Monthly Archives: January 2013

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE DEPARTMENT OF ART —Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Sculpture

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
DEPARTMENT OF ART
CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

3229 ART CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
IRVINE, CA 92697-2775

Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Sculpture
Position Description: The Department of Art at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks a
Professor of Sculpture. The Department Art offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the
Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA). The starting date for the position is July 1, 2013, with teaching
responsibilities commencing in September 2013.

Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching, and service responsibilities.
The Department of Art is looking for a colleague producing and exhibiting sculpture at the forefront of
contemporary art. The department seeks someone who possesses a deep understanding of
contemporary art with a thoughtful appreciation of historical precedent, challenging the limits of
existing conventions while embracing both new and traditional methods of production. The successful
candidate must be able to teach sculpture studio courses at all undergraduate levels, as well as
lecture courses in his/her field of expertise to a general undergraduate population. In addition, the
new faculty member should possess the versatility to teach interdisciplinary critique courses,
participate in the mentorship of graduate students, and share in departmental administrative duties
such as program planning and committee participation.

This a growing department of 16 full-time faculty. A heterogeneous group of artists and scholars, the
department values rigor, inquiry, and experimentation over specific ideologies or intellectual methods.
The department’s research and instruction address art in a multitude of cultural contexts from
galleries and museum to cultural arenas beyond the conventional art world. Areas of interest include,
but not limited to, the legacies of modern and post-modern art discourses, “post-studio” practices,
gender and queer theory, deconstruction and postcolonial critique, media and new technologies,
museum and curatorial studies, social practice and public/community cultural work.

Qualifications: MFA or equivalent training; a record of significant research (exhibitions,
commissions, etc.); 3-5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level (for applicants to the
Tenure-Track position), or a minimum of 6 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level
(for applicants to the Tenured position); and a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.

Application Requirements: 1) A cover letter explaining interest in the position; 2) CV, including
record of publications, projects, and weblinks; 3) Statement of art practice; 4) Statement of teaching
philosophy; and 5) Names and contact information for three recommenders, to:
https://recruit.ap.uci.edu.

In addition, applicants must submit a portfolio of up to 20 images and other media samples to:
https://ctsa.slideroom.com. There is a fee associated with submission of materials.

Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013, with application review continuing until the position is filled.

EEO/AA Policy: UCI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity,
and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups.
UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life balance through
an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All positions at University of
California are subject to budgetary approval.

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STUDIO MUSEUM HARLEM Curatorial Fellowship — application due Jan. 31st!

CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP

The Curatorial Fellowship is designed to provide in-depth curatorial experience for a
recent graduate who has earned a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a
concentration in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Visual Culture or a related field.
Applicants must not be currently enrolled in an academic program. Applicants must be of
culturally diverse background and should have a keen interest in curating, excellent
writing and research skills, and knowledge of the contemporary art world. Applicants
must also currently reside in New York City.

The Curatorial Fellow will work under the direction of the Assistant Curators. The
Curatorial Fellow will be responsible for providing administrative assistance to the
curatorial department; developing interpretive materials such as wall text and object
labels; working with permanent collections manager to develop and organize image
database; and developing and mounting a curatorial project in the Studio Museum’s
galleries.
The Curatorial Fellowship is a paid, year-long commitment requiring 30 hours per week
in the office (not to include weekends.) Applicants must be able to handle multiple
projects at once. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required. Foreign language skills
may be helpful.
To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes one paragraph outlining curatorial
interests, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample no greater than
five pages. International applicants must have a working visa.
Application deadline: January 31, 2013
(please note materials must be received by this date)
Fellowship begins: February 11, 2013
Please email application materials and any questions to internships@studiomuseum.org
in PDF format. Please place “Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line.
Materials may also be mailed to:
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Attn: Fellowship Program
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

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DAAN at CAA 2013 in NYC — updated AGENDA

DAAN LOGO
Dear DAAN members,

Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2013 CAA conference in New York City. *PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATE IN THIS POST FOR THE BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA BELOW*

Wednesday, February 13, 2013:
On the first day of the conference, the Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University would like to invite you to the Institute’s gallery’s inaugural exhibition opening reception with A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence Roger Shimomura:

Prints of Pop (& War)
Curated by 2012-2013 A/P/A Artist-in-Residence Roger Shimomura

EnterTheRiceCooker.1994smallImage: Roger Shimomura, Enter the Rice Cooker, 1994. Published by the Lawrence Lithography Workshop, KCMO.

Location: A/P/A Institute at NYU, 8 Washington Mews, New York, NY
(between Fifth Avenue and University Place. Take the A, C, E, B, D, F lines to West 4th Street station)
Venue phone: (212) 998-3700

Join at the A/P/A Institute at NYU’s new gallery space and celebrate the opening of Prints of Pop (& War), a mini-retrospective featuring screen prints and lithographs by the prolific Roger Shimomura, A/P/A’s 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence <http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/roger-shimomura/> . Objects from the artist’s personal collection will be featured alongside the works related to them.

The artist and curator Roger Shimomura, NYU Professor Crystal Parikh, and others offer remarks.
Opening Reception, 6PM-9PM
Gallery talk, 7PM-8PM

Please RSVP by Monday, February 11, 2013 online http://www.apa.nyu.edu/Reservations are also accepted via phone (212.992.9653).
Prints of Pop (& War) is on view February 13-May 10, 2013, Monday-Friday, 11AM-5PM.

Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, award-winning artist Roger Shimomura’s work challenges constructions of the racialized “other” and calls attention to the power of material and pop culture to normalize whiteness. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two years of his early childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of ten concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. He holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Kansas where he taught for 35 years. His work is in the permanent collections of over 85 museums nationwide.

Thursday, February 14, 2013:
Spend Valentine’s day with DAAN!
The Annual DAAN Business Meeting
Thursday, Feb 14 — 12:30 PM-2h30PM
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor

The business meeting will begin with a short introduction with Roger Shimomura about his exhibition at NYU
Note: Please let us know if you have anything you would like to bring up during the business meeting.

The agenda for the meeting as follows:

Welcome
Announcements:
Roger Shimomura on his exhibition
War is for the Living exhibition
War Baby/Love Child publication
Sign-up / listserv
Members panels at CAA
Notes on: 
NEH Summer Institute and web site update
ECAAAP
DAAN Panel for this and next year
Regional representatives introductions
Networking:
Brief introductions and networking

 

In addition, we are excited to note that this year will mark the first panel we will be hosting as an Affiliated Society at CAA.
DAAN PANEL
Thursday, Feb 14, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Reconceptualizing the “Invisible” Hyphen
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor

Chair: ShiPu Wang, University of California, Merced
Alexandra Chang, New York University
Laura Kina, DePaul University
Viet Lê, California College of the Arts
Susette Min, University of California, Davis

*The DAAN Business meeting and DAAN panel are FREE and open to the public.* Please note you would need to register for the conference to attend other aspects of the CAA conference (please see the CAA website for registration options and fees)

POST-PANEL:
After the DAAN panel, the DAAN membership are also invited to attend the opening reception of “War is for the Living” at The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim art gallery (co-sponsored by A/P/A Institute at NYU). The exhibition is curated by two DAAN members Chuong-Dai Vo and Midori Yamamura.

Group Exhibition: War is for the Living
Momotaro_7panels
Image caption: Momotaro/Peach Boy, 7 prints, painted laser transfer on wood, 2008, 20×24 in. each. Image courtesy of Tomie Arai

Opening reception at Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, February 14, 2013, 6PM-8PM
On view February 14-March 23, 2013, Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM
417 Lafayette Street (6 line Astor Place station and N and R lines 8th Street station)

The exhibition brings together a distinguished group of emerging and established artists whose works provoke questions about the everyday of war, the relationships formed and broken by war, the displacements that people must endure because of war, and the inadvertent histories, technologies, and trajectories that arise from the prevalence of war. These projects provoke questions about our relationship to a world permeated by war.

The artists include: Tomie Arai, Allan deSouza, Nancy Hwang, An-My Le, Dinh Q. Lê, Simon Leung, Yoko Ono, Paul Qaysi, Hiroshi Sunairi, and Yoshiaki Kaihatsu.

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Do you have a session or panel planned during the CAA conference?
Let us know and we will circulate this information to DAAN members. Email: achang@nyu.edu

Visit the DAAN website for the latest news about DAAN and the membership:
http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/

And don’t forget to contact your regional representative if you have news to share:
http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/?page_id=7

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!

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Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina @ the Chicago Cultural Center

Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina
Curated by Greg Lunceford and Lanny Silverman
January 26 – April 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:30-7:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Rooms
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60638

Hours:
Monday–Thursday, 9 am–7 pm
Friday, 9 am–6 pm
Saturday, 9 am–6 pm
Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

Free and open to the public

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Employing fair trade artisans from women’s collectives in India and executing their works in indigo blue, Indian artist Shelly Jyoti and US artist Laura Kina’s works draw upon India’s history, narratives of immigration and transnational economic interchanges.

Artist talk with Shelly Jyoti, Laura Kina, and Pushipika Frietas, President of MarketPlace: Handwork of India
The Chicago Rooms
12:15pm Thursday, January 31, 2013

View the exhibition catalog online

Watch the 2010 video on YouTube

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FULLY SUPPORTED MASTER OF ARTS GRADUATE STUDENT EMPLOYEE IN A/PA ARCHIVES, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University

FULLY SUPPORTED MASTER OF ARTS

GRADUATE STUDENT EMPLOYEE IN A/PA ARCHIVES

Asian/Pacific/American Institute

New York University

GRADUATE STUDENT EMPLOYEE IN A/PA ARCHIVES:

The Graduate Student Employee in Archives at the A/P/A Institute (A/P/A) works on collection building efforts while simultaneously pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the Archives and Public History Program in the History Department at New York University. As part of A/P/A’s ongoing commitment to documenting and preserving A/PA history, the grad student will help to create and build access to A/PA collections of the New York area. The student serves as a key resource connecting A/P/A’s network of scholars, researchers, activists, archivists, librarians, artists, curators, and community members with archives.

The two-year MA Program (32 points @ 8 points per semester) is designed to give the graduate student practical experience in archives, in addition to a solid grounding in archival theory and historical scholarship. The grad student employee will work with the A/P/A Institute and meet regularly with the Institute’s staff to discuss progress and expectations. The student works an average of 20 hours per week during each 15-week term.  (Dates of appointment for academic year 2013-2014 are 9/3/13-12/13/13 for Fall 2013, and 1/27/14-5/12/14 for Spring 2014.)

Archival management is an important and growing field with many employment opportunities in the New York area. Graduates typically work in the city and region’s many museums, libraries, and historical societies as well as in government and corporate archives. Recent job placements include: National Archives and Records Administration, Brooklyn Historical Society, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Maryknoll Mission Archives, September 11th Memorial Museum, the History Channel, History Detectives, Harvard University, and the American Friends Service Committee. Graduates can expect starting salaries ranging from $40,000 to $50,000 depending on the institution.

A/P/A works closely with community members to facilitate the process of finding accessible, permanent homes for New York Metro region and East Coast Asian/Pacific American archival materials.

Using archival materials, past and current archives student employees have curated exhibitions and published essays on “yellow peril,” Asian American art and social movements, and popular culture representations. They have been central in bringing in individual and organization collections, taught undergraduates, maintained an archival blog, developed archival theory, worked closely with collectors and donors, and more.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major or minor in Asian/Pacific American Studies preferred.
  • Background knowledge, demonstrated interest or involvement in Asian/Pacific American history and community.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, but especially as part of a team.
  • Experience conducting oral history interviews a plus.

SCHOLARSHIP:

The selected Graduate student employee receives 100% remission of tuition (8 points per semester), fees, and student health insurance for full-time study in the MA in Archives and Public History Program at NYU. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the hourly compensation for 30 weeks, 20 hours of work per week is $20, coming to an approximate total of $12,000 to be earned. Paychecks are disbursed every two weeks between September 2013 and May 2014.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Qualified applicants should:

1)      Contact Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen by email at apa.archives@nyu.edu with cover letter stating your interest and specific A/P/A-relevant qualifications, resume, and any additional information that would be beneficial for consideration; and

2)      Apply simultaneously to the MA in Archives and Public History Program at NYU online by Friday, March 15th, 2013 at:

http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.admissionsapplication.html

(IMPORTANT NOTE: GRE scores are required for admission to the MA program!)

For more information:

Archives and Public History Program:

http://aphdigital.org/

 

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute:

http://www.apa.nyu.edu/

 

The Asian/Pacific American Documentary Heritage Archives Survey Project:

http://dlibdev.nyu.edu/tamimentapa/

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January 10, 2013: Jimmy Ong – ELO PROGO Exhibition Opening @ Tyler Rollins Fine Art

JIMMY ONG    ELO PROGO
Tyler Rollins Fine Art is pleased to welcome back Jimmy Ong for his second solo exhibition with the gallery, entitled Elo Progo, taking place from January 10 – February 23, 2013. One of Singapore’s preeminent contemporary artists, Ong has been noted for his large-scale, figurative charcoal works on paper since his first solo exhibitions in the 1980s. His early, pioneering work focused on sexual identity and gender roles, often within the context of the traditional Chinese family. Now a US resident, Ong has, over the past twenty-five years, explored the ways in which multiple identities and perspectives – whether sexual, ethnic, national, or even generational – can coexist within the individual. His deeply personal works have taken inspiration from a stark analysis of his own experience, and indeed of his own physical form, an ongoing process of what he calls “creative self therapy.” In recent years, he has investigated issues relating to marital roles, informed in part by his experience as a spouse in a gay marriage. His inquiry has gradually broadened from the personal to the plural and has incorporated gender archetypes as conveyed through mythology and spiritual traditions. His seminal exhibition, Sitayana, exhibited at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in 2010 and subsequently acquired by the National Art Gallery of Singapore, marked the first major public exhibition of this new focus, with its feminist re-imagining of the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana, a work which continues to play a vibrant role throughout Southeast Asia, acting as an endless source of inspiration for the region’s folk and popular cultures. Ong used the Ramayana as a point of departure in creating new narratives that were informed by his sensitivity to the way gender roles play out in contemporary relationships.
In 2012, Ong’s investigation of the contemporary resonance of ancient myths led him to a series of projects in Yogyakarta, one of the major artistic centers in Java, Indonesia, where he began documentary research into gender roles as reflected in folklore as well as contemporary society, the latter specifically relating to the local transgender community. His current exhibition, Elo Progo, takes its name and inspiration from the confluence of the Elo and Progo rivers – one said to be male, the other female – located in the Kedu Plain near Borobudur, one of Java’s sacred places. Ong was captivated by this local myth as well as the traditional Javanese practice of meditation in water. The Elo Progo exhibition centers on Ong’s first public showing of video works, which were inspired by the rituals of water meditation and informed by themes of gender fluidity and mythic transformation. The exhibition also includes a new body of works on paper, done in richly colored gouache, that appropriate a type of Chinese splash ink brushwork in mirrored patterns created by the repetitive folding of the paper along an axis. Through a circular and meditative process of drawing, transferring, and redrawing, which echoes the cyclical, ritualistic time of the videos, Ong has created a vivid series of works that features a recurring, androgynous figure. In various degrees of abstraction, the figure is shown twice in each work, in a mirroring of form that reflects Ong’s ongoing interest in ideas relating to duality, the gender binarism, and the fluidity and transformation of identity.
EXHIBITION DATES:    January 10 – February 23, 2012 GALLERY HOURS:    Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 am – 6 pm

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DAAN programs at College Art Association 2013 in NYC

DAAN LOGO
Dear DAAN members,

Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2013 CAA conference in New York City.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013:
On the first day of the conference, the Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University would like to invite you to the Institute’s gallery’s inaugural exhibition opening reception with A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence Roger Shimomura:

Prints of Pop (& War)
Curated by 2012-2013 A/P/A Artist-in-Residence Roger Shimomura

EnterTheRiceCooker.1994smallImage: Roger Shimomura, Enter the Rice Cooker, 1994. Published by the Lawrence Lithography Workshop, KCMO.

Location: A/P/A Institute at NYU, 8 Washington Mews, New York, NY
(between Fifth Avenue and University Place. Take the A, C, E, B, D, F lines to West 4th Street station)
Venue phone: (212) 998-3700

Join at the A/P/A Institute at NYU’s new gallery space and celebrate the opening of Prints of Pop (& War), a mini-retrospective featuring screen prints and lithographs by the prolific Roger Shimomura, A/P/A’s 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence <http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/roger-shimomura/> . Objects from the artist’s personal collection will be featured alongside the works related to them.

The artist and curator Roger Shimomura, NYU Professor Crystal Parikh, and others offer remarks.
Opening Reception, 6PM-9PM
Gallery talk, 7PM-8PM

Please RSVP by Monday, February 11, 2013 online http://www.apa.nyu.edu/. Reservations are also accepted via phone (212.992.9653).
Prints of Pop (& War) is on view February 13-May 10, 2013, Monday-Friday, 11AM-5PM.

Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, award-winning artist Roger Shimomura’s work challenges constructions of the racialized “other” and calls attention to the power of material and pop culture to normalize whiteness. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two years of his early childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of ten concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. He holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Kansas where he taught for 35 years. His work is in the permanent collections of over 85 museums nationwide.

Thursday, February 14, 2013:
Spend Valentine’s day with DAAN!
The Annual DAAN Business Meeting
Thursday, Feb 14 — 12:30 PM-2h30PM
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor

The business meeting will begin with a short introduction with Roger Shimomura about his exhibition at NYU
Note: Please let us know if you have anything you would like to bring up during the business meeting. An agenda to come.

In addition, we are excited to note that this year will mark the first panel we will be hosting as an Affiliated Society at CAA.
DAAN PANEL
Thursday, Feb 14, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Reconceptualizing the “Invisible” Hyphen
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor

Chair: ShiPu Wang, University of California, Merced
Alexandra Chang, New York University
Laura Kina, DePaul University
Viet Lê, California College of the Arts
Susette Min, University of California, Davis

*The DAAN Business meeting and DAAN panel are FREE and open to the public.* Please note you would need to register for the conference to attend other aspects of the CAA conference (please see the CAA website for registration options and fees)

POST-PANEL:
After the DAAN panel, the DAAN membership are also invited to attend the opening reception of “War is for the Living” at The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim art gallery (co-sponsored by A/P/A Institute at NYU). The exhibition is curated by two DAAN members Chuong-Dai Vo and Midori Yamamura.

Group Exhibition: War is for the Living
Momotaro_7panels
Image caption: Momotaro/Peach Boy, 7 prints, painted laser transfer on wood, 2008, 20×24 in. each. Image courtesy of Tomie Arai

Opening reception at Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, February 14, 2013, 6PM-8PM
On view February 14-March 23, 2013, Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM
417 Lafayette Street (6 line Astor Place station and N and R lines 8th Street station)

The exhibition brings together a distinguished group of emerging and established artists whose works provoke questions about the everyday of war, the relationships formed and broken by war, the displacements that people must endure because of war, and the inadvertent histories, technologies, and trajectories that arise from the prevalence of war. These projects provoke questions about our relationship to a world permeated by war.

The artists include: Tomie Arai, Allan deSouza, Nancy Hwang, An-My Le, Dinh Q. Lê, Simon Leung, Yoko Ono, Paul Qaysi, Hiroshi Sunairi, and Yoshiaki Kaihatsu.

—-

Do you have a session or panel planned during the CAA conference?
Let us know and we will circulate this information to DAAN members. Email: achang@nyu.edu

Visit the DAAN website for the latest news about DAAN and the membership:
http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/

And don’t forget to contact your regional representative if you have news to share:
http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/?page_id=7

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!

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