Visual Culture in Asia and Asian Diaspora | Events
2012.2013 Research Dissemination Activities
Crossing Boundaries: Challenges of Combining the Roles of Activist, Scholar, Filmmaker and Journalist
With Peter Kwong (Professor, Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College)
Friday, 11 May 2012 | 3:15pm to 5pm | Harry Crowe Room (109 Atkinson) | York University
An Afternoon with Mahesh Dattani - Indian Playwright, Director and Filmmaker
A reading from two plays, Dance Like A Man and Seven Steps Around The Fire, followed by a discussion of gender hierarchies and sexualities in these works. One of India’s best known playwrights,Mahesh Dattani has long focused on dissident gender practices and sexualities. His work casts a critical eye on the effects of wider social norms on intimate human relationships in contemporary India.
Friday, 15 June 2012 | 1 to 3pm | 280A York Lanes | York University
Contested Indigenousness in the Urban Art Images in Hong Kong
With Minna Valjakka (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki and Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto)
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | 12:30 to 2:30pm | 857 York Research Tower
Screening of the documentary by Patrick Alcedo (Dance). This event is part of the Diversity, Rights and Religion in Asia series.
Sunday 17 March 2013 from 2 to 4pm | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 from 4 to 6pm | Both screenings in McLean Studio, Studio F | Accolade East Bulding | York University
Dance and the Making of ‘Muslim Space’
Screening of ‘Pushpanjali: a sensory invocation’, a documentary by Zulfikar Hirji, Department of Anthropology, York University. This event is a part of the Diversity, Rights and Religion in Asia series.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 | 12:30 to 2:30pm | Room 626, Sixth Floor, York Research Tower
Researching and Rethinking Asia
York Centre for Asian Research International Graduate Student Conference.
26-27 April 2013 | York University
Asian Futures, Old and New
Keynote Lecture for the YCAR International Graduate Student Conference, given by Tania Murray Li (University of Toronto)
Friday, 26 April 2013 | Glendon College campus, York University
Earlier 2011.2012 Research Dissemination Activities
> Oriental Modernity Workshop: Translating and Writing Modern Design Histories in East Asia for the Global World
International workshop organized by Wendy S. Wong with the support of YCAR and the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) and Chelsea Camberwell Wimbledon Graduate School, University of the Arts London
Monday, 19 March 2012 | York University | By Invitation
> Gender, Sexuality and Creativity: Self-expressions in the South Asian Diaspora
A panel discussion preceded by individual presentations by:
Vivek Shraya reading God Loves Hair and a short film presentation “Seeking Single White Male”; Nisha Ahuja reading Straight as Jalebi; Joshua Vettivelu’s "I've Done It /You've Done It/ We've All Done It (Failed Survival Strategy #1)" Video Installation (2011) and "Washing Hands/ Whiten Up" Video Installation (2011); and Farzana Doctor reading from Six Metres of Pavement.
Refreshments will be served. This event is organized by the United South Asians at York, the South Asian Studies Programme and YCAR.
Thursday, 1 March 2012 | 3 to 5:30pm | 280N York Lanes | York University
> The Qualities of Quantity: Scale, Number, Image and Authority in Post-Liberalization India
with Kajri Jain (Visual Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga & Graduate Departments of Art History and Cinema Studies, University of Toronto, St George). Her paper is a preliminary attempt to think about the recent obsession with scale in contemporary India, as manifested in announcements for increasingly ambitious projects to build monumental statues, as well as in an intensified preoccupation with numbers in the form of statistics, opinion polls, and bar graphs. This event is part of the YCAR and South Asian Studies Programme Colloquia on Contemporary South Asia
Wednesday, 1 February 2012 | 12:30 to 2:30pm | 280A York Lanes | York University
>Taiwanese Film Festival
The Festival includes the screening of four Taiwanese films, and a reception and keynote address by film critic Alice Shih.
3-7 October 2011 | Nat Taylor Cinema | N102 Ross Building | York University
>A Brief History of Taiwanese Film: Three Waves
Film Critic Alice Shih will speak on Taiwanese film as a part of the Taiwanese Film Festival at York University. Ms. Shih is the film critic and program host for Fairchild Radio, Canada’s leading Chinese language radio and television group. She is a board member of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. She has written widely on Asian filmography.
Friday, 7 October 2011 | 2 to 3pm | Room 313, York Student Centre | Keele Campus, York University
2009.2010 Research Dissemination Activities
YCAR hosted several events in 2010.2011 on visual culture. These are listed below. Please visit the Event Archive for more information on earlier events.
> CAMERA SINICA: Uses and Meanings of Photography in China, Early Twentieth to Early Twenty-first Centuries (11 March 2011)
This workshop explores Chinese uses and meanings of photography in the early twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Unlike most treatments of early photography in China which focus on Western photographers and foreign studios on Chinese soil, and in contrast to the more familiar Western photojournalistic treatments of the contemporary Chinese environment, the workshop focuses on photography as an indigenized Chinese medium
> Born There, Raised Here: Reconnecting with a Homeland I Never Knew (18 January 2011)
Film screening and talk by Alex Felipe of “What We Left Behind” (2010), documentary about the Philippines, a country many second generation Fil-Canadians know little about.