Arts Research

Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is launching the first phase of the inter-institutional Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange from July 8-22, 2013 in Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Wollongong, Sydney, and Canberra, Australia, focusing on Asian/Asian diasporic art globally.

The exchange will bring together scholars, curators, and artists from each site and is meant to be generative for research, resulting in publications, exhibition development, and other research-based projects and programs to share and disseminate research, strengthen international networks of scholars and curators, and create ongoing dialogue between international colleagues, arts communities, and wider publics in the US, Asia/Pacific region, EU, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East in the expanding field of Asian/Asian Diasporic Art and Visual Cultures.

Through international site visits, symposia, public dialogues, and ongoing working sessions, the exchange aims to build sustained multi-year inter-institutional and scholarly connections to encourage a broader transnational and comparative diasporic discourse while recognizing the continual importance of local contextualization and place.

In 2014, the exchange will travel to Washington, DC and New York City. Future phases of the exchange are planned for Australia, Indonesia, Delhi, London, Argentina, and Ghana.

Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching

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The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University convened a NEH Summer Institute from July 9-28, 2012 entitled, “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching.” The Summer Institute for twenty-five college and university teachers deepened participants’ understanding of pivotal developments and critical issues in Asian American art history and visual culture studies, while concurrently providing access to specialized archives that will enhance their research and teaching in the humanities.

 

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Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN)

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Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) is a newly created network of scholars, artists, curators, arts writers, and graduate students interested in Asian American art and art history.

The purpose of this proposed network is to share ideas and information, both about our own projects and about the work of others in the United States and abroad, toward advancing new research, critical writing, and curatorial efforts involving modern and contemporary Asian American/Asian diasporic art and visual culture.

The “Diasporic Asian Art Network” (DAAN) hopes to encourage a broader transnational and trans-diasporic as well as domestic orientation. Whereas ‘Asian American’ does refer specifically to the American, read U.S. experience, the network situates within the Asian diaspora, bringing the discussion to a global level that includes Asian American art. In our view, the American situation can only be invigorated and enriched by working with other Asian diasporas.

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International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research (INDAAR)

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Art by artists of Asian descent in countries such as Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States is a significant cultural production, both in historical and contemporary terms. INDAAR offers a context to internationalise research on diasporic Asian art in these countries and others. INDAAR is an international network for researchers interested in comparative and transnational studies of diasporic Asian art. The network facilitates opportunities for initiating transnational dialogues and generating collaborative research projects.

This network is a special project of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) and established in association with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project entitled “Being Asian in Australia and the United States.”

INDAAR is also supported by the School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

A/P/A is an institutional partner of INDAAR.

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