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DAAN NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

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Hello DAAN Members,
Please take the time to see the opportunities and exhibitions in November. 

Thank you!
Diasporic Asian Art Network


EVENTS

Roski Talks: Yong Soon Min
Lecture: A Body of Work
University of Southern California
Graduate fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
November 15, 6-8pm

Michiko Itatani Artist Talk with Jason Foumberg
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.
November 18, 7:30 – 8:30pm

OPPORTUNITIES

Art Asia Archive seeks Head of Research
Full-time, Hong Kong-based

Association of Art Historians Call for Papers:
Art History as Créolité/Creolising Art History

Paper proposal deadline November 7, 2016

Call for Artists
Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by the Life & Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014)

Deadline November 14, 2016

Amerasia Journal Special Issue Call for Papers: Exhibiting Race and Culture
Paper submission deadline November 15, 2016

EXHIBITIONS FOR LOAN

A is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture
A/P/A Institute at NYU

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
EXHIBITIONS
Aram Han Sifunetes: Official Unofficial Voting Station
The discontented and disenfranchised can cast unsanctioned ballots and other Official Unofficial Voting Stations across the country and in Mexico. Ballots cast at these voting stations will be counted and contribute to an installation at the museum.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago, IL, U.S.
September 8, 2016 – March 5, 2017


Focusing (Vol. II)
Alejandro T. Acierto explores the breath through the colonial history of Filipino involvement in the 1904 World’s Fair. The history touches on the representation of savagery vs. civilization, control and freedom, adaptation and displacement and how Filipinos, through the direction of an African American musician Walter E. Loving, sought their own liberation.
Corner, Chicago, IL, U.S.
October 1 – November 15, 2016

Kay Sekimachi: Student, Teacher, Artist
de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, U.S.
Through November 6, 2016


TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995 – 1997
In 1995, artist Mel Chin organized a group of artists to form the GALA Committee, which created conceptual artworks to be used as props on the popular primetime television show Melrose Place from 1995-97. This is the first comprehensive New York exposure of the GALA Committee’s work.
Red Bull Studios New York, NY, U.S.
September 30 – November 27, 2016


Far From Indochine
Guest curated by Chương-Đài Võ
Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA, U.S.
September 10 – December 9, 2016


Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera
This is the first major solo museum exhibition of the photographer’s works, which have long sparked the imaginations of younger artists. The exhibition features over 80 photographs that address issues of popular culture, politics, cosmopolitanism, and cultural diversity.
Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, U.S.
September 17, 2016 – December 11, 2016

The Wayfinding Project — with artist Beatrice Glow
A/P/A Institute at NYU, New York, NY, U.S.
Through December 21, 2016


Intersections: Contemporary Art and Tradition

Works by eight contemporary artists – Sven Drühl, Jia, Naoko Matsubara, Ônishi Hiroshi, Rhee Jae Yong, kate-hers RHEE, Luzia Simons and Aiko Tezuka – are juxtaposed with traditional artworks from the East Asian collection in the permanent exhibition space. The resulting dialogues challenge ways of seeing and thinking, cast a new light on familiar objects and provide surprising insights and perspectives.
Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Through January 8, 2017


No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki
The first retrospective of the work of Zao Wou-Ki (1920 – 2013) in the United States. The Chinese-French artist melded eastern and western aesthetic sensibilities in his paintings as a key figure within post-World War II abstraction.
Asia Society Museum, New York, NY, U.S.
September 9, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Enacting Stillness
This exhibition considers the political potential of slowing down and stopping as forms of resistance, protest, and refusal. The international group of artists in the exhibition includes Yoko Inoue, Kimsooja, Rehan Ansari, and others.
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, NY, U.S.
September 21, 2016 – January 13, 2017


Kay Sekimachi: Simple Complexity

A survey of the work of pioneering fiber artist Kay Sekimachi from the 1960s to today drawn from the collection of Forrest L. Merrill. With an economic approach to the use of color and pattern, Sekimachi’s sculptural forms highlight the structure of her pieces and emphasize the natural properties of the materials she uses.
Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
September 25, 2016 – January 8, 2017


Hi-Point Contact: Michiko Itatani Solo Exhibition
“Hi-Point Contact” is an engineering term describing a momentary touching of two elements. Throughout this retrospective exhibition, Itatani expands its meaning as an ongoing question about human existence.
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.
October 17, 2016 – December 30, 2016

Kimsooja: Archive of Mind
This exhibition presents a major performative installation, an ongoing film series, and a series of recent works by artist Kimsooja, acclaimed for her works that explore Korean identity. The exhibition is the third installation of the MMCA Hyundai Motor Series.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Through February 5, 2017


Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia

Temporal Turn speculates on varied manifestations of time, history, and memory. While many artists in the exhibition approach temporal imagination by adapting scientific methodds, others deploy a range of strategies grounded in deep-rooted cultural perspectives.
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, U.S>
November 10, 2016 – March 12, 2017


From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art
The artists in this exhibition search, question, and reflect on the representation of truths related to ancestral and collective memory, ultimately attempting to make sense of their own past. The artists include Binh Danh, Yong Soon Min and Chikako Yamashiro.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, U.S.
November 25, 2016 – April 2, 2017

Everything Has Been Material for Scissors to Shape
Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA, U.S.
Through April 16, 2017

ONGOING ONLINE
Asian American Art Oral History Project
AS-AP Project: Godzilla Oral History
Art Asia America
Asian/Pacific/American Archives Survey Project
Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas journal
The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Racecraft online at the Center for Art and Thought
H1-B online at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

 


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Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel Session: Asian Latino Art and Visual Cultures: Current Scholarship and Institutional Practices — at CAA 2015 in Washington DC

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Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel Session:
Saturday, February 6, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel; Room: Washington 5, Exhibition Level

Asian Latino Art and Visual Cultures:
Current Scholarship and Institutional Practices

Panelists:

On Circles and Circuits: An exhibition on Chinese Caribbean Art at the Chinese American Museum
Alexandra Chang, chair
Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, NYU A/P/A Institute

Chinese American Museum: From Localized Histories to Global Approaches
Steven Wong
Senior Curator, Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles

Building a Cultural Laboratory: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Project and New Models of Cross-Cultural Exhibition and Education
Adriel Luis
Curator of Digital and Emerging Media, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Guest Editor of ADVA Journal Special Issue “Memory and Migration”
Anna Kazumi Stahl
Director, Global Program, NYU Buenos Aires

This panel on Asian Latino art and visual cultures will range from historic to contemporary art and present some current scholarship on mobilities of images, goods, people, and ideas on the envisioning of Asia in Latin America as well as art practice. The panel will also include current projects from community-based and national-based institutions, the Chinese American Museum in LA and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas [ADVA] journal.

Special thanks to DAAN Panel Committee Chair Alice Ming Wai Jim and Committee Members ShiPu Wang, Leila Philip and Binod Shrestha

 

Bios

Alexandra Chang is Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, where she is Project Director of the Virtual Asian American Museum and Co-Editor of the journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA). She is the Director of the NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) and Co-Organizer of the East Coast Asian American Art Project (ECAAAP). She is also the co-organizer of the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) and serves on CAA’s International Committee. She was Managing Editor of Art Asia Pacific and is the author of Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Art Collectives from Godzilla, Godzookie, to the Barnstormers.

Adriel Luis is a self-taught musician, poet, curator, coder, and visual artist who believes imagination is key to transforming cultural paradigms. Adriel is currently based in Washington DC as the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he is focused on exploring intersectional identities in the U.S. and contemporary Asian diasporic art. He is a founding member of the iLL-Literacy arts collective, and also produces and performs music independently. Adriel frequently travels to different parts of Asia with particular interest in how digital space shapes global communities, and how varying levels of freedom of expression channel artistic political imagination. Adriel can be found across online platforms as @DRZZL.

Anna Kazumi Stahl is a fiction writer and PhD working in literature and critical mixed race studies. Based in Argentina, Stahl is Director of NYU Buenos Aires. Serving on Fulbright and PEN/Argentina, she lectures at MALBA museum and assists in J.M. Coetzee’s UNSAM seminars on Literatures of the Southern Hemisphere.

Steven Wong is the Senior Curator at the Chinese American Museum based in Los Angeles.  Mr. Wong is an artist, contemporary art curator and the curator of history at the museum.  His academic interests include Chinese transnational labor migration from the 1850-1930, the role of Orientalism in the construction of Chinatowns and tourist economies, the post-1965 Chinese American middle-class in the United states and the formation of ethnoburbs.  In 2012, he co-curated an exhibition for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980  titled Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles at CAM which was the first comprehensive exhibit about a group of pioneering Chinese American architects whose designs continue to influence the landscape of Southern California.  He recently co-curated Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles which is the largest permanent exhibition on the West Coast about the settlement of Chinese immigrants in Southern California from the 19th Century to the present day.  Furthermore, he curated a contemporary art exhibition titled (de)Constructing Chinatown which opened the door to local artists to re-imagine one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles through multimedia forms.  Mr. Wong holds a Masters in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (1998) and a Master in Fine Arts from the University of California (2000).

 

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