Monthly Archives: March 2013

SUBMIT: (RE)DEFINING: Identities of Asian America (2013) Photo Collection

SUBMIT: (RE)DEFINING: Identities of Asian America (2013) Photo Collection

EXTENDED Submission Deadline:
Sunday, March 31, 2013

Were there ever times you felt your identity was being defined or challenged by another? Were you ever given the opportunity to defend yourself? Or, rather, did you choose not to exercise that right?

A/P/A BRIDGE at NYU is curating a photo collection that captures the experiences and reactions that represent the unheard voices of those who identify with Asian America and its cultures.

“(RE)DEFINING: Identities of Asian America (2013)” seeks to transcend the boundaries of racial & ethnic profiling and stereotypes to expose the importance of our individuality and opinions despite race, ethnicity, and background.

Details + submission guidelines

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Save the date – “War Baby / Love Child” opens April 25, 2013

 Save the date!

War Baby / Love Child:
Mixed Race Asian American Art

opens at the DePaul University Art Museum April 25, 2013

curated by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis

DePaul University Art Museum
April 25, 2013 – June 30, 2013
935 W. Fullerton Chicago, IL 60614

Opening reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013
5-6pm: Members’ Preview (become a member)
6-8pm: Public Exhibition Opening

War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art investigate constructions of mixed heritage Asian American identity in the United States. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age, the exhibition will examine how, or even if, mixed heritage Asian Americans address hybrid identities in their artwork, as well as how perspectives from critical mixed race studies illuminate intersections of racialization, war and imperialism, gender and sexuality, and citizenship and nationality.
The exhibition will feature works across diverse mediums by 19 emerging, mid-career and established artists who reflect a breadth of mixed heritage ethno-racial and geographic diversity: Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Stuart Gaffney, Louie Gong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Lori Kay, Li-lan, Richard Lou, Samia Mirza, Chris Naka, Laurel Nakadate, Gina Osterloh, Adrienne Pao, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jenifer Wofford, Debra Yepa-Pappan.
Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Museums grant to DePaul University.

Visit the War Baby / Love Child website. 

View a “trailer” for the exhibition and book on YouTube.

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Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina extended to April 27

Installation view “Indigo” at the Chicago Cultural Center on view now through April 27, 2013

Indigo: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina

View the catalog.

View pictures from the opening night and installation shots.

January 26 – April 27, 2013
Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Rooms
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60638

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

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.

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Smithsonian Call for Art Submissions

Call for Art Submissions


The Indian American Heritage Project of Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center is looking for artists to create works that use the visual of the H1-B visa as a motif or inspiration and comment upon the experience of temporary and tenuous immigration status for Indian immigrants in the United States.  Themes such as migration, transnational identity, diaspora, economy, outsourcing and the role and reach of technology can also be explored.


Final works should be no larger than 6’ by 6’ and must mount on a gallery wall.  All media are welcome, including graphic design, painting, drawing, printing, collage, photography and mixed media.


Interested artists should submit a concept, including a detailed written description and sketches/images by midnight EST on Sunday, March 31, 2013 to Curator Masum Momaya at with the subject line “H1-B”.  Upon review of concept submissions by Smithsonian curatorial staff, a small number of artists will be asked to create the final work and submit digital representations of it by 5pm EST on Friday, May 31, 2013.


Digital representations will be displayed by Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center in an online gallery, and the winning work will be featured in an upcoming exhibition, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation at the National Museum of Natural History from December 2013 through January 2015.

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Artist Larry Lee book release party at Transistor

Readings from Jook Sing and Notes (in lieu of sketches)
By Larry Lee
Saturday, March 9th

3819 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

Featuring the mellifluous voices of buddies and gals reading excerpts from his two volumes of poems and writings about how a Chinese kid who grew up watching lots of movies, television, sports and all things pop culture deals with “big” ideas like art, literature, philosophy and life.

With Susannah Papish, Sarah Wild, Paul Hopkin, Jason Dunda, Megan Powell, Jeffrey Grauel, CC Ann Chen, and many more…

And a mini-concert by XYZR_KX (Jon Monteverde).

larry lee transistor reading

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Radiation Situation: Post Fallout Perspective

Radiation Situation: Post Fallout Perspective
A collaboration between DePaul students and community artists to speak on the topic of our nuclear past, present, and future through various artistic mediums.

Friday, April 5, 2013 7:00-9:00pm
DePaul University
Student Center 103A
2250 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60614

Contributions from the Japanese Studies, Global Asian Studies, Religious Studies, and Art, Media & Design Departments.

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