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07 March 2015

First Saturday at A/P/A

Join curators of Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office for the final First Saturday before the installation closes on March 13. The gallery will be open, Haunted Files on view, and curators available to answer your questions. No reservations required. Noah Fuller is co-curator of Haunted Files. He is a curator and artist working in Brooklyn and an inaugural member of NYU’s Art, Education & Community Practice master’s program. Mark Tseng Putterman is associate curator of Haunted Files. He is…

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01 May 2015

Remembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong Chi

A conversation and screening on Dance, Performance, and Art with Muna Tseng, Ping Chong, and Bill T. Jones moderated by Karen Shimakawa Please join us for a special conversation and screening on dance, performance, and art with Ping Chong, artist; Bill T. Jones, dancer-choreographer; and Muna Tseng, dancer-choreographer, sister of Tseng Kwong Chi and trustee of his estate, moderated by Karen Shimakawa, associate professor and chair of Performance Studies, TSOA, NYU. The event will begin with an excerpt of the performance SlutForArt…

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02 July 2015

MOCACITIZEN: Race & Representation: The era of Yellow Peril|2015

Presented by the Museum of Chinese in America. Co-sponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU. How do we envision an alternative to the deeply embedded tradition of yellow perilism in the Western imagination? In conjunction with the launch of the Yellow Peril Digital Archives, please join us in an exploration of the significance of this online collection of anti-Asian images drawn from pop culture ephemera, and how contemporary artists interact with these images to create new expressions of identity, and…

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02 September 2015

#WikiAPA Edit-a-thon

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Join us at the Museum of Modern Art for #WikiAPA, a social evening of Wikipedia editing, dedicated to creating, updating, and improving articles about Asian Pacific American art and artists. Hosted at the Museum of Modern Art library in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia NYC, this meetup will focus on unearthing information…

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25 September 2015

America & Its Unfit: Eugenics Then & Now

Co-convened by Mindy Fullilove and John Kuo Wei Tchen Disoriented by the “unwashed” immigrants arriving every day, New Yorker Madison Grant’s screed The Passing of the Great Race (1916) sounded the alarm for elite Anglo American Protestants. The Eugenics Record Office emerged in the breach of this Gilded Age moment of great extremes—immense wealth and immense urban and rural poverty. “Slum clearance” was framed in a social Darwinist language of progress. Forced sterilization was justified in the name of “social…

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08 October 2015

25 Years Out: Celebrating the Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) Records

UPDATE: Registration has closed. Walk-ins will be admitted as capacity allows. Co-presented by the A/P/A  Institute at NYU, GAPIMNY, and NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Since 1990, the Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) has worked to empower queer and trans A/P/A people to create positive change through a range of social, educational, peer-support, cultural, and political activities. On the occasion of the organization’s 25th birthday, GAPIMNY’s records, which include video footage, flyers, and more…

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19 October 2015

Opening: The Arts of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, One Year On

Sponsored by NYU Department of East Asian Studies with additional support from the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The opening for The Arts of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, One Year On will feature a dialogue with: Oscar Ho (Professor & Director of Cultural Management Program at Chinese University of Hong Kong and member of the Museum Advisory Board for Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District; Active Participant in the Umbrella Movement) Jane DeBevoise (Chair of the Board, Asia Art Archives, Hong…

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11 November 2015

(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, are the lasting legacies of the Vietnam War / American War for Southeast Asian diasporic communities? (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, a special issue of The…

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10 December 2015

A/P/A Institute Scholar Slam & Holiday Party

6-7:30PM Scholar Slam 7:30-9:30PM Holiday Party Each year, the A/P/A Institute at NYU sponsors scholars and artists to further research projects using the libraries and archives at NYU. This semester, the Institute hosts its second Scholar Slam featuring 10-minute (and 10-slide) presentations from current Visiting Scholars. Selma Bidlingmaier traces the current housing crisis in New York City to the twentieth century Progressive Movement, during which time a system of meritocracy, informed by discourses of Social Darwinism and eugenics, created social…

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27 February 2016

Organizing / Filmmaking / Archiving: Films from the Third World Newsreel Archives

Presented by Third World Newsreel and NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP). Generous support provided by the NYU Department of Cinema Studies, the Tisch School of the Arts and Dean Allyson Green, New York Women in Film and Television, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Peace Development Fund. Cosponsored in part by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Institute of African American Affairs, XFR Collective, and AMIA @ NYU.…

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02 May 2016

Creative Tech Week: The Wayfinding Project AR/VR Demos

The Wayfinding Project is initiated by John Kuo Wei Tchen and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and launches with an exhibition by artist Beatrice Glow with augmented reality and virtual reality features creating a space to promote curiosity, research, and decolonize New York’s history.  From March-December 2016, the exhibition doubles as a lab hosting collaborative research to explore the many facets of Indigenous life along the Lenape Trail (present-day Broadway) before and after Henry Hudson’s “discovery” in 1609. The lab uses technologies—time-tested and cutting edge—to reconstruct…

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20 October 2016

Mining the Archive: A Conversation on Anti-Arab and Islamophobic Visual Culture

Presented by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU. Featuring readings and remarks from novelist Marina Budhos (Watched) and scholars Salah D. Hassan (Associate Professor, Michigan State University), Helga Tawil-Souri (Director, NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies), and Jack Tchen (Founding Director, A/P/A Institute at NYU). No RSVP required. Please note that Jack G. Shaheen and Jackie Salloum are no longer able to participate in this program.        …

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19 November 2016

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 collaboration with other practicing artists or family members; social practice projects; artist-centered actions and spaces; or direct community engagement.  With a focus on visual art…

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08 December 2016

The Wayfinding Project: Closing Showcase

Seeking to displace the myth of “the purchase of Manhattan,” The Wayfinding Project, part installation, part experiment in virtual and augmented reality, and part collaborative research project, closes with a showcase of its findings. Using technologies, both time-tested and cutting edge, the project, a collaboration between Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow and Jack Tchen, aims to reconstruct the pre-1609 Lenape Trail (present-day Broadway)—just one of many waterways and pathways created by the first peoples of the area to trade and travel. Glow and…

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13 February 2017

Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws: Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the Leo Castelli Gallery

Artist Yayoi Kusama and art dealer Leo Castelli both launched their careers in the multicultural downtown scene of the 1950s. In this lecture, Midori Yamamura (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, The National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo) will examine how, with the rise of the global art market, Kusama’s work became marginalized—an experience that distinctively shaped her art. This program is offered in conjunction with Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965, an exhibition on view at NYU’s Grey…

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16 February 2017

A/P/A Institute at CAA 2017

The Diasporic Asian Art Network (sponsored by A/P/A Institute and an affiliated society of the College Art Association) will present various activities during and around  the College Art Association’s Annual Conference taking place February 15-18, 2017 in New York. Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:30-8PM DAAN GALLERY VISIT: Art 100 Gallery New York 555 West 25th Street, Ground Floor 5:30PM Discussion with Art 100 New York Gallery Director Michelle Loh 6-8PM Exhibition opening reception for Construction and Contemplation: Noa Charuvi, Li Gang…

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22 February 2017

Serve the People: Karen Ishizuka, Akemi Kochiyama, and Amy Weng

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by Verso Books. We are honored to host an intergenerational program on movement building, activism, and interracial solidarity to consider how we might look to the past to strategize in our current moment. Karen Ishizuka‘s Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties (Verso, 2016) draws on interviews with organizers and activists, agitators and artists of the Asian American movement to tell the story of the 1960s and 1970s, and…

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20 April 2017

Reclaiming the Past and Rallying the Present: An A/PA Activism Installation

Presented & Curated by NYU A/P/A BRIDGE. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, April 20, 6pm – 8pm ON VIEW Friday, April 21, 11am – 7pm CALL-A-THON: In support of Hunter College’s Asian American Studies Program Friday, April 21, 1pm – 3pm A/P/A BRIDGE explores the past and present of Asian/Pacific American student activism with Reclaiming the Past and Rallying the Present: An A/PA Activism Installation, on view at 8 Washington Mews from Thursday, April 20…

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30 April 2017

Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness

Presented by the NAPAWF*NYC Community and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU   Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 3pm at 8 Washington Mews This interactive installation exploring mental health and wellness from an Asian American feminist perspective features materials from The Asian American Literary Review‘s Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, a “mental health toolkit” containing a dynamic mix of writing, visual art, and interactive mini-projects. The task…

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18 October 2017

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 at NYU. Cosponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited…

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