Thursday, May 21, 2009

Margo Machida & Alexandra Chang

This is an event I organized....

Asian American Studies and the Department of Art, Media & Design Present:

Margo Machida & Alexandra Chang

"Unearthing the Contemporary: Writings about Asian American Art"

Thursday, May 21, 2009
6:00–7:30 pm
DePaul Art Museum
2350 N. Kenmore Chicago, IL

Dr. Margo Machida is Associate Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. A pioneering scholar, independent curator, and cultural critic specializing in Asian American art and visual culture, her most recent book is Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2009).

Alexandra Chang is the Director of Public Programs & Research Manager at A/P/A Institute at NYU. She is also an arts writer, filmmaker and independent curator. Her book Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Arts Collectives was released internationally by Timezone 8 Limited with project partner A/P/A Institute at New York University in 2009.

Free and open to the public

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art & Architecture
Alexandra Chang, me, Margo Machida at the Q&A after their talks

The next day I took Alexandra and Margo to go see the new Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, which had just opened. We also went to a few West Loop galleries and Margo visited a few artist's studios.Pictured here is Alexandra Chang and artist Alex Lee
The bridge from the museum to Grant Park.