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Gallery X & Y: Michiko Itatani, “Starry Night Encounter” September 9, 2016 – October 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Gallery X & Y: Michiko Itatani, “Starry Night Encounter” September 9, 2016 – October 22, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 6-9pm

Linda Warren Projects: 327 N Aberdeen St #151, Chicago, IL 60607

Untitled copy

Michiko Itatani, “HyperCharge” painting from Encounter HCE-3, 2015,
oil on canvas, 84″ x 72″

“Starry Night Encounter” is my personal translation of the Japanese term “ ichi-go ichi-e”. It is an idea found in Zen Buddhism and in the concept of the transitory nature of things. The term is particularly adopted in the Japanese tea ceremony: a 7’x7’ space, a guest, a simple serving of a cup of tea.

One should delight in each encounter as if it were a “once-in-a-lifetime” occurrence. Treat every meeting as if it is the first and the last because it may not come again, or the same meeting repeats infinite times.

In my recent work, I am going back to this very basic feeling in a personal way.

I appreciate every encounter with a person, a creature, a tree, a flower, a rock, a room, a book, a song, a painting or a life.

(Excerpt from Artist Statement) Michiko Itatani

Linda Warren Projects is honored to launch the 2016 fall season with “Starry Night Encounter”, a solo exhibition by one of Chicago’s most prolific and esteemed painters, Michiko Itatani. Presented in both Gallery X and Gallery Y is a wide selection of new work, chosen from several epic series or “chapters”– Cosmic Wanderlust, Hyperbarouqe, Cosmic Theatre, Personal Codes, to name a few – which the artist fluidly intertwines and navigates between. From the macro of the cosmos to the micro of our shared existence, from her monumental to her miniature paintings, Itatani’s profound creative power continually awe-inspires and persuades new meaning.

Using a fictional and symbolic space, I condense experienced and imagined multi-layered encountering events.

For over 40 years, Itatani has been “writing” a poetic transcendental fiction novel with paint. As the ongoing narrative continues to unfold, her emblematic imaginative paintings deliberately suggest that hope and curiosity are vital to the human spirit. It is a broad, and at times, cryptic tale, yet her philosophical faith in humanity proves ever-more powerful. Whether it is in libraries, the theater, in nature, or a cosmic tête- à-tête, Itatani thrusts the viewer into wondrous locations where knowledge, science, and inquisitiveness intersect.

Itatani’s paintings are the places where we confront, discover, and imagine ourselves. Where learning, books, music, and literature connect us to our essence. Where our communal soul, one that is truly rooted in the wonders of the macrocosm, drives us to question our place within it. Itatani is a powerhouse, she is the spacecraft landing, she is the library, the author,

the narrator. She paints our consciousness and illustrates our vulnerability. Each painting invites us to visualize and ponder. Her mission is at once vast and simple – explore, inquire, appreciate, reach out, and recognize our accomplishments, and all the unknown and known beauty of the universe. The selected works illuminates the beauty of such temporal “encounters”.

This remarkable exhibition will be the first segment of an ongoing exhibition and partnership with ZHOU B Art Center. The second segment titled High-Point Contact will be on view at ZHOU B Art Center October 17,2016 – December 30, 2016 and will feature paintings spanning 40 years of Itatani’s career. Accompanying both exhibitions will be individual catalogs, featuring essays by Jason Foumberg.

Michiko Itatani was born in Kobe, Japan, and received her MFA in 1976 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently a Professor. Itatani has shown widely around the globe, and her work can be found in such prestigious collections as the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; and Tokoha Museum, Shizuoka, Japan. Itatani has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Union League Club of Chicago’s “Distinguished Artists” Membership Award, and a National Endowment for Art, Artist’s Fellowship amongst many others. Itatani is represented by Linda Warren Projects, and this marks her second solo exhibition with the gallery.

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Call for Papers: SYMPOSIUM “Writing and Picturing in Post-1945 Asian Art”

Call for Papers
SYMPOSIUM “Writing and Picturing in Post-1945 Asian Art”
(Part II: Graduate Student Workshops)

Center for the Art of East Asia, Center for East Asian Studies (University of Chicago), and PoNJA-GenKon are organizing a three-day international symposium Writing and Picturing in Post-1945 Asian Art to take place in April 2017. The second day of the symposium will include graduate student workshops to focus on the latest scholarship emerging from research done by graduate students and recent graduates in the field. We would like unpublished materials that will point to new directions of research and interpretation.

Symposium Summary
Dates: April 21–23, 2017
Place: Department of Art History, University of Chicago
Co-organized by Center for the Art of East Asia, Center for East Asian Studies, and PoNJA-GenKon

This symposium begins with the examination of two basic human activities, writing and picturing. In different cultures, these two have had historically varying relationships. To name just one, in East Asia, the two (書 and画) have traditionally been entwined, with ink and brush playing central roles. In postwar art, traditional and culturally specific modes of writing and picturing began to undergo transformation, inspired, facilitated, and accelerated in part by increased transnational exchange. In view of developments over the past half century, the symposium Writing and Picturing will survey the state of scholarship and discuss future directions in museological and art-historical studies. The symposium organizers aspire to form a bridge between the established field of modernist art history and newly evolving contemporary art while casting a wider geographical net beyond East Asia. By providing a platform for the presentation of new research on various practices that merge writing and picturing in postwar and contemporary art, we aim to create a watershed for the culturally dynamic rethinking of these fundamental human acts. For the full concept statement and questions, please contact mailponja@gmail.com.

Eligibility for Submission
Students currently enrolled in graduate-level institutions anywhere in the world and recent PhDs who have received their degrees from such institutions in the past two years are eligible to submit paper proposals.

General Parameters
Within the scope of the symposium, proposed papers should be based on original and critical research within the following parameters:

1) the paper must address the work of art and related media in visual culture (e.g. film, design, architecture, manga, etc.) produced after 1945
2) the artist(s) must have been either born in Asia, of Asian descent, or active in Asia
3) the work must demonstrably relate to aesthetic or socio-political situations in Asia after 1945.
4) the paper may address much broader genres of expression than calligraphy, such as ceramic and textile art, as long as it presents a unique approach to the issue of tradition and modernity.
5) You are welcome to submit more than one proposal. However, you will have only one selected paper to present during the program.

Please send:

1) your proposal, no more than 500 words
2) your CV, no more than 2 pages
3) if you want to attach image(s), no more than 1MB (please scale down the files)

Send to: mailponja@gmail.com
Due: August 15, Monday, 2016

Funding

Please direct any question to mailponja@gmail.com.

Selection Committee
Co-Chairs: Reiko Tomii, Miwako Tezuka, Chelsea Foxwell
Committee members: Joan Kee, David Raskin

About PoNJA-GenKon
PoNJA-GenKon is an acronym for “Post Nineteen-forty-five Japanese Art / Gendai Bijutsu Kondankai,” an online discussion group of students, art professionals, artists, and individuals interested in contemporary Japanese art across the globe. It was founded in 2003 by two scholars, Dr. Reiko Tomii and Dr. Miwako Tezuka. Also known in its short form, PoNJA, the group fosters communication among the members, shares knowledge with the public, and helps develop this area of study. Today, it has grown to include more than 120 members globally, including all the key leaders and innovators of this still-young field. So much so, “ponja” as a terminology has also come to signify the field of postwar and contemporary Japanese art history.

Miwako Tezuka's photo.
Lead Image: Enrico Isamu Oyama (b.1983), Improvised Mural (Walls), detail, 2015. Acrylic-­‐based aerosol, acrylic paint and sumi ink on walls. (H) 3.8 m x (L) 69.5 m (overall). Installation at Tringle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts, London, United Kingdom. Photo by Tom Carter

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WORK WERQ Art Exhibition and Performances featuring Chicago-based Asian American Artists at FLATSstudio

This exhibition has been organized in partnership with the April 23-25, 2015 Association for Asian American Studies annual conference. Along with Mark Chiang from UIC, I am serving as the site committee co-chair. This is one of two of our events that is free and open to the general public. Special thanks to our site committee member Larry Lee for facilitating the organization of this exhibition.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Jacqueline Chao

jchao@saic.edu

Aram Han Sifuentes

Ahan5@saic.edu

WORK WERQ

Art Exhibition and Performances featuring

Chicago-based Asian American Artists at FLATSstudio

CHICAGO, IL – March 26, 2015 – Work Werq is a group art exhibition featuring work by Matthew Avignone, Aram Han Sifuentes, Regin Igloria, Audra Jacot,Kiam Marcelo Junio, Hee Ran Lee with Kinnari Vora, Patricia Nguyen, Soo Shin, Leonard Suryajaya, and _jJ4XXX5YN_ (collaboration between jonCatesand 愛真 Janet Lin), curated by Jacqueline Chao and Aram Han Sifuentes. The exhibition will have an opening reception featuring live performances on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6-10 pm at FLATSstudio No. 1050, located at 1050 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL. The exhibition will run April 23-May 8, 2015.  To attend the opening reception, please RSVP to workwerq2015@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

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Leonard Suryajaya. Mom and all the jewelry she bought herself with her own money. 2015. Archival inkjet print.  40” x50”. Image is courtesy of the artist.

About the Exhibition

Work (\ˈwərk\) noun, verb, adjective:  labor, process, art.

Werq (\ˈwərk\) verb: to wear (whether clothes or skin) with ferocity.

Work Werq challenges preconceived notions of Asian (American) identity. The exhibition presents Chicago-based Asian American artists who explore a range of topics including: migration, globalization, gender, queer politics and identity. Opening night will include visual arts of various media and live performances.

This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Association of Asian American Studies 2015 Annual Conference, to be held at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, IL, from April 23-25, 2015.

About the Artists

Matthew Avignone is a Korean-American photographer born in 1987. In 2011, he obtained is B.A. in photography from Columbia College, Chicago. He has been nominated for the 2012 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer (The Baum Foundation, San Francisco, CA). His work has been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation (2011) and in the Pingyao Photography Festival: Student Exhibition, Pingyao, China (2011). His book, An Unfinished Body, is now part of the collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (Rochester, New York) and the International Center for Photography (New York, NY). He is currently working and living in Chicago. matthewavignone.com

Regin Igloria maintains a studio practice in Chicago, IL, which revolves around teaching and serving as an arts administrator. He has taught at Marwen, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Rhode Island School of Design, and many local institutions. In 2010, he founded North Branch Projects, a community bookbinding project based in Albany Park, Chicago. Currently he serves as the Director of Residencies & Fellowships at The Ragdale Foundation. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including the ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Out of Site Performance Festival Chicago, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, The Franklin, Zg Gallery, and The Center for Book Arts NYC. He is a recipient of a 3Arts Teaching Artist Award, Propeller Grant, 96 Acres Project Grant, and an Americans for the Arts Fellowship. Residencies include Ucross, ACRE, and The Wormfarm Institute. He received his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. reginigloria.com

Audra Jacot is a Filipino-American artist and curator based out of Chicago. Raised in the Mormon faith, Jacot’s work celebrates the empowerment of sexuality through sculptural form. She recently received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, through the Art and Technology program. Her work was recently featured in Bravo’s 100 Days of Summer. She is currently the Chief Curator for FLATSstudio in Chicago as well as the Tech Coordinator for the CPS Advanced Arts Program at Gallery 37. audrajacot.com

Kiam Marcelo Junio (preferred gender pronoun: “they/them”) is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist creating work through various media, including but not limited to, photography, video, performance (blending butoh, drag and burlesque), sculpture and installation, and culinary arts.  Their research and art practice centers around queer identities, Philippine history and the Filipino diaspora, post/colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, military power dynamics, the politics of personal agency, and social justice through collaborative practices and healing modalities. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. They were born in the Philippines, and have lived in the U.S., Japan, and Spain. iamkiam.com

Hee Ran Lee is a performance artist whose body centered work explores private and public gestures of the Asian female body in the patriarchal power structure and investigates cultural marginalization. Her recent grants have included the ARKO Young Art Frontier from Arts Council Korea (2013), she was a Semi-finalist for the emerging artist prize from The Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation (2012) and The Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship (2012). Her work has been shown at Culture Station Seoul 284(Korea 2014), Grace Exhibition Space (New York 2013), The Watermill Center (New York 2012), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago 2012), and Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 2011). She holds an MFA specializing in performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a fellow artist of LEIMAY 2014-2015 at CAVE in New York. heeranlee.com

Patricia Nguyen is a Chicago based performance artist, healer, and educator. She has over 10 years of experience in performance, arts education, community development and human rights, which has taken her work to the United States, Vietnam, Brazil, and the Philippines. Her current work explores the dialectic between modernity and dispossession as it relates to notions of freedom and home. She has performed at the Nha San Collective in Vietnam, the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, Oberlin College, Northwestern University, and University of Massachusetts Boston. In 2010, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in Vietnam. She has since co-founded cây, the first life skills and art therapy reintegration program with the Pacific Links Foundation for human trafficking survivors along the border regions of Vietnam. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. patricianguyen.info

Soo Shin was born in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She is interested in the duality of having faith in the unknown and the codependent nature between faith and struggle. Through sculpture, painting, and drawing she turns the psychological struggle into physical experience using the latency of body in her work. She is a recipient of the Vilcek Foundation Fellowship at Mac Dowell Colony Artists residency (Peterbrough, NH) Program and has recently shown her work at Peregrine Program (Chicago, IL), the Dominican University (River Forest, IL), the Rhodes College (Memphis, TN). sooshin.org

Influenced by the cultural milieu of experiencing intra-ethnic relations in Indonesia,Leonard Suryajaya’s work explores identity, culture, gender, and sexuality. By utilizing photography, video, along with elements of performance and installation, his work challenges and deconstructs the perspective we use to scrutinize and observe our roles in a transnational global world. He is currently in his second year as a candidate for an MFA in photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  leonardsuryajaya.com

Kinnari Vora, a versatile dancer and choreographer, was born in India. She started learning Bharatnatyam, Classical dance form of South India at the age of 5 and continued her advanced training under Guru Sarmishtha Sarkar (India). She also learnt Kathak, a North Indian Classical dance form and various Indian folk dances with Setu folk dance group. Kinnari, has performed both Classical and Folk dances in several prestigious dance festivals in India, US, Greece, Poland, Italy, Israel. Currently based in Chicago, Kinnari found the right platform to suffice her creative thirst for classical, folk, contemporary and fusion Bollywood at Pranita Jain’s Mandala and Kalapriya Dance Company. Her recent performances include Redmoon Theater’s winter pageant, all night World music festival, Harris Theater, Chicago summer dance, Chicago humanities festival.

_jJ4XXX5YN_ is the Noise Country duet of jonCates && 愛真 Janet Lin, who got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout.  j4xxxsyn.tumblr.com/

About the Curators

Jacqueline Chao has a doctoral degree in Art History from Arizona State University with research emphasis in Chinese art.  She has organized and independently curated several art exhibitions, including at the Phoenix Art Museum, ASU Art Museum, and the University of Toronto Art Centre, as well as published extensively on early and contemporary Chinese artists. She currently teaches East Asian Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and researches Chinese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Aram Han Sifuentes is a social practice fiber artist and works closely with Chicago based non-profit organizations, community centers, and public schools to facilitate workshops for immigrant communities. She has exhibited her work at the LuXun Academy of Fine Art in Shenyang, China, and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. Her solo exhibitions include “A Mend” at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, “73,000 forms” at Chicago Artists Coalition in Chicago, IL, and “Immigrant Takeover” at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in Ashville, NC. Han earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008, her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. aramhan.com

Work Werq

Featuring Matthew Avignone, Aram Han Sifuentes, Regin Igloria, Audra Jacot, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Hee Ran Lee with Kinnari Vora, Patricia Nguyen, Soo Shin, Leonard Suryajaya, and _jJ4XXX5YN_ (collaboration between jonCates and 愛真 Janet Lin)

Curated by Jacqueline Chao and Aram Han Sifuentes

Exhibition dates:  April 23-May 8, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, April 23, from 6-10 PM

Featuring performances, DJ, and drinks throughout the evening.

To attend the opening reception, please RSVP to workwerq2015@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

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FLATSstudio is our way of using empty storefronts and vacant commercial spaces in FLATS buildings to support, engage and encourage the artistic spirits of our community. FLATSstudio is an organically evolving program with the core goal of using the Arts to develop the community where FLATS residents live. FLATSstudio creates spaces to live, produce, and exhibit – tying the artists directly with the community by creating services available to give back. Our program hosts monthly galleries on the third Friday of every month and also offers an artist housing program to those who qualify.

FLATSstudio, 1050 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60640

(CTA:  easily accessible on the RED Line, Wilson stop).

All viewings after the opening reception are by appointment only. 

To schedule a visit, please email info@flatsstudio.com

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Blue Hawai’i — Laura Kina — at New Jersey City University Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Laura Kina — BLUE HAWAI'I

Laura Kina — BLUE HAWAI’I


January 27 – March 3, 2015

“Blue Hawai’i” is traveling to
New Jersey City University
Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Artist Reception: January 29, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery – Hepburn Hall 323

Artist Talk: March 2, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Gothic Lounge (Hepburn Hall room 202) followed by Gallery Reception
(Participates NJCU Women’s History Month)

“You won’t find Elvis or surfboards or funny umbrella-topped cocktails in my dystopic Blue Hawaiʻi.” The Chicago-based artist Laura Kina speaks of her latest series of paintings which are featured in this exhibition at NJCU.

Drawn from her family albums, oral history and community archives, Kina’s ghostly oil paintings employ distilled memories to investigate themes of distance, longing, and belonging. The setting of these paintings is her father’s Okinawan sugarcane field plantation community, Piʻihonua, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi near Hilo. The predominant blue color of the series was inspired by the indigo-dyed kasuri kimonos repurposed by the Issei (first generation) “picture bride” immigrants for canefield work clothes. Blue Hawaiʻi echoes the spirits of Kina’s ancestors and shared histories of labor migration.

Laura Kina is Vincent de Paul professor of Art, Media, & Design at DePaul University. She is the coeditor, along with Wei Ming Dariotis, of War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2013); cofounder of the DePaul biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies conference; and cofounder and consulting editor of the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies and reviews editor for the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas.

Her solo exhibitions include Blue Hawaii (2014), Sugar (2010), A Many-Splendored Thing (2010), Aloha Dreams (2007), Loving (2006), and Hapa Soap Operas (2003). She has exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, India Habitat Centre, Nehuru Art Centre, Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, the Rose Art Museum, the Spertus Museum, the University of Memphis, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

Image: Laura Kina, Canefield Workers, 2013, oil on canvas, 30 x 45 inches.

View the online catalog and read the essay “Okinawan Diaspora Blues” by Wesley Ueunten HERE.

The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Hepburn Hall room 323

New Jersey City University

2039 Kennedy Blvd.

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Tel: 201-200-3246

http://njcu.edu/Harold_B_Lemmerman_Gallery.aspx

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/632876656824153/?source=1

Gallery Hours M-F 11am to 5pm

For further information, email gallery director Midori Yoshimoto at myoshimoto@njcu.edu

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DAAN’S Monthly Newsletter
April 2014

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WELCOME TO DAAN’S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!

Dear DAAN Members, Diasporic Asian Art Network is excited to debut this new monthly newsletter! Please send information including exhibitions, conferences, calls, positions, and other news and opportunities via this form. If you have images please them email 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. Help our network grow by sharing this newsletter subscription link, like us on Facebook and visit DAAN’s website for more news, events and member profiles. Are you listed in DAAN’s membership online directory? If not, please sign up here. Thanks!

MARCH NEWSLETTER CONTENT

  • A message from DAAN co-organizers Margo Machida and Alexandra Chang on DAAN’s participation at the College Art Association that took place in Chicago this past February.
  • How to submit proposals for to DAAN’s Panel Selection Committee for 2015
  • Call for Papers for the forthcoming peer-reviewed journal “Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas.”
  • Call for Papers for the PoNJA-GenKon10th Anniversary Conference “For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now” that will take place at Japan Society, New York City.
  • New York Regional Membership

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DAAN at CAA Chicago

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DAAN Panel “Asia / Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy.” Feb. 14, 2014. Photo credit: Ming Tiampo

The DAAN business meeting and panel session at College Art Association (CAA) took place on February 14, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Members began the meeting by sharing memories of important scholar, curator, colleague, friend and mentor Karin Higa.

Announcements included the publication of the Third Text special issue edited by DAAN members Dean Chan and Michelle Yee for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research [INDAAR]: “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Mobility.” Also the new peer-reviewed journal, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill), was announced as a collaboration with Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University and The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University. The journal is co-edited by DAAN members Alexandra Chang and Alice Ming Wai Jim and will launch in Winter/Spring 2015. The call for manuscripts has begun and the deadline for the first issue is June 1st (see listing below for more information). The Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project, a partnership between New York University, Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian Institution was also discussed.

The DAAN panel “Asia / Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy” discussed important issues of artistic production, teaching and the academy in relation to the conceptual hemispheric framing of Asia / Americas with panel chair Alice Ming Wai Jim and panelists Richard Fung, Beatrice Glow, Valerie Soe, and discussant Alexandra Chang. After the panel, DAAN members new and old gathered for dinner to continue the conversation in downtown Chicago.

This should be an exciting year ahead!

All our best,
Alex and Margo DAAN co-organizers

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CAA Panel Selection Committee

The business meeting also brought together a new DAAN CAA panel selection committee for the upcoming February 2015 conference in New York. The panel committee includes Alice Ming Wai Jim, Binod Shrestha, and ShiPu Wang. Please submit panel proposals here by August 31, 2014.

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Call for Papers: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

Editors: Alexandra Chang (New York University) and Alice Ming Wai Jim (Concordia University)

ADVA Journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is a new peer-reviewed journal that features multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas. First issue is tentatively planned for publication in Winter/Spring 2015.

Essays (between 5,000-6,500 words) and reviews (between 800-1,000 words) should be prepared according to MLA (for humanities) or APA (for social sciences) style and submitted electronically. Proposed artist pages (up to 6 pages) will also be considered.

DEADLINE: Sunday, June 1, 2014

More detailed instructions for authors can be found at brill.com and downloaded here. Please send queries or submissions to ADVAedit@gmail.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asian-Diasporic-Visual-Cultures-and-the-Americas/646111668789406?ref=hl

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas will be published by Brill in affiliation with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU (New York) and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University (Montreal).

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Call for Papers: PoNJA-GenKon 10th Anniversary Conference

“For a New Wave to Come: Post-1945 Japanese Art History Now”

Japan Society, New York City

Deadline: March 20

Organizing Committee

Co-Chairs: Reiko Tomii and Miwako Tezuka

Honorary chair: Alexandra Munroe

Members: Ming Tiampo, Midori Yoshimoto, and Mika Yoshitake

Please direct any question to mailponja@gmail.com

September 12, 2014, Friday
“Reports from the Field: On Archival Documents” co-organized with Japan Society and NYU’s East Asian Studies

September 13, 2014, Saturday
“New Scholarship” (tentative title) co-organized with Japan Society

General Parameters Proposed papers should be based on original and critical research within the following parameters: 1) the paper must address the work of art and related media (e.g., visual culture, such as film, design, architecture, manga, etc.) produced after 1945 2) the artist(s) must have been either born in Japan, of Japanese descent, or active in Japan 3) the work must demonstrably relate to aesthetic or socio-political situations in Japan after 1945.

Download  CFP FINAL file for more details

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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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[DAAN] — Diasporic Asian Art Network at CAA 2014 — THIS WEEK!

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Dear DAAN Members,

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2014 CAA conference in Chicago this coming week!

Spend Valentine’s Day with DAAN in Chicago!
On February 14th at 5h30pm, we will be having the first Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] panel session and hope that you can make it. Prior to that also on February 14th, we will be having a DAAN business meeting from 12h30-2h00pm and would like to discuss several topics including ideas for next year’s panel. We are also organizing a Dutch treat dinner following the DAAN panel session at 8pm. Please email achang@nyu.edu by February 13th if you are interested in attending.

Friday, February 14, 2014:
12:30-2:00PM
DAAN Business Meeting
Location: Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Astoria Room
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Agenda
Welcome
• Brief introductions
• Remembering: Karin Higa
Announcements
• Third Text special issue edited by Dean Chan and Michelle Yee for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research [INDAAR]: “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Migrations” just released!
•Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas — A new journal published by Brill with Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art co-edited by DAAN members Alexandra Chang and Alice Ming Wai Jim
• Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project — A new inter-institutional project
with NYU, Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian Institution
Disucssion Topics
• The future of DAAN
• Participating in DAAN
• Panel ideas for future DAAN sessions at CAA
• Networking

5:30-7:30PM
DAAN Panel
Asian/Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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Image: Beatrice Glow, Installation view of illuminated lanterns from the “Aquarium from Austronesia” site-specific performance installation aboard a steamship in New York, 2012, photo by Ærtiron.

Chair: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University
Panelists:
Richard Fung, OCAD University
Valerie Soe, Asian American Studies Department, San Francisco State University
Beatrice Glow, Independent Artist
Discussant: Alexandra Chang, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University

This panel seeks to think through the spectrum of theoretical and material positions between the hyphen and the slash by focusing on the construct “Asian/Americas,” particularly in relation to praxis and pedagogy. The slash in Asian/Americas challenges traditional notions of hyphenation, suggesting other possibilities for diasporic subjectivity. The plural “Americas” indicates the hemispheric extension beyond North America as well as the notion of multiple Americas. To think of Asian/Americas is to question how diasporic identities can be rendered beyond nation-state, global north-south, third and first world paradigms, beyond divisive dichotomies such as East/West and North/South, and to retain the complexity of the spatial and temporal ways art history, area studies, and Asian Canadian Studies, Asian American and Asian Latin American Studies as well as Caribbean Studies and Pacific Island Studies conceive of the hyphenated play of identities in a transnational world. How can the convergence of these critically precarious positions, political leanings and liberatory praxis intentionally inform, engage and partner with current transformative pedagogies concerning social justice, political power, and the rights to self-representation and self-determination?

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

DAAN Dinner
Follows this panel at 8pm, February 14, 2014.
The dinner is Dutch treat
Location: Exchequer Restaurant and Pub
http://www.exchequerpub.com/
RSVP by Feb. 13th to achang@nyu.edu

Additional sessions with DAAN members are listed below:
Celebrating the Life of Karin Higa
Time: 2/14/2014, 5:30 PM—6:30 PM
Location: School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Neiman Center, first floor, Student Union Galleries
Wabash is parallel to Michigan Ave., one block west. Monroe is about 6 blocks north of the Chicago Hilton.
Other Asias
Time: 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor, Lake Ontario
Chair: Susette S. Min, University of California, Davis

If the World Changed: Reworlding Southeast Asia in the 2013 Singapore Biennale
May Ee Wong, University of California, Davis
East of Venice: The 2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Sonal Khullar, University of Washington
World on the Horizon: Exhibiting the Arts of the Swahili Coast and Western Indian Ocean
Allyson Purpura, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mediacity Seoul: Art and Urban Identity in the Digital Age
Kristina Dziedzic Wright, Seoul National University
Curating Chinese Universal History: Liu Ding and Affect as Method
Hentyle Taiwan Yapp, University of California, Berkeley

Miscegenating Racial Representations: Critical Mixed Race Strategies and the Visual Arts
Time: 2/15/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, International South
Chairs: Laura L. Kina, DePaul University; Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut

• Beyond the Bronze Venus
Alison Fraunhar, Saint Xavier University
• Sensory Miscegenations: Representing Multiracial Bodies
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, California College of the Arts,
• Lacuna
Maya Isabella Mackrandilal, independent artist
• Liminal Embodiments
Zavé Martohardjono, independent artist
• Risky Subjectivity: Select Works by Korean Adoptee Artists
Eun Jung Park, independent scholar

Pacific Art Association
Unsettling Pacific Visions: Complicity and Contestation in Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and Sāmoan Contemporary Art
Time: 2/15/2014, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
Chair: Stacy L. Kamehiro, University of California, Santa Cruz

• Through the Keyhole: Encountering Kanaka Maoli Art at the ʻAulani, a Disney Resort and Spa
Marata Tamaira, Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific
• How to Do Things With Aloha: Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Performance and Strategic Disavowals
Stephanie Nohelani Teves, University of California, Berkeley

Polynesian Types: Refracted Visions of Race and Indigeneity in Hawai’i and the Pacific
Maile Arvin, University of California, Santa Cruz
Time: 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level, Continental A
Chairs: David J. Getsy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Tirza T. Latimer, California College of the Arts
• Subversive Light: Mary Corse and the Light and Space Movement
Elizabeth Gollnick, Columbia University
• Queer Zen and the Networked Body: Abstraction and Identity in the 1950s and 1960s
Alpesh Patel, Florida International University
• A Usable Past: Abstract Art in Context at “A Lesbian Show,” 1978
Tara J. K. Burk, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
• A Coincident Minimalism
Joe M. Madura, Emory University
• Influence, Appropriation, and Abstraction: Meaning in Mark Tobey’s Marks
Christopher G. Reed, Pennsylvania State University
Offsite Lectures and Exhibitions in Chicago:

Threewalls Gallery
Friday, February 14, 2014
119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607
tracersbookclub@gmail.com
www.tracersbookclub.com
In conjunction with Faith Wilding’s Fearful Symmetries Retrospective.
TRACERS TAKES ON FEMINISM: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MOTHERHOOD, LGBTQ AND RACE.
Panel presentations, 10AM- 5PM
Organized by Jennifer Reeder and Carrie Ruckel, Tracers
Schedule:
10am-12pm – LGBTQ
(12-1pm – lunch)
1-3pm – Motherhood 3-5pm – Race
Panelists:
LGBTQ (10am – 12pm): Latham Zearfoss (moderator), Jillian Soto
, Daviel Shy
, Frederick Moffet
, Malic Amalya
, Silvia Malagrino
, Amina Ross
, NIC Kay
Motherhood (1 – 3pm): Lorelei Stewart (moderator), Christa Donner
, Brittany Southworth Laflamme
, Judy Ledgerwood
, Laura Letinsky
, Romi Crawford
, Julie Rodrigues Widholm
, Christine Tarkowski
Race (3 – 5pm): Isis Ferguson (moderator), Laura Kina
, Maria Gaspar
, Indira Johnson
, Laila Farah
, Alberto Aguilar
, Alexandria Eregbu
, Sima Azadi

Chicago-based artist and DAAN member Laura Kina is also a part of this group exhibition:
Interlacing Threads: Traditional Techniques/Contemporary Practices
January 27 – March 7, 2014
Opening Reception: February 13, 2014
Columbia College The Hokin Project
623 S Wabash Ave, first floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Opening Reception 5h30-8h30pm

The art of weaving, hand-sewing and similar techniques transcends generations and cultures alike. These ancestral arts help sustain a connection to cultural identities and histories that in recent time have acquired new interpretations in the hands of contemporary practitioners.
Interlacing Threads presents the work of seven artists, who informed by their cultural background and present day lives, incorporate traditional techniques in their creative process to shed light on social and political concerns. Ultimately, their work forges a greater understanding of the similar underpinnings of seemingly disparate cultures.

Curated by Marcela Andrade, MA in Visual Arts Management ’14
*Developed in the Curatorial Practicum class & mounted by The Hokin Gallery Management Practicum class.

Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World
A National Juried Exhibition Presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art

The Women’s Caucus for Art announces Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, Equilibrium seeks to explore the tensions, demands and challenges inherent in living in a rapidly changing world. This exhibition showcases art in all genres and media to express the multiple expressions of balance or its absence, which ranges from abstract to representational, psychological to social, whimsical and poetic to political commentary.

Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Join us for the Opening WCA Reception: Friday, February 14, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Show Dates: January 19 — February 27, 2014

Jurors: Beate Minkovski and Mary Stoppert
Exhibiting Artists: Lynn Arnold, Carol Brookes, Cat Del Buono, Rene Culler, Lynn Dau, Sherri Denault, Hope Esser, Jean Fernandes, Helen Geglio, Laurie Hall, Beth Holmes, Martha Markline Hopkins, Hilla Hueber, Lisa Knoop, Beth Lakamp, Judy Langston, Lee Lee, Chandrika Marla, Hildy Maze, Penny McElroy, Sandra Mueller, Jennifer Murray, Brenda Oelbaum, Joann Perry, Corinne D. Peterson, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Gwendolyn Plunkett, Margee Bright Ragland, Laura Phelps Rogers, Ann Rowles, Ellen Schillace, Carol Scott, Gail Stouffer, Patricia Terrell-O’Neal, Cynthia Tom, Jeane Vogel. Janet Frazee Wade, Elizabeth Wallace, Nancy Youdelman.
Catalog Artists: Elaine Alibrandi, Andrea Beizer, Linda Belden, Jennifer Cawley, Gina Dabrowski, Debra Dobkin, Danielle Eubank, Jill Gewirtz, Lea Goldman, Janice Gossman, Karen Gutfreund, Lucy Julia Hale, Kelly Hammargren, Susan Harmon, Maxine Hess, Karen Hillier, Melanie Houghton, Veronica Jaeger, Cathy Kapica, Marky Kauffmann, Ronni Komarow, Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa, Marielena Leon, Karlene McConnell, Kelsey McDonnell, BettyAnn Mocek, Janice Nesser, Mary Neubauer, Gail Panske, Amy Pleasant, Carol Quint, Shilo Ratner, Lynda A. N. Reyes, Sandhi Schimmel Gold, Sally Schluter Tardella, Ruth Segaloff, Janna Stern, Leigh Toldi, Virginia Tyler, Deborah Wheeler, Joyce Wynes, and Patricia Zalisko.

CA+T and online exhibitions
The online Center for Art and Thought features a virtual multiplatform exhibition curated by Chicago-based DAANmember Jan Bernabe titled “Queer Sites and Sounds.” Unlike real-world/real-time exhibition, the show is unfolding in stages. The first group of works is up now and through February there will be continued works released from the show.
http://www.centerforartandthought.org/work/project/queer-sites-and-sounds

Also view the Tumblr mini-show called “CA+T ‘Reblogs’ Queer Filipino Viral Hits.”
http://centerforartandthought.tumblr.com/

On Pinterest, Bernabe has also organized a crowdsourcing project called “Queer Filipino Selfies!”, which will continue through October 2014.
http://www.pinterest.com/artandthought/queer-filipino-selfies/

Please check out other openings and announcements on the DAAN Website!
http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/

If you would like to be listed on the DAAN online directory, please contact achang@nyu.edu for more information.
Very best,
Margo and Alex
Co-directors, DAAN

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DAAN at CAA 2014 in Chicago

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Dear DAAN Members,

Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2014 CAA conference in Chicago!

This is the first year that we will be having a Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] panel session and hope that you can make it. Prior to that, we will be having a DAAN business meeting and would like to discuss several topics including ideas for next year’s panel. Please email achang@nyu.edu if you have additional items that you would like to bring up during the meeting as part of the agenda or if you have a CAA panel that you would like listed in the email newsletter. We are also organizing a dinner for DAAN on February 14th after the DAAN panel session. Please email achang@nyu.edu if you are interested in attending.

Friday, February 14, 2014:
12:30-2:00PM
DAAN Business Meeting
Location: Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Astoria Room
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Agenda
Welcome
• Brief introductions
• Remembering: Karin Higa
Announcements
• Third Text special issue edited by Dean Chan and Michelle Yee for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research [INDAAR]: “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Mobility”
• Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas — A new journal
• Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project — A new inter-institutional project with NYU, Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian Institution
Discussion Topics
• The future of DAAN
• Participating in DAAN
• Panel ideas for future DAAN sessions at CAA
• Networking

5:30-7:30PM
DAAN Panel
Asian/Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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Image: Beatrice Glow, Installation view of illuminated lanterns from the “Aquarium from Austronesia” site-specific performance installation aboard a steamship in New York, 2012, photo by Ærtiron.

Chair: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University
Panelists:
Richard Fung, OCAD University
Valerie Soe, Asian American Studies Department, San Francisco State University
Beatrice Glow, Hemispheric Institute
Discussant: Alexandra Chang, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University

This panel seeks to think through the spectrum of theoretical and material positions between the hyphen and the slash by focusing on the construct “Asian/Americas,” particularly in relation to praxis and pedagogy. The slash in Asian/Americas challenges traditional notions of hyphenation, suggesting other possibilities for diasporic subjectivity. The plural “Americas” indicates the hemispheric extension beyond North America as well as the notion of multiple Americas. To think of Asian/Americas is to question how diasporic identities can be rendered beyond nation-state, global north-south, third and first world paradigms, beyond divisive dichotomies such as East/West and North/South, and to retain the complexity of the spatial and temporal ways art history, area studies, and Asian Canadian Studies, Asian American and Asian Latin American Studies as well as Caribbean Studies and Pacific Island Studies conceive of the hyphenated play of identities in a transnational world. How can the convergence of these critically precarious positions, political leanings and liberatory praxis intentionally inform, engage and partner with current transformative pedagogies concerning social justice, political power, and the rights to self-representation and self-determination?

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Additional sessions with DAAN members are listed below:
Celebrating the Life of Karin Higa
Time: 2/14/2014, 5:30 PM—6:30 PM
Location: School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Neiman Center, first floor, Student Union Galleries
Wabash is parallel to Michigan Ave., one block west. Monroe is about 6 blocks north of the Chicago Hilton.
Other Asias
Time: 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor, Lake Ontario
Chair: Susette S. Min, University of California, Davis

• If the World Changed: Reworlding Southeast Asia in the 2013 Singapore Biennale
May Ee Wong, University of California, Davis
• East of Venice: The 2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Sonal Khullar, University of Washington
• World on the Horizon: Exhibiting the Arts of the Swahili Coast and Western Indian Ocean
Allyson Purpura, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Mediacity Seoul: Art and Urban Identity in the Digital Age
Kristina Dziedzic Wright, Seoul National University
• Curating Chinese Universal History: Liu Ding and Affect as Method
Hentyle Taiwan Yapp, University of California, Berkeley

Miscegenating Racial Representations: Critical Mixed Race Strategies and the Visual Arts
Time: 2/15/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, International South
Chairs: Laura L. Kina, DePaul University; Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut

Beyond the Bronze Venus
Alison Fraunhar, Saint Xavier University
Sensory Miscegenations: Representing Multiracial Bodies
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, California College of the Arts,
Lacuna
Maya Isabella Mackrandilal, independent artist
Liminal Embodiments
Zavé Martohardjono, independent artist
Risky Subjectivity: Select Works by Korean Adoptee Artists
Eun Jung Park, independent scholar

Offsite Lectures and Exhibitions:

Threewalls Gallery
Friday, February 14, 2014
119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607
tracersbookclub@gmail.com
www.tracersbookclub.com
In conjunction with Faith Wilding’s Fearful Symmetries Retrospective.
TRACERS TAKES ON FEMINISM: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MOTHERHOOD, LGBTQ AND RACE.
Panel presentations, 10AM- 5PM
Organized by Jennifer Reeder and Carrie Ruckel, Tracers
Schedule:
10am-12pm – LGBTQ
(12-1pm – lunch)
1-3pm – Motherhood 3-5pm – Race
Panelists:
LGBTQ (10am – 12pm): Latham Zearfoss (moderator), Jillian Soto
, Daviel Shy
, Frederick Moffet
, Malic Amalya
, Silvia Malagrino
, Amina Ross
, NIC Kay
Motherhood (1 – 3pm): Lorelei Stewart (moderator), Christa Donner
, Brittany Southworth Laflamme
, Judy Ledgerwood
, Laura Letinsky
, Romi Crawford
, Julie Rodrigues Widholm
, Christine Tarkowski
Race (3 – 5pm): Isis Ferguson (moderator), Laura Kina
, Maria Gaspar
, Indira Johnson
, Laila Farah
, Alberto Aguilar
, Alexandria Eregbu
, Sima Azadi

Chicago-based artist and DAAN member Laura Kina is also a part of this group exhibition:
Interlacing Threads: Traditional Techniques/Contemporary Practices
January 27 – March 7, 2014
Opening Reception: February 13, 2014
Columbia College The Hokin Project
623 S Wabash Ave, first floor
Chicago, IL 60605

The art of weaving, hand-sewing and similar techniques transcends generations and cultures alike. These ancestral arts help sustain a connection to cultural identities and histories that in recent time have acquired new interpretations in the hands of contemporary practitioners.
Interlacing Threads presents the work of seven artists, who informed by their cultural background and present day lives, incorporate traditional techniques in their creative process to shed light on social and political concerns. Ultimately, their work forges a greater understanding of the similiar underpinnings of seemingly disarate cultures.

Curated by Marcela Andrade, MA in Visual Arts Management ’14
*Developed in the Curatorial Practicum class & mounted by The Hokin Gallery Management Practicum class.

CA+T and online exhibitions
The online Center for Art and Thought features a virtual multiplatform exhibition curated by Chicago-based DAAN member Jan Bernabe titled “Queer Sites and Sounds.” Unlike real-world/real-time exhibition, the show is unfolding in stages. The first group of works is up now and through February there will be continued works released from the show.
http://www.centerforartandthought.org/work/project/queer-sites-and-sounds

Also view the Tumblr mini-show called “CA+T ‘Reblogs’ Queer Filipino Viral Hits.”
http://centerforartandthought.tumblr.com/

On Pinterest, Bernabe has also organized a crowdsourcing project called “Queer Filipino Selfies!”, which will continue through October 2014.
http://www.pinterest.com/artandthought/queer-filipino-selfies/

If you would like to be listed on the DAAN online directory, please contact achang@nyu.edu for more information.
Very best,
Margo and Alex
Co-directors, DAAN
http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/

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Việt Lê lecture at UIC April 1, 2013 4:00-5:30pm

UIC Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies proudly present:

Việt Lê. April 1st 4:00- 5:30 pm

Daley Library Conference room 1-470
801 S Morgan St Chicago IL 60607

Reception Following

Free and Open to the Public

Lê’s talk, “Transnational Desires Or, Memory, Autobiography, Photography
and Pornography,” discusses artistic and curatorial practice, including his
*boy bang/ gang band *series and recent retro sci fi project–*Love
Bang!*–a sexperimental art music video. His work deals with the
intersections of popular culture, sexuality and the traumas of history and
modernity in diasporic Southeast Asia.

You can see *Love Bang!* here:
http://www.youtube.com*

watch an interview with Viet Le at
http://diacritics.org/2012/love-bang

and see some of his previous work at www.vietle.net.

Việt Lê is an artist, writer, and curator. His work deals with popular
visual culture, historical trauma, and modernity in Southeast Asia and its
diasporas, particularly Việt Nam and Cambodia. Lê has been published
in *positions: asia critique; Crab Orchard Review; Fuse; Amerasia Journal;
Asia Art Archive; Newsweek Asia*; and the anthologies *Writing from the
Perfume River; Strange Cargo; The Spaces Between Us*; *Modern and
Contemporary Southeast Asian Art; *among others. Lê’s artwork has been
featured at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; DoBaeBacSa Gallery, Seoul,
Korea; Cape Museum of Fine Arts, MA, USA; 1a Space, Hong Kong; among other
venues. Lê has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation,
Fulbright-Hays, William Joiner Center, Fine Arts Work Center, Center for
Khmer Studies, and PEN Center USA Lê curated *Miss Saigon with the
Wind*(Highways, Santa Monica) and *Charlie Don’t Surf!* (Centre A,
Vancouver, BC); and co-curated *humor us*(Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,
LA, CA), and *transPOP: Korea Việt Nam Remix* (Seoul, Sài Gòn, Irvine, San
Francisco) and the 2012 *Kuandu Biennale* (Taipei). He has co-edited special
issues of BOL Journal (*Việt Nam and Us*, 2008) and *Reflections: A Journal
of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy* (Syracuse University
Press, 2008). Lê received his MFA from the University of California,
Irvine, where he has also taught Studio Art and Visual Culture courses. He
received his doctorate from the University of Southern California and was a
postdoctoral fellow at Academia Sinica, Taipei. Lê is an Assistant
Professor in the Visual Studies Program and Visual & Critical Studies
Graduate Program at California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

For more information about the event, contact Laura Fugikawa at
<fugikawa@uic.edu>.

Download the poster.

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Save the date – “War Baby / Love Child” opens April 25, 2013

 Save the date!

War Baby / Love Child:
Mixed Race Asian American Art

opens at the DePaul University Art Museum April 25, 2013

curated by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis

DePaul University Art Museum
April 25, 2013 – June 30, 2013
935 W. Fullerton Chicago, IL 60614
773-325-7506
http://museums.depaul.edu/

Opening reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013
5-6pm: Members’ Preview (become a member)
6-8pm: Public Exhibition Opening

War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art investigate constructions of mixed heritage Asian American identity in the United States. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age, the exhibition will examine how, or even if, mixed heritage Asian Americans address hybrid identities in their artwork, as well as how perspectives from critical mixed race studies illuminate intersections of racialization, war and imperialism, gender and sexuality, and citizenship and nationality.
The exhibition will feature works across diverse mediums by 19 emerging, mid-career and established artists who reflect a breadth of mixed heritage ethno-racial and geographic diversity: Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Stuart Gaffney, Louie Gong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Lori Kay, Li-lan, Richard Lou, Samia Mirza, Chris Naka, Laurel Nakadate, Gina Osterloh, Adrienne Pao, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jenifer Wofford, Debra Yepa-Pappan.
Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Museums grant to DePaul University.

Visit the War Baby / Love Child website. 

View a “trailer” for the exhibition and book on YouTube.

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Painter Michiko Itatani Chicago Spring 2012 exhibitions: MetCap Bank, Printworks, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Painter Michiko Itatani Chicago Spring 2012 exhibitions:

2/6-5/10  Metropolitan Capital Bank (MetCap) (4 artists)
9 E. Ontario, Chicago IL 60611 (The Tree Studios)  312-640-2313

3/16-4/21  Printworks
311 West Superior Street • Suite 105 Chicago, IL 60654 • 312-664-9407
“CTRL-Home/Echo – Miniature Itatani” (solo)
https://www.facebook.com/printworksgallery

4/20-6/10  Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622  773-227-5522
“Mutuality” (3 artists)

http://uima-chicago.org/index.php?cat=7
opening 4/20 6-9

 

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