Tag: migration

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)”

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”

EVENT CANCELLED: The Language of War

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU has cancelled its Friday, April 29 4-6PM event “The Language of War” and will not be participating in the Literary Mews festival, the NYU mini-festival which falls under the PEN World Voices Festival umbrella.   Photo of Solmaz Sharif (left) by Arash Saedinia.

Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity. If additional tickets are released, they will be made available via the form below. We will seat walk-in guests as capacity allows. “Not an account of a transition from refugee hardship to redemptive US citizenship, [Unsettled] is rather a description of uprooting, captivity, poverty, displacement, and fugitivity—and the … Continue reading “Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto”

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Special Issue Launch

If you are attending the College Art Association Annual Conference (February 3-6, 2016), visit the A/P/A Institute at NYU (booth 305, exhibit hall C) to toast the launch of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Special Issue “Memory and Migration” guest edited by Ana Paulina Lee and Anna Kazumi Stahl. A limited number of passes are available for non-conference … Continue reading “Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Special Issue Launch”

(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War: An Asian American Literary Review Special Issue

This event is full and registration has closed. Walk-ins will be seated as capacity allows. This year marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, which claimed the lives of over four million Southeast Asians across Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and created millions of refugees. What, in this moment of commemoration and reflection, … Continue reading “(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War: An Asian American Literary Review Special Issue”

Labor in Abu Dhabi 101: A Cross-Campus Teach-In

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Center for Media, Culture and History, Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of History, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and South Asia @ NYU. Do you want to know more about labor conditions … Continue reading “Labor in Abu Dhabi 101: A Cross-Campus Teach-In”

The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories (Show 2)

Image credit: Robert Sweeney. UPDATE: Both the May 8 and May 9 performances will begin at 8PM (not at 7PM, as indicated in the printed calendar). by Lenora Lee Dance with Kei Lun Martial Arts & Enshin Karate, South San Francisco Dojo Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Asia Society Co-sponsored by the … Continue readingThe Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories (Show 2)”

The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories (Show 1)

Image credit: Robert Sweeney. UPDATE: Both the May 8 and May 9 performances will begin at 8PM (not at 7PM, as indicated in the printed calendar). by Lenora Lee Dance with Kei Lun Martial Arts & Enshin Karate, South San Francisco Dojo Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Asia Society Co-sponsored by the … Continue readingThe Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories (Show 1)”

Voices from the Canefields: Franklin Odo

Yuko ka Meriken yō Kaero ka Nihon Koko ga shian no Hawai koku Go on to America Or return to Japan? This is our dilemma Here in Hawai‘i Through the poetic lyrics of holehole bushi (Japanese folksongs), Franklin Odo (Founding Director, Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Program) traces the experiences of Japanese immigrant plantation sugar … Continue readingVoices from the Canefields: Franklin Odo”