2013 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange & Working Sessions

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU launched the first phase of the inter-institutional Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange from July 8-22, 2013 in Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Wollongong, Sydney, and Canberra, Australia, focusing on Asian/Asian diasporic art globally.

The exchange brought together scholars, curators, and artists from each site and is meant to be generative for research, resulting in publications, exhibition development, and other research-based projects and programs to share and disseminate research, strengthen international networks of scholars and curators, and create ongoing dialogue between international colleagues, arts communities, and wider publics in the US, Asia/Pacific region, EU, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East in the expanding field of Asian/Asian Diasporic Art and Visual Cultures.

Through international site visits, symposia, public dialogues, and ongoing working sessions, the exchange aims to build sustained multi-year inter-institutional and scholarly connections to encourage a broader transnational and comparative diasporic discourse while recognizing the continual importance of local contextualization and place.

For more information, contact Alexandra Chang, A/P/A Institute at NYU, achang@nyu.edu.

2013NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art ExchangeProgramming

Working sessions:

Global exchange scholars with colleagues in Canberra during a working session hosted at Australian National University Center for European Studies. Photo by Thomas Looser, 2013.

Sponsoring and Partnering Institutions

  • NYU Global Research Initiatives, Office of the Provost
  • NYU Shanghai
  • NYU Sydney
  • NYU Buenos Aires
  • Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies
  • Australian Government, Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects funding scheme (DP 0880038)
  • Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University in Hong Kong
  • MA Program in Cultural Management, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Shanghai Studies Society
  • The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at University of Connecticut, Storrs