Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes Conversations on Asian American Art

ISBN-10: 0520244850

ISBN-13: 9780520244856

Edition: 2003

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Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes chronicles the blossoming of Asian American art and anticipates the growing democratization of American art and culture. Pairing work by twenty-four contemporary Asian American visual artists with responses provocatively drawn from cultural critics, other artists, activists, and intellectuals, this book explores themes of geographical movement, the sexuality of Asian bodies, colonization, miscegenation, hybrid forms of immigrant cultures, the loss of home, war, history, and memory. Elaine H. Kim's historical introduction charts the trajectory of Asian American art from the nineteenth century to the present, offering a comprehensive account of artists, major artworks, and major events. Commentaries by writers, artists, and cultural activists examine the work of visual artists such as Pacita Abad, Albert Chong, Y. David Chung, Allan deSouza, Michael Joo, Hung Liu, Yong Soon Min, Manuel Ocampo, PipoNguyen-Duy, Roger Shimomura, Carlos Villa, and Martin Wong. Prominent artists and critics such as Homi K. Bhabha, Luis Camnitzer, Enrique Chagoya, Gina Dent, Ellen Gallagher, Arturo Lindsay, Kobena Mercer, Griselda Pollock, Jolene Rickard, Faith Ringgold, Ella Shohat, Lowery Stokes Sims, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie offer thought-provoking reflections on each artist. Sharon Mizota's extended captions further elucidate the paintings, graphics, photography, installations, and mixed-media constructions under discussion. As a set of dialogues, simultaneously visual and textual, Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes encourages the cross-cultural conversation that is shaping the emerging art of Asian Americans and of the United States in general. Alternately personal, intellectual, aesthetic, and political, these essays and the art they consider provide unique perspectives on both the past and the future of American art.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 233
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Margo Machida is Associate Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is a co-editor of Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art, winner of the Association of Asian American Studies' 2005 Cultural Studies Book Award. Machida curated the groundbreaking 1994 Asia Society group exhibition ASIA/AMERICA: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art. She is a co-founder of the Asian Contemporary Art Consortium and Godzilla: Asian American Art Network (1990???2001).

Elaine H. Kim is Professor of Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is coeditor of Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writing (2002) and executive producer of the documentary Labor Women (2002). Margo Machida is Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She is also Visiting Scholar at New York University's Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program. Sharon Mizota is a visual artist and web designer who received her M.F.A. from Rutgers University. Lisa Lowe is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego, and author of Immigrant Acts: On Asian American

List of Illustrations
Preface: Visual Art and the Imagining of Asian America
An Editorial View Margo Machida Foreword: Out of the West
Asian Migration and Modernity Lisa Lowe Introduction Interstitial Subjects
Asian American Visual Art as a Site for New Cultural Conversations
Gallery with plate commentaries
Interchanges with figure commentaries
Pacita Abad: A Woman of Color Faith
Yuki Aono: Installing Memories
Tomie Arai: Ties That Wrap around the World
Sung Ho Choi: Suitcase of Memories
Albert Chong: "It's Complex"
Ken Chu: You Don't See Yourself
Chung: Sponge
Allan deSouza: Let's Get Lost
Michael Joo: A Rock and a Hard Place
Soo Kim: Primal Energy
Sims Hung Liu: Odalisque Griselda
Soon Min: Defining Moments
Long Nguyen: Flesh of the Inscrutable
Manuel Ocampo: Apocalypse Now
Hanh Thi Pham: Contemplating Expatriate Consciousness #9
Pipo Nguyen-Duy: The Thin Line between Tragedy and Beauty
Roger Shimomura: Sansei Samurai Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Shahzia Sikander: A Happy Dislocation
Do-Ho Suh: Place as an Infinite Ritual
Mitsuo Toshida: Transmigration and the Double Nation Bert
Carlos Villa: The Common Cape
Martin Wong: Chino Malo
Lynne Yamamoto: Reflections on Hair and Memory
Shohat Zarina: Embodiments of Home/Imprints of Existence
Artists' Biographies
Notes on Commentators
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