DAAN — JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER

Dear DAAN Members,

Hope summer is humming along smoothly! We’re so glad that some of you are using the DAAN newsletter to reach out to the membership about your news and announcements! Also, thanks for visiting the new DAAN Facebook site as well–please be sure to “like” us! Please continue to send information including exhibitions, conferences, calls, positions, and other news and opportunities via this form. If you have images please email them to DAAN Newsletter Editor Beatrice Glow at DiasporicNetwork@gmail.com with the subject heading “Newsletter.” Please send all images at 72 dpi, in jpg or png files, around 5 x 5 inches. The cut off date to be included in the monthly listing is the third Friday of each month and the Newsletter will be sent out at the beginning of each month.

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JULY NEWSLETTER CONTENT

  • Invitation to join the art publication “post at MoMA” in conversations on rare material on Contemporary and Modern art from Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe
  • New York Regional DAAN Membership
  • 2015 CAA Panel Selection Committee
  • BROTHER LOVERS, an experimental play written and directed by Zavé Martohardjono that reinterprets the Mahabharata
  • Crossing the Hyphen: Recent Works of Pallavi Sharma

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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POST

post at MoMA

 

post presents rare material about Contemporary and Modern art from AsiaLatin Americaand Central and Eastern Europe

We invite you to join the conversations about experimental art on post: a new digital platform developed as part of MoMA’s research initiative C-MAP (Contemporary and ModernArt Perspectives in a Global age). post explores experimental art in AsiaLatin America andCentral and Eastern Europe. Join our network and take part in our discussions by clicking on “sign up” in the upper right corner of the homepage, then click “discuss” under any entry.

Here are some examples of recently published rare material on post:

Huang Yong Ping, “Duchamp Stripped Bare by the Chinese, Even: Rewriting Example No. 5 or A Discussion of the Duchamp Phenomenon.”

Wang Guangyi, “On Andy Warhol: Perhaps Simplicity Outshines Complexity.”

Miki Kaneda, “Graphic Scores: Tokyo, 1962.”

The MAP Office, “Hong Kong IS.”

Claire Hsu, “Asia as Method, Archive as Method.”

Please visit http://post.at.moma.org/

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New York Regional DAAN Membership

Members of DAAN Network in the New York Area:  Please email Michelle Yee, your New York Regional Representative, at myee.arth@gmail.com if you are interested in being placed on a mailing list for future events and activities for DAAN members in the region.

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2015 CAA Panel Selection Committee

The new DAAN CAA panel selection committee for the upcoming February 2015 conference in New York is accepting panel proposals now through August 31, 2014 here . The panel committee members include Alice Wai Ming Jim, Binod Shrestha, and ShiPu Wang.

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PERFORMANCE AND SCREENINGS

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Brother Lovers

BROTHER LOVERS

 

A fateful glance between two ancient warriors in a modern-day disco club resurrects a 5,000-year-old family tragedy and sparks a tense romance.

BROTHER LOVERS is an experimental play written and directed by Brooklyn-based performance and video artist Zavé Martohardjono. The play reinterprets the Mahabharata to reimagine two mythic heroes in a timeless queer tale of love, exile, and disco.

BROTHER LOVERS will première on Friday July 18 at 9pm and Sunday July 20 at 12pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in the Lower East Side as part of the 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival’s program “All Out Shorts III: Legends Through a Glass Queerly.” The play features a diverse cast of queer dancers and theater artists. Interested in crafting a universal narrative about belonging, displacement, and desire, Martohardjono directs and casts BROTHERS LOVERS with performers interchangeably playing its two main characters. Martohardjono weaves in autobiography and poetic personal reflections on identity as a mixed-race Indonesian-American far from “home” and considers Arjuna and Karna’s parable through a genderqueer and transgender lens.

For tickets, please visit: http://www.freshfruitfestival.com/2014-fresh-fruit-schedule/
To contact zavé or read more about his work, please visit: http://zavemartohardjono.com

Press release is attached at the end of this email.

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EXHIBITIONS

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Crossing the Hyphen: Recent Works of Pallavi Sharma

May 31- July 9, 2014
Addison Street Windows Gallery
2018 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA
Opening Reception: June 7th – 1pm – 3pm

The Addison Street Windows Gallery proudly presents Crossing the Hyphen: Art by Pallavi Sharma, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. Crossing the Hyphen reinvents recent installations and video art created by Pallavi Sharma. Sharma’s work is a subtle conversation in identity politics in America. Herself an Indian-American, Sharma explores how the hyphen serves a dual role: allowing the new immigrant to acknowledge their national origins while also allowing for a reinvented identity within a new country. Her work explores the blurring of national identities which occurs through the process of naturalization and movement. In her piece Carry-On, a suitcase lies open filled with grass and grass seeds. The work represents both the immigrant and the cultural heritage an immigrant brings with them—seeds to be planted in a new land. The piece poses the question of whether these seeds will always be exotic and separate, or over time will they become integrated into the larger cultural landscape?

Pallavi Sharma was born and raised in India and immigrated to United States in 1997. She received her BFA and MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts Baroda, India and received her Ph.D. in Art History from India’s National Museum Institute of History of Art and Conservation, New Delhi, India. Pallavi’s work has been exhibited widely at venues including the Queens Museum of Art, Exit Art, Art Asia Pacific, and Bishop Museum. At present, she is a board member ofAsian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) and Director of ‘Inner Eye Art’ an ArtConsulting Firm specializing in South Asian Art.

Demetrie Broxton is an independent curator. He was born in Oakland, CA and holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University. Broxton has been curator with the City of Berkeley since February 2014. His past curatorial projects include Past Forward at the Sargent Johnson Gallery and Decoding Identity at Museum of the African Diaspora.

Visit here for more info: http://www.pallavisharma.com/

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