Deconstructing Diaspora: IAA Inaugural Symposium @ Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver [from 18 to 19 May]

Deconstructing Diaspora: IAA Inaugural Symposium

18 - 19
18:00 - 16:00

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Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7
Deconstructing Diaspora:
Institute of Asian Art Inaugural Symposium
May 18–19, 2017

This symposium considers how contemporary art and its institutions participate in the construction and experience of Asian diasporas in Vancouver and elsewhere. Local artists and curators along with the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Institute of Asian Art’s international council members—comprised of artists, curators, museum directors and collectors—discuss ideas of identity and nationhood, focusing on Asia-Canada relations. Visiting Asian Art Council members include David Chau, Dr. Vishakha Desai and Roobina Karode. As a platform for exchange from many national perspectives, speakers will reflect on art and museums as a space where people come together at the intersections of 'the local,' 'the national' and 'the global.'

Thursday, May 18, 6pm
UBC Robson Square
Theatre C300

--Keynote Address: Dr. Vishakha N. Desai
Global Culture in Contested Terrains: The Role of Artists and Institutions

--Cost: $10 General Admission
*Seating is first come, first served. Please not that the theatre has a combination of fixed theatre seats and bleacher style seating.

Friday, May 19, 10:30am-4:00pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
Room 4East

--Institute of Asian Art Inaugural Symposium
David Chau, collector, Shanghai
Dr. Vishakha N. Desai, scholar, New York
Tarah Hogue, curator and writer, grunt gallery
Josh Hon, artist, Hope, BC
Roobina Karode, Director/Chief Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi
Sirish Rao, writer and co-founder of the Indian Summer Festival
Jin-me Yoon, artist and Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University

--Cost: $15 General Admission
Seating is first come, first served.

*Keynote & Symposium Package: $20 Members/Student. Gallery Members and students are invited to purchase a combination ticket to attend both the Keynote Lecture and full day symposium for a discounted price. Membership and student IDs will be checked at the door.

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