NZSA News and Events

Pacific Art Association Session at the
College Arts Association Annual Conference
Feb. 10-13, 2010.

Pacific Art Association Session:

Views from the Continent: Art and the US Pacific

Chairs: Margo Machida, Dept. of Art and Art History,
University of Connecticut (;
and Jewel Castro (

This panel draws attention to visual art produced by Pacific Islander peoples living in the continental United States.
Employing the central notion of diaspora as a framework for this session suggests a fluidity of identifications
and transnational linkages between places of ancestral origin and various points of circulation and settlement.  
At the same time, it is meant to acknowledge the particularities of place and how Oceanic artists' presence in the
United States bears on their sensibilities and negotiations of history, ancestry, family, tradition, and changing
cultural practices.  What questions emerge about the possibilities and limitations of existing discourses, artistic
strategies, and modes of display in conveying and contextualizing the ideas, histories, conditions, and subjectivities
that catalyze this art? The organizers encourage submissions from visual artists, as well as arts writers, curators,
and scholars.

Contact: Margo Machida and Jewel Castro (contact info, above).

Deadline: May 8, 2009.  Proposals must be sent to Margo Machida and
Jewel Castro.  Selected presenters will be determined by June 1, 2009.

For detailed instructions regarding the proposal submission process
and conference information, download the '2010 Call for
participation' at

Stacy L. Kamehiro
Associate Professor
History of Art and Visual Culture Department
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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