Sunday, February 7, 2010

College Art Association Panel Presenation/DAAN events

Association for Critical Race Art History
College Art Association
Association for Critical Race Art History
Group Practices: New Diversity Institutions
Thursday, February 11, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Grand CD North, Gold Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chair: Camara Dia Holloway, University of Delaware

The Latina/o Studies Working Group
Robb Hernandez, University of Maryland

Critical Mixed Race Studies
Laura Kina, DePaul University

FACTORYwork: Matterz of the Fact; Products from the New Line
John Jennings, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

I also want to pass along the CAA updates for the Diasporic Asian Arts Network (DAAN):

DAAN CAA 2010 events update:
You are cordially invited to
A special CAA Chicago DAAN preview opening and artist tour of
Michiko Itatani’s new solo exhibition

Thursday, February 11 — 7PM-8:30PM
at Walsh Gallery, 118 N. Peoria, Chicago

Image: “Cosmic Wanderlust,” painting from moon-light/Mooring, CW-1, 2009, 96” x 156,” oil on canvas

Please join us for this special preview and wine reception for the solo exhibition of artist Michiko Itatani. Itatani will speak to us about her work, after which members are invited to look at the exhibition further. Members of the professional network ArtTable ( will also be invited to join us at this DAAN reception so that we can network and share thoughts among interested colleagues.

More information about Michiko Itatani

Michiko Itatani’s work has been seen in more than 100 one-person and group exhibitions locally, nationally, and internationally since 1973. Public and private collections, include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Olympic Museum, Switzerland, Villa Haiss Museum, Germany; Musée du Quebec, Canada, Museu D'art Contemporani (MACBA), Spain, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. Michiko Itatani is a Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received the Illinois Arts Council Artist's Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.

Walsh Gallery, 118 N. Peoria, Chicago IL 60607
The area is called West Loop, and very close to Greek Town. (two short blocks west of Halsted-800w and between Washington and Randolph) You can take Madison bus to Peoria and walk two blocks north, or take a short taxi ride with other DAAN members. There are quite a few galleries nearby.

The exhibition runs February 10 – May 2, 2010
Gallery hours : Tues-Sat, 10:30AM-5:30PM
General Opening Reception 2/12 5:00-8:00pm

ALSO at CAA Chicago!
Don’t forget to RSVP!

The Second Annual DAAN Meeting

Wednesday, February 10 from 3:30pm-5:00pm
Grand B, Gold Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency Chicago
Kindly RSVP for the meeting to:

The meeting AGENDA will include:
• Launch of the new DAAN Web site
- This will include information on members, affiliated institutions and updates on news and events
• Planning the new DAAN On-line Journal
- The journal will be based at the Asian American Studies Institute at UCONN
• Information on the International Network for Diasporic Asian Art Research (INDAAR)
• East Coast Asian American Art Project
- Project Report
- Publication: solicitation of suggestions for contributors to the book
- Information on the proposed Summer Institute that will take place at A/P/A Institute at NYU
• We are also looking for individuals to serve as Regional Representatives for their areas in the continental United States and Hawai?i, as well as in Canada. The charge to each
regional representative is to regularly gather and to post information about current exhibitions, publications, regional conferences, panels, and other events in her/his area related to Asian American art and art history.
We are pleased to announce that Laura Kina, Director of Asian American Studies and Associate Professor of Art, Media, and Design at DePaul University will be serving as the Midwest Representative for DAAN.

The DAAN Web site is almost ready for its launch!

We would still like to include you in the members section of the site! Please send the information below to with the heading “DAAN member info” to be included:

First Name:
Last Name:
Mailing Address:
Bio/Research Interests (a paragraph):
Please attach 1: Headshot and/or image of your work
Please attach 2: Logo
Institutional Contact Info:
Program Description:

We hope that you can make it to one or all of the events!

Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) is a newly created, informal network of
scholars, curators, arts writers, and graduate students interested in Asian American
art and art history. Its inaugural meeting was held during the College Art
Association convention in Los Angeles, California on Friday, February 27, 2009.
Annual meetings will be held at CAA, in recognition of that organizationʼs pivotal
role as a national and international venue for professionals in the arts.

The purpose of this proposed network is to share ideas and information,
both about our own projects and about the work of others in the United
States and abroad, toward advancing new research, critical writing, and
curatorial efforts involving modern and contemporary Asian American/Asian
diasporic art and visual culture.

The “Diasporic Asian Art Network” (DAAN) hopes to encourage a broader
transnational and trans-diasporic as well as domestic orientation. Whereas
ʻAsian Americanʼ does refer specifically to the American, read U.S. experience,
the network situates within the Asian diaspora, bringing the discussion to a ʻglobalʼ
level that includes Asian American art. In our view, the American situation can only
be invigorated and enriched by working with other Asian diasporas.

There has already been preliminary interest expressed by one group, the Asian
Australian Studies Research Network (
ARC2008/index.html), in hosting a website where members of this network can
potentially post a link. One component of their research is a comparative study of
developments in Asian American and Asian Australian visual art since the 1990s.

While this network and its activities might take many forms, our initial plan is to
create a website, hosted by New York Universityʼs Asian/Pacific/American
Institute, that will act as a public forum for information exchange. The postings
can include links to individual and institutional web pages, announcements of
exhibitions and new publications, listings of conferences and calls for papers, jobs,
grants, and other opportunities of relevance to DAAN members.

This is an especially exciting moment to consider such an initiative, in light of the
proliferation of exhibitions, books, dissertations, and articles on Asian American and
Asian diasporic art and art history in the past decade alone. The recent staging of
a major art historical survey exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco,
and the concurrent publication of the edited volume, Asian American Art: A History,
1850-1970 (Stanford University Press, 2008), are important results of foundational
research now being done on this subject. Likewise the breadth of new critical
writing on Asian American art reflects a host of interdisciplinary approaches that
are reshaping discourse in this field.

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