Oberlin College and Conservatory

Margo Machida and Pipo Nguyen-duy: “Transnational Mobilities and Global Convergences in Asian American Art”

Tuesday, March 27 at 4:45pm

Allen Memorial Art Building, Classroom I
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Margo Machida, Emeritus Professor of Art History and Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut, presents a lecture titled "Transnational Mobilities and Global Convergences in Asian American Art."

Professor Machida is a scholar, independent curator, and cultural critic specializing in Asian American art and visual culture. She wrote on the work of Pipo Nguyen-duy, Professor of Studio Art at Oberlin College, in her book Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2009), which received the Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies (his photograph is actually on the cover of the book!). 

In this talk, Prof. Machida will address the turn toward transnationalism in Asian American art during the pivotal decades of the 1970s-1990s, and its impact on the reception, presentation, and positioning of Asian American and United States diasporic art and artists.

Following the lecture, Pipo Nguyen-duy, professor of art at Oberlin, will join Prof. Machida for a conversation on his artistic development and expanding engagement with Vietnam.

This event is sponsored by the Departments of Art (Baldwin Fund), History, East Asian Studies, and Comparative American Studies; the Student Union; the Multicultural Resource Center; Asian American Alliance; Oberlin Shansi; and the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

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