Participation Information

On behalf of Asian Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC) we are pleased to invite contemporary art establishments in New York to join Asian Contemporary Art Week, (ACAW), scheduled for May 22 through 27, 2006. To exclusively show Asian artists is not a prerequisite. However, Asian Contemporary Art Week is an opportunity to schedule and promote an exhibition or public program that involves an Asian or Asian American artist or artists.

Now in its fourth year ACAW continues to attract leading New York City galleries and museums in a citywide event comprising of exhibitions, receptions, lectures, performances, and public programs focusing on the broad spectrum of artworks produced by Asian contemporary artists working in their home countries and abroad. In addition to the exhibitions and receptions, the Week has featured leading curators, collectors and artists, including Vasif Kortun, Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander, Okwui Enwezor as well as Gary Garrels, Dan Cameron, Francesco Bonami, Yuko Hasegawa, Apinan Poshyananda, Mariko Mori, Kent Logan, and Hou Hanru.

ACAW Event Scope

ACAW 06 plans to consolidate its past successes with a focus on Video Art. Asian video artists are some of the best recognized internationally, with Zarina Bhimji at the last Documenta, Jun Nygen Hatsushiba at the Istanbul biennale 2003, and Nalani Malani at the New Museum recently. We have invited Barbara London, of the Museum of Modern Art; Melissa Chiu, Director of Asia Society Museum; and Yu Yeon Kim, Independent Curator, to curate an exhibition of video works that will be presented in ACAC member galleries and museums throughout the week.

Thus in addition to various exhibitions and receptions, the video exhibition will be a highlight of ACAW 2006, which focuses on New Media. About 50 to 60 works will be compiled through nominations and video calls, from which the mentioned curatorial team will select about 25 works for the final exhibition. Participating galleries may choose to partake in the video program in conjunction to their own exhibition programs. (Please see participation levels & registration form)

ACAW Participation Benefits / Sponsors
Please click on ACAW Participation Benefits above for details about how your company may benefit by sponsoring our events. To further discuss sponsorship packages, please contact Leeza Ahmady

Resistration for ACAW2006 ended on November 29, 2005.


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