Tag: Fall 2017

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art

 Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Jan Christian Bernabe (Center of Art and Thought), brings together artists and scholars to challenge normative assumptions, essentialism, and methodologies within the study of Asian American art and visual culture. Kina and Bernabe met at the A/P/A … Continue reading “Queering Contemporary Asian American Art”

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art: Laura Kina, Jan Christian Bernabe, Greyson Hong, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, and Saya Woolfalk

UPDATE: The event has reached full capacity, and we are not currently accepting RSVPs. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released via the Eventbrite form below. There is no waitlist or overflow room, but we will seat walk-in guests as capacity allows. The event will also be livestreamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DpVna_icdY Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute … Continue reading “Queering Contemporary Asian American Art: Laura Kina, Jan Christian Bernabe, Greyson Hong, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, and Saya Woolfalk”

Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series: Sama Alshaibi, “Unchain My Feet”

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Sama Alshaibi, Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona This talk explores the intersections of contemporary migration crises through a selection of Alshaibi’s work. The lecture is informed by Alshaibi’s own biography and considers the impact of socio-political … Continue reading “Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series: Sama Alshaibi, “Unchain My Feet””

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”

The Gallatin Climate Change Initiative: A Conference

Presented by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. When it comes to climate change, the work of scientists is conclusive: in the past half-century, that work has produced a widely accepted consensus that the planet is warming and that humans are responsible. Though scientists must continue to … Continue reading “The Gallatin Climate Change Initiative: A Conference”

Refugee Requiem: Bao Phi, Patrick Rosal, and Sokunthary Svay

Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Poets Patrick Rosal, Bao Phi, and Sokunthary Svay confront nationalist mythology with lyrical odes about the United States we struggle against, and the one being built through struggle. Patrick Rosal—who the Academy of American Poets honored for writing the best book of poetry of the … Continue reading “Refugee Requiem: Bao Phi, Patrick Rosal, and Sokunthary Svay”

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Welcome Social

Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Before the Fall semester begins, join us for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Welcome Social. Incoming and returning students will have a chance to meet each other, and learn about campus resources and centers (including the A/P/A Institute, A/P/A BRIDGE, NYU Center for Multicultural Education & … Continue reading “Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Welcome Social”

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)”