where he received the Jean Charlot Foundation Award for Excellence and in 2012, was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculptor and Painter Grant. His forthcoming projects include The Rat and The Octopus, at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in 2016. Keith’s professional experience includes being a juror for the 2015 International Schaefer Portrait Challenge, lecturing at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Art Department from 2004 – 2011, and being a founding member of AGGROculture, a Hawaiʻi based art collective. Keith has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. www.keithtallett.com www.lesfilterfeeders.com
This artist panel is a part of the 2015 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) initiatives. 2105 GAX thanks the support of NYU Office of the Provost Global Research Initiatives and major airline sponsor Hawaiian Airlines
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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.
Hoshino Futoshi, The University of Tokyo
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
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
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 program director, Alexandra Chang
Curator of Special Projects & Director of Global Arts Programs, A/P/A Institute at NYU
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
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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An Artist Panel Discussion featuring Gaye Chan, Sean Connelly (via Skype), and Sheenru Yong. Moderated by Gary Liu.
Each of the artists Gaye Chan, Sean Connelly, and Sheenru Yong asks of us to rethink the ways in which we are engaging with the surface of what we are fed about what Hawai‘i and its current landscape is. They challenge us to reconsider and re-determine what our relationship to Hawai‘i is, was, and might become in the future.
Chan will be presenting her collaborative project, an agitprop tour company DownWind Productions, which examines the impact of colonialism, capitalism and tourism in Hawai‘i. Connelly will discuss his work Land Division and the concept of the watershed, as well as his ongoing research on environment, land use, global interconnections and Hawai‘i. Yong will be exploring her work FLOOD / turn the tide, a collaborative community project and exchange in Hawai‘i and Taiwan involving community oral histories and dance theater.
This panel will engage in discussion on site, land use, arts activism, and creative practice and will be moderated by scholar Gary Liu, University of Hawai‘i.
DownWind Productions is a collaborative formed to examine the impact of colonialism, capitalism, and tourism in Hawai’i. DW distributes information and agitprop commodities through the marketplace and e-commerce to help tourists and locals alike understand our complicity in the decimation of Hawaii’s land and people, and to imagine different relationships with each other and with our own desires and longings. downwindproductions.com
Sean Connelly focuses on systems and softness. (Rocks may be examples of softness, especially where land moves air, becomes wet, and feeds.) His interdisciplinary backgrounds in ecology, architecture, visual art, and economy explore the interactions of material, information, energy, and time as intergenerational planetary systems that humans design, and redesign. Sean is the author of Hawai‘i Futures, with sculptures including A Small Area of Land, and Land Division. His forthcoming projects include Hi-Atlas, and Hydraulic Islands. He has contributed to international design publications for Archis/Volume and Princeton Architectural Press, with a portfolio of work that includes research and design projects for the Whitney Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale, the Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation, and the Honolulu Museum of Art. His work has been presented on TEDx, and published on different venues online, like BLDGBLOG. From the sloped and fluted faces of Kona and Ko‘olaupoko of O‘ahu, Sean (b.1984) is a graduate of Castle High School. He received his Bachelors of Environmental Urban Design and Doctorate of Architecture from the University of Hawai‘i, and holds a Masters in Design in Landscape, Urbanism, and Ecology with concentration in Real Estate Development and City Making from Harvard University. He is most passionate about being an uncle, brother, and friend, and believes the Hawaiian Islands are among the biggest places on Earth.
Gary Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai΄i at Mānoa, where he has focused on translating the department’s high volume global art surveys into specialized learning avenues, including their first intensive and condensed formats, first Honors Program adaptations, and, most recently, first online, distance-learning course designs. He received his BA in art history from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and his MA in Asian art history from the University of Hawai΄i at Mānoa, where his research focused on 20th-century China, especially the early development of a modernist concept, artistic control in the Cultural Revolution, dissident art and discursive interference in official spaces, evolution of contemporary exhibition spaces, and the introduction, growth and commercialization of the Chinese avant-garde in the global arena. Based on this work, he curated the exhibition Tumultuous Traditions: Chinese Ink Painting in the 20th Century (November 2009-February 2010) for the Honolulu Museum of Art.
SheenRu Yong is a Taiwanese American dancer, choreographer, and community organizer and the founder of body portal theatre, a platform which seeks to honor and develop the creative potentials of the individual, collective, and environmental bodies we inhabit. Her career began at Wesleyan University and was influenced by her time in New York City and Taipei, where she was commissioned and inspired to choreograph evening-length shows, site-specific works, and community-based performances. While earning her MFA in Choreography at the Taipei National University of the Arts, she toured internationally with Legend Lin Dance Theatre. Under the auspices of the LuoManFei Dance Fund and Taiwan Ministry of Culture, SheenRu is currently Artist-in-Residence at The Leeward Theatre, sponsored by PlayBuilders of Hawai’i Theatre Company. Moved by the many stories and issues she heard on the subject of Water while an Asia Pacific Leadership Fellow at the East West Center in 2013, SheenRu is now spearheading FLOOD / turn the tide, a community-based collaboration and cross-cultural exchange to create an original work with the residents of Oahu while using the same process to foster similar resonance and creative action in Taiwan. www.bodyportaltheatre.com
This artist panel is a part of the 2015 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) initiatives. 2105 GAX thanks the support of NYU Office of the Provost Global Research Initiatives and major airline sponsor Hawaiian Airlines
Wei Fang and Kaka‘ako Agora Interisland Terminal, Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Gaye Chan.
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CONVERSATION: DORYUN CHONG AND HERB TAM ON TSENG KWONG CHI
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015 AT 6.30 PM – 8.00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WALK-THROUGH WITH MUNA TSENG
Exhibition on view: APRIL 21 – JULY 11, 2015
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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
NYU Office of the Provost Global Research Initiatives
Major Travel Sponsor Hawaiian Airlines
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 2: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:30AM-6PM
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: email@example.com
Day 1, Friday, June 26, 2015:
Roppongi Academy Hills, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F, Auditorium
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
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
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
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
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
Inaga Shigemi, Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto
Miriam Wattles, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara
Kajiya Kenji, Associate Professor, Archival Research Center, Kyoto City University of Arts
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
Kuraya Mika, Chief Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Ido Misato, Visiting Fellow, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
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”
C.J. Wee Wan-ling, Professor, Division of English, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Imamura Yusaku, Director, Tokyo Wonder Site
5:30-6:30PM Wrap-up Discussion
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SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAYS
APRIL 9 – SEPTEMBER 10 | 6:30 PM
Explore Tyrus Wong’s craft, as well as lasting influence of his artistic vision and style. Free with admission!
In celebration of the Museum’s 35th anniversary this spring, MOCA is proud to present Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong. Celebrated painter, muralist, kite-maker, lithographer and calligrapher, Tyrus Wong is one of the greatest Chinese American artists of the 20th century. This highly anticipated exhibition showcases his extraordinary body of work including Disney’s iconic American children’s classic, Bambi. Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong is organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA.
This retrospective exhibition features Wong’s extensive body of work which includes his paintings, hand-painted ceramics, original greeting cards, works on paper, and latest kite creations. It was the ethereal beauty of Wong’s Eastern influenced paintings, his sense of color, richness, and imagination that caught Walt Disney’s eye and became the inspiration for the animated feature Bambi (1942). Wong’s singular vision and impressionistic art influenced the groundbreaking movie’s overall visual style and changed the way animation art was presented.
Arriving in the United States with his father in 1919 from the Toishan district in Guangdong, China, Wong was initially detained in Angel Island for three weeks because of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. After his release, Wong and his father settled in Sacramento, later moving to Los Angeles’s Chinatown.
Wong was one of the bohemian artists whose creativity and drive helped shape the cultural, artistic life of Los Angeles during the 1930s and 40s. He carved out a creative career working as a Depression-era muralist, California watercolorist, and film production illustrator. Wong worked at the Warner Bros. studio from 1942 to 1968, creating concept images for many films includingRebel Without a Cause  and The Wild Bunch , to name a few. These artworks conjured stunning environments, in many cases resembling beautifully executed architectural renderings.
In 2001, Wong was named a Disney Legend. Wong has been inducted into the World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame for his amazing creations, which include hundred-foot long centipedes, butterflies, and schools of delicately painted goldfish. These handmade kites inspired by the complex art of Chinese kite making will be a central exhibition showcase.
During the run of the exhibition, MOCA will offer a line-up of events, public programs, tours, and educational workshops.
On May 14, at 7PM, join Academy Award-winning filmmaker and animation historian John Canemaker on a talk on Tyrus Wong’s influential and unique contributions to the art direction of animated feature film Bambi (1942) and his experiences working at the Walt Disney studio.
Please check back on the Museum’s website for upcoming exhibition-related programs.
This exhibition and related programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by The Starr Foundation and Anla Cheng & Mark Kingdon. In-kind shipping has been provided by DHL.
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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.
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.
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
Screen cultures + mobile subjects
Histories of mobility + migration
CONFERENCE TIMELINES + SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Call for Papers deadline: 1 March, 2015
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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 email@example.com
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