Tag: diaspora

Zarina: Dark Roads, Opening Reception & Artist-in-Residence Welcome

On Thursday, October 5, join us in welcoming Zarina Hashmi, 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence, to the A/P/A Institute at NYU with the opening of Zarina: Dark Roads.  The exhibition presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades by the artist, and marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the … Continue readingZarina: Dark Roads, Opening Reception & Artist-in-Residence Welcome”

Zarina, Artist-in-Residence 2017-18

Seventy years have passed since ousted British colonials slashed a crude dividing line through the subcontinent of South Asia, resulting in one of the largest and bloodiest mass migrations in the history of the world. It is the memory of this dislocation, separation, and trauma that haunts and is echoed in the work of the … Continue reading “Zarina, Artist-in-Residence 2017-18”

Zarina (2017-18)

Zarina was born in Aligarh, India in 1937 and currently lives and works in New York. Her work is defined by her adherence to the personal and the essential. While it tends towards minimalism, its starkness is tempered by both texture and materiality. Her art poignantly chronicles her life, and recurring themes include home, displacement, … Continue reading “Zarina (2017-18)”

GAX 2017 Symposium: Sites of Resistance: Narrative, History, and Public Space

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU in Buenos Aires. Hosted by MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and NYU in Buenos Aires. Co-convened by Anna Kazumi Stahl and Alexandra Chang This 2017 GAX Symposium is set in the background of an ongoing comparative investigation by GAX scholars and activities since … Continue reading “GAX 2017 Symposium: Sites of Resistance: Narrative, History, and Public Space”

In Between: Screening & Conversation

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU invites its student staff to curate a film series on migration, labor, and displacement.” Abida Ali (Global Liberal Studies & Spanish, 2017) selects the first film in the series, In Between (25 min). Directed by Paromita Dhar, In Between follows four Bangladeshi immigrants—Bobby, Titli, Sattar, and Kazi—living in Madrid, Spain. Set against the culturally textured landscape of the city, the … Continue reading “In Between: Screening & Conversation”

Fashioning Diaspora

As part of the A/P/A Institute’s ongoing exploration of beauty practice, fashion, labor, and diaspora, we hosted Vanita Reddy (Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture), Ayqa Khan (artist), Meera Sethi (artist), Sharon Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), and Thuy Linh Tu (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) … Continue reading “Fashioning Diaspora”

Fashioning Diaspora: Ayqa Khan, Sharon Heijin Lee, Vanita Reddy, Meera Sethi, and Thuy Linh Tu

As part of the Institute’s ongoing exploration of beauty practice, fashion, labor, and diaspora, we host Vanita Reddy (Texas A&M University), whose Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture (Temple University Press, 2016) “is essential reading for scholarship on beauty” (erin Khuê Ninh). Reddy carefully maps how transnational itineraries of beauty and fashion … Continue reading “Fashioning Diaspora: Ayqa Khan, Sharon Heijin Lee, Vanita Reddy, Meera Sethi, and Thuy Linh Tu”

Manaháhtaan Symposium: Conversations on Lenape Identity

Copresented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Native Studies Forum, and the Lenape Center How can we mutually expand our knowledge of Indigenous Manhattan? We begin by hosting a symposium in Manaháhtaan to encourage new conversations on diaspora, identity, and the centering of Lenape and Original peoples in NYC’s past and future. These sessions will … Continue reading “Manaháhtaan Symposium: Conversations on Lenape Identity”

South Asian American Political Lives: 2016 Elections and Beyond

A panel discussion on Sangay Mishra’s Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, Desis Divided analyzes features such as class, religion, nation of origin, language, caste, gender, and sexuality in mobilization and shows how these internal characteristics lead to multiple paths … Continue reading “South Asian American Political Lives: 2016 Elections and Beyond”

An Asian American(ist) in OZ

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.   In this talk, and drawing on her experiences as a Korean American Cultural Studies scholar in Sydney, Jane Chi Hyun Park reflects on the limits and potential of Asian American Studies as … Continue reading “An Asian American(ist) in OZ”