Faculty Lecture Series launches with talk about Asia Pacific art, economy

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri Skillman, (808) 956-8688
Outreach Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Sep 8, 2012

Jaimey Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Art History at UH Manoa, will give the first lecture in the Fall 2012 Faculty Lecture Series from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012, in Hamilton Library Room 301.  Refreshments will be provided and admission is free.
"SPAM MAPS: Questions about Contemporary Asia Pacific Art" is an overview of the transformation of contemporary art in the Asian Pacific economy.  It will showcase conversations among the Asia-Pacific creative community who propose new “maps” and models of economic relationships in our community, the Pacific Islands and Asia.
Many of the people involved are widely recognized as innovators in the arts and culture of the region.  They include Wu Hung, Terry Smith, Margo Machida, Maile Andrade, Ralph Reganvanu, Filipe Tohi, Michael Tuffery, Lynne Mamamoto, Ritsuko Taho, Michael Arcega, Ni Haifeng and Gaye Chan.
Assistant Professor Hamilton directs Intersections, The Visiting Artist and Scholar Program for the Art Department. She has published in Art Journal, October, and In_Visible Culture, and juried and curated art exhibitions and forums that advocate art’s role in expanding consciousness about global economic issues.
Hamilton’s book, "Uncommon Goods: The Global Dimensions of the Readymade," is coming this Fall from Intellect Press.
Event sponsors are the UH Manoa Library, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, and Office of Research Relations.