Global Art Dialogues: Stories & Solidarity: On Displacement and Diaspora
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
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Ashley Yihsin Chang
Ashley Yihsin Chang is engagement programs curator at Perth Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) in Australia. Before emigrating to Perth from Taiwan, she held positions as the cultural program manager at the American Institute in Taiwan, the deputy director of the Taipei Artist Village, and as a curator at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. In Perth, she has worked on several projects to facilitate Perth-Taipei cultural exchange, including Turner Galleries’ participation in Art Taipei 2016 and the Perth-Taipei Curatorial Residency Exchange Program, as well as co-curating Unfolding Acts: New Art from Taipei and Perth at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. Ashley has a strong passion for facilitating intercultural dialogues and engaging multilevel audiences, communities, and stakeholders.
Jane Jin Kaisen
Jane Jin Kaisen was born in Jeju Island, Korea, and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her multidisciplinary artistic practice is informed by extensive research and engagement with diverse communities. Kaisen is known for multilayered, multivoiced performative feminist works that bring past and present into relation. Her film installation Community of Parting was exhibited at the Korean Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale and recently she has shown her work at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Times Museum, Guangzhou, China; Berlin International Film Festival, and ARKO Art Center, Seoul. Kaisen is professor of media arts at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
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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.