PAA at CAA 2010
There will be a Pacific Arts Association meeting held on Friday, February 12 from 12:30-1:30pm. The location of this meeting will be announced on Thursday at the Special Session meetings.
PAA at CAA 2010: Affiliated Society Full Session
Views from the Continent: Art and the U.S. Pacific Diaspora
Friday, February 12, 2:30-5:00pm
Acapulco, Gold Level, West Tower, Hyatt Regency
For speaker schedule and full abstracts, please visit the Affiliated Society Full Session page.
Chairs: Margo Machida, Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut, and Jewel Castro, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA
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.
PAA at CAA 2010: Affiliated Society Special Session
Visual Histories in and of Polynesia
Thursday, February 11, 5:30-7:00pm
Grand CD South, Gold Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency
For speaker schedule and full abstracts, please visit the Affiliated Society Special Session page.
Since the late eighteenth century, “Polynesia” has been imaged as object of scientific study, colonial possession, religious conversion, erotic fantasy, and pleasurable destination. Focusing on Aotearoa/New Zealand and Hawai‘i from the mid-nineteenth to century to World War II, this session examines visual constructions of Polynesian bodies and places through collection and representation in museums and world fairs, as well as photographs and engravings generated through missionary, settler, and traveler encounters. Three papers analyze European and American expectations and interpretations of these images and one paper explores indigenous response to, and engagement with, the classification, exhibition, and representation of Polynesia.