Symposium East Common Room; Reception and Exhibit South Dining Room
7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
"The transnational dimension of cultural transformation –migration, diaspora, displacement, relocation—makes the process of cultural translation a complex form of signification."
–Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture
Through the lens of “navigation” and “relocation,” this symposium will contribute to knowledge about Asian and Pacific contexts, and the Asia-Pacific world, by investigating the important role of transit, mobilities and encounters in the history of art and visual culture. Transformations and translations that are the result of transnational flows and intercultural exchanges continually force us to reassess fixed geographic and disciplinary boundaries.