Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pictures from CAA 2010

Judith Brodsky and CAA President Paul JaskotMy DePaul colleagues from the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.The one picture I regret not taking is of one of my artistic heroes, Barkley L. Hendricks (in the background at the orange table). I got to meet him and he took a snapshot of me but I was so star struck that I forgot to ask to take his picture.
Check out his paintings:

There was a huge snow storm that rolled in the night before CAA was to start. Most folks from the East Coast, Including Margo Machida, were not able to get into town. Despite the weather, we went ahead with our 2nd annual Diasporic Asian Arts Network business meeting. Pictured here are Alexandra Chang, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, me, Yi-Hsin Tzeng, Ilene Susan Fort.
Margo joined us virtually via cell phone. Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker and Roger Shimomura talking to the virtual Margo Machida.Even though our group was small, I think we all came away with some great connections and leads for future projects. For example....Check out:

Yellow Terror:
The Collections and Paintings of Roger Shomomura
On display at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle through April 18, 2010

We announced the launch of the DAAN website:

and Margo Machida and Alexandra Chang announced the founding of the East Coast Asian American Art Project (ECAAP) in partnership with NYU Fales Library & Special Collections. It will be a "multi-faceted, multi-year research and archival initiative that incorporates exhibition, publication, and programming components, is dedicated to furthering scholarly, critical, curatorial, and educational work on Asian American art, art history, and visual culture."

On Wed night, Walsh Gallery and the Diasporic Asian Arts Network hosted a special preview and artist talk of Michiko Itatani's new solo show "Personal Codes" on view through Feb 9-April 17, 2010

After Michiko Itatani's artist talk we went out to Greek Town for dinner
Michiko Itatani, Curt Hansman, Ralph Walsh, Larry Lee, Alexandra Chang, Dan Taulupapa McMullin, Julie Walsh
Me and Michiko ItataniArtists Jewel Castro and Dan Taulapapa McMullin at the
CAA Gala Reception at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of ChicagoDan was a guest speaker in my AAS 201: Asian American Arts & Culture course at DePaul

I forgot to take picture of my own panel presentation for the Critical Race Art History Association "New Diversity Institutions." Our chair, Camara Halloway, and one of our panalist, Robb Hernandez, were snow bound so fellow artist John Jennings ( and I held down the fort and Jacqueline Francis, PhD Senior Lecturer California College of the Arts, stepped in as the panel chair. ( There were so many things we didn't get a chance to cover....hopefully we can get back to this conversation. We became superfriends for the brief moment....

Pacific Arts Association
Views from the Continent: Art and the US Pacific Diaspora chaired by Margo Machida and Jewel Castro.
Pictured here are Anne Keala Kelly, Adrienne Pao, Teri Sowell, Bernida Webb-Binder, Jewel Castro, Dan Taulapapa McMullin
Jewel, Keala, Adrienne, DanI dragged my warm weather friends out into the freezing cold to see Michigan Avenue
Last but not least, you can't visit Chicago without stopping at the Superdawg drive-in on the way to the airport! "Hiya!! From the bottom of my pure beef heart." It's not kosher but my favorite is the Whoopskidawg.

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