BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1128@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090314T000000Z DTEND:20090314T000000Z DESCRIPTION:ASIAN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA\n\nA Symposium\n\n(located at the northeast corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards in Westwood V illage\n3 blocks east of the 405 freeway's Wilshire Boulevard exit)\n\nThi s event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested. Please call (31 0) 825-2974 or\ne-mail aascrsvp@aasc.ucla.edu by March 13\, 2009.\n\nParki ng is available under the Museum. Rates are $3 for the first three hours w ith Museum stamp\; $1.50 for each additional 20 minutes. Parking for peopl e with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3.\n\nThis program is on e of the events celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the UCLA Asian America n Studies Center and other ethnic studies centers at UCLA.\n\nFor more inf ormation\, call (310) 825-2974.\n\n \n\nProgram Description\n\nFrom the Ch inese photographers of the Gold Rush to contemporary video artists\, men a nd women of Asian descent have produced a rich and diverse body of artwork . Examining the lives and work of artists past and present offers insights into issues of cultural hybridity\, race\, social climate\, and transnati onalism.\n\nThis symposium will celebrate the publication of the landmark Asian American Art\, A History\, 1850-1970\, edited by Gordon H. Chang\, M ark Johnson\, and Paul Karlstrom\, as well as present the dynamic work of three present-day artists in southern California. Asian American Art\, A H istory is the first comprehensive study of more than 150 early artists in the United States before 1970. Artists of Asian ancestry have received lit tle historical attention\, even though many of them received wide critical acclaim during their productive years. This pioneering work recovers the impressive artistic production of numerous Asian Americans\, and brings to light their extraordinary range of vision and media. Amazon.com is giving a 34% discount (only $26.37 instead of $39.95) AND free shipping for this book. Purchase ahead for the best deal.\n\nThe first panel explores the h istory of long-neglected artists\, beginning with Sharon Spain's discussio n of the innovative research project that gave rise to the book. Mark John son draws attention to the development of an international artistic sensib ility among 19th-century Asian American practitioners\, Karin Higa illumin ates how the creative activity rooted in 1930s Little Tokyo also moved in national and global contexts. Gordon Chang considers the connection of war and art as well as the power of art to influence public mood. \n\nFor the second panel\, contemporary artists Reanne Estrada\, Yong Soon Min\, and Viet Le discuss their work within a transnational context. Reanne Estrada reflects on the Galleon Trade project\, a series of exhibitions and progra ms highlighting the linkages among the Philippines\, Mexico and California . Yong Soon Min-decolonial art activist and scholar-will speak about her p rojects\, including "transPOP: Korea Viet Nam Remix\," co-curated with Vie t Le\, an artist and creative writer who examines memory\, AIDS and repres entation in Southeast Asia and its diasporas.\n\nPanelist Bios\nSharon Spa in has been the associate director of the Asian American Art Project since 2004 and has managed the California Asian American Artists Biographical S urvey project for more than ten years. She holds an M.A. in museum studies and has overseen major exhibition and publication projects\, including Ch ang Dai-chien in California.\n\nMark Johnson is professor of art at San Fr ancisco State University. He is the co-editor of Asian American Art: A His tory\, 1850-1970\, and guest curator for the de Young Museum exhibition As ian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents\, 1900-1970' (2008) and other e xhibitions of Asian American historical art.\n\nKarin Higa is adjunct seni or curator of art at the Japanese American National Museum where she recen tly curated "Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art." She is current ly working on a study of art and culture in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo bet ween World War I and II.\n\n\nGordon Chang is a professor of history at St anford University. The author of numerous books and articles\, he recently co-edited both Asian American Art: A History\, 1850-1970 and Chinese Amer ican Voices: From the Gold Rush to the Present.\n\nValerie J. Matsumoto\, an associate professor in history and Asian American Studies at UCLA\, is a contributor to Asian American Art\, A History\, 1850-1970. She has just completed a study of Japanese American women in Los Angeles from the Jazz Age to resettlement after World War II.\n\nReanne Estrada\, a Los Angeles- based visual artist\, collaborates with Eliza Barios and Jenifer Wofford a s Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. on video and works with Public Matters to integ rate public-purpose media production with civic engagement.\n\nYong Soon M in\, professor of Studio Art at the University of California\, Irvine\, in corporates interdisciplinary sources and processes to engage issues of rep resentation and cultural identities. Her work has been widely shown in exh ibitions such as the 10th Havana Bienal and the 7th Gwangju Biennale.\n\nV iet Le is an artist\, creative writer\, and Ph.D. candidate at the Univers ity of Southern California. His work has been featured in the Asian Pacifi c American Journal and anthologies such as So Luminous the Wildflowers\; h e has exhibited at DoBaeBacSa Gallery\, Korea\, The Banff Centre\, Canada\ , and the Shoshin Performance Space in New York.\n\nAimee Chang is Directo r of Academic Programming and Artist Residencies at the Hammer Museum.\n\n Schedule\n9:00-9:30am Registration\n9:30-10:50 Art History Panel (Sharon S pain\, Mark Johnson\, Gordon Chang\, and Karin Higa\; moderated by Profess or Valerie Matsumoto)\n10:50-11:00 Break\n11:00-12:20 Contemporary Artists Panel (Yong Soon Min\, Reanne Estrada\, Viet Le\; moderated by Aimee Chan g)\nBook signing afterward\n\n SUMMARY:Symposium in L.A.: Asian American Artists in California URL:/en/events/2009/03/14/symposium-in-la/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR