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27 January 2017

New World Orders: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, and Disability

UDPATE: Please note the new location below. Presented by the NYU Department of Art & Public Policy. Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Council for the Study of Disability, Center for the Humanities, Vice Provost’s Office for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity, and the Dean’s Office at Tisch. Cosponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Department of Performance Studies, Department of…

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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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16 February 2017

Asian American Media Activism: Addressing Culture, Citizenship, and Coloniality

Presented by the NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs. This panel brings together Asian American activists, scholars, and media practitioners to critically examine ways we negotiate popular media as spaces for activism and resistance, as well as spaces to negotiate concepts of ‘belonging.’ How might our media activism begin working beyond narrowly defined visions of border and diaspora to create stronger collaborative movements and build solidarity within and beyond our multiple communities? Speakers: Lori Kido Lopez, University of Wisconsin-Madison…

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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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02 March 2017

#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion, Part 2

This year, the A/P/A Studies Program and Institute (now two separate entities) celebrate twenty years of A/P/A scholarship and community building at NYU. To mark this milestone and highlight the acclaimed artists, thinkers, and writers who have been a part of the A/P/A Institute and A/P/A Studies Program over the past two decades, we present a series of reunion events (see part 1 here) featuring former A/P/A Artists-in-Residence.  At this reunion event, Chitra Ganesh (A/P/A AIR 2013-14), Suheir Hammad (A/P/A…

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27 March 2017

“Regarded As” Muslim: Islamophobia and its Ripple Effects

Cosponsored by the South Asian Law Students Association; the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; and the NYU College of Arts and Science. Islamophobia affects both Muslims and those “regarded as” Muslim in the broader South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Arab population. Those effects are ever more visible—in the spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes, the targeting of Sikhs, the surveillance of mosques, and the ban targeting refugees and nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries. To…

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28 March 2017

Sisters in Solidarity

Presented by NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition. Cohosted by the NYU Asian American Women’s Alliance and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Join us as we learn about the rich history of A/P/A feminist activism in honor of Women’s HERstory Month at NYU.  Featuring Sharon Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Ninotchka Rosca (AF3IRM NYC), Vivian Truong (A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar), and Sunita Viswanath (WAW). Rachel Kuo (PhD candidate in the NYU Department of Media, Culture and Communication) moderates. RSVP here Sharon…

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19 April 2017

“Make Your Mind As Large As the Universe”: Celebrating 40 Years of The Woman Warrior

Sponsored by the NYU Contemporary Literature Series & NYU Department of English. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, and NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. A conversation and celebration with Maxine Hong Kingston, Hua Hsu, Jenny Zhang, Jess Row, and Pacharee Sudhinaraset.  

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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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20 April 2017

Science & Climate Change: A Series of Events in Celebration of the Marches

Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Center for Earth Ethics. The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Climate Working Group have partnered with Dupont Underground to curate a series of events leading up to the March for Science on Washington (April 22) and The People’s Climate Change March (April 29). The full schedule is available here. Thursday, April 20, 7pm – 9:30pm: [Gearing Up] Poetry X Posters Featuring: Jane Hirshfield, Kate Daniels, Jennifer Chang, and Sarah Browning. NYC’s…

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25 April 2017

Standing Rock & the Seventh Generation: An Economics for Us All

Update: Registration is now closed. Walk-in guests will be seated as capacity allows.   An Albert Gallatin Lecture with Winona LaDuke Presenters: The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study Hosts: NYU Native American and Indigenous Students’ Group, American Indian Community House, and American Indian Law Alliance The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one third of the world’s resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention…

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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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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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22 June 2017

Love and Korean Democracy with Jimin Han, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, & E. Tammy Kim

Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Co-sponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, The Center for Fiction, The Center for Korean Research, NYU Creative Writing Program, and Nodutol. Jimin Han ( A Small Revolution, 2017) and Yoojin Grace Wuertz (Everything Belongs to US, 2017) read from their new novels, which interrogate 1970s and 1980s Korean politics. Both books follow university students, whether in the US and in Seoul, as they fall in love, build friendships, and understand how they relate…

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30 June 2017

Fatal Love: Where Are We Now?

Presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Hosted by Asia Society and the Queens Museum of Art. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Fatal Love: Where Are We Now? is a three-day convening of established and mid-career South Asian American artists, academics, and curators in conjunction with Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora. This symposium examines contemporary art production by artists, academics, and curators in the South Asian American diaspora. Although South Asian Americans have had…

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13 July 2017

Basement Bhangra Unplugged

  In 1997, DJ Rekha (Rekha Malhotra), brought  her love of bhangra and hip-hop to the New York City party scene and launched Basement Bhangra at SOBs. One of the longest-running club nights, Basement Bhangra has provided the soundtrack for a generation of diasporic South Asians, and created a progressive, inclusive nightlife experience for the past two decades. On Thursday, July 13, just weeks before Basement Bhangra’s last hurrah, we celebrate the party’s twenty-year legacy, and the communities, life-long friendships,…

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10 October 2017

Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series: Sama Alshaibi, “Unchain My Feet”

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Sama Alshaibi, Photography/Video Art, University of Arizona This talk explores the intersections of contemporary migration crises through a selection of Alshaibi’s work. The lecture is informed by Alshaibi’s own biography and considers the impact of socio-political conditions on individuals under threat of the state or statelessness. These forces are contextualized when resources and land, mobility, political agency, and self-affirmation are compromised.…

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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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17 November 2017

All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

Presented by the NYU Council for the Study of Disability. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Anthropology, NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. A lecture by Lydia X. Z. Brown in celebration of the new anthology, All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism. Lydia X. Z. Brown (Visiting Lecturer at Tufts University) is a gender/queer and transracially/transnationally adopted East Asian autistic activist, writer, and…

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