How do history and memory impact personal and collective identities in a world of porous borders?
In this virtual global dialogue, Copenhagen-based artist Jane Jin Kaisen, whose work is on view in After Hope: Videos of Resistance, and curator Ashley Yihsin Chang of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Australia, discuss displacement and diaspora and the roles that that artists and curators play as place-makers and community builders. Kaisen’s work touches on the experiences of international adoptees and dissects intergenerational trauma within the Korean diaspora. Chang will discuss the exhibition Olga Cironis: Dislocation, which explores the impact that history and memory have on identity as well as her work engaging Taiwanese communities in Australia
This is the second of a two-part event presented in recognition of Women’s History Month. The first part took place on Mar. 6, 2021, at the University of Western Australia, and brought together Australian and international artists to explore contemporary art, activism, and the power of stories. The two events will be recorded and combined to be presented together online at a later date.
Featuring artists from After Hope: Videos of Resistance, on view at the Asian Art Museum, and Olga Cironis: Dislocation, on view at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia.
About Global Art Dialogues
Global Art Dialogues is a series of programs connecting artists around the world to explore the pertinent issues of our time. Amid shifting social landscapes, the museum’s commitment to invest in emerging and established artists, elevate marginalized voices, and curate through a global lens of equity, justice, and collaboration is stronger now than ever. Whether these events are in person or virtual, we aim to create spaces to challenge and transcend physical, sociopolitical, and imaginary borders in order to empower change. By bringing together creatives from Bay Area and global communities, we are exploring the possibilities of what can be and what we can accomplish through a spirit of radical collaboration.
Monday, March 22, 3 AM PDT
Copenhagen: Monday, Mar. 22, 11 AM
Thailand: Monday, Mar. 22, 5 PM
Perth, Australia: Monday, Mar. 22, 6 PM
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Global Art Dialogues: Stories & Solidarity: On Displacement and Diaspora is organized by Thuy Tran, The Asia Foundation’s 2020 Margaret F. Williams Memorial Fellow, in collaboration with Lee Kinsella, curator of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia.