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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).

 

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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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2015 GAX Symposium: GLOBAL ASIAS | ART

Global Art and Diasporic Art in Japan and Asia

Friday, June 26Saturday, June 27

Symposium jointly organized by Mori Art Museum, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo as part of the 2015 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange initiative (GAX)

This symposium is set in the background of an ongoing investigation under the rubric of Global Asias Art and Visual Cultures, which includes reflections on changing connotations of Asia, the modern and the global with its sets of networked economies and circuits of artistic production and visual flows. The symposium will continue with an evolving awareness of transcultural and transnational mobilities in relation to artistic production, but with a view toward internationalisms and the possibility of new internationalisms—a reexamining of the global, in part through a look at the reinscription of the national and international in the global context, which may also be taken as a push toward local specificities in relation to the global. This is also producing developing practices of global responsibility, including socially engaged and environmentally conscious forms of art practice that point to a planetary ethics of the visual. Thus, participants will cover topics from the national to the global and the planetary, from a history of Asian American and other diasporic Asian art to current global tendencies. Global Asias | Art will engage scholars, arts professionals and artists with a critical look at the field in response to the concept of Global Asias including the conceptual intentionality, possibility and limits of these frameworks.

Image: Chalana (Big) , 2014, oil on canvas, 227 x 333 cm / 90 x 132 inches. Courtesy: Oscar Oiwa Studio NY

 

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Thanks for support of the 2015 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange initiative by:

 

NYU Office of the Provost Global Research Initiatives

Major Travel Sponsor Hawaiian Airlines

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SYMPOSIUM OUTLINE

Friday, June 26, 2015 and Saturday, June 27, 2015

 

Day 1: Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30AM-5PM

Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills (Mori Tower 49F)

Organized by: Mori Art Museum and New York University Asian/Pacific/American Institute Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

In cooperation with: Academy Hills, University of Tokyo

Free and open to the public. RSVP required.

For questions, please contact Public Programs at the Mori Art Museum: ppevent-mam@mori.co.jp

 

Day 2: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:30AM-6PM

Venue: The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus, Auditorium, Administration Office Bldg (3F)

Organized by: Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo

In collaboration with: Mori Art Museum and New York University Asian/Pacific/American Institute Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Seating on a first-come basis.

For questions, please contact Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity (IHS), The University of Tokyo: project1@ihs.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 

SCHEDULE

Day 1, Friday, June 26, 2015:

Roppongi Academy Hills, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F, Auditorium

9AM Registration

9:30-10AM Introduction

Nanjo Fumio, Director, Mori Art Museum

Alexandra Chang, NYU, Asian/Pacific/American Institute

Thomas Looser, NYU, East Asian Studies

 

10AM-12PM Session 1: From Global Toward the International

Patrick Flores, Professor, University of the Philippines

Being International

Kim Sunjung, Director, Asian Culture Information Agency, Asian Cultural Complex

MoMA’s International Program and its changing relationship with Asia

Jay Levenson, Director, International Program, Museum of Modern Art

Nanjo Fumio, Director, Mori Art Museum

Discussants:

Deity, Pop Culture and the Umbrella Movement

Oscar Ho, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

John Tain, Curator, Getty Research Institute

Introductory talk and moderated by Kataoka Mami, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum

 

12-1PM ランチ _Lunch

 

1-1:40PM 基調講演:アジアン・アメリカン・アート、汎太平洋地域のアート _

Keynote: On Asian American and Transpacific Art

Margo Machida, Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 30 min

Q&A moderated by Thomas Looser, Associate Professor, New York University

 

1:40-5PM Panel 2: Trajectories of Asian diasporic scholarship and practice

Yuki Kihara, Interdisciplinary Artist, Samoa and New Zealand

Tomie Arai, Artist, New York

Oscar Oiwa, Artist, New York and São Paulo

Kuniyoshi, Noguchi and Ishigaki: Japanese Artists in New York in the 1930s

Tom Wolf, Professor, Bard College

Discussants:

Alice Ming Wai Jim, Associate Professor, Concordia University

Anna Kazumi Stahl, Director, NYU-Buenos Aires

Introductory talk and moderated by Alexandra Chang, Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute

 

DAY 2, Saturday, June 27, 2015: IMAGINING ASIAN ART IN GLOBAL ASIAS

The University of Tokyo Komaba Campus, Auditorium, Administration Office Bldg (3F)

This symposium, organized by the University of Tokyo’s Integrated Human Sciences for Cultural Diversity Program, aims to interrogate the notion of Global Asias and the contemporary situation of Asian art in and beyond geographical Asia.

The idea of Global Asias, which refers to the global dislocation, relocation, and transformation of goods, ideas, and people originating in Asia, calls attention to transnational conflict and negotiation at multiple intersecting levels. It is concerned with relationships not only between indigenous cultures inside Asia, but also between Asian-derived cultures outside of Asia. Global Asias looks, for example, not only at the relationship between Japan and the United States or Japan and Brazil, but also the relationship between Japanese-American and Japanese-Brazilian.

The symposium proposes to focus specifically on contemporary art practices in relationship to the global diffusion and transformation of Asian art and culture. We would like to explore how local art history in Asian countries is reconfigured by, and also reconfigures, the globalization of Asian art and its discourses. We are also interested in examining how art practices within a given country relate to art practices by those who are from that country but live and work elsewhere.

In addition, we would like to consider how the idea of Global Asias, which represents a plural and transnational concept of Asian culture, figures in the processes of globalization that in some way exercise hegemonic effects on local and indigenous art practices. The symposium will also consider global framings in relation to the concept of Global Asias which may include a call back to the international or may examine practices that call upon the global in terms of the planetary.

9:30AM Opening Remarks:

Uchino Tadashi, Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, University of Tokyo

Thomas Looser, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, New York University

 

10AM-12PM Panel 1: Beyond Boundaries in East and Southeast Asia

Synthetic Experience in Contemporary Korean Art: The Alternative and Cinematic Medium in the Age of Anxiety and Disaster

Chung Yeon Shim, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Theory, Hongik University, Seoul

Coordinates of Region, Latitudes of Locality

Patrick D. Flores, Professor, University of the Philippines, Manila

Perception and Distance of the Globalization: How Japanese Contemporary Art Has Been Delivered to New Audience

Kataoka Mami, chief curator at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Globalized East and Ecological Globe: Is There a Way for Chinese Art to Take?

Wang Chunchen, Associate Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Discussants:

Inaga Shigemi, Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto

Miriam Wattles, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Kajiya Kenji, Associate Professor, Archival Research Center, Kyoto City University of Arts

 

12-1PM Lunch

 

1-3PM Panel 2: Imagining Japan in Contested Sites of Contemporary Art

Hybridity, Precarity and Possibility in Recent Works by Yamashiro Chikako and Soni Kum: “Imagining an Asia, Politics and Art to Come”

Rebecca Jennison, Professor of Humanities, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto

Global Asias: Diversity of Nipo-Brazilian Artists

Michiko Okano, Professor of the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs of History of Asian Art, Federal University of São Paulo

To the Ubbeboda station: Yoshio Nakajima in Northern Europe

Shimada Yoshiko, visual artist based in Japan

Mahatma Gandhi, Mao Zedong and Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes Viet Cong Captain Nguyen Van Lem: The Asian Images of Morimura Yasumasa, 1991-2010

Ayelet Zohar, Curator and Lecturer, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University

Discussants:

Kuraya Mika, Chief Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Ido Misato, Visiting Fellow, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Moderator:

Nakajima Takahiro, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

 

3:15-5:15PM Panel 3: Localized Mobilities / Mobilized Localities in Transnational Asias

Sociologies of Artistic Consumption and Education

John Clammer, Visiting Professor, United Nations University, Tokyo

Scale Drawing: Contemporary Art and Globalization in South Asia

Sonal Khullar, assistant professor of South Asian art, University of Washington, Seattle

Behind the Waves

Jawshing Arthur Liou, Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington

Art in the Centre of Asia: an Identity Crisis or a Multicultural Modernity?

Yuliya Sorokina, curator, lecturer and writer, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Behind the Waves”

 

Discussants:

C.J. Wee Wan-ling, Professor, Division of English, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Imamura Yusaku, Director, Tokyo Wonder Site

Moderator:

Uchino Tadashi

 

5:30-6:30PM Wrap-up Discussion

Kataoka Mami

Thomas Looser

Inaga Shigemi

Uchino Tadashi

Moderator:

Nakajima Takahiro

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NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange — July 8-22, 2013 — Shanghai | Hong Kong | Canberra | Wollongong | Sydney

NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is launching the first phase of the inter-institutional Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange from July 8-22, 2013 in Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Wollongong, Sydney, and Canberra, Australia, focusing on Asian/Asian diasporic art globally.

The exchange will bring together scholars, curators, and artists from each site and is meant to be generative for research, resulting in publications, exhibition development, and other research-based projects and programs to share and disseminate research, strengthen international networks of scholars and curators, and create ongoing dialogue between international colleagues, arts communities, and wider publics in the US, Asia/Pacific region, EU, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East in the expanding field of Asian/Asian Diasporic Art and Visual Cultures.

Through international site visits, symposia, public dialogues, and ongoing working sessions, the exchange aims to build sustained multi-year inter-institutional and scholarly connections to encourage a broader transnational and comparative diasporic discourse while recognizing the continual importance of local contextualization and place.

2013 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Public Programming

In 2014, the exchange will travel to Washington, DC and New York City. Future phases of the exchange are planned for Australia, Indonesia, Delhi, London, Argentina, and Ghana.

The NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange is made possible with the support of A/P/A Institute at NYU; NYU’s Global Research Initiative; NYU in Shanghai; NYU in Sydney; Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University in Hong Kong; MA Program in Cultural Management, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies and Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects funding scheme (DP 0880038); Wollongong City Gallery; and generous collaborators including Shanghai Studies Society, James Cohan Gallery, Leo Xu Projects, Aike Dellarco, and MABSOCIETY.

 

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