I Can’t Sleep: Discussion on Diaspora with Lisa Ross and Mukaddas Mijit


Sunday, January 13, 2019
Asia Art Archive in America
43 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join us for a presentation by artists Lisa Ross and Mukaddas Mijit on their collaborations in both video and photography and their work documenting Uyghur culture for nearly 15 years. As part of this discussion, Ross and Mijit will consider modern and contemporary artists in the Uyghur Diaspora and examine several questions: What is meant by Uyghur culture and can it survive outside of its homeland? What is the responsibility of Uyghur artists living around the world to maintain, transmit, and share their culture?

Lisa Ross is a New York-based artist. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. She has exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and Asia including the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; Fotografiska Museum, Sweden; Rencontres D’Arles Foto Festival, and La Vielle Charite, France; Tianshui Biennale, China, University of London, SOAS, Brunei Gallery, UK; UC Berkeley and Harvard University. Ross has taught at Parsons School of Design and Columbia University, and pioneered a photo program for LGBT and homeless youth in NYC. She has worked on photography projects in North Africa, Central Asia, China, Europe and Azerbaijan. Ross received a Hayward Prize through the American Austrian Foundation, is 2016 grantee of Asian Cultural Council, was a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Watermill Center, and a 2018 Artist in Residence at View Art Gallery, Lanzhou, China. Her solo exhibition I can’t sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland opens January 17th at Miyako Yoshinaga.

Mukaddas Mijit is an anthropologist, dancer, filmmaker, and music manager, born in Urumchi in the Uyghur Autonomous Region in North West China. Her documentary film on a Uyghur Rock Band was presented in several film festivals including Festival de film ethnographique – Jean Rouch, Al Jazeera Documentary film Festival, and Innsbruck Film Festival. As a dancer she has performed at festivals such as Singapore O.P.E.N Festival, Fes – Sacred Music Festival, Morgenland Festival Osnabrück, among others. She has been a collaborative Resident Artist at the Watermill Center and performed at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. With a PhD from the University of Paris – Nanterre received in 2015, she is currently teaching anthropology and ethnomusicology at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès and coordinating the Festival Peuples et musiques au Cinéma, in Toulouse, France.
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Image caption: Lisa Ross, Still from Epic Failure, 2018, Work in Progress. Courtesy of Lisa Ross.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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Aisha Khalid, Aki Onda, Alexander Keefe, Alexandra Chang, Alexandra Munroe, Alf Chang, Amy Lien, Amy WOOD, Annysa Ng, Anthony Yung, Arin Rungjang, Ashley Billingsley, Ashok Sukumaran, Bani Abadi, Bani Abidi, Barbara London, Benjamin Moskowitz, Beth Citron, Betsy Damon, Bing Lee, Birgit DONKER, Boon Hui Tan, Boris Groys, Brinda Kumar, Cai Guoqiang, CAMP, Cao Fei, Casey Tang, Chang Chao Tang, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Tong, Chen Wei-ching, Chen Xiaomei, Chihoi, Chitra Ganesh, Christoph NOE, Christopher K. Ho, Christopher Phillips, Chương-Đài Võ, Cici Wu, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, Cosmin Costinas, David Smith, Desire Machine Collective, Dinh Q Le, Dooeun Choi, DREAMER FTY, Ei Arakawa, Eleanor Heartney, Enzo Camacho, EPOXY Art Group, Erin Gleeson, Eugene Wang, Fang Lu, Farah Wardani, Fei Dawei, FENG Yuan(馮原), Franklin Furnace, Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, fwf, Gao Shiming, Gianni Jetzer, Glenn Phillips, Go Hirasawa, Hajra Waheed, Hammad Nasar, Heman Chong, Herb Tam, Hiroko Tasaka, Hitomi Iwasaki, Ho Tzu Nyen, Howie Chen, Hsu Chia-Wei, Huang Chien-Hung, Huang Hua-Chen, HUANG Xiaopeng, I-Hua Lee, Il Lee, Ingrid Chu, Interference Archive, Jaeyong Park, Jane DeBevoise, Jean-Hubert Martin, Jen Hoyer, Jen Liu, Jennifer Davis, Jewyo Rhii, Joan Lebold Cohen, Joanne, John Pirozzi, John Tain, José Maceda, Julian Ross, Jun Yang, June Yap, Kaho Albert Yu, Katherine Grube, Kim Yong-Ik, Kimia Maleki, Kit Yi Wong, Koki Tanaka, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Laurel Ptak, Lê Thuận Uyên, Lee Kit, Lee Mingwei, Lee Weng Choy, Lesley Ma, Levi Easterbrooks, Li Ming, Li Ran, Li Xiaofei, Liang Jianhua, Lin Yilin, LinDa Saphan, Lisa Ross, Liu Ding, Liu Shiyuan, Lynn Gumpert, Lyno Vuth, Maline Yim, Mao Chenyu, MAP Office, Margaret Lee, Margo Machida, Mariam Ghani, Martha Wilson, Marvin Taylor, Meghan Forbes, Meiya Cheng, Mel Bochner, Michelle Wong, Michelle Yun, Midori Yoshimoto, Ming Fay, Minoru Yoshida, Miwako Tezuka, Moe Satt, Mukaddas Mijit, Murtaza Vali, Museum of Unknown, Nadim Abbas, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nate Hun, Nico Baumbach, Nikhil Raunak, Nonny de la Peña, Nora Taylor, nos:books, Ocean Leung, Onejoon Che, Pad.ma, Pak Sheung Chuen, Pan An-yi, Park Chankyong, Passenger Pigeon Press, Patty Chang, Pi Li, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Prem Krishnamurthy, Qiu Anxiong, Qiu Deshu, Qiu Zhijie, Rabbya Naseer, Rania Ho, Raqs Media Collective, Reiko Tomii, Richard Vine, Rina Banerjee, Risha Lee, Rob Smith, Roslisham Ismail a.k.a. Ise, Ruijun Shen, Ryan Lee Wong, Saadia Toor, Sabih Mohd Ahmed, Sam Hart, Samita Sinha, Samsom Young, Samson Young, Sareth Svay, Sean Anderson, Sen Uesaki, Shaina Anand, Shanta Rao, Sharmini Pereira, Shen Xin, Shiraga Kazuo, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Simon Wu, Sming Sming Books, Sohl Lee, Son Ni, Song Dong, Sopheap Pich, Stephanie Comilang, Stephanie H. Tung, Stephen Teiser, Su Yu-Hsien, Sung Hwan Kim, Sunghee Lee, Tabaimo, Takahiko Iimura, Takako Tanabe, Takeshi Ikeda, Tammy Nguyen, Tang Kwok Hin, Taro Hanaga, Teresa Kwong, The Dunhuang Foundation, The Otolith Group, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Tiffany Chung, Tobias Madison, Tom Looser, Trần Minh Đức, Uli Sigg, Umber Majeed, Vivian Sming, Wang Jianwei, Wang Jing, Wang Wei, William LIM, Work on Work, Wu Shanzhuan, Xiaoyu Weng, Xie Xiaoze, Xin Wang, Xu Bing, Xu Tan, YANG Jiechang, Yang Wang, Yin Xiuzhen, Ying Kwok, Yoon Hwan Bae, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Yung MA, Zhang Hongtu, Zhang Peili, Zheng Shengtian, Zhenzhen Qi, Zhou Tao, Zoe Butt