Making the Memory Sacred
ART, HUMAN RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY
Friday, September 21, 2012 | 6-8pm
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
7-8 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
Cross Streets: Between 5th Avenue and University Place
Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4 St; N, R to 8 St-NYU; 6 to Astor Pl
Buses: M1, M2, M3, M5 to E 8 St-5 Av; M8 to W 8 St-5 Av
FREE. Open seating. Arrive early to ensure best seats.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at www.apa.nyu.edu, or (212) 992 9653
How can public art, activism, and design projects preserve hidden histories and unspoken politics? Drawing from contributions from artists, scholars, architects, and activists to the “Making the Memory Sacred” blog, this discussion will seek to locate the sacred at the intersection of art, public space and memorialization as exemplified by projects from around the world. Featuring Robert T. Hayashi (author, Haunted by Waters: A Journey through Race and Place in the American West), Marita Sturken (author, Tourists of History: Memory, Consumerism, and Kitsch in American Culture), Hiroshi Sunairi (artist and filmmaker) and Steve Zeitlin (Founding Director, City Lore).
Catherine Behrend (the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYU, and former Deputy Director of Percent for Art, Department of Cultural Affairs) moderates.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 19, 2012 online. Reservations are also accepted via email (apa.rsvp [at] nyu.edu) or phone (212.992.9653)
Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Asian American Arts Alliance, NYU’s Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Art Professions, the NYU Center for Media, Culture, and History, NYU Center for Religion and Media, and the Archives/Public History Program at NYU. This talk is supported in part by the New York Council for the Humanities.