Tag: South Asian

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)”

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”

The Paradox of Rights

Called “meticulous” by Paul Gilroy, A. Naomi Paik’s (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II (UNC Press, 2016) examines the history of US-maintained prison camps and the “rightless” populations that they confine. From the campaign for redress led by Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War … Continue reading “The Paradox of Rights”

The Community As Studio

Presented by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU. Symposium Cochairs: Monica Jahan Bose and Josheen Oberoi This participatory symposium considers the ways in which artists are taking their practices and aesthetic discourses outside the boundaries of the traditional studio and instead connecting with others in the community through … Continue reading “The Community As Studio”

The Paradox of Rights: Sunaina Maira and A. Naomi Paik

Called “meticulous” by Paul Gilroy, A. Naomi Paik’s (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II (UNC Press, 2016) examines the history of US-maintained prison camps and the “rightless” populations that they confine. From the campaign for redress led by Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II … Continue reading “The Paradox of Rights: Sunaina Maira and A. Naomi Paik”

Ornate Contemplate

Image excerpt from FORTUNE, an animation by Vandana Jain   Presented by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC). Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. SAWCC’s 2015 annual visual arts exhibition Ornate Activate, explores the use of decorative motifs, architectural elements, cursive scripts and other forms of pattern-making by artists to create and imply … Continue reading “Ornate Contemplate”

Anand Giridharadas—The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

Presented by Asia Society Days after 9/11, Mark Stroman, an avowed “American terrorist,” shot three South Asian immigrants in Dallas. The lone survivor of the three, Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a former officer in the Bangladesh Air Force, who had migrated to the United States with the dream of making a career in technology, lost the sight … Continue reading “Anand Giridharadas—The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas”