Monthly Archives: February 2017

DAAN at College Art Association 2017 in NYC

The Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] is delighted to announce the upcoming DAAN events during the College Art Association 2017 week in New York City from February 16-18, 2017. We hope that you can attend one or all of them!
DAAN GALLERY VISIT: Art 100 Gallery New York
Thursday, February 16
555 West 25th Street, Ground Floor
Free event
5h30pm — Discussion with Art 100 New York Gallery Director Michelle Loh
6h00pm — Exhibition opening reception for Construction and Contemplation: Noa Charuvi, Li Gang
About the exhibit:
Construction and Contemplation 
Noa Charuvi, Li Gang
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2017 6pm-8pm
February 16  – March 31, 2017

Noa Charuvi was born in Jerusalem, and now lives and works in New York City.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.   Her work is in the Time Equities collection and has been exhibited internationally, including at the Bronx Museum of Art and the Haifa Museum of Arts in Israel.  

Li Gang was born in Guangdong, China in 1962.  He now lives and works in Beijing. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.  Li’s work has been exhibited in Strasbourg, France, Heidelberg, Germany, the Venice Biennale; and in China at Today Art Museum among others.  His work is held in the collection of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Shanghai Artists Association, and the Guangdong Museum of Art.

 Noa Charuvi, White Sheet, Oil on Canvas

Li Gang, No 20161018, Ink on Paper


CANADA 150: Asian Canadians and Visual Culture in National Celebrations

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017
3:30PM – 5:00 PM
New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York
Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor
Conference registration required

Chairs: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University; Victoria Nolte, Carleton University

Souvenirs of the Self and The Long View: Canadian National Parks and the Transnational Asian Canadian Subject within Nature
Jin-me Yoon, Simon Fraser University

Collecting “Strangeness” and “Familiarity”: Asian Canadian Photo-Poetics
Glenn Deer, University of British Columbia

Transnational Kinship, Diasporic Mourning, and Belonging in the Canadian Animation World: The Moving Images of Leslie Supnet’s gains + losses
Marissa Largo, University of Toronto



Courtesy of the artist. Jin-me Yoon, video still, Other Hauntings: A Geography Beloved (Dance), 2016, Single channel video.
More about Jin-me Yoon’s work: Through the use of gestures, activist Tera maps the geography of Gangjeong village, Jeju Island, South Korea onto her body; the beloved intimate landscape she struggles to preserve in the face ecological and social devastation caused by the recent construction of a Naval Base. A strange apparition, a seaweed-headed soldier of ambiguous gender, troubles our understanding of masculinity as well as the acceptance of military state-sanctioned violence against citizens, creatures small and large, the land, sea and all sustaining life ways.
After the DAAN panel, we will be gathering to go to Chinatown to visit the changing neighborhood including the new Pearl River Mart with their gallery space now showing work by artist Wiena Lin. We will talk with Pearl River Mart president Joanne Kwong. We will also visit other spaces and end for dinner at August Gatherings, 266 Canal Street (between Cortlandt Alley and Lafayette St). We will also discuss DAAN business at the start of the dinner. Dinner is Dutch treat. Please RSVP to

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Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Special Issue Launch Event at CAA — Friday, February 17, 2017

ADVA JournalFriday, February 17, 4:30-6:00PM
Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Journal Launch!
At College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown – Rhinelander Gallery
1335 6th Ave
A/P/A Institute at NYU Exhibit Booth number 210
Conference Exhibit Hall registration required. If you are not registered for the conference, please contact Alex at There is a limited number of free tickets to the exhibit hall for the event, please email by Thursday, Feb 9th.


Join the editors of the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) journal for a toast as they launch the latest ADVA journal — a special double issue “Island Worlds, Oceanic Diasporas, & Global Flows” guest edited by Tom Looser, Margo Machida, and Francis Maravillas. ADVA journal is published by Brill and is a collaboration between A/P/A Institute at New York University and Concordia University’s Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.

The Table of Contents of the 2017 Spring double issue is below:

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

Vol.3 / Nos. 1-2 / Spring 2017 

Special Issue: Island Worlds, Oceanic Diasporas, and Global Flows
Guest Editors: Margo L. Machida, Thomas D. Looser, and Francis Maravillas


EDITORIAL: Island Worlds, Oceanic Diasporas, and Global Flows – Margo L. Machida, Thomas D. Looser, and Francis Maravillas


Pacific Itineraries: Islands and Oceanic Imaginaries in Contemporary Asian American Art – Margo L. Machida

Towards a Lexicon of Inclinations: Words Forming Worlds in Southeast Asia – Patrick Flores

Monstrous Territories, Queer Propositions: Negotiating The Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, between Australia, the Philippines, and Other (Island) Worlds – Michelle Antoinette

Looking Back at Samoa: History, Memory and the Figure of Mourning in Yuki Kihara’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? – Mandy Treagus

The Politics and Museological Representation of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Taiwan Dance – Sophie McIntyre

Umi no Utsuwa and Earth Vortex: Nobuho Nagasawa’s Interweaving of Oceanic and Island Imaginaries – Midori Yoshimoto

“Islands That Crawl and Dance” – Rebecca Jennison

Real Imaginary Diasporas – Thomas D. Looser 


Michael Arcega’s Code-Switching – curated by Thea Quiray Tagle

Of Love and Decomposition: Counterpoints in the Production of Space in South Bali – Leyla Stevens


Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear – reviewed by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Dan Taulapapa McMullin: 100 Tiki Notes – reviewed by Kathryn Drury

Yuki Kihara: A Study of a Samoan Savage– Erika Maria Wolf

Beatrice Glow: Rhunhattan [Tearoom] – reviewed by Yu-Chieh Li

Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai‘i—The Art of Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara – reviewed by Ayako Yoshida

Jave Yoshimoto: The Melting World – reviewed by Larry Lee

Leonard Suryajaya: Don’t Hold On to Your Bones – reviewed by Aram Han Sifuentes

Mele Murals, Tadashi Nakamura, dir. – reviewed by Maile Arvin


The Art of Hydrarchy: Asian American Art as Maritime Critique and Utopian Gesture – Santhi Kavuri-Bauer

Ocean Crafts and Chinese Junk: Keywords for Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas – Sean Metzger

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