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Dan Carter, Alison S. M. Kobayashi © A. S. M. Kobayashi, 2006

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Dan Carter, Alison S. M. Kobayashi © A. S. M. Kobayashi, 2006

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Artist talk

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 2 pm

A live e-round table discussion with Toronto artist and curator Richard Fung and artist Alison S. M. Kobayashi, and Montreal curator Alice Jim and artist Ayesha Hameed.

Moments began in 1998 as a fun way to introduce new technology to Asian artists during the month of May as part of Asian Heritage month. Technology has since zeta-leaped and 10 Moments in 2008 was a turning point. Wait… a Minute!, in 2009, is a stop action and reflection of the role, power and challenges of technology and where Asian Canadian artists fit today.

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Alice Ming Wai Jim

Alice Ming Wai Jim is assistant professor of contemporary art in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Montreal. Before joining the faculty at Concordia, Jim was curator of the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Centre A) in Vancouver (2003-06). She is currently researching on the convergence between world art histories and contemporary Asian and Asian Canadian art histories.

Ayesha Hameed

Ayesha Hameed's video and performance work focuses on borders in the context of sans-papiers organizing and migrant subjectivity. She has presented her work at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the HTMlles Festival and ISEA 2008. Ayesha is a former board member of Fuse Magazine, and her work has been published in Public and Topia as well as essay collections, such as PLACE: Location and Belonging in New Media Contexts (2008).

Alison S. M. Kobayashi

Alison S. M. Kobayashi is a visual artist working in video, performance, installation and print. In 2006 she received the TSV Artistic Vision Award at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and in 2007 she won the Mississauga Arts Award for Best Emerging Visual Artist. She has screened her work nationally at The Power Plant, the London Canadian Film Festival and Vancouver's Signal and Noise Festival. Kobayashi has also shown internationally at the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival in Washington, The Flaherty International Film Seminar and the Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival.

Richard Fung

Best known for his work in video, Richard Fung has made the politics of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation his central focus. With Monika Kin Gagnon he co-authored 13 conversations about art and cultural race politics in 2002 (Montreal: Artextes Editions).

Janet Lumb

Having traveled across Canada thirty times by car, thumb, motorcycle, bus, train, or plane, Janet Lumb delights in the discovery of creation and expression within the boundaries and challenges of Canada’s geography. Her fascination is e-connecting artists, communities and people in a real way.