Queering Asian American Contemporary Art
a forum with Jan Christian Bernabe, Greyson Hong, Laura Kina, Kyoo Lee, Zavé Martohardjono, & Saya Woolfalk
October 18, Wednesday
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017), edited by Laura Kina (DePaul University) and Jan Christian Bernabe (Center of Art and Thought), brings together artists and scholars to challenge normative assumptions, essentialism, and methodologies within the study of Asian American art and visual culture. The featured essays, artist interviews, and artworks explore the multiple axes of race and identity, queer bodies and forms, kinship and affect, and digital identities and performances.
Kina and Bernabe met at the A/P/A Institute at NYU’s 2012 NEH Summer Institute, “Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching,” which was the genesis for their new book. We are excited to welcome them back to A/P/A alongside contributors Greyson Hong (artist), Kyoo Lee (John Jay College), Zavé Martohardjono (artist), and Saya Woolfalk (artist) to discuss and celebrate the publication.
8 Washington Mews
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Presented by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute and co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.