Monthly Archives: March 2014

Doublebind: Art of the South Asian Diaspora — at William Patterson University, NJ

William Patterson University Galleries and Collections
March 31 – May 30, 2014
Opening reception: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00pm
(Snow date: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00pm)
           Yamini Nayar, Ahket, 2013, C-print, 50 x 40 inches

South and East Galleries

Doublebind: Art of the South Asian Diaspora

Organized in conjunction with the 2014 Cross-Cultural Arts Festival, and curated by Kristen Evangelista, this exhibition is inspired by the writing of South Asian theorist Ranajit Guha. He describes the “doublebind” or the predicament of the migrant who straddles opposing realms such as native land and adopted home, and past and present. The artists in this exhibition grapple with issues of connection and detachment, belonging and non-belonging. Using new media, photography, sculpture, and video, they explore a contested relationship to space, territory, and geography. Artists include: Jaishri Abichandani, Hasan Elahi, Naeem Mohaiemen, Yamini Nayar, and Jaret Vadera.

March 31 – May 30, 2014
Award ceremony: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:30 – 2:00pm
Court Gallery

Profiles of the Future: Annual Student Art Association Exhibition
University Galleries
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 720-2654

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Oil & Water Symposium at Museum of Chinese in America, NYC April 27th

Title: Oil & Water Symposium
Date: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 from 10am – 4pm
Location: Museum of China in America, 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013

Admission: $15/Adults; $10/MOCA Members, Students, and Seniors

Advanced reservation required:
RSVP: Call now: 212-619-4785 or email:

The Museum of Chinese in America in New York City (MOCA) will host a scholarly symposium in conjunction with MOCA’s upcoming exhibition Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink, opening April 24th. The exhibition will feature the work of three renowned Chinese contemporary artists: Qiu Deshu, Wei Jia, and Zhang Hongtu.

This symposium is composed of experts in the field of Chinese and American art history who will discuss the trajectory of Chinese ink art from traditional landscape painting and calligraphy to the creative reinterpretation of these historic models, reflecting on the social, political and artistic ramifications of their development. The dialogues will unpack the intellectual importance of the ever-developing ink genre and the role these artists play in shaping contemporary art in New York.


• 10:00 – 10:30AM
Welcome and Introduction by Herb Tam, Carolyn Hsu-Balcer, and Michelle Loh

• 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Let Hundred Flowers Bloom: Contemporary Ink in the 21st Century by Julia F. Andrews , Kuiyi Shen, and Melissa Chiu
Moderate by John Rajchman

• 11:30AM – 12:00PM
Artist Interview: Wei Jia and Robert C. Morgan

• 12:00AM – 12:30PM
Artist Interview: Zhang Hongtu and Richard Vine

12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch Break

• 1:30PM – 2:30PM The Emergence of Asian Art and Asian American Art in the 20th Century

What is Asian, what is American? by Lilly Wei, Aileen Wang (1:30PM – 2:00PM)

How Does Political Evolution and Artistic Revolution in China and America Shape the Development of Asian/American Art by Jerome Cohen (2:00PM – 2:30PM)

• 2:30PM – 3:00PM
Artist Interview: Qiu Deshu and Joan Cohen

3:00PM – 4:00PM Gallery Tour

Panelists include Julia Andrews (Professor, Department of the History of Art, Ohio State University), Carolyn Hsu-Balcer, Jerome Cohen (Professor of Law at New York University School of Law), Melissa Chiu (Director, Asia Society Musuem), Qiu Deshu (featured artist), Michelle Loh (Art Consultant; Director, Athena Art Advisory), Robert C. Morgan (Art Critic and Artist; Professor Emeritus, Art History, Rochester Institute of Technology), John Rajchman (Director, the Modern Art M.A. Program, Columbia University), Kuiyi Shen (Professor, Asian Art History, Theory and Criticism, University of California, San Diego), Herb Tam (Curator, MOCA), Joan Lebold Cohen, Richard Vine (Managing Editor, Art in America), Aileen Wang (Assistant Professor, Art History and Museum Studies, LIU Post), Lilly Wei (art critic and independent curator), Wei Jia (featured artist), and Zhang Hongtu (featured artist).

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Glenn Kaino: 19.83 at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | BERLIN is proud to announce Glenn Kaino’s solo exhibition, Glenn Kaino: 19.83 at the Studio Museum in Harlem, organized by Assistant Curator Naima J. Keith. 19.83 opens on March 27, 2014



Glenn Kaino, Bridge, installed at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Fiberglass, steel, wire, gold paint,
30″ wide, height variable, Image courtesy Studio Museum in Harlem


Glenn Kaino: 19.83  is the New York debut exhibition that marks the genesis of Kaino’s ongoing collaboration with Olympian Tommie Smith.

On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony for the men’s 200-meter race at the Mexico City Olympic Games, American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists as a symbolic act of protest. The gesture, seen around the world and preserved in images that still resonate today, became a catalytic symbol for myriad beliefs, ideas and social causes.

The exhibition consists of two works: Bridge (2013), in the Museum’s atrium, and 19.83, in the Museum’s project space. Bridge, a site-specific intervention composed of gold-painted casts of Smith’s arm, is a reservoir of memories that reflects on the power of the athletes’ gesture nearly four decades after its occurrence. 19.83, the title of both the work here and the exhibition as a whole, refers to Smith’s world record–breaking time in the 200-meter race, 19.83 seconds. The work is a gold-plated sculptural environment that takes the form of a three-level platform reminiscent of the one used to honor Olympic medalists. Together, these works examine the conditions in which symbolic moments enter history, how these circumstances evolve over time, and how memory and history compete for relevance in the present.

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Floating Library — call for participation — Beatrice Glow

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An Announcement and Request from DAAN member Beatrice Glow:
I have been awarded the Franklin Furnace Fund to create FLOATING LIBRARY for the month of September 2014, aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship located at Pier 25 along the Hudson River. This pop-up library will host a public reading space on the main deck, a listening room with sound art for introspection, a copy/scan room, workshops (book binding, mapmaking, DIY projects, etc), roundtables, debates (pirates, dreamers and think tanks), and performances. All library visitors will need to power-off their cell phones upon entering. Currently confirmed partnering organizations include Poets House and Center for Book Arts.
Given your network of interdisciplinary artists and thinkers, I am writing to see if you would be able to help spread the word:
1) PARTICIPATE/SHARE my OPEN CALL for unpublished/little known book projects, manifestoes, and artist writings. Submissions are due May 16th.  
2) DONATE books with an emphasis on social movements, art, mapping, poetry, environmental health and children literature to build our reading material collection.
3) SOUND EQUIPMENT: DO you have leads to where I can get small-sized music players (small mp3 or ipods) and headphones either donated or on loan? I need 6 sets for the Listening Room installation. Here is the list of participating artists and a page indicating other items we need.
4)  LIKE the Floating Library on Facebook to get updates on the progress!
5) VOLUNTEERS are needed to man the ship in September. Let me know if you have a few hours to spare and are interested in being onboard.
5) COME by the Floating Library Sept. 6- Oct. 3rd, Wed – Sun 2PM-7PM for some mental spa time!
—————————————————c’est tout!————————-—————————-
I hope to hear from you and welcome any suggestions!
My very best,


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College Art Assocation Call For Papers for Feb. 2015 in NYC

Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Call for Participation for the 103rd Annual Conference, taking place February 11–14, 2015, in New York, describes many of next year’s programs sessions. CAA and the session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper or presentation. This publication also includes a call forPoster Session proposals and describes the seven Open Forms sessions. Deadline: May 9, 2014.

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Announcing Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) CFP


Call for Papers:

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas








Editors: Alexandra Chang, New York University, and Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University

Area Editors:

Caribbean: Patricia Mohammed, University of the West Indies, St. Augustin

Latin America: Camilla Fojas, DePaul University, and Ana Paulina Lee, University of Southern California

Pacific Islands: Kevin Lim, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Jane Chi Hyun Park, University of Sydney

Canada: Chris Lee, University of British Columbia

United States: Celine Shimizu, University of California Santa Barbara, and Susette Min, University of California Davis


Associate Editors:

Nadine Attewell, McMaster University

Mark Johnson, San Francisco State University

Margo Machida, University of Connecticut

Kirsten Emiko McAllister, Simon Fraser University

Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario

Karen Shimakawa, New York University


Reviews Editors:

Laura Kina, DePaul University

Viet Lê, California College of the Arts


Board of Advisors:

Lily Cho, York University

Michelle Cho, McGill University

Catherine Dossin, Purdue University

Haidy Geismar, University College London

Julia P. Herzberg, independent scholar and curator

Ranjit Hoskote, independent scholar

Evelyn Hu De-Hart, Brown University

Anna Kazumi Stahl, New York University

Christine Kim, Simon Fraser University

Monica Kin Gagnon, Concordia University

Jacqueline Lo, Australian National University

Thomas Looser, New York University

Roy Miki, Simon Fraser University

Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University

Diana Taylor, New York University

Ming Tiampo, Carleton University

Tom Wolf, Bard College

Midori Yoshimoto, New Jersey City University


Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) will be published by Brill in affiliation with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University (New York) and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University (Montreal).


Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is a new peer-reviewed journal that features multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas. Perspectives on and from North, Central and South America, as well as the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean are presented to encourage the hemispheric transnational study of multiple Americas with diverse indigenous and diasporic populations. The broad conceptualization of the Americas as a complex system of continual movement, migratory flows and cultural exchange, and Asian diaspora as an analytical tool, enables the critical examination of the historically under-represented intersections between and within, Asian Canadian Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian Latin American Studies, Asian Caribbean Studies, and Pacific Island Studies. The journal explores visual culture in all its multifaceted forms, including, but not limited to, visual arts, craft, cinema, film, performing arts, public art, architecture, design, fashion, media, sound, food, networked practices, and popular culture. It recognizes the ways in which diverse systems of visualities, inclusive of sensorial, embodied experience, have shaped and embedded meanings within culturally specific, socio-political and ideological contexts.


Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is dedicated to the critical examination of visual cultural production by and about Asian diasporic communities in the Americas and largely conceived within a globally connected framework. The journal provides an intellectual forum for researchers and educators to showcase, engage and be in dialogue with this growing multidisciplinary area of investigation within the humanities and will be published twice annually with one double issue. Along with academic articles, each issue features reviews of a wide range of visual cultural production, including books, films, and exhibitions, as well as full colour artist pages. The journal welcomes transnational and transhistorical as well as site-based scholarly critique and investigation on visual cultures that engage with historical, material, cultural and political contextualizations within current discussions on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, dis/ability and class as well as aesthetics, ethics, epistemologies, and technologies of visuality. Transcultural areas of investigation in the humanities, including Asian-Indigenous collaborations, historical formulations of Afro-Asian connections, and studies on transnational subjects of mixed race heritage, are welcome. In this way, the journal recognizes the critical project of challenging not only the assumed pan-ethnicity of cultural groupings but also the varying degrees of racialized experiences that have been freighted by cultural stereotypes or based on regional identifications, geographical proximity and fixed temporalities.

First issue is planned for publication in Winter/Spring 2015.

DEADLINE for first issue: June 1, 2014



Essays (between 5,000-6,500 words) and reviews (between 800-1,000 words) should be prepared according to MLA (for humanities) or APA (for social sciences) style and submitted electronically. Proposed artist pages (up to 6 pages) will also be considered. More detailed instructions for authors can be found at Authors’ names should not appear on manuscripts; instead, please include a separate document with the author’s name and address and the title of the article with your electronic submission. Authors should not refer to themselves in the first person in the submitted text or notes if such references would identify them; any necessary references to the author’s previous work, for example, should be in the third person. Please send queries or submissions to:

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Asian American Art, A History: 1859-1970 on sale at Stanford University Press for $10 for hardcover!

We’d like to share this information on a special for the volume co-edited by DAAN member Mark Johnson:

Asian American Art, A History: 1859-1970
Edited by Gordon Chang, Mark Johnson and Paul Karlstrom is on sale at this site for $10 for the hardcover! (and $5 shipping). The list price for the hardcover is $80…so get it before it’s gone!

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Spring has arrived (for some of us)! In celebration (or commiseration), we’re offering a gift to you, our faithful readers — over 600 titles at deep discounts: $10 hardcovers and $5 paperbacks. Peruse at your leisure here. The sale lasts through the end of March. And while you’re at it, take a look at some of our forthcoming 2014 titles.
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The Asian Women Giving Circle — Request for Proposals for its Women, Arts & Activism Fund — deadline MARCH 7!

The Asian Women Giving Circle, a donor advised fund of the Ms. Foundation for Women, is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for its Women, Arts & Activism Fund. The deadline for submitting a proposal is this Friday, March 7, 2014 at 5pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Through this RFP, the Asian Women Giving Circle seeks to support Asian American women-led projects that use the tools of culture, the arts and education to raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that impact Asian American communities.

For the complete RFP and application materials, please visit: Ms. Foundation for Women’s website.

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