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Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) Panel & Meeting at CAA 2015

The DAAN (CAA Affiliated Society) Panel and Business Meeting are FREE to the public, conference registration is not required to attend.

 

February 13, 2015Friday

Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel 


“Geography of the Imagination: The Island”

Time:  12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Hotel Midtown, 2nd Floor, Bryant Suite
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

Chairs: Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut; Leila Philip

  • Toshiko Takaezu: Toward a New Island Modernism – Leila Philip
  • The Okinawa Trilogy: An Island Landscape and the Traces of War – Osamu James Nakagawa
  • Unbounded Island Imaginaries: Oceanic Diasporas, Global Flows, and Conceptions of Place –Margo L. Machida

Thank you to the 2015 DAAN panel committee including Alice Ming Wai Jim (committee chair/Concordia University), ShiPu Wang (UC Merced), and Binod Shresthra

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Diasporic Asian Art Network Business Meeting

February 13, 2015, Friday

Time: 5:30PM-7PM

Location: Hilton Hotel Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor, Bryant Suite

Meeting is free to the public, conference registration not required to attend. Please send achang@nyu.edu any suggestions for agenda items. We will be discussion issues including regional activities and panel topics for 2016.

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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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