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online articles on Asian Contemporary Art Week :
May 31, 2006
YORK, May 23, 2006—Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)
kicked off here yesterday with the opening of a new exhibition
at the Asia Society featuring work by emerging Asian video artists.
its fourth year, ACAW is a city-wide event that celebrates the
diversity of contemporary Asian art through exhibitions, lectures,
performances and public programs. More than two dozen museums
and galleries will participate in this year's series, which
presents a special focus on contemporary Asian video art.
expect unprecedented levels of participation this year, reflecting
a growing interest in video and new media artists.
is an excitement surrounding emerging Asian video artists, many
of whose work is less culturally prescribed and more globally
accessible," said Melissa Chiu of the Asia Society, which
yesterday unveiled the exhibition “Projected Realities:
Video Art from East Asia.”
year's ACAW program will showcase works by internationally recognized
artists such as Yang Fudong, Lida Abdul, Shilpa Gupta, Vivan
Sundaram and Hiraki Sawa, as well as emerging artists from Japan,
Turkey, India, Thailand, Afghanistan, Taiwan, China and Korea.
will take place throughout the city, with certain days devoted
to certain neighborhoods: May 23 is focused on Midtown and Uptown;
Tribeca, Soho and the Brooklyn Museum on May 24; Chelsea on
May 25. On May 26, it’s the turn of the Rubin Museum as
well as live sound works at the Diapason Gallery near Bryant
Park; and Saturday, May 27 it’s the outer broughs, with
events at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Queens Museum
complete schedule is available at www.acaw.net.
"Eighteen Copper Guardians in Shao-Lin Temple and Penetration:
The Perceptive," 2001 (DVD)
"Flowering Plants of the Four Seasons: Spring and Autumn,"
2004– (Animation, color, sound)
"I Parking," 2001–2002 (Digital video)
"Kara Oke," 2002 (Video)
"Jiang Hu: Contemporary Chinese Art"
2006-05-24 until 2006-06-30
New York, NY, USA United States of America
Hu, a broad survey exhibition representing the best in contemporary
Chinese art, will be on view at the Tilton Gallery from May
23 - June 30. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, video
and photography by some of China’s most important artists
working today, including Zeng Fanzhi, Wang Guangyi, and Feng
Zhengjie. Organized by Huang Zhuan, an internationally recognized
curator and professor of art theory at the Ganzhou Academy,
the exhibition features works by 34 Chinese artists, both established
show’s title, Jiang Hu, can be literally translated as
“rivers and lakes,” but its metaphoric meanings
are rich and varied. It can denote a “wild or unsettled
region,” or an idyllic fictional realm inhabited by itinerant
outsiders, including scholars, monks, fortune-tellers and artists,
who were said to possess magical powers. . In more recent times,
Jiang Hu refers to the underworld society whose members possess
the gravity defying powers of flight and super-human martial
arts skills as popularized in the recent film, Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon. The multi-layered meaning of the title speaks
to the fluid, dynamic boundaries of the project itself: the
new exhibition is inaugurating a larger, ongoing five-year project
that will include traveling exhibitions and continuing dialogue
with the selected artists. Jiang Hu opens during the Asia Society’s
Contemporary Chinese Art Week.
contemporary Chinese art is only now receiving the interest
and attention that it merits, the Tilton Gallery has been showcasing
works from China for nearly a decade,” said Janine Cirincione,
director of the Tilton Gallery. “This is the perfect opportunity
for New Yorkers to see for themselves why Chinese art has set
the contemporary art world ablaze.” Cirincione noted that
Sotheby’s first-ever contemporary Chinese art auction
held in New York recently set record-breaking prices.
exhibits, drawing from the same group of artists, were held
at Roberts & Tilton in Los Angeles from April 29 - May 20,
2006 and will be at the Kustera Tilton Gallery in Chelsea from
May 25 - July 14, 2006.
artists include: Cui Xiuwen, Feng Zhengjie, Gu Dexin, Guan Wei,
Gu Wenda, He Sen, Lin Yilin, Liu Wei, Lu Hao, Ma Liuming, Ni
Haifeng, Shi Tou, Sui Jianguo, Peng Yu, Sun Yuan, Unmask Group,
Wang Bo, Wang Guangyi, Wang Jianwei, Wang Luyan, Wang Yin, Wang
Youshen, Wu Shanzhuan, Xiang Jing, Xu Tan, Yang Shaobin, Yue
Minjun, Zeng Fanzhi, Zeng Hao, Zeng Li, Zhang Xiaogang, Zhang
Xiaotao, Zhao Gang, and Zhu Jia.
another example of its commitment to Chinese art, the Tilton
Gallery is establishing an artist-in-residency program in Tongxian,
just outside of Beijing, due to open this summer, 2006. After
purchasing several acres of land in the Chinese arts district
ten years ago, gallery owner Jack Tilton commissioned the construction
of two new buildings. Leading Chinese sculptor and architect
Ai Wei Wei designed one of the structures, and the Boston-based
architectural firm Office dA created the second. Both buildings
will provide housing, studio, and exhibition space for the residency
program, which offers a unique opportunity to international
artists to live and work in China. A third building, a raised
courtyard designed by artist Zhao Gang is currently under construction.
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the visibility of contemporary Asian artists, ACAW presents
a week of lectures, openings, and dance performances across
the city. Fast Futures, a group show of rising Asian video artists,
exhibits new work in various participating galleries and museums.
Four contemporary Afghan artists exhibit works on Wednesday,
and Thursday offers three exceptional openings, covering Shahzia
Sikander's uncanny digital animations, a Tejal Shah video installation,
and fantastic multimedia collages by Hiraki Sawa. On Friday,
the Rubin Museum hosts DJs Rekha and Busquelo, and presents
discussions with various artists. ACAW wraps up in Queens, at
the Contemporary South Asian Music and Dance Festival, with
performances exploring contemporary issues through the classical
ACAW kicks off tonight (6:30pm, $15) with a panel discussion
at the Asia Society Museum featuring its director Melissa Chiu,
MoMA film and media curator Barbara London, and artists Johann
Pijnappel and Vivan Sundaram.
Asian Video Art Now On Display At Dozens Of Local Museums And
May 29, 2006
than two dozen museums and galleries around town have been focusing
on Asian video art, including the Japan Society. In the following
report, NY1's Stephanie Simon looks at this hot new trend.
practically have to be in a cocoon to not know that Asian art
is really on fire right now. And at the Japan Society in Midtown,
you can see the work of several video artists, including Bea
Camacho, who crocheted herself into a cocoon.
I crocheted continuously over the course of those 11 hours,
without breaks for food or water, and the piece runs from the
beginning and documents the entire performance,” says
the artist. “So I started from scratch and then covered
myself completely with crochet by the of the performance.”
Cocoon” is one of three works on view at Japan Society.
The opening of the exhibit helped kick off Asian Contemporary
Art Week. This year's theme is "Fast Futures: Asian Video
many of the exhibitions will be on view much longer than a week,
so there is still time to explore Asian video art at numerous
venues around town.
of the curators of the citywide event is Melissa Chiu of the
Asia Society, where you can also find a new exhibit of video
think that there is a lot of interest in Asian art in general
right now, and especially a younger crop of artists,”
she says. “And as chance would have it, a number of these
artists work in video art as medium.”
they come from a wide range of places.
to Turkey, to the more conventional places in East Asia where
you might expect video art to come from, like Taiwan, Korea,
China and Japan,” says Chiu.
the Japan Society, Hiraki Sawa's black and white digital video
"Trail" is a miniature magical journey.
Koki Tanaka finds beauty in extreme repetition, and he does
it over and over and over and over again.
show you six pieces, and every piece is connected to the loop,”
he says. “And there is no ending and no beginning, because
this is my philosophy.”
no roll of the die - around town, the choices of Asian video
art seem almost endless.
May 19, 2006
ART WEEK IN NEW YORK
The website for Asian Contemporary Art Week, set for May 22-27,
2006, trumpets the endeavor’s humble beginnings, when
it was "the domain of a small group of curators and collectors"
-- but clearly, given today’s craze for all things Asian
in the art world, times have changed. 28 venues are participating
this year, including many powerful new additions such as the
American Folk Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, James Cohan Gallery,
Max Protetch Gallery, the Rubin Museum of Art, Tilton Gallery,
Thomas Erben Gallery and Sikkema Jenkins and Co., alongside
longtime members of the ACAW’s organizing consortium,
which includes nonprofit venues like the Asia Society and the
Japan Society, along with galleries like Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
and Bose Pacia Gallery, pioneers in the Asian art market.
core of the week is "Fast Futures: Asian Video Now,"
an ambitious program of video art from Afghanistan, China, India,
Japan, Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Taiwan, selected by a jury
composed of Melissa Chiu of the Asia Society, independent curator
Yu Yeon Kim and Museum of Modern Art associate curator of film
and video Barbara London. Artists to watch for include Yang
Fudong, Lida Abdul, Shilpa Gupta, Vivan Sundaram and Kiraki
Sawa. Also be sure to check out "Dialogues in Asian Contemporary
Art: Take 4," a panel moderated by Chiu to mark the kick-off
of the week, May 22 at 6:30 pm at the Asia Society. The discussion
is followed by the opening reception for "Projected Realities,"
the institution’s show of new media works from East Asia.
Society Gallery, New York
„Fast Futures” – Asian Video Art
several museums, galleries, and contemporary art spaces in this
city-wide exhibition of single channel video works by leading
and emerging Asian artists, Japan Society exhibits works produced
by Bea Camacho, Hiraki Sawa, and Koki Tanaka.
three artists were selected by Eleni Cocordas, Interim Director
of Gallery Affairs, and Yoko Shioya, Director of Performing
Arts and Film Program Operations from among 38 participants
in the ACAW Video Program, juried by Melissa Chiu, Asia Society
Museum Director, Yu Yeon Kim, independent curator, and Barbara
London, Associate Curator of Film and Media at MoMA.
three artists featured in Japan Society's exhibition capture
the rapturous and sometimes peculiar beauty of intricate repetition,
introspection and routine. In Enclose, Bea Camacho (The Philippines)
documents the 11 hours it took to literally crochet herself
into a cocoon of bright red yarn. Hiraki Sawa (Japan), who recently
exhibited his work at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
in Washington, DC, exposes surprise elements within a seemingly
barren household terrain in his video, Trail. Koki Tanaka (Japan)
offers seven short, often-lively works that encapsulate the
immensity of infinity.
Bea Camacho's Enclose (2004), single channel video, 11hrs; video
still courtesy of the artist
Camacho graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College. She
works with sculpture, performance and installation in order
to explore issues concerning distance and disconnection in relation
to absence and intimacy. In an interview with crochetlab.com,
she stated that, "When I started working on [Enclose],
I was interested in hiding spaces and creating my own environment...
I wanted to refer to ideas of fear and protection by slowly
producing a safe space for myself... I was improvising the form
and constantly trying to figure out which parts needed to join
up in order to have it close around me with the least amount
in 1977 in Ishikawa, Japan, Hiraki Sawa lives and works in London,
exhibiting his works worldwide in countries including the United
Kingdom, Japan, United States, Mexico, France, and Germany.
"Artificial landscapes, unexpected worlds, domestic and
imaginary spaces interwoven, presences both felt and remembered—my
present preoccupation is with those things that can be seen
in the corners, on the edges, in between and beyond," Sawa
says. "In Trail, the shadows in hidden corners and spaces
of my flat slowly reveal other migrating shadows, traces of
birds circling overhead in slow motion, a Ferris wheel endlessly
turning, camels and elephants passing at a rhythm entirely their
own—a waltz disappearing."
in Tochigi, Japan in 1975, Koki Tanaka received his B.F.A degree
from Tokyo Zokei University in 2000. Often defined by rhythmic
looping of short sequences, he is a mixed-media artist who uses
video and found objects to create iconic reflections of everyday
life. Along with a residency at Location One, recent exhibitions
include: Contemporary Art Center in Mito, Japan; Institut fur
Gegenwartskunst an der Akademie des Bildenden Kunste, Vienna,
Austria; MIT List Visual Art Center, Massachusetts; and other
locations worldwide. When discussing the work, Tanaka notes,
"When we come across something immense, we feel there is
no beginning or end. There is history in this world—history
being the art of classifying the past from the present—but
of course no one can witness it from its very beginning to its
ending. History is always ‘now-here’ (unless, of
course, time travel becomes possible!) With the emergence of
digital technology, however, infinity has become an everyday
Contact: Elaine Merguerian or Jennifer Suh
28 MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES TO PRESENT
ASIAN VIDEO ART DURING ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK IN NEW YORK
MAY 22 THROUGH 27, 2006
An unprecedented group of leading New York City
galleries and museums are joining forces to present Asian Contemporary
Art Week (ACAW), with a special focus on Asian video art. In
its fourth year, ACAW is a citywide celebration that celebrates
the richness and diversity of contemporary Asian art through
exhibitions, lectures, performances and public programs. A full
schedule is available at www.acaw.net.
A highlight of ACAW 2006 is Fast Futures: Asian
Video Art, an exhibition of 25 works selected by Asia Society
Museum Director Melissa Chiu, independent curator Yu Yeon Kim
and Museum of Modern Art Curator Barbara London. Comprised of
single channel video works by leading and emerging Asian artists,
Fast Futures will be presented in participating galleries throughout
Asian Contemporary Art Week.
ACAW will showcase works by internationally
recognized artists such as Yang Fudong, Lida Abdul, Shilpa Gupta,
Vivan Sundaram and Kiraki Sawa, as well as emerging artists
from Japan, Turkey, India, Thailand, Afghanistan, Taiwan, China
and Korea. These emerging artists are part of a growing international
movement of artists who have trained and worked exclusively
in video art, “leapfrogging” over classically based
artist training and practice.
According to Melissa Chiu, “Asian and
Asian American artists are on the cutting edge in video art—it
is significant that most of the Asian artists showing in the
world’s top contemporary art galleries are video artists.”
She adds, “There is an excitement surrounding emerging
Asian video artists, many of whose work is less culturally prescribed
and more globally accessible. This enthusiasm is reflected in
the unprecedented number of galleries and Museums participating
in Asian Contemporary Art Week this year.”
Asian Contemporary Art Week kicks off with a
panel discussion held at Asia Society on Monday, May 22 at 6:30
p.m., with leading contemporary video artists and curators who
will discuss current issues, emerging trends and new directions
in the Asian contemporary art scene. The panel will be followed
by an exhibition opening reception for Projected Realities:
Video Art from East Asia, featuring works by artists from China,
Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, the leading countries in new media
art. Events on subsequent evenings are generally organized by
neighborhood location, with events on Tuesday, May 23 happening
in midtown and uptown; on Wednesday, May 24 downtown in Tribeca,
Soho, and also the Brooklyn Museum; Thursday, May 25 in Chelsea;
Friday, May 26 at the Rubin Museum and area galleries as well
as live sound works at the Diapason Gallery near Bryant Park;
and Saturday, May 27 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the
Queens Museum of Art.
A fully illustrated color book has been published
to coincide with this event.
Since its launch in 2002, ACAW has grown each
year to include more public and private arts establishments.
Previous Asian Contemporary Art Week programs have featured
leading curators, collectors and artists, including Vasif Kortun,
Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander and Okwui Enwezor, as well as
Gary Garrels, Dan Cameron, Francesco Bonami, Yuko Hasegawa,
Apinan Poshyananda, Mariko Mori, Kent Logan and Hou Hanru.
Asian Contemporary Art Week is a collaboration
of the Asian Contemporary Art Consortium, which includes: Melissa
Chiu, Asia Society and Museum; Eleni Cocordas, Japan Society;
Ethan Cohen, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts; Esa Epstein, Sepia International,
The Alkazi Collection; Michael Goedhuis, Goedhuis Contemporary;
Steve Pacia and Shumita Bose, Bose Pacia Modern; France Pepper,
China Institute; Jung Lee Sanders, Art Projects International;
David Solo and Jack & Susy Wadsworth, Collectors.
Asian Contemporary Art Week 2006 participating
organizations include: American Folk Art Museum, Arts Projects
International (API), Asian Art Museum, Asia Society Museum,
Bose Pacia Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts,
Chambers Fine Art, China Institute, Chuk Palu Gallery, Ethan
Cohen Fine Arts, Flow Sound Collective, Gallery Arts India,
Gallery Korea, Goedhuis Contemporary, James Cohan Gallery, Japan
Society, Max Protetch Gallery, Museum of Chinese in the Americas
(MoCA), M.Y. Art Prospects, Queens Museum of Art, Rubin Museum
of Art, Sepia International/The Alkazi Collection, Sikkema Jenkins
& Co., Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Thomas Erben Gallery, and
ACAW 2006 is sponsored by Art Asia Pacific,
Diapason, Chambers Hotel, Sotheby's, SurroundArt and WPS1.org
The complete program agenda and locations follows.
For the latest schedule changes and updates, please visit www.acaw.net.
ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART IN NEW YORK
28 MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES PRESENT ASIAN VIDEO ART
HELD MAY 22 THROUGH 27, 2006
Monday May 22-Saturday May 27
Futures: Asian Video Art ACAW Video Program
This year, ACAW features a special exhibition of single channel
video works presented at venues across the city. Artists on
view were selected through a process of nomination and juried
by Melissa Chiu, Asia Society Museum; Yu Yeon Kim, Independent
Curator; and Barbara London, Museum of Modern Art. The schedule
below, announces these artists as ACAW Video Artists.
Monday May 22
Society & Museum
6:30 pm Discussion, 8 pm Reception
Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art: Take 4. To coincide with
the opening of Asian Contemporary Art Week, Melissa Chiu moderates
a panel discussion with leading contemporary video artists and
curators about current issues, emerging trends, and new directions
in the Asian contemporary art scene. Speakers include: Barbara
London, Johan Pijnappel and Vivan Sundaram. Followed by a reception
for Projected Realities, an exhibition of new media works from
$7 students; $10 members; $15 nonmembers
725 Park Ave. (70th St.), New York, NY 10021
Tuesday May 23 (Uptown)
American Folk Art Museum
5 pm Exhibition Tour, 6–8 pm Reception
Concrete Kingdom: Sculptures by Nek Chand. Curator Brooke Davis
Anderson will lead an exhibition tour of this visionary self-taught
sculptor (b. 1924) who is revered in India for his magical environment
Rock Garden, in Chandigarh, one of the most visited tourist
attractions in the country. His elegant figures are created
with cement and broken bicycle parts and embellished with discarded
materials such as broken crockery and glass bangles.
ACAW Video Artists: Chuhan Kuljit Kooj and Suzuki Atsushi
45 West 53 St. (6th Ave.), New York, NY 10019
8–9:30 pm Screening/Discussion
Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest, Part 1 by Yang Fudong.
Part 1 is from a series of five films that are adaptations of
the traditional Chinese story and art theme known as The Seven
Sages of the Bamboo Grove and was filmed among the craggy and
lush, misty environment of Yellow Mountain. Followed by a discussion
with Maxwell Hearn, Curator of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy
at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Barbara Pollock, artist
and art journalist who teaches and writes about contemporary
ACAW Video Artist: Yang Fudong
Space is limited. Reservations required.
125 East 65th St. (Lexington & Park Ave.), New York, NY
T: 212-744-8181, x.150
6–8 pm Reception
Wang Ningde: Through the medium of photography, Wang Ningde
explores the impossibility of separating what is the reality
of memory and the memory of reality. This exhibition raises
questions about how conceptions of self are at once created
by and create memories of previous manifestations of ourselves,
and how the processes of acknowledgement, memory, and desire
are locked in a mutually dependent but sometimes antagonistic
ACAW Video Artist: Chieh-jen Chen
42 East 76th St. (Park & Madison Ave.), New York, NY 10021
Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service NY
5–7 pm Reception
Po Kim & Sylvia Wald: In collaboration with 2X13 Gallery
and curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, this exhibition features
a variety of works from the 1950s to the present, including
Po Kim's early abstract expressionistic works, paper works,
and his recent figurative paintings and Sylvia Wald's early
serigraphs, abstract oil paintings, and assemblage sculptures.
ACAW Video Artists: Ghazel, Rashid Rana, Rhee Jaye, and Jason
460 Park Ave. (57th St.) 6th fl., New York, NY 10022
5:30–8 pm Reception
Fast Futures: Asian Video Art. As part of the city-wide Asian
Contemporary Art Week, Japan Society's main gallery presents
new single-channel video works by three emerging artists selected
from the ACAW video program: Enclose by Bea Camacho (The Philippines);
Trail by Hiraki Sawa (Japan); and several works by Koki Tanaka
333 East 47th St. (1st Ave.), New York, NY 10017
6–8 pm Reception
Jiang Hu. Curated by Huang Zhuan, an internationally recognized
curator and professor of art theory at the Guangzhou Academy,
this exhibition brings together works by thirty of the most
important Chinese contemporary artists of our time, including
Yue Minjun, Liu Wei, Zeng Fanzhi, Ma Liuming, He Sen, Xu Tan,
and others. This exhibition refers to the complex dynamics of
contemporary Chinese art within the global art world.
ACAW Video Artist: Kuang-yu Tsui
8 East 76th St. (5th & Madison Ave.), New York, NY 10021
Wednesday May 24 (Downtown)
Art Projects International (API)
11–5 pm Exhibition Viewing
IL LEE: New Work is an important survey featuring new large-scale
ballpoint pen works on canvas and paper. These ambitious works
include Lee's largest ballpoint pen work to date, a twelve-foot-long,
blue-ink-on-canvas tour de force. The monumental forms emerging
in these recent works seem at once grand and immutable and in
ACAW Video Artist: Shin Il Kim
429 Greenwich St, Suite 5B (Laight and Vestry St.), New York,
3–5 pm Screening/ Discussion
Working with the Diaspora: Asian Contemporary Art. A round-table
discussion with three Brooklyn-based artists, Wenda Gu, Yoko
Inoue, and Jean Shin, conducted by Charlotta Kotik, Curator
and Chair of Contemporary Art, and Tumelo Mosaka, Assistant
Curator of Contemporary Art.
Cantor Auditorium, 3rd floor.
This event is free with museum admission.
ACAW Video Artists: Lida Abdul, Nikhil Chopra, and Natalia Mali
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Chuk Palu Gallery/Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA)
6 pm Lecture, 6:30–8:30 pm Reception
Leeza Ahmady, Independent Curator and Managing Director of ACAW,
Asia Society, will present a brief introductory lecture to an
exhibition of works by four contemporary Afghan artists: Roya
Ghiasy (installation), Rahraw Omarzad (video works in collaboration
with CCAA students), Zolykha Sherzad (textile and fashion designs),
and Rahim Walizada (carpets).
290 Fifth Ave. (31st and 32nd St.), New York, NY 10001
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
6–8 pm Reception, 7 pm Performance
"Action Painting Battle! Ushio Shinohara VS Ryoga Katsuma.
Curated by Ethan Cohen & Shinya Watanabe. Ryoga Katsuma,
an emerging 26-year-old Japanese action painter, challenges
the 74-year-old grand champion of boxing painting, Ushio Shinohara.
ACAW Video Artists: Yang Fudong and Ryoga Katsuma
18 Jay Street (Hudson and Greenwich St.), New York, NY 10013
Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA)
12-6pm Exhibition Viewing
The Virtual Salon: Transnational Photographers in the Digital
Age. A ?photography exhibit featuring works by the Chinese Artist
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd fl. (Corner of Bayard), New York, NY
May 25 (Chelsea)
6:30 pm Discussion/Exhibition Viewing
In Conversation: Shilpa Gupta, Barbara London, and Dr. Irina
Shilpa Gupta creates artwork using interactive websites, video,
gallery environments, and public performances to probe, examine,
and subvert such themes as consumer culture, exploitation of
labor, militarism, and human rights abuse.
ACAW Video Artists: Yan Chung Hsien
508 West 26th St, 11th fl. (10th & 11th Ave.), New York,
Chambers Fine Art
6–8 pm Exhibition Viewing
Transmitting the Ancient: Still-Life Photography by Hong Lei.
One of the leading conceptual photographers in China presents
a suite of meticulously staged nature mortes: mock-classical
motifs that illustrate the artificiality of their representation.
ACAW Video Artist: Tan Xu
210 11th Ave, 4th fl. (24th and 25th St.), New York, NY 10001
James Cohan Gallery
6–8:30 pm Exhibition Viewing
Hiraki Sawa. Using video animation, Sawa juxtaposes varying
images and backgrounds in whimsical and poetic collage. His
meditations on ideas of dislocation and displacement are quietly
profound—they suggest metaphors for change, evolution,
and alienation within our time.
ACAW Video Artist: Pei Lin Kuo
533 West 26th St. (10th & 11th Ave.), New York, NY 10011
Max Protetch Gallery
6–8 pm Reception
Chen Qiulin. Chen is a young Chinese artist whose performances,
photographs, and videos incorporate sculptural elements and
a dramatic, intuitive approach to the changing Chinese landscape.
ACAW Video Artist: Ali Demirel
511 W 22nd St. (10th and 11th Ave.), New York, NY 10011
M.Y. Art Prospects
6–9 pm Reception
My Idol. Mayumi Lake's new photography series revisits childhood
romantic fantasies from an adult’s point of view, expressing
the disillusionment of broken promises while clinging to the
hope of finding an ideal mate. Funny and ironic, Lake's images
also express a poignant yearning to regain the lost innocence
ACAW Video Artists: Mika Tajima, Moo Kwon Han, and Chen Kuo
547 West 27th Street, 2nd fl. (10th and 11th Ave.), New York,
Sepia International / The Alkazi Collection
6–8 pm Reception
Re-Take of Amrita. Vivan Sundaram’s Re-Take of Amrita
is a photographic project incorporating the works of his grandfather,
Umrao Singh Sher-Gil (1870–1954). Within these fifty-five
digital photomontages, Sundaram orchestrates a dialogue with
the past: the central "cinematic plot" is the relationship
between Umrao and his artist-daughter Amrita Sher-Gil (1912–1941).
The exhibition will include photomontages, a dual-video installation
entitled Indira's Piano, and the photographs of Umrao Singh
Sher-Gil, which have never been displayed.
ACAW Video Artist: Vivan Sundaram
148 West 24th St, 11th fl. (6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
6–8 pm Reception
Shahzia Sikander: New and recent digital animation works. The
images don't stay fixed, but move and change, eluding narrative;
the rhetoric remains suspended and the dialogue is open-ended.
Using humor, visual reasoning and a self-created methodology,
Sikander playfully hints at the problems of representation.
530 W 22nd St, 2nd Fl. (10th and 11th Ave.)
6:30–8:30 pm Reception
East/West. This exhibition features the work of six artists
and their interaction with Asia. These artists are intimately
engaged with the aesthetic or philosophical ideals of the East.
The goal of this exhibition is to create a dialogue among cultures
and to find points of commonality and elements that inspire
new ways of thinking and creating. Curated by Sundaram Tagore.
Artists: Natvar Bhavsar, Nathan Slate Joseph, Judith Murray,
Anil Revri, Sohan Qadri, Joan Vennum.
ACAW Video Artists: Vivan Sundaram
547 West 27th St, ground fl. (10th & 11th Ave.), New York,
Thomas Erben Gallery
6–8:30 pm Reception
What are you? What do you have? One of the most significant
Indian artists of her generation, Tejal Shah employs video,
photography, and performance. For her first U.S. solo exhibition,
Shah continues from her work with the transgender community
and presents a new two-channel video installation, transforming
the gallery into a poetic collision of loss, regeneration, and
ACAW Video Artist: Man Yee So Stella
526 West 26th St. (10th and 11th Ave.), New York, NY 10001
Friday May 26
6:30–8 pm Screening/Talk
Video Art in Central Asia: Screening of a number of video works
by newly emerging artists of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.
Independent Curator, Leeza Ahmady, will share insights from
her recent trips, and research work about the practice and development
of contemporary art in this region. Artists: Alexander Uguy,
Murat Djoumaliev, Gulnara Kasmalieva, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Almagul
Menlibayeva, Rustam Khalfin, Julia Tikhonova, Said Atabekov,
Roman Maskalev, Yelena and Victor Vorobyev, and others.
508 West 26th St, 11th Fl. (10th &11th Ave.) New York, NY
P: 212 989 7074
Flow Sound Collective at Diapason Gallery
8:30 pm–12 am Live Sound Performances
Flow Sound Collective presents a variety of sound works based
on aural phenomena produced through a combination of old and
new means. These performances focus primarily on the evolution
of electronic sound works. Curated by Patrick Todd at Diapason,
the only gallery in the city devoted to sound art.
Performers: Kieko Uneshi (aka oblaat), ?Kenta Nagai, Chika,
Haeyung Lee, (aka Bubblyfish) and others.
1026 Avenue of the Americas (38th and 39th St., 2 blocks south
of Bryant Park), New York, NY 10018
Gallery Arts India
6–9 pm Reception
Ghost Transmemoire is an exhibition of Krishnamachari's new
work. His canvases operate in a formal capacity, with their
spectacular combination of color, texture, and contrasting designs;
they also have a strong intellectual basis. He questions the
validity of the image as a purveyor of fixed meaning. His abstract
patterns embody a shifting network of signs, mischievously evading
definition and counteracting the assumption of a singular truth.
ACAW Video Artists: Amar Kanwar, Sathit Sattarasart, and Ezawa
206 Fifth Ave, 5th fl. (25th St.), New York, NY 10010
Rubin Museum of Art
4:30–6:30 pm Screening, 7–10 pm Artists on Art
Fast Futures: Asian Video Art. Selected works from ACAW Video
Program will be shown in the museum's theater: Nadiah Bamadhaj,
Chieh-jen Chen, Mariam Ghani, Naeem Mohaiemen /Visible Collective.
Contemporary artists including Shahzia Sikander, Naeem Mohaiemen,
and Kim Il Shin will give informal talks and tours of the Museum’s
galleries, contemplating the connection between traditional
and contemporary Himalayan art. K2 Lounge hosts a special DJ
in honor of ACAW 6PM-midnight.
Free museum admission after 7PM
150 West 17th St. (6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY 10011
T: 212.620.5000 Ext 344
Saturday May 27
Bronx Museum of the Arts
4-6PM Video Screening
Fast Futures: Asian Video Art. Selected works from the ACAW
Video Program will be shown in the museum's screening room:
Mathieu Borysevicz, Kimi Takesue, Abidi Bani, and Kawai Masayuki.
AIM 26: Exhibition on view featuring the 36 artists in the 2005-06
Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, which annually provides
professional development seminars and an exhibition venue to
emerging artists in the New York metropolitan area.
1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10456
Queens Museum of Art
2–5 pm Performances
Contemporary South Asian Music and Dance Festival. A series
of performances and collaborations between visual artists, dancers,
and musicians of the local South Asian diaspora. The presenting
artists push the boundaries of classical Indian dance and music
to explore transgressive new realms from a feminist viewpoint.
Artists: Siona Benjamin and Ishrat Hoque, Jaishri Abichandani,
Samita Sinha, Tenzin Sherpa, Bijli, Anjali, Sharmila Desai,
ACAW Video Artists: Michael Shaowanasai, Emily Chua, and Lui
Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows
Corona Park, NY 11368
Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)
On View April 7–July 16, 2006
The Three Gorges Project: Paintings by Liu Xiaodong. A series
of monumental paintings by one of China’s leading artists,
chronicling the Three Gorges Project, a seventeen-year effort
to dam the Yangzi River. Each work reflects a society in transition,
highlighting the issue of environmental degradation in an industrializing
China where the psychic landscape is crowded with examples of
hope, despair, innocence, detachment, injury, aggression, privilege,
loss, and communal celebration.
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