[DAAN] — Diasporic Asian Art Network at CAA 2014 — THIS WEEK!







Dear DAAN Members,

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2014 CAA conference in Chicago this coming week!

Spend Valentine’s Day with DAAN in Chicago!
On February 14th at 5h30pm, we will be having the first Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] panel session and hope that you can make it. Prior to that also on February 14th, we will be having a DAAN business meeting from 12h30-2h00pm and would like to discuss several topics including ideas for next year’s panel. We are also organizing a Dutch treat dinner following the DAAN panel session at 8pm. Please email achang@nyu.edu by February 13th if you are interested in attending.

Friday, February 14, 2014:
DAAN Business Meeting
Location: Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Astoria Room
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

• Brief introductions
• Remembering: Karin Higa
• Third Text special issue edited by Dean Chan and Michelle Yee for the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research [INDAAR]: “The Transnational Turn: East Asian Migrations” just released!
•Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas — A new journal published by Brill with Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art co-edited by DAAN members Alexandra Chang and Alice Ming Wai Jim
• Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project — A new inter-institutional project
with NYU, Getty Research Institute and Smithsonian Institution
Disucssion Topics
• The future of DAAN
• Participating in DAAN
• Panel ideas for future DAAN sessions at CAA
• Networking

DAAN Panel
Asian/Americas: Praxis and Pedagogy
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605








Image: Beatrice Glow, Installation view of illuminated lanterns from the “Aquarium from Austronesia” site-specific performance installation aboard a steamship in New York, 2012, photo by Ærtiron.

Chair: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University
Richard Fung, OCAD University
Valerie Soe, Asian American Studies Department, San Francisco State University
Beatrice Glow, Independent Artist
Discussant: Alexandra Chang, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University

This panel seeks to think through the spectrum of theoretical and material positions between the hyphen and the slash by focusing on the construct “Asian/Americas,” particularly in relation to praxis and pedagogy. The slash in Asian/Americas challenges traditional notions of hyphenation, suggesting other possibilities for diasporic subjectivity. The plural “Americas” indicates the hemispheric extension beyond North America as well as the notion of multiple Americas. To think of Asian/Americas is to question how diasporic identities can be rendered beyond nation-state, global north-south, third and first world paradigms, beyond divisive dichotomies such as East/West and North/South, and to retain the complexity of the spatial and temporal ways art history, area studies, and Asian Canadian Studies, Asian American and Asian Latin American Studies as well as Caribbean Studies and Pacific Island Studies conceive of the hyphenated play of identities in a transnational world. How can the convergence of these critically precarious positions, political leanings and liberatory praxis intentionally inform, engage and partner with current transformative pedagogies concerning social justice, political power, and the rights to self-representation and self-determination?

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

DAAN Dinner
Follows this panel at 8pm, February 14, 2014.
The dinner is Dutch treat
Location: Exchequer Restaurant and Pub
RSVP by Feb. 13th to achang@nyu.edu

Additional sessions with DAAN members are listed below:
Celebrating the Life of Karin Higa
Time: 2/14/2014, 5:30 PM—6:30 PM
Location: School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Neiman Center, first floor, Student Union Galleries
Wabash is parallel to Michigan Ave., one block west. Monroe is about 6 blocks north of the Chicago Hilton.
Other Asias
Time: 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor, Lake Ontario
Chair: Susette S. Min, University of California, Davis

If the World Changed: Reworlding Southeast Asia in the 2013 Singapore Biennale
May Ee Wong, University of California, Davis
East of Venice: The 2012 Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Sonal Khullar, University of Washington
World on the Horizon: Exhibiting the Arts of the Swahili Coast and Western Indian Ocean
Allyson Purpura, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mediacity Seoul: Art and Urban Identity in the Digital Age
Kristina Dziedzic Wright, Seoul National University
Curating Chinese Universal History: Liu Ding and Affect as Method
Hentyle Taiwan Yapp, University of California, Berkeley

Miscegenating Racial Representations: Critical Mixed Race Strategies and the Visual Arts
Time: 2/15/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, International South
Chairs: Laura L. Kina, DePaul University; Margo L. Machida, University of Connecticut

• Beyond the Bronze Venus
Alison Fraunhar, Saint Xavier University
• Sensory Miscegenations: Representing Multiracial Bodies
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, California College of the Arts,
• Lacuna
Maya Isabella Mackrandilal, independent artist
• Liminal Embodiments
Zavé Martohardjono, independent artist
• Risky Subjectivity: Select Works by Korean Adoptee Artists
Eun Jung Park, independent scholar

Pacific Art Association
Unsettling Pacific Visions: Complicity and Contestation in Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and Sāmoan Contemporary Art
Time: 2/15/2014, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
Chair: Stacy L. Kamehiro, University of California, Santa Cruz

• Through the Keyhole: Encountering Kanaka Maoli Art at the ʻAulani, a Disney Resort and Spa
Marata Tamaira, Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific
• How to Do Things With Aloha: Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Performance and Strategic Disavowals
Stephanie Nohelani Teves, University of California, Berkeley

Polynesian Types: Refracted Visions of Race and Indigeneity in Hawai’i and the Pacific
Maile Arvin, University of California, Santa Cruz
Time: 2/14/2014, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level, Continental A
Chairs: David J. Getsy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Tirza T. Latimer, California College of the Arts
• Subversive Light: Mary Corse and the Light and Space Movement
Elizabeth Gollnick, Columbia University
• Queer Zen and the Networked Body: Abstraction and Identity in the 1950s and 1960s
Alpesh Patel, Florida International University
• A Usable Past: Abstract Art in Context at “A Lesbian Show,” 1978
Tara J. K. Burk, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
• A Coincident Minimalism
Joe M. Madura, Emory University
• Influence, Appropriation, and Abstraction: Meaning in Mark Tobey’s Marks
Christopher G. Reed, Pennsylvania State University
Offsite Lectures and Exhibitions in Chicago:

Threewalls Gallery
Friday, February 14, 2014
119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607
In conjunction with Faith Wilding’s Fearful Symmetries Retrospective.
Panel presentations, 10AM- 5PM
Organized by Jennifer Reeder and Carrie Ruckel, Tracers
10am-12pm – LGBTQ
(12-1pm – lunch)
1-3pm – Motherhood 3-5pm – Race
LGBTQ (10am – 12pm): Latham Zearfoss (moderator), Jillian Soto
, Daviel Shy
, Frederick Moffet
, Malic Amalya
, Silvia Malagrino
, Amina Ross
, NIC Kay
Motherhood (1 – 3pm): Lorelei Stewart (moderator), Christa Donner
, Brittany Southworth Laflamme
, Judy Ledgerwood
, Laura Letinsky
, Romi Crawford
, Julie Rodrigues Widholm
, Christine Tarkowski
Race (3 – 5pm): Isis Ferguson (moderator), Laura Kina
, Maria Gaspar
, Indira Johnson
, Laila Farah
, Alberto Aguilar
, Alexandria Eregbu
, Sima Azadi

Chicago-based artist and DAAN member Laura Kina is also a part of this group exhibition:
Interlacing Threads: Traditional Techniques/Contemporary Practices
January 27 – March 7, 2014
Opening Reception: February 13, 2014
Columbia College The Hokin Project
623 S Wabash Ave, first floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Opening Reception 5h30-8h30pm

The art of weaving, hand-sewing and similar techniques transcends generations and cultures alike. These ancestral arts help sustain a connection to cultural identities and histories that in recent time have acquired new interpretations in the hands of contemporary practitioners.
Interlacing Threads presents the work of seven artists, who informed by their cultural background and present day lives, incorporate traditional techniques in their creative process to shed light on social and political concerns. Ultimately, their work forges a greater understanding of the similar underpinnings of seemingly disparate cultures.

Curated by Marcela Andrade, MA in Visual Arts Management ’14
*Developed in the Curatorial Practicum class & mounted by The Hokin Gallery Management Practicum class.

Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World
A National Juried Exhibition Presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art

The Women’s Caucus for Art announces Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, Equilibrium seeks to explore the tensions, demands and challenges inherent in living in a rapidly changing world. This exhibition showcases art in all genres and media to express the multiple expressions of balance or its absence, which ranges from abstract to representational, psychological to social, whimsical and poetic to political commentary.

Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Join us for the Opening WCA Reception: Friday, February 14, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Show Dates: January 19 — February 27, 2014

Jurors: Beate Minkovski and Mary Stoppert
Exhibiting Artists: Lynn Arnold, Carol Brookes, Cat Del Buono, Rene Culler, Lynn Dau, Sherri Denault, Hope Esser, Jean Fernandes, Helen Geglio, Laurie Hall, Beth Holmes, Martha Markline Hopkins, Hilla Hueber, Lisa Knoop, Beth Lakamp, Judy Langston, Lee Lee, Chandrika Marla, Hildy Maze, Penny McElroy, Sandra Mueller, Jennifer Murray, Brenda Oelbaum, Joann Perry, Corinne D. Peterson, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Gwendolyn Plunkett, Margee Bright Ragland, Laura Phelps Rogers, Ann Rowles, Ellen Schillace, Carol Scott, Gail Stouffer, Patricia Terrell-O’Neal, Cynthia Tom, Jeane Vogel. Janet Frazee Wade, Elizabeth Wallace, Nancy Youdelman.
Catalog Artists: Elaine Alibrandi, Andrea Beizer, Linda Belden, Jennifer Cawley, Gina Dabrowski, Debra Dobkin, Danielle Eubank, Jill Gewirtz, Lea Goldman, Janice Gossman, Karen Gutfreund, Lucy Julia Hale, Kelly Hammargren, Susan Harmon, Maxine Hess, Karen Hillier, Melanie Houghton, Veronica Jaeger, Cathy Kapica, Marky Kauffmann, Ronni Komarow, Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa, Marielena Leon, Karlene McConnell, Kelsey McDonnell, BettyAnn Mocek, Janice Nesser, Mary Neubauer, Gail Panske, Amy Pleasant, Carol Quint, Shilo Ratner, Lynda A. N. Reyes, Sandhi Schimmel Gold, Sally Schluter Tardella, Ruth Segaloff, Janna Stern, Leigh Toldi, Virginia Tyler, Deborah Wheeler, Joyce Wynes, and Patricia Zalisko.

CA+T and online exhibitions
The online Center for Art and Thought features a virtual multiplatform exhibition curated by Chicago-based DAANmember Jan Bernabe titled “Queer Sites and Sounds.” Unlike real-world/real-time exhibition, the show is unfolding in stages. The first group of works is up now and through February there will be continued works released from the show.

Also view the Tumblr mini-show called “CA+T ‘Reblogs’ Queer Filipino Viral Hits.”

On Pinterest, Bernabe has also organized a crowdsourcing project called “Queer Filipino Selfies!”, which will continue through October 2014.

Please check out other openings and announcements on the DAAN Website!

If you would like to be listed on the DAAN online directory, please contact achang@nyu.edu for more information.
Very best,
Margo and Alex
Co-directors, DAAN

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