DAAN Members Giving Papers at CAA

DAAN Members Giving Papers at CAA
Please stop by these colleagues’ panels:

Views from the Continent: Art and the US Pacific Diaspora
Friday, February 12, 2010, 2:30P.M.-5:00P.M.

* Chair: Margo Machida
Co-chair: Jewel Castro

Session Abstract: Taking visual art produced in the U.S. Pacific diaspora as its point of focus, this panel invites a wide-ranging dialogue on how contemporary artists use their work to articulate complexly constituted relationships to Oceanic heritages – and how in turn that work has been presented and interpreted through various critical, curatorial, and scholarly projects. What questions emerge about the possibilities and limitations of existing discourses, artistic strategies, and modes of display in conveying and contextualizing the ideas, histories, conditions, and subjectivities that catalyze this art?

This panel seeks to draw attention to visual art produced by Pacific Islander peoples living in the continental United States precisely because that subject has received comparatively little scholarly and critical consideration, seen in the light of a robust discourse (as well as a number of high-profile exhibitions) on contemporary art and cultural production in Oceania that have emerged since the 1970s.

Employing the central notion of “diaspora” as a framework for this session reflects an understanding of culture as continuously evolving in relation to new geographies and shifting conditions. It suggests a fluidity of identifications and transnational linkages between places of ancestral origin and various points of circulation and settlement elsewhere in the world. At the same time it is meant to acknowledge the particularities of place and how Oceanic artists’ presence in the United States bears on their sensibilities and negotiations of history, ancestry, family, tradition, and changing cultural practices.

Association for Critical Race Art History
Group Practices: New Diversity Institutions
Thursday, February 11, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Grand CD North, Gold Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chair: Camara Dia Holloway, University of Delaware

The Latina/o Studies Working Group
Robb Hernandez, University of Maryland

* Critical Mixed Race Studies Association
Laura Kina, DePaul University

FACTORYwork: Matterz of the Fact; Products from the New Line
John Jennings, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

After the Fact: Making a Photographic Record of the Past
Friday, February 12, 9:30 AM?12:00 PM
Grand B, Gold Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency Chicago

* “From Fiction to Archive: Reconstructing Public Memory in South Korea”
Young Min Moon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Visual Culture around the Indian Ocean Littoral
Friday, February 12, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Columbus CD, Gold Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency Chicago

* Murtaza Vali

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