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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

Kusama-Infinity
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
7:30pm

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
12:30pm-1:30pm

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
3-5pm

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
3-5pm

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
10:30am-12pm

FREE for College Art Association conference participants

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

Presenters:

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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Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel Session: Asian Latino Art and Visual Cultures: Current Scholarship and Institutional Practices — at CAA 2015 in Washington DC

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Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel Session:
Saturday, February 6, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel; Room: Washington 5, Exhibition Level

Asian Latino Art and Visual Cultures:
Current Scholarship and Institutional Practices

Panelists:

On Circles and Circuits: An exhibition on Chinese Caribbean Art at the Chinese American Museum
Alexandra Chang, chair
Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, NYU A/P/A Institute

Chinese American Museum: From Localized Histories to Global Approaches
Steven Wong
Senior Curator, Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles

Building a Cultural Laboratory: the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Project and New Models of Cross-Cultural Exhibition and Education
Adriel Luis
Curator of Digital and Emerging Media, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Guest Editor of ADVA Journal Special Issue “Memory and Migration”
Anna Kazumi Stahl
Director, Global Program, NYU Buenos Aires

This panel on Asian Latino art and visual cultures will range from historic to contemporary art and present some current scholarship on mobilities of images, goods, people, and ideas on the envisioning of Asia in Latin America as well as art practice. The panel will also include current projects from community-based and national-based institutions, the Chinese American Museum in LA and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas [ADVA] journal.

Special thanks to DAAN Panel Committee Chair Alice Ming Wai Jim and Committee Members ShiPu Wang, Leila Philip and Binod Shrestha

 

Bios

Alexandra Chang is Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, where she is Project Director of the Virtual Asian American Museum and Co-Editor of the journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA). She is the Director of the NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) and Co-Organizer of the East Coast Asian American Art Project (ECAAAP). She is also the co-organizer of the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) and serves on CAA’s International Committee. She was Managing Editor of Art Asia Pacific and is the author of Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Art Collectives from Godzilla, Godzookie, to the Barnstormers.

Adriel Luis is a self-taught musician, poet, curator, coder, and visual artist who believes imagination is key to transforming cultural paradigms. Adriel is currently based in Washington DC as the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he is focused on exploring intersectional identities in the U.S. and contemporary Asian diasporic art. He is a founding member of the iLL-Literacy arts collective, and also produces and performs music independently. Adriel frequently travels to different parts of Asia with particular interest in how digital space shapes global communities, and how varying levels of freedom of expression channel artistic political imagination. Adriel can be found across online platforms as @DRZZL.

Anna Kazumi Stahl is a fiction writer and PhD working in literature and critical mixed race studies. Based in Argentina, Stahl is Director of NYU Buenos Aires. Serving on Fulbright and PEN/Argentina, she lectures at MALBA museum and assists in J.M. Coetzee’s UNSAM seminars on Literatures of the Southern Hemisphere.

Steven Wong is the Senior Curator at the Chinese American Museum based in Los Angeles.  Mr. Wong is an artist, contemporary art curator and the curator of history at the museum.  His academic interests include Chinese transnational labor migration from the 1850-1930, the role of Orientalism in the construction of Chinatowns and tourist economies, the post-1965 Chinese American middle-class in the United states and the formation of ethnoburbs.  In 2012, he co-curated an exhibition for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980  titled Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles at CAM which was the first comprehensive exhibit about a group of pioneering Chinese American architects whose designs continue to influence the landscape of Southern California.  He recently co-curated Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles which is the largest permanent exhibition on the West Coast about the settlement of Chinese immigrants in Southern California from the 19th Century to the present day.  Furthermore, he curated a contemporary art exhibition titled (de)Constructing Chinatown which opened the door to local artists to re-imagine one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles through multimedia forms.  Mr. Wong holds a Masters in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (1998) and a Master in Fine Arts from the University of California (2000).

 

apa_identity_vertical_blackThe Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is the institutional sponsor of DAAN

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DAAN events at CAA 2015 in NYC!

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DAAN at College Art Association:

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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[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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