A Conversation on Indigenous/Asian Art Archives

Panel discussion with John Tain (Asia Art Archive), Sara Nicole England and Mikhel Proulx (Indigenous Digital Art Archive), and Jessica Hébert (Artexte)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 2 PM – 3:30 PM

A Conversation on Indigenous/Asian Art Archives is a panel bringing together representatives from Artexte, Asia Art Archive (AAA), and Indigenous Digital Art Archive (IDAA) to discuss some of the issues raised when documenting and preserving contemporary art and visual culture, such as the documentation of ephemeral practices; the shaping of historical research by archival resources; the (at-time colonialist) classifications that define the terms by which culture gets documented and preserved; and the futurity of archival projects. In addressing these questions–often urgent ones for cultural organizations seeking to serve Asian and Indigenous communities–the panel hopes to provide some touch points for the conference Global Asian/Pacific/Art Exchange 2019 (GAX2019).

Hosted in collaboration with Artexte as part of “GAX 2019 Asian Indigenous Relations in Contemporary Art,” co-presented by Asian/Pacific/American Institute NYU, GAX 2019 and Concordia University, Montreal, June 10-16, 2019. For more information: ethnoculturalarts.com/gax