DAAN Winter/Spring 2012 Update! — events at CAA in L.A.







Dear DAAN members!

Hope you are having a great start to 2012 and year of the Dragon!

DAAN at CAA — Februrary 2012!
The 100th Annual CAA Conference will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, from February 22–25, 2012.

The yearly DAAN business meeting has been scheduled as follows:
Date:  Friday, February 24
Time: 12h30pm-2pm
Location: Concourse Meeting Room 407


— Introductions to members, new and continuing
— Affiliated Society status at CAA
Starting from 2013 with CAA in New York City, DAAN will be able to host a panel session during the conference. We will be discussing and welcoming panel ideas to be submitted.

— NEH Summer Institute “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art Research and Teaching”
— East Coast Asian American Art Project update
— Website participation and Regional activities
— General Announcements:
Panels at CAA:
Please let us know if you plan to be at the conference this year and if you will be giving a talk, as we will be able to collect information on the talks so that DAAN members will know of other members’ panels.

International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research (INDAAR) panel at Visual Cultures Now! 2012 conference in NYC
Inter-institutional Global Art Scholar’s Exchange — symposia series

Friday, February 24, 6pm
Kindly RSVP for the tour/dinner at: achang@nyu.edu


Please join us for a special curator-led tour of the exhibition ’Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. Guest curator Sonia Mak will lead an intimate tour of the exhibition, which showcases the work of George Chann, Jake Lee, John Kwok, Milton Quon, and Tyrus Wong, who employed their artistic abilities in their professional lives while remaining true to their own artistic pursuits in their personal lives. The exhibition features more than one hundred works by these Los Angeles-based artists, including paintings, watercolors, preproduction sketches, drawings, photographs, kites, and ephemera. The exhibition considers how these contemporary artists balanced their personal art making and their professional demands; how they achieved success on their own terms in their commitment to making art in Los Angeles; and the significance of their contributions to the region’s artistic and cultural legacy.

Whether or not they were native Angelenos or even American-born, each of these five artists studied and settled in Los Angeles, joined in the war effort of World War II, and participated in multiple communities. They built careers in local creative industries, especially in film and advertising, working both for themselves and for others. In their endeavors, Chann, Kwok, Lee, Quon, and Wong became the beneficiaries and agents of Los Angeles’ burgeoning art community. ’Round the Clock is part of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.  Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 is an initiative of the Getty Foundation.

About the Guest Curator: Sonia Mak is a Los Angeles-based independent curator of modern and contemporary art by women artists and artists of color. She was a founding curator at the Chinese American Museum, and has worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Autry National Center, and Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Morono Kiang Gallery. (Photo credit Pete Galindo)

The tour will be followed by a dinner gathering at 8pm at La Serenata di Garibaldi (1842 East 1st Street,  Los Angeles), which will be Dutch treat.

DAAN institutional sponsor A/P/A Institute at NYU has generously provided bus transportation for these activities. Please note the bus will pick up DAAN members at 6pm at the Staple Center to arrive at the museum at 6h30pm. Please arrive at the front lobby of the Staple Center by or before 6pm. The bus will also bring us from the museum to the dinner and return to the Westin Bonaventure hotel (conference hotel) at 404 South Figueroa Street at 10h30pm.

If you choose to find your own way to the museum and restaurant, please also RSVP to achang@nyu.edu so that we know that you will be attending. The Vincent Price Art Museum is located on the main East Los Angeles College Campus at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez on the corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and Collegian Way in Monterey Park, California.



Wednesday, Feb. 22

9h30am–12hpm — Concourse Meeting Room 403A, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Urbanization and Contemporary Art in Asia
Chair: Meiqin Wang, California State University, Northridge
City of Inscription: Phone Numbers and Contemporary Art as Tactics of Inscription
Elizabeth Parke, University of Toronto
Intersections of the Public and the Private: Contemporary Art in Mumbai
Margaret Richardson, Virginia Commonwealth University
To Demolish: Thinking about Urbanization in Rural China through a Collaborative Art Project
Meiqin Wang, California State University Northridge
Black and White and Red all Over: Spaces of Urban Intervention in Beijing “Youth Daily”’s 1994 “Art Interior Design” Series
Peggy Wang, Denison University
Materiality in the City: Vivan Sundaram’s Work with Trash
Karin Zitzewitz, Michigan State University
Discussant: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University, and
Poyin Auyeung, Manhattan College


2h30pm–5hpm — West Hall Meeting Room 503, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Activating History, Activating Asia: East Asian Art Practice
Chair: Yong Soon Min, University of California, Irvine
Dappled China: Making Untamed Histories around the China Brand
Meiling Cheng, University of Southern California
June 4 to July 1: Counter-Hegemonic Practices in Hong Kong
Steven Lam, Cooper Union
Debates on “The Political”: A Case Study in South Korea
Young Min Moon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Gendered Politics of Representation: The Rise and Fall of Young Women’s Photography in Nineties Japan
Thomas O’Leary, University of California
The Activism, Dialogical Art, and Minjung Legacy in South Korea after the 1980s: A Case Study of the Daechuri Artists and Deulsaramdeul 2003-2007
Soyang Park, Ontario College of Art and Design


Thursday, Feb. 23


2h30pm-5pm — West Hall Meeting Room 501 ABC, Los Angeles Convention Center
Women/Art/Technology panel
Chaired by Ferris Olin and Judith Brodsky
“Cao Fei and Empowerment in Virtual Reality”
Aileen Wang, Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College


5:30 PM–7:00 PM — West Hall Meeting Room 511BC, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Coalition of Women in the Arts Organization
Asian American Women Artists: A Postmodern Perspective
Chairs: Kyra Belán, Coalition of Women in the Arts Organization; Linda Inson Choy, independent curator
Kay Kang, independent artist
The Art of Being Asian: Art and Politics of Asian American Women Artists Now
Linda Inson Choy, independent curator
Cultural Surrealism as a Platform for Ethnic Feminist
Cynthia Tom, independent artist and curator
Indentity Shifting: Retrieving and interpreting the Overlooked and Untold
Shizue Seigel, independent artist, writer


Friday, Feb. 24


9h30am-12pm — Concourse Meeting Room 402AB, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
CAA International Committee
Confrontation in Global Art History: Past/Present; Pride/Prejudice Surrounding Art and Artists
Chair: Richmond Teye Ackam, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Unintentional Categorization of Marginalized Artists in an Effort to Increase Public Awareness
Ayako Yoshida, independent curator
The Marginalized Art under the Brazilian Dictatorship
Tatiane de Oliveira Elias, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Epistemological Possibilities of American Art History: Modern and Contemporary Korean American Art
Eun Jung Park, University of California, San Diego
The Writing on the Wall: A Contemporary Art Project between the Middle East and Australia
Darryn Ansted, Curtin University
Trying to See Eye-to-Eye, from Ethiopia to California
Michel Oren, independent curator
Confrontations in Projecting African Art and Artists in the Art World
Richmond Teye Ackam, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


Saturday, Feb. 25

9:30am–12:00pm — Concourse Meeting Room 404A, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Pacific Arts Association
The Body Politic: The Role of Body Art and Anthropomorphic Depictions in Oceanic Societies
Chair: Anne E. Guernsey Allen, Indiana University Southeast
Bodily Transformations: The Sociopolitics and Symbolic Inversions of Men as Pigs and Pigs as Men in a Pacific Island Chieftainship
Nancy Lutkehaus, University of Southern California
Body Ornaments and Tattooing; Canoes, Shields, Images: Ornamental Equivalences and Translations as Social Markers in Western and Nggela Provinces, Solomon Islands
Deborah Waite, University of Hawai’i
Hawaiian Bodyscape: Hair Rituals ca. 1800
Teri Sowell, University of California, San Diego
Moko as Politics, Politics as Moko 1813-1840
Ngarino Ellis, University of Auckland
Tiki Kitsch, American Appropriation, and the Disappearance of the Pacific Islander Body
Dan Taulapapa McMullin

12h30pm–2pm — West Hall Meeting Room 502B, Level 2, Los Angeles Convention Center
Asian American Women Artists Association
Challenging Societal Assumptions and Creating Community: Asian American Women Artists
Chair: Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, California College of the Arts
Feminism and Women’s Movements
Susette Min, University of California, Davis 
Confronting the Confinement: “Sultana’s Dream” and “A Place of Her Own”
Pallavi Sharma, Asian American Women Artists Association, independent artist, curator
Cultural Activism: How to Reclaim Asian American Art History using the case studies of Bernice Bing and Lenore Chinn
Jennifer Banta, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
Shizue Seigel, Asian American Women Artists Association representative
What Is at Stake? Women Artists, Activism, and Communities-in-Formation
Margo Machida, University of Connecticut


Please visit this exhibition opening if you are at CAA: 


Past Present | Future Imperatives: Queer Space Time
Viêt Lê, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Jai Arun Ravine, Tina Takemoto
Sabina Lee Gallery,  http://www.facebook.com/events/166125316829889/

Opening  Saturday February 25, 2012, 6-9pm
(Screening, Food, Installations & Performances) 6pm start | 7pm short screenings | 8pm One Night Band
Exhibition February 25-March 24, 2012 | open Wednesday – Saturday 11-6 pm

It is also with great pleasure that we are informing you about the upcoming 2012 NEH Summer Institute from July 9-28, 2012 entitled “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching” that will be hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A Institute) at New York University (NYU) from July 9-28, 2012. The Summer Institute for twenty-five college and university teachers, museum educators and advanced graduate students will deepen participants’ understanding of pivotal developments and critical issues in Asian American art history and visual culture studies, while providing access to specialized archives and collections that will enhance their research and teaching in the humanities.

Summer Institute faculty will include nationally prominent experts in the fields of art history, history, Asian American Studies, art education, curatorial and museum work, and library and information science.  The Institute will cover key periods in Asian American art history beginning in the last century and continuing through the present, focusing upon important artists and art historical moments as well as the intersection of Asian American visual cultures, diaspora, and transnationalism. Participating core faculty and lecturers will lead seminars and special talks at A/P/A Institute, at NYU’s Fales Library & Special Collections, and at selected archives, museums, and artists’ studios throughout New York City.

For more information on the Summer Institute and how to apply, please visit: http://www.apa.nyu.edu/arts_research/NEH/


Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

If you are not currently listed in the members profiles on the DAAN website and wish to be included, please send this information to achang@nyu.edu with the heading “DAAN member info.” Thank you!


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Link to find a DAAN reps in your area: http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/research/DAAN/?page_id=7

Looking forward to see you in LA!!


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