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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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05 February 2016

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 guests. Please email achang@nyu.edu to reserve a spot. A/P/A Institute at NYU is also copsonsoring and participating in a panel entitled Asian Latino Art and…

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05 February 2016

A Welcome Event for Jack Gray, Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence

The A/P/A Institute at NYU welcomes acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and scholar Jack Gray (Ngati Porou, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahungunu) as its Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence. Aotearoa (New Zealand)-based Gray will share transnational dance projects that call attention to the value of Indigenous knowledges embedded within language, text, and physical embodiments, and the possibilities that the creative arts present for Indigenous empowerment. He introduces his perspective on collaborative research and “community activation,” which will frame this semester-long residency. Gray will be…

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06 February 2016

Asian Latino Art and Visual Cultures: Current Scholarship and Institutional Practices

Image: Still from Chinatown Abecedario: A Folk Taxonomy of L.A.’s Chinatown (HD video, 2012) by Audrey Chan. Featured in the Smithsonian Asian-Latino Project’s “Art Intersections.”   A Diasporic Asian Art Network Panel Session at the College Art Association Annual Conference This panel on Asian Latino art and visual cultures will range from historic to contemporary art and present some current scholarship on mobilities of images, goods, people, and ideas on the envisioning of Asia in Latin America as well as…

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17 February 2016

Roundtable Session with Jack Gray

Join Artist-in-Residence Jack Gray in forging connections between Indigenous and artistic communities in New York. The roundtable is an open space for creative and intuitive response, physical impulse, and collective connection. Be drawn into a group imagining an inter-cultural weaving and the reveal of a purpose. The event will include choreographic activities that enable us, as a (re)building community, to bring forth elemental and exciting exchanges, all unearthed in the moment. This is a pre-performance of a future performance, an invoking…

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10 March 2016

The Art of Justice 2: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement

Sponsored by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Institute of African American Affairs, NYU Tisch Department of Art & Public Policy, Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies. Cosponsored by NYU Latino Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. An InterActive Presentation and Conversation on Race, Arts Funding, and the Survival of Community Based Arts Organizations   Speakers: Arlene Davila (Professor, NYU Departments of Anthropology and Social & Cultural…

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24 March 2016

The Wayfinding Project Inaugural Ceremony

An inauguration and opening reception for The Wayfinding Project featuring performances and remarks from project initiator Jack Tchen, artist Beatrice Glow, dancer and teacher Kaina Quenga (Na ‘Ōiwi NYC), and others. The Wayfinding Project, an installation and lab, aims to promote curiosity, research, and decolonize New York’s history. Inspired by the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Lenape peoples, the project questions the representation of Indigenous cultures in relation to aesthetics of colonial history. Its goals are to explore and document Lenape…

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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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26 May 2016

On Water: George Nuku, Beatrice Glow, and Christiana Z. Peppard

Cultural practice—art, writing, film, design—is a potent way to share knowledge and ideas. It is never more powerful than when it illuminates the critical issues that we are faced with and forges a pathway of curiosity and understanding. As we recognize the urgent need for meeting the challenges of climate change and pollution, cultural expression is a ground for global visibility, an essential platform and a strong voice that transcends borders and languages. These three practitioners bring their work and…

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27 September 2016

A Tale of Two Islands: Welcome Event for Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow

6PM Planting at the NYU Native Woodlands Garden, Schwartz Plaza (corner of Washington Square South and Washington Square East) 6:30PM Lecture-Performance at NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, First Floor Lounge A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow begins her residency with the act of planting a native tree, and the presentation of a new lecture-performance. Glow’s work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. During her residency, the interdisciplinary artist…

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14 November 2016

Mannahatta VR: Envisioning Lenapeway

Artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project have partnered with Alexandre Girardeau of Highway 101, ETC (Experiential Tech Community) to build Mannahatta VR, a virtual reality experience in the HTC Vive which brings together the past and present of one Broadway block. The team also collaborated with NYU Ground Manager George Reis to create a virtual tour of NYU’s native plant gardens. Visit 8 Washington Mews on November 14 or December 12 to meet Glow and experience Mannahatta VR. Mannahatta…

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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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12 December 2016

Mannahatta VR: Envisioning Lenapeway

Artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project have partnered with Alexandre Girardeau of Highway 101, ETC (Experiential Tech Community) to build Mannahatta VR, a virtual reality experience in the HTC Vive which brings together the past and present of one Broadway block. The team also collaborated with NYU Ground Manager George Reis to create a virtual tour of NYU’s native plant gardens. Visit 8 Washington Mews on November 14 or December 12 to meet Glow and experience Mannahatta VR. Mannahatta…

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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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27 April 2017

Screening: Mele Murals

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Columbia University Pacific Climate Circuits Working Group, Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, and Hālāwai. Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art. At the center of this story are renowned graffiti artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), and a group of Native Hawaiian youth in the rural community of Waimea, Hawaiʻi. Together they…

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04 May 2017

A Tale of Two Islands: Reporting Back from the Banda Islands

Beatrice Glow returns from Rhun, a volcanic Indonesian island in the Banda Sea, to present her final public program as the A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Glow investigated the social history of plants via spice routes and botanical expeditions, focusing on the historical relationship between two islands on opposite sites of the world: Mannahatta and Rhun. The islands, which were traded by the British and Dutch during the 17th century spice wars, are connected by both a botanical and colonial legacy.…

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26 May 2017

GAX 2017 Symposium: Sites of Resistance: Narrative, History, and Public Space

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU in Buenos Aires. Hosted by MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and NYU in Buenos Aires. Co-convened by Anna Kazumi Stahl and Alexandra Chang This 2017 GAX Symposium is set in the background of an ongoing comparative investigation by GAX scholars and activities since 2013 under the rubric of Global Asias Art and Visual Cultures, which includes reflections on changing connotations of Asia, the modern and the global with…

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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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01 November 2017

Panel on Zarina: Dark Roads

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. On the occasion of the exhibition Zarina: Dark Roads, we present a panel discussion on the life and work of the prolific Zarina Hashmi, the 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Zarina: Dark Roads presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades, and marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the…

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