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DAAN at College Art Association 2018 in Los Angeles

Please find the upcoming Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN]  events happening during the College Art Association 2018 week in Los Angeles from February 21-24, 2018. We hope that you can attend one or all of them!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
DAAN PANEL SESSION:


Title: The Virtual Asian American Art Museum: Postwar Japanese American Art in Chicago
2:00–3:30PM
At College Art Association L.A. Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Room: 503
CAA Conference registration required

Chair: Laura Kina, DePaul University

“Chicago: Someday, Somewhere — the Photography of James Numata and Yasuhiro Ishimoto”
Jasmine Alinder, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; John Tain, Asia Art Archive

“Ray Yoshida’s Museum of Extraordinary Values”
Karen Patterson, John Michael Kohler Arts Center

“Michiko Itatani: Painting the Cosmic Novel”
Laura Kina, DePaul University

This panel focuses on the work and transnational lives of four Japanese American postwar artists—James Numata (1918–1997), Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012), Ray Yoshida (1930–2009), and Michiko Itatani (1948–)—featured in the “Chicago-Midwest” module of The Virtual Asian American Art Museum (VAAAM). VAAAM is a large-scale digital humanities project led by New York University Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A) and the New York University Division of Libraries in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and the Getty Research Institute that features enhanced access to an array of art and tools for presenting new collaborative scholarship on Asian American art history. 

The “Chicago-Midwest” module geospatially maps the careers of artists in Chicago against known social patterns and settlements in the city. The first portion of this scalable module is a series of submodules highlighting Japanese American artists whose biographies reflect immigration and migration paths of Japanese to Chicago including pre-WWII labor migration, post-WWII Japanese American internment camp resettlement, migration from Hawaii to Chicago, and post-1965 immigration from Japan. The role that institutions such as the Institute of Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago had in drawing artists from around the world is examined, as is the role of archives and collections, such as those of the Japanese American Service Committee and the Art Institute of Chicago, in recording and preserving their histories. These artists are historically and/or artistically significant, but have been underrepresented in the canon of art history and master narrative of the Japanese American experience.

This new scholarship on Chicago-based content has been supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of the foundation’s initiative Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design history and legacy.

 

 


The A/P/A Institute at NYU is the institutional sponsor of the Diasporic Asian Art Network.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Affiliated Society Business Meeting: Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN)
12:30–1:30 PM
Scheduled Room at the LA Convention Center: 507
CAA Conference registration required

Please come to the DAAN business meeting to talk about the future of the network including its planned restructuring for 2019 and open positions.
The agenda will include:
• leadership positions that are open for 2019 with DAAN (organizer, regional reps, and secretary positions)
• DAAN panel topics and panel committee members
• member projects and opportunities

Friday, February 23, 2018
Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Journal Spring 2018 Issue Celebration!

3:00-5:00PM
At College Art Association L.A. Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
A/P/A Institute at NYU Exhibit Booth number 428, Concourse Hall EF

DAAN members are invited to the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas journal celebration at the exhibition hall during the conference.

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 2018 double issue “Beyond Canada 150: Asian Canadian Visual Cultures” guest edited by Chris Lee, Glenn Deer, and Marissa Largo. 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.

CAA Conference registration required or please email achang@nyu.edu to request a free exhibition hall pass for the event (limited amount available).

Friday, February 23, 2018
Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles “Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art” Tour, Catalog Launch, and Reception

6:00PM DAAN Tour of the exhibition
6:30PM Catalog Launch Panel/Reception
Location: Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles
425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

DAAN members are invited to meet the museum staff and view the exhibition “Circles and Circles II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art,” which is part of the “Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art” exhibitions at CAMLA and the California African American Museum, which is hosting “Circles and Circles I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora.” The exhibitions are part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than seventy cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.

Join us in celebrating the release of Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art exhibition catalog with a reception and panel discussion featuring co-curator Alexandra Chang, catalog contributors: Lok Siu and Sean Metzger, and artists featured in the exhibition including Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Richard Fung, and Yoland Skeete. The evening will include a screening of short films by Richard Fung and Peter Chin, and a performance by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons during the reception.

Please RSVP for this tour and program to achang@nyu.edu.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
DAAN Patio Party at the home of artist Yong Soon Min

Time: Afternoon from 1PM
Please RSVP to achang@nyu.edu for location details.

Relax and mingle with refreshments. DAAN member artist Yong Soon Min will host a special gathering during the last day of College Art Association at her new Los Angeles home. She welcomes new and old members for some lively conversation post conference!

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION AVAILABLE AT THE KOREAN AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM – IMMEDIATE OPENING

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION AVAILABLE AT THE KOREAN AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM – IMMEDIATE OPENING

The Korean American National Museum’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, experiences, culture and achievements of Americans of Korean ancestry. In accomplishing its mission, the Museum works to become a center for cultural exchange, arts, and education, a catalyst for sharing ideas and resources, and a center for promoting and celebrating the diversity of culture in this country. It is important to the Museum’s mission to help make the Korean American experience vivid and intelligible to other communities and to encourage these groups to find out more about Korean Americans in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

One of the Museum’s primary objectives is to introduce audiences to the sources of Korean culture, enabling younger members of the Korean American community and its neighbors from other ethnic communities to gain a greater understanding of this rich and complex civilization, a civilization that in Los Angeles, which has the country’s largest Korean American population, has not had a consistent venue for its contemporary and traditional works of art and for a creative recounting of its history. The Korean American Museum provides an appropriate setting in Los Angeles to exhibit and focus the public’s attention on this often overlooked culture, history, and art.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The Korean American National Museum seeks a candidate with leadership and/or management experience in a professional environment. This candidate should also be able work independently on multiple projects at the same time, and be able to meet deadlines promptly. Experience in a non-profit organization is preferred.

– BA/BS in Museum Studies, Art, or Business Management (or related field/experience) required, MA/MS preferred.

– Knowledge of government funding and experience in grant writing

– Experience in fundraising

– Knowledge of financial management

– Knowledge of human resources management

– Knowledge of project management

– Excellent communication skills (written and spoken).

– Interest in Korean American culture is a must!

– Interest in Arts and Public Education.

– Interest in meeting people to seek and follow leads for the organization.

– Bilingual English/Korean preferred.

– Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.

– Experience using Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus, but not required.

If interested in applying to this position, please email your resume and cover letter no later than February 17, 2016 to: irene.kanmuseum@gmail.com Salary DOE.

The Korean American National Museum is a non-profit organization.

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Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong at Museum of Chinese in America, NYC

http://www.mocanyc.org/exhibitions/water_to_paper_paint_to_sky_the_art_of_tyrus_wong

Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong

March 26, 2015 – September 13, 2015

CURATORS’ TOUR
SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAYS 

APRIL 9 – SEPTEMBER 10 | 6:30 PM

Explore Tyrus Wong’s craft, as well as lasting influence of his artistic vision and style. Free with admission!

CLICK HERE FOR CURATORS’ TOUR SCHEDULE

In celebration of the Museum’s 35th anniversary this spring, MOCA is proud to present Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong. Celebrated painter, muralist, kite-maker, lithographer and calligrapher, Tyrus Wong is one of the greatest Chinese American artists of the 20th century. This highly anticipated exhibition showcases his extraordinary body of work including Disney’s iconic American children’s classic, Bambi. Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong is organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA.

This retrospective exhibition features Wong’s extensive body of work which includes his paintings, hand-painted ceramics, original greeting cards, works on paper, and latest kite creations. It was the ethereal beauty of Wong’s Eastern influenced paintings, his sense of color, richness, and imagination that caught Walt Disney’s eye and became the inspiration for the animated feature Bambi (1942). Wong’s singular vision and impressionistic art influenced the groundbreaking movie’s overall visual style and changed the way animation art was presented.

Arriving in the United States with his father in 1919 from the Toishan district in Guangdong, China, Wong was initially detained in Angel Island for three weeks because of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. After his release, Wong and his father settled in Sacramento, later moving to Los Angeles’s Chinatown.

Wong was one of the bohemian artists whose creativity and drive helped shape the cultural, artistic life of Los Angeles during the 1930s and 40s. He carved out a creative career working as a Depression-era muralist, California watercolorist, and film production illustrator. Wong worked at the Warner Bros. studio from 1942 to 1968, creating concept images for many films includingRebel Without a Cause [1955] and The Wild Bunch [1969], to name a few. These artworks conjured stunning environments, in many cases resembling beautifully executed architectural renderings.

In 2001, Wong was named a Disney Legend. Wong has been inducted into the World Kite Museum and Hall of Fame for his amazing creations, which include hundred-foot long centipedes, butterflies, and schools of delicately painted goldfish. These handmade kites inspired by the complex art of Chinese kite making will be a central exhibition showcase.

During the run of the exhibition, MOCA will offer a line-up of events, public programs, tours, and educational workshops.

On May 14, at 7PM, join Academy Award-winning filmmaker and animation historian John Canemaker on a talk on Tyrus Wong’s influential and unique contributions to the art direction of animated feature film Bambi (1942) and his experiences working at the Walt Disney studio.

Please check back on the Museum’s website for upcoming exhibition-related programs.

About Tyrus Wong

This exhibition and related programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by The Starr Foundation and Anla Cheng & Mark Kingdon. In-kind shipping has been provided by DHL.

 

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