The Asian American Art Symposium 2009, a Century Of Asian American Art: Archives, Scholarship, and Curation will take place at Casa Italiana, 24 w. 12th St., on Friday, March 6, from 12 noon – 6 p.m in New York. This symposium recognizes the growth of the emergent field in current years and the publication of Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 (Stanford University Press) and resulting exhibition “Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970″ at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. It will explore the important art archive initiatives on both coasts and include the participation of scholars, curators, archivists and artists at the forefront, shaping key exhibitions, building archives, and creating documentation on Asian American art.A reception at the A/P/A Institute follows the symposium with the opening of the A/P/A Institute exhibition “Art, Archives and Activism” and a joint book celebration for several new publications on Asian American art including Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 (Stanford University Press), Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary (Duke University Press), and Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Arts Collectives (Timezone 8 Editions).
Registration and Conference • Noon-6PM
Location: Casa Italiana | 24 W. 12th Street
between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Reception • 6PM-8PM
Location: 7th Floor Gallery | 41-51 E. 11th Street
between Broadway and University Place
Co-sponsored by The Museum of Chinese in America; The Noguchi Museum; The Japan Foundation; The Asia Society; and NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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