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DAAN at the 2019 College Art Association Conference
February 13-16, 2019

Please find the upcoming Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] events happening during the College Art Association 2019 week in Los Angeles from February 13-16, 2019. We hope that you can attend one or all of them!

Wednesday, February, 13, 2019

Diasporic Asian Art Network presents

Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Heather Lenz

Photo ©Harrie Verstappen

Hosted by the Museum of Modern Art
At the Museum of Modern Art Celeste Bartos Theater
4 West 54th Street

Free with RSVP for College Art Association conference participants and DAAN members only
RSVP to: myamamura3524@gmail.com

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

A screening of the film will be follow by a Q&A with the filmmaker Heather Lenz.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Annual Diasporic Asia Art Network [DAAN] business meeting

DAANNew York Hilton Midtown
4th Floor, Harlem Room

FREE for College Art Association conference participants

Join us for the annual Diasporic Asia Art Network [DAAN] business meeting at the College Art Association. DAAN is an affiliated society at CAA and has been meeting annually at the conference since 2009. Come to learn more about the network and to share your projects. DAAN’s institutional sponsor is the A/P/A Institute at NYU.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

DAAN members are invited to join this event at the
A/P/A Institute at NYU exhibition table with DAAN members Laura Kina and Alexandra Chang

The Virtual Asian American Art Museum

at the College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
A/P/A Institute at NYU Exhibit Booth Number 313, Rhinelander Gallery

FREE for College Art Association conference participants

The Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM) is a multi-year, inter-institutional digital humanities project initiated and led by the following major partners: the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Libraries, Getty Research Institute, Smithsonian Institution, DePaul University, Japanese American Service Committee, and TOME.

VAAAM also worked in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago for the museum’s inaugural regional module “Chicago-Midwest.” The scholarly content for the inaugural module was generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and through its initiative Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design history and legacy.

Rather than a “bricks and mortar” museum, VAAAM presents curated materials from US and international repositories to visualize, analyze, and contextualize Asian American art history. VAAAM facilitates the discussion of key topics emerging from the developing discourse of digital art history, American art, national and international standards for museum and institutional collection sharing, and digital access while fostering the transnational narrative of Asian American art. Learn more about the Virtual Asian American Art Museum and join us to celebrate its launch at College Art Association in New York.

DAAN members are invited to attend this Special Issue celebration with the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas journal!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Journal Spring 2019 Issue Celebration!

ADVA JournalAt College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
A/P/A Institute at NYU Exhibit Booth Number 313, Rhinelander Gallery

Free for College Art Association conference participants

Join the editors of the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) journal for a toast as they celebrate the latest ADVA journal Spring 2019 double issue “Expressions of Asian Caribbeanness” guest edited by Andil Gosine, Sean Metzger, and Patricia Mohammed. Learn more about ADVA journal and our current and future issues. ADVA journal is published by Brill and is a collaboration between A/P/A Institute at New York University and Concordia University’s Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.

The Annual DAAN Dinner and a special visit to Oscar Oiwa Opening Reception for his solo show After Midnight

The Annual DAAN Dinner and special visit to Oscar Oiwa’s Opening Reception for After Midnight follows the ADVA journal celebration. Join members for a special visit to the solo show of artist Oscar Oiwa followed by an informal meal and conversation with members. The dinner is pay your own. Kindly RSVP to achang@nyu.edu so we can make reservations.

For those who wish to meet up at the Hilton, we will be meeting in the hotel front lobby and leave at 5:15pm to go downtown to Mizuma Kips & Wada Art at 324 Grand Street and arrive around 6pm, where we will meet the artist Oscar Oiwa and see his exhibition. We will travel from the exhibition to August Gatherings at 266 Canal Street at 7pm for dinner.

About the exhibition and artist:
After Midnight
a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Oscar Oiwa

Location: Mizuma Kips & Wada Art, 324 Grand Street, NYC

Sao Paulo-born Oiwa, primarily known for his galactic ink murals, is debuting a new collection of landscape paintings here at Mizuma Kips & Wada Art this February. Brimming with texture, color, and kaleidoscopic patterns, Oiwa’s pieces transport the viewer to an electric wonderland of improbable pictorial space, subverting long-entrenched expectations of surface and surreality in the process. Whether articulating how light bathes a forest floor or inviting us to consider the formal fluidity of the cosmos, Oiwa’s practice draws on far-ranging references like Pointillism and graphic design to create a new painterly lexis, a bold, fresh language for worlds at once familiar and bizarre. The larger works seem edgeless in their generosity, ensconcing the viewer in operatic gradients of color. Oiwa’s inspirations feel instinctively Modernist; his ability to harness emotional resonance through expertly deployed, immediate brushwork lends the paintings a mystical quality, further problematizing their positions as objects in the white cube. After Midnight offers a metaphysics of paint, a portal through which we can re-imagine the mundane as utterly miraculous.

Oscar Oiwa was born in Sao Paulo in 1965 to Japanese immigrants. He received his BFA from the School of Architecture and Urbanism in Sao Paolo in 1989 and has since had over 60 solo exhibitions at venues like the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, the Takamatsu City Museum, and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro. His work is also featured in a number of international public collections, including the Utsunomiya Museum of Art, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and the University of Sao Paulo Museum of Contemporary Art. He has received several awards, including Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and the Asian Cultural Council Grant. Oiwa is currently based in New York City.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel at College Art Association:

Asian Diasporic Art and the Narrative of Modernism

DAANAt College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor

FREE for College Art Association conference participants

Chairs: SooJin Lee, Hongik University, South Korea
Midori Yamamura, Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York


Recently Discovered Letters by Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Tom Wolf, Bard College

Asian American Artists from Hawai‘i in New York City: 1920-80
Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut

Archives as Method: When the Artist Becomes the Art
SooJin Lee, Hongik University, South Korea

Discussant: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University


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DAAN Winter/Spring 2012 Update! — events at CAA in L.A.







Dear DAAN members!

Hope you are having a great start to 2012 and year of the Dragon!

DAAN at CAA — Februrary 2012!
The 100th Annual CAA Conference will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, from February 22–25, 2012.

The yearly DAAN business meeting has been scheduled as follows:
Date:  Friday, February 24
Time: 12h30pm-2pm
Location: Concourse Meeting Room 407


— Introductions to members, new and continuing
— Affiliated Society status at CAA
Starting from 2013 with CAA in New York City, DAAN will be able to host a panel session during the conference. We will be discussing and welcoming panel ideas to be submitted.

— NEH Summer Institute “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art Research and Teaching”
— East Coast Asian American Art Project update
— Website participation and Regional activities
— General Announcements:
Panels at CAA:
Please let us know if you plan to be at the conference this year and if you will be giving a talk, as we will be able to collect information on the talks so that DAAN members will know of other members’ panels.

International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research (INDAAR) panel at Visual Cultures Now! 2012 conference in NYC
Inter-institutional Global Art Scholar’s Exchange — symposia series

Friday, February 24, 6pm
Kindly RSVP for the tour/dinner at: achang@nyu.edu


Please join us for a special curator-led tour of the exhibition ’Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. Guest curator Sonia Mak will lead an intimate tour of the exhibition, which showcases the work of George Chann, Jake Lee, John Kwok, Milton Quon, and Tyrus Wong, who employed their artistic abilities in their professional lives while remaining true to their own artistic pursuits in their personal lives. The exhibition features more than one hundred works by these Los Angeles-based artists, including paintings, watercolors, preproduction sketches, drawings, photographs, kites, and ephemera. The exhibition considers how these contemporary artists balanced their personal art making and their professional demands; how they achieved success on their own terms in their commitment to making art in Los Angeles; and the significance of their contributions to the region’s artistic and cultural legacy.

Whether or not they were native Angelenos or even American-born, each of these five artists studied and settled in Los Angeles, joined in the war effort of World War II, and participated in multiple communities. They built careers in local creative industries, especially in film and advertising, working both for themselves and for others. In their endeavors, Chann, Kwok, Lee, Quon, and Wong became the beneficiaries and agents of Los Angeles’ burgeoning art community. ’Round the Clock is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.  Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 is an initiative of the Getty Foundation.

About the Guest Curator: Sonia Mak is a Los Angeles-based independent curator of modern and contemporary art by women artists and artists of color. She was a founding curator at the Chinese American Museum, and has worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Autry National Center, and Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Morono Kiang Gallery. (Photo credit Pete Galindo)

The tour will be followed by a dinner gathering at 8pm at La Serenata di Garibaldi (1842 East 1st Street,  Los Angeles), which will be Dutch treat.

DAAN institutional sponsor A/P/A Institute at NYU has generously provided bus transportation for these activities. Please note the bus will pick up DAAN members at 6pm at the Staple Center to arrive at the museum at 6h30pm. Please arrive at the front lobby of the Staple Center by or before 6pm. The bus will also bring us from the museum to the dinner and return to the Westin Bonaventure hotel (conference hotel) at 404 South Figueroa Street at 10h30pm.

If you choose to find your own way to the museum and restaurant, please also RSVP to achang@nyu.edu so that we know that you will be attending. The Vincent Price Art Museum is located on the main East Los Angeles College Campus at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez on the corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and Collegian Way in Monterey Park, California.



Wednesday, Feb. 22

9h30am–12hpm — Concourse Meeting Room 403A, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Urbanization and Contemporary Art in Asia
Chair: Meiqin Wang, California State University, Northridge
City of Inscription: Phone Numbers and Contemporary Art as Tactics of Inscription
Elizabeth Parke, University of Toronto
Intersections of the Public and the Private: Contemporary Art in Mumbai
Margaret Richardson, Virginia Commonwealth University
To Demolish: Thinking about Urbanization in Rural China through a Collaborative Art Project
Meiqin Wang, California State University Northridge
Black and White and Red all Over: Spaces of Urban Intervention in Beijing “Youth Daily”’s 1994 “Art Interior Design” Series
Peggy Wang, Denison University
Materiality in the City: Vivan Sundaram’s Work with Trash
Karin Zitzewitz, Michigan State University
Discussant: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University, and
Poyin Auyeung, Manhattan College


2h30pm–5hpm — West Hall Meeting Room 503, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Activating History, Activating Asia: East Asian Art Practice
Chair: Yong Soon Min, University of California, Irvine
Dappled China: Making Untamed Histories around the China Brand
Meiling Cheng, University of Southern California
June 4 to July 1: Counter-Hegemonic Practices in Hong Kong
Steven Lam, Cooper Union
Debates on “The Political”: A Case Study in South Korea
Young Min Moon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Gendered Politics of Representation: The Rise and Fall of Young Women’s Photography in Nineties Japan
Thomas O’Leary, University of California
The Activism, Dialogical Art, and Minjung Legacy in South Korea after the 1980s: A Case Study of the Daechuri Artists and Deulsaramdeul 2003-2007
Soyang Park, Ontario College of Art and Design


Thursday, Feb. 23


2h30pm-5pm — West Hall Meeting Room 501 ABC, Los Angeles Convention Center
Women/Art/Technology panel
Chaired by Ferris Olin and Judith Brodsky
“Cao Fei and Empowerment in Virtual Reality”
Aileen Wang, Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College


5:30 PM–7:00 PM — West Hall Meeting Room 511BC, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Coalition of Women in the Arts Organization
Asian American Women Artists: A Postmodern Perspective
Chairs: Kyra Belán, Coalition of Women in the Arts Organization; Linda Inson Choy, independent curator
Kay Kang, independent artist
The Art of Being Asian: Art and Politics of Asian American Women Artists Now
Linda Inson Choy, independent curator
Cultural Surrealism as a Platform for Ethnic Feminist
Cynthia Tom, independent artist and curator
Indentity Shifting: Retrieving and interpreting the Overlooked and Untold
Shizue Seigel, independent artist, writer


Friday, Feb. 24


9h30am-12pm — Concourse Meeting Room 402AB, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
CAA International Committee
Confrontation in Global Art History: Past/Present; Pride/Prejudice Surrounding Art and Artists
Chair: Richmond Teye Ackam, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Unintentional Categorization of Marginalized Artists in an Effort to Increase Public Awareness
Ayako Yoshida, independent curator
The Marginalized Art under the Brazilian Dictatorship
Tatiane de Oliveira Elias, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Epistemological Possibilities of American Art History: Modern and Contemporary Korean American Art
Eun Jung Park, University of California, San Diego
The Writing on the Wall: A Contemporary Art Project between the Middle East and Australia
Darryn Ansted, Curtin University
Trying to See Eye-to-Eye, from Ethiopia to California
Michel Oren, independent curator
Confrontations in Projecting African Art and Artists in the Art World
Richmond Teye Ackam, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


Saturday, Feb. 25

9:30am–12:00pm — Concourse Meeting Room 404A, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Pacific Arts Association
The Body Politic: The Role of Body Art and Anthropomorphic Depictions in Oceanic Societies
Chair: Anne E. Guernsey Allen, Indiana University Southeast
Bodily Transformations: The Sociopolitics and Symbolic Inversions of Men as Pigs and Pigs as Men in a Pacific Island Chieftainship
Nancy Lutkehaus, University of Southern California
Body Ornaments and Tattooing; Canoes, Shields, Images: Ornamental Equivalences and Translations as Social Markers in Western and Nggela Provinces, Solomon Islands
Deborah Waite, University of Hawai’i
Hawaiian Bodyscape: Hair Rituals ca. 1800
Teri Sowell, University of California, San Diego
Moko as Politics, Politics as Moko 1813-1840
Ngarino Ellis, University of Auckland
Tiki Kitsch, American Appropriation, and the Disappearance of the Pacific Islander Body
Dan Taulapapa McMullin

12h30pm–2pm — West Hall Meeting Room 502B, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Asian American Women Artists Association
Challenging Societal Assumptions and Creating Community: Asian American Women Artists
Chair: Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, California College of the Arts
Feminism and Women’s Movements
Susette Min, University of California, Davis 
Confronting the Confinement: “Sultana’s Dream” and “A Place of Her Own”
Pallavi Sharma, Asian American Women Artists Association, independent artist, curator
Cultural Activism: How to Reclaim Asian American Art History using the case studies of Bernice Bing and Lenore Chinn
Jennifer Banta, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
Shizue Seigel, Asian American Women Artists Association representative
What Is at Stake? Women Artists, Activism, and Communities-in-Formation
Margo Machida, University of Connecticut


Please visit this exhibition opening if you are at CAA: 


Past Present | Future Imperatives: Queer Space Time
Viêt Lê, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Jai Arun Ravine, Tina Takemoto
Sabina Lee Gallery,  http://www.facebook.com/events/166125316829889/

Opening  Saturday February 25, 2012, 6-9pm
(Screening, Food, Installations & Performances) 6pm start | 7pm short screenings | 8pm One Night Band
Exhibition February 25-March 24, 2012 | open Wednesday – Saturday 11-6 pm

It is also with great pleasure that we are informing you about the upcoming 2012 NEH Summer Institute from July 9-28, 2012 entitled “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching” that will be hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A Institute) at New York University (NYU) from July 9-28, 2012. The Summer Institute for twenty-five college and university teachers, museum educators and advanced graduate students will deepen participants’ understanding of pivotal developments and critical issues in Asian American art history and visual culture studies, while providing access to specialized archives and collections that will enhance their research and teaching in the humanities.

Summer Institute faculty will include nationally prominent experts in the fields of art history, history, Asian American Studies, art education, curatorial and museum work, and library and information science.  The Institute will cover key periods in Asian American art history beginning in the last century and continuing through the present, focusing upon important artists and art historical moments as well as the intersection of Asian American visual cultures, diaspora, and transnationalism. Participating core faculty and lecturers will lead seminars and special talks at A/P/A Institute, at NYU’s Fales Library & Special Collections, and at selected archives, museums, and artists’ studios throughout New York City.

For more information on the Summer Institute and how to apply, please visit: http://www.apa.nyu.edu/arts_research/NEH/


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Looking forward to see you in LA!!


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