Decolonizing Practices: On Art, Care, and Climate Change
GAX 2022 in Venice, Italy
June 13-15, 2022
The Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange 2022 Venice focuses on the important work happening globally within arts communities on care, healing, and climate change with a focus on Indigenous and Asian/Pacific contemporary art, curatorial, and museum practices. GAX 2022 will be presented in collaboration with Niche – The New Institute’s Centre for Environmental Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; the Decolonizing Curatorial & Museum Studies & Public Humanities Project [DCMP]; and the New Zealand Pavilion, Sámi Pavilion, and PORT Perak project at the 59th Venice Biennale. GAX 2022 programs include working sessions and site visits with artists, scholars, curators, archivists, community organizers, and others on topics including decolonizing practices at the Venice Biennale, thinking about the World Museum and Indigenous contemporary art, and engaging with the Ca’Foscari Anthropocene Campus.
On Tuesday, June 14, these public sessions will be streamed-live on Zoom from Venice:
- Visiting Paradise Camp: Indigenous and Asian Art Agency from Gauguin to Climate Crisis
- Indigenous Art and Archives: Care and the Global Community
Presenters, organizing conveners, collaborators for GAX 2022 include:
From Ca’Foscari University of Venice:
- Francesca Tarocco, Director, NICHE – The New Institute’s Centre for Environmental Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Cristina Baldacci, Associate Professor, History of Contemporary Art, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Barbara Del Mercato, NICHE – The New Institute’s Centre for Environmental Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Erna Lilje, Curator Indigenous knowledge & material culture, National Museum of World Culture, Leiden, The Netherlands
- Tom Looser, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, New York University
- Jane Chang Mi, Artist
Programs at the Venice Biennale:
- Liisa-Ravna Finbog, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tampere University
- Biung Ismahasan, Independent curator
- Yuki Kihara, Artist
- Natalie King, Curator and Professor of Visual Arts, University of Melbourne
- Annie Jael Kwan, Independent curator and researcher
Việt Lê, Artist and Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture Program, Visual & Critical Studies Graduate Program, California College of the Arts
- John Tain, Head of Research, Art Asia Archive, Hong Kong
GAX and DCMP:
- Alexandra Chang, GAX Director, A/P/A Institute and Associate Professor of Practice and PI for DCMP, Rutgers University-Newark
- Walker Perry, Rutgers University, Media/Edit Specialist I – Division of Continuing Studies
A/P/A Institute at NYU
GAX 2022 Venice is sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU in collaboration with NICHE – The New Institute’s Centre for Environmental Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the New Zealand Pavilion, Sámi Pavilion, and the Port Perak project at the at the 59th Venice Biennale. This program is a part of the Decolonizing Curatorial and Museum Studies and Public Humanities Project and is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Additional funding comes from the Rutgers Global Virtual Exchange Course Development Grant and Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor’s Impact Seed Grant.
GAX (Global Asian/Pacific American Exchange) is an inter-institutional exchange sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU that began in 2013 and continues to bring together colleagues internationally to share research, generate collaborative projects, and engage in ongoing discussions on shared topics of interest to further the field.
The Decolonizing Museum & Curatorial Studies & Public Humanities Project [DCMP] is an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional project coming out of Rutgers University and sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor’s Impact Seed Grant. DCMP is meant to build with colleagues regionally and internationally to interrogate current and possible pedagogies and practices at our arts, cultural and educational institutions and implement change.