April 23, 2013 Working Session, NYU

A/P/A Institute at NYU

Working Session: Global Asia/Pacific Art

South East Asian and Indian inter-Asia and diasporic art

April 23, 2013



The goal of the meeting is to explore artistic production and current research of this meeting’s participating scholars/curators/artists to bring out thematics of interest to pursue and discuss. With the development of the Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange site visit in India and South East Asia in 2015, we hope to share and develop ideas for this upcoming phase and to also further establish an international network of those working in the field involved in inter-Asian and diasporic art.



Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

8 Washington Square Mews

(between University Place and 5th Avenue, one block north of Washington Square Park)

Seminar Room

Contact: Alexandra Chang

Time: 11am-3pm





Presentations by artists

Naeem Mohaiemen

Jaishri Abichandani

Chaw Ei Thein

Anida Yoeu Ali

Q&A discussion


1pm lunch break — discussion through lunch


1:30pm exchange on meeting participants’ current research and projects


2:30pm further discussion/thoughts




Jaishri Abichandani

presenting artist/curator



Anida Yoeu Ali

presenting artist



Naeem Mohaiemen

presenting artist/scholar



Chaw Ei Thein

presenting artist




Alexandra Chang, Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs NYU, A/P/A Institute

Dipti Desai, Associate Professor and Director of the Art Education Program, NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions

Lynn Gumpert, Director, NYU Grey Art Gallery

Isabel Hofmeyr, Visiting Professor, NYU, Professor, University of Witwatersrand

Irene Leung, The New School, http://culturalcapitalists.wordpress.com/

Thomas Looser, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, NYU Department of East Asian Studies

Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor, Visual Culture, NYU Steinhardt Department of Media Culture and Communications

Sukhdev Sandhu, Associate Professor, NYU Departments of Social and Cultural Analysis and English

Radhika Subramaniam, The New School, Assistant Professor, Art and Design History

School of Art and Design History and Theory, Director / Chief Curator, Sheila Johnson Design Center

Chuong-Dai Vo, Visiting Scholar at MIT and independent curator

June Yap, Curator, South and Southeast Asia, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative