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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

 

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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).

 

apa_identity_vertical_blackThe Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is the institutional sponsor of DAAN

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Museum of Modern Art for #WikiAPA — a social evening of Wikipedia editing, dedicated to creating, updating, and improving articles about Asian Pacific American art and artists

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikiapa-edit-a-thon-tickets-17974764003

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Join us at the Museum of Modern Art for #WikiAPA, a social evening of Wikipedia editing, dedicated to creating, updating, and improving articles about Asian Pacific American art and artists. Hosted at the Museum of Modern Art library in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC, this meetup will focus on unearthing information about a creatively-rich community that has historically been overlooked.

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. Please bring your laptop and power cord; we will have provide research resources, WiFi, and a list of suggested topics on hand. Come early to see Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 during its final week.

The event kicks off a month-long series of #WikiAPA meetups across the US. For more information about the #WikiAPA series, please visit smithsonianapa.org/wiki or follow#WikiAPA on Twitter.

Admission to the edit-a-thon is free, but please RSVP.

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“A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” – Photo Workshop with Lenore Chinn, Bob Hsiang & James Sobredo — April 12, 2014

“A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” – Photo Workshop with Lenore Chinn, Bob Hsiang & James Sobredo
April 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

http://www.chsa.org/event/a-day-in-the-life-of-asian-america-photo-workshop-2/

life2014_Page_1 aday-backThe Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) is proud to present two workshops on documentary photography in support of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” online photo/video exhibition set for May 2014.

The project will collect thousands of photographs about Asian Pacific American daily life taken on May 10, 2014 and produce an exhibit at http://apa.si.edu by May 26, 2014. Over 50 professional photojournalists, documentary film/video makers, and artists are participating in the project along with thousands of photo enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

This is the second workshop in the series, which takes place on Saturday, April 12 at the CHSA Learning Center, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco from 2 pm to 4 pm. This workshop will feature photographers Lenore Chinn, Bob Hsiang, and James Sobredo, who will present slides of their documentary photography and discuss how they approach their work.

Also, read more about the first workshop on Saturday, April 5 with photographers Leon Sun, Laura Ming Wong, and Leland Wong.

Both workshops will be moderated by Eddie Wong, guest curator for the “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” online photo/video exhibition. He will answers questions about how to join the project and upload photos and videos to the Smithsonian Flickr group.

The workshops are free and open to the public. Come learn about documentary photography and join this national and international effort to reflect upon Asian Pacific American life. For more information about the project, visit http://SmithsonianAPA.org/life2014.pdf.

For more information about CHSA, call 415-391-1188 x101 or email info@chsa.org.

Additional information on the photographers who will be presenting work on Sat. April 12:

Lenore Chinn
Lenore Chinn is a San Francisco based artist who focuses on the depiction of a wide spectrum of people in all their diversity and color.

Portraiture is at the core of her visual art practice whether it is painting or photography—both are employed in her creative process.

A moment in time spontaneously captured by her digital camera, transmitted to acrylic on canvas, conveyed in modern archival print or shared on Facebook, these images document everyday life.

As a body of work they are visual narratives that constitute an art history largely hidden from the public’s perception of society and our particular collective experience.

Bob Hsiang
was born and raised in New York City. My interest in photography began while in middle school when my brother showed me how to develop film in the bathroom. In high school I took photographs and learned how to shoot 35mm film.

While attending college at SUNY at Buffalo, I continued my photography self-education as the editor of the school newspaper covering various events. At that time, protests against the Vietnam War became front-page news. After graduation, I continued to photograph student and worker activism in NYC, joining the Asian American Movement. Then in 1974, I moved to San Francisco and began photographing various political and cultural activities associated with the Third World Liberation movements, Asian American awareness and the International Hotel struggle for low-income housing. Since I needed a real job, I started freelancing my work, sustaining my small family with various photography jobs.

Consequently, I built a business that centered around my strengths as a shooter— mainly art & cultural events, portraiture, studio work. Today I operate a studio in San Francisco and service both the corporate and not-for-profit organizations.

James Sobredo
James Sobredo is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies Program, at California State University in Sacramento. He has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies. A multimedia documentarian and social documentary photographer for 20 years, his graphics, photographs and articles have appeared in The New York Times, AsianWeek and magazines such as Filipinas and Pacific. An avid long-distance backpacker and mountaineer, Sobredo is also a practitioner of Vispassana Buddhism.

Eddie Wong, workshop moderator
eddiewong Eddie Wong is one of the founders of Visual Communications, a non-profit media company that produced books, slide shows, photo exhibits and films about the Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences. He directed and produced the following documentary films: Wong Sinsaang, Pieces of a Dream, Chinatown Two-Step, Something is Rotten in Little Tokyo, and the Sound of Pleasure.

He also served as the Executive Director of NAATA/Center for Asian American Media and the Executive Director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. Now that Eddie has retired, he has more time to take photographs and explore art projects.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center serves as the national resource for discovering the consequence and complexity of the Asian Pacific American experience through collaboration, exhibitions, programs and digital experiences. The vision of the Center is to enrich the appreciation of America’s Asian Pacific heritage and empower Asian Pacific American communities in their sense of inclusion within the national culture. More information at apa.si.edu.

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