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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 We would like unpublished materials that will point to new directions of research and interpretation.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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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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MEMBERSHIP NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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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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