The Visitor Talks: Asia Art Archive & Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University

December 8, 2014 from 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
CCS Bard Seminar Room 1

Asia Art Archive (Jane DeBevoise) & Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University (Alexandra Chang)

Jane DeBevoise is Chair of the Board of Directors of Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and New York. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2002, Ms. DeBevoise was Deputy Director of the Guggenheim Museum, responsible for museum operations and exhibitions globally. She joined the Museum in 1996 as Project Director of China: 5000 Years, a large-scale exhibition of traditional and modern Chinese art that was presented in 1998 at the Guggenheim museums in New York and Bilbao. Ms. DeBevoise has an MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from The University of Hong Kong, both in art history. Her recent book Between State and Market: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Post-Mao Era was published by Brill. Ms. DeBevoise was appointed by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Government to the Committee for Museums 2004-2007 and to the Museums Advisory Group for the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District 2006 – 2007. She has also been a Trustee of Asian Cultural Council, New York since 2009.

Alexandra Chang is the Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, where she is the director of the NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange. Chang is co-organizer of the East Coast Asian American Art Project (ECAAAP), an inter-institutional art, archives and digital humanities project, including the Virtual Asian American Art Museum Project (VAAAMP) with NYU and partners Smithsonian Institution and Getty Research Institute. She is the co-Editor in Chief of the journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADCA) with publisher Brill (Leiden) and institutional partners, the Asia/Pacific/American Institute at New York University and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University. She is also the co-organizer of the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) and author of Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Art Collectives from Godzilla, Godzookie, to the Barnstormers (2008 Timezone 8).

This talk is given as part of the lecture series The Visitor Talks – Dialogues : Similarly Different or More of the Same.


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