Future PAA at CAA

PAA at CAA 2010

PAA at CAA Affiliated Society sponsored session, Views from the Continent: Art and the U.S. Pacific Diaspora has been approved for CAA's 98th Annual Conference to be held in Chicago from February 10-13, 2010.

The Call for Participation will be mailed to all CAA members about February 1, 2009, with a paper submission deadline of May 11, 2009.

Views from the Continent: Art and the U.S. Pacific Diaspora
Chairs: Margo Machida, Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut, 830 Bolton Road, U1099, Storrs, CT  06269; and Jewel Castro, 25350 Kerri Lane, Ramona, CA  92065.

This panel seeks to draw 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.