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Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Special Issue Launch Event at CAA — Friday, February 17, 2017

ADVA JournalFriday, February 17, 4:30-6:00PM
Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) Journal Launch!
At College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown – Rhinelander Gallery
1335 6th Ave
A/P/A Institute at NYU Exhibit Booth number 210
Conference Exhibit Hall registration required. If you are not registered for the conference, please contact Alex at There is a limited number of free tickets to the exhibit hall for the event, please email by Thursday, Feb 9th.


Join the editors of the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) journal for a toast as they launch the latest ADVA journal — a special double issue “Island Worlds, Oceanic Diasporas, & Global Flows” guest edited by Tom Looser, Margo Machida, and Francis Maravillas. ADVA journal is published by Brill and is a collaboration between A/P/A Institute at New York University and Concordia University’s Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.

The Table of Contents of the 2017 Spring double issue is below:

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

Vol.3 / Nos. 1-2 / Spring 2017 

Special Issue: Island Worlds, Oceanic Diasporas, and Global Flows
Guest Editors: Margo L. Machida, Thomas D. Looser, and Francis Maravillas


EDITORIAL: Island Worlds, Oceanic Diasporas, and Global Flows – Margo L. Machida, Thomas D. Looser, and Francis Maravillas


Pacific Itineraries: Islands and Oceanic Imaginaries in Contemporary Asian American Art – Margo L. Machida

Towards a Lexicon of Inclinations: Words Forming Worlds in Southeast Asia – Patrick Flores

Monstrous Territories, Queer Propositions: Negotiating The Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, between Australia, the Philippines, and Other (Island) Worlds – Michelle Antoinette

Looking Back at Samoa: History, Memory and the Figure of Mourning in Yuki Kihara’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? – Mandy Treagus

The Politics and Museological Representation of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Taiwan Dance – Sophie McIntyre

Umi no Utsuwa and Earth Vortex: Nobuho Nagasawa’s Interweaving of Oceanic and Island Imaginaries – Midori Yoshimoto

“Islands That Crawl and Dance” – Rebecca Jennison

Real Imaginary Diasporas – Thomas D. Looser 


Michael Arcega’s Code-Switching – curated by Thea Quiray Tagle

Of Love and Decomposition: Counterpoints in the Production of Space in South Bali – Leyla Stevens


Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear – reviewed by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Dan Taulapapa McMullin: 100 Tiki Notes – reviewed by Kathryn Drury

Yuki Kihara: A Study of a Samoan Savage– Erika Maria Wolf

Beatrice Glow: Rhunhattan [Tearoom] – reviewed by Yu-Chieh Li

Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai‘i—The Art of Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara – reviewed by Ayako Yoshida

Jave Yoshimoto: The Melting World – reviewed by Larry Lee

Leonard Suryajaya: Don’t Hold On to Your Bones – reviewed by Aram Han Sifuentes

Mele Murals, Tadashi Nakamura, dir. – reviewed by Maile Arvin


The Art of Hydrarchy: Asian American Art as Maritime Critique and Utopian Gesture – Santhi Kavuri-Bauer

Ocean Crafts and Chinese Junk: Keywords for Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas – Sean Metzger

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