DAAN at the 2019 College Art Association Conference
February 13-16, 2019

Please find the upcoming Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] events happening during the College Art Association 2019 week in Los Angeles from February 13-16, 2019. We hope that you can attend one or all of them!

Wednesday, February, 13, 2019

Diasporic Asian Art Network presents

Kusama-Infinity
Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Heather Lenz

Photo ©Harrie Verstappen

Hosted by the Museum of Modern Art
At the Museum of Modern Art Celeste Bartos Theater
4 West 54th Street
7:30pm

Free with RSVP for College Art Association conference participants and DAAN members only
RSVP to: myamamura3524@gmail.com

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

A screening of the film will be follow by a Q&A with the filmmaker Heather Lenz.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Annual Diasporic Asia Art Network [DAAN] business meeting

DAANNew York Hilton Midtown
4th Floor, Harlem Room
12:30pm-1:30pm

FREE for College Art Association conference participants

Join us for the annual Diasporic Asia Art Network [DAAN] business meeting at the College Art Association. DAAN is an affiliated society at CAA and has been meeting annually at the conference since 2009. Come to learn more about the network and to share your projects. DAAN’s institutional sponsor is the A/P/A Institute at NYU.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

DAAN members are invited to join this event at the
A/P/A Institute at NYU exhibition table with DAAN members Laura Kina and Alexandra Chang

The Virtual Asian American Art Museum

at the College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
A/P/A Institute at NYU Exhibit Booth Number 313, Rhinelander Gallery
3-5pm

FREE for College Art Association conference participants

The Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM) is a multi-year, inter-institutional digital humanities project initiated and led by the following major partners: the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Libraries, Getty Research Institute, Smithsonian Institution, DePaul University, Japanese American Service Committee, and TOME.

VAAAM also worked in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago for the museum’s inaugural regional module “Chicago-Midwest.” The scholarly content for the inaugural module was generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and through its initiative Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design history and legacy.

Rather than a “bricks and mortar” museum, VAAAM presents curated materials from US and international repositories to visualize, analyze, and contextualize Asian American art history. VAAAM facilitates the discussion of key topics emerging from the developing discourse of digital art history, American art, national and international standards for museum and institutional collection sharing, and digital access while fostering the transnational narrative of Asian American art. Learn more about the Virtual Asian American Art Museum and join us to celebrate its launch at College Art Association in New York.

DAAN members are invited to attend this Special Issue celebration with the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas journal!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Journal Spring 2019 Issue Celebration!

ADVA JournalAt College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
A/P/A Institute at NYU Exhibit Booth Number 313, Rhinelander Gallery
3-5pm

Free for College Art Association conference participants

Join the editors of the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) journal for a toast as they celebrate the latest ADVA journal Spring 2019 double issue “Expressions of Asian Caribbeanness” guest edited by Andil Gosine, Sean Metzger, and Patricia Mohammed. Learn more about ADVA journal and our current and future issues. 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 Annual DAAN Dinner and a special visit to Oscar Oiwa Opening Reception for his solo show After Midnight

The Annual DAAN Dinner and special visit to Oscar Oiwa’s Opening Reception for After Midnight follows the ADVA journal celebration. Join members for a special visit to the solo show of artist Oscar Oiwa followed by an informal meal and conversation with members. The dinner is pay your own. Kindly RSVP to achang@nyu.edu so we can make reservations.

For those who wish to meet up at the Hilton, we will be meeting in the hotel front lobby and leave at 5:15pm to go downtown to Mizuma Kips & Wada Art at 324 Grand Street and arrive around 6pm, where we will meet the artist Oscar Oiwa and see his exhibition. We will travel from the exhibition to August Gatherings at 266 Canal Street at 7pm for dinner.

About the exhibition and artist:
After Midnight
a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Oscar Oiwa

Location: Mizuma Kips & Wada Art, 324 Grand Street, NYC

Sao Paulo-born Oiwa, primarily known for his galactic ink murals, is debuting a new collection of landscape paintings here at Mizuma Kips & Wada Art this February. Brimming with texture, color, and kaleidoscopic patterns, Oiwa’s pieces transport the viewer to an electric wonderland of improbable pictorial space, subverting long-entrenched expectations of surface and surreality in the process. Whether articulating how light bathes a forest floor or inviting us to consider the formal fluidity of the cosmos, Oiwa’s practice draws on far-ranging references like Pointillism and graphic design to create a new painterly lexis, a bold, fresh language for worlds at once familiar and bizarre. The larger works seem edgeless in their generosity, ensconcing the viewer in operatic gradients of color. Oiwa’s inspirations feel instinctively Modernist; his ability to harness emotional resonance through expertly deployed, immediate brushwork lends the paintings a mystical quality, further problematizing their positions as objects in the white cube. After Midnight offers a metaphysics of paint, a portal through which we can re-imagine the mundane as utterly miraculous.

Oscar Oiwa was born in Sao Paulo in 1965 to Japanese immigrants. He received his BFA from the School of Architecture and Urbanism in Sao Paolo in 1989 and has since had over 60 solo exhibitions at venues like the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, the Takamatsu City Museum, and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro. His work is also featured in a number of international public collections, including the Utsunomiya Museum of Art, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and the University of Sao Paulo Museum of Contemporary Art. He has received several awards, including Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and the Asian Cultural Council Grant. Oiwa is currently based in New York City.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel at College Art Association:

Asian Diasporic Art and the Narrative of Modernism

DAANAt College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor
10:30am-12pm

FREE for College Art Association conference participants

Chairs: SooJin Lee, Hongik University, South Korea
Midori Yamamura, Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York

Presenters:

Recently Discovered Letters by Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Tom Wolf, Bard College

Asian American Artists from Hawai‘i in New York City: 1920-80
Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut

Archives as Method: When the Artist Becomes the Art
SooJin Lee, Hongik University, South Korea

Discussant: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University

 

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