May 22-Saturday May 27
Futures : Asian Video Art
year, Asian Contemporary Art Consortium, (ACAC), organizers of
ACAW, have programmed a special exhibition of single channel video
works to be presented across participating venues throughout the
week. Artists on view were selected through a process of nomination
and call for artists. Jurors: Melissa Chiu, Asia Society Museum;
Yu Yeon Kim, Independent Curator; and Barbara London, Museum of
Modern Art. ACAW Managing Director: Leeza Ahmady. (The schedule
below, announces the artists of this program in green fonts: ACAW
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 includes : Barbara
London, Johan Pijnappel, and Vivan Sundaram. Followed by a reception
for Projected Realities, an exhibition of new media works from
725 Park Ave. (70th St.), New York, NY 10021
The Asia Society is an international organization dedicated to
strengthening relationships and deepening understanding among
the peoples of Asia and the United States. Founded in 1956 by
John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the Society reaches audiences around
the world through its headquarters in New York and regional centers
in Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Hong Kong,
Manila, Melbourne, Shanghai and, most recently, Mumbai.
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.
Video Artists: Chuhan Kuljit Kooj and Suzuki Atsushi
West 53 St. (6th Ave.), New York, NY 10019
Since its founding in 1961, the American Folk Art Museum has been
one of the nation's foremost resources for the exhibition, collection,
study, and preservation of folk art from the 18th century to the
present, including a commitment to present the work of important
contemporary self-taught artists from the U.S. and abroad. In
2001, the museum opened its new building—and first permanent
home—at 45 West 53rd Street. Designed by Tod Williams Billie
Tsien Architects, it has been hailed as "one of the most
influential examples of modern architecture of the century,"
as well as a vital cultural addition to New York City.
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.
Video Artists: Ghazel, Rashid Rana, Rhee Jaye, and Jason Yi S.
Park Ave. (57th St.) 6th fl., New York, NY 10022
Gallery Korea’s aim is to encourage cultural understanding
and to provide a site of cultural exchange between Koreans and
Western art lovers. Each year, Gallery Korea presents exhibitions
devoted to diverse aspects of Korean and Korean diasporic culture,
as well as group shows featuring international artists.
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
ACAW Video Artists (Listed above)
East 47th St. (1st Ave.), New York, NY 10017
Japan Society, one of America’s leading resources on Japan
since its establishment in 1907 in New York, is a not-for-profit
and non-political organization, which promotes understanding and
cooperation between the U.S. and Japan through a full range of
programs in arts and culture, global affairs, and education. In
observance of Japan Society’s centennial anniversary, to
be celebrated throughout 2007, Japan Society Gallery will present
Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan, the first major
international exhibition of art of the Chinese (Chan) and Japanese
(Zen) Buddhist tradition in more than three decades. Featuring
rare objects from museums and private collections in Japan, North
America, and Europe, the exhibition includes approximately sixty
superlative Japanese and Chinese paintings ranging from the 12th
to the 17th century.
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 relationship.
Video Artist: Chieh-jen Chen
East 76th St. (Park & Madison Ave.), New York, NY 10021
Goedhuis Contemporary specializes in both masterworks from the
Chinese mainland and the new generation of emerging artists as
well as important Chinese artists based in Paris, London, and
New York. The eruption of creativity in China constitutes a real
cultural revolution and is evidence to Goedhuis Contemporary of
unbridled innovation in the contemporary art world.
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.
Video Artist: Kuang-yu Tsui
East 76th St. (5th & Madison Ave.), New York, NY 10021
Since 1983, the Tilton Gallery has become well known for promoting
cutting edge, emerging artists from around the world. For over
two decades, the Tilton Gallery has exhibited hundreds of contemporary
artists, many of whom (like David Hammons, Marlene Dumas, and
Francis Alys) have become prominent figures on the international
stage. Now housed in a townhouse on the Upper East Side, a historic
landmark, the gallery continues to support its established artists
as it remains committed to discovering and cultivating new talent
from around the globe. The gallery will present six exhibitions
each year, with a rotating emerging artist program in the gallery’s
ballroom/project space. Jack Tilton also works closely with a
number of individual collectors, advising them on building important
collections of European Modern, Abstract Expressionist, and contemporary
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 Chinese
ACAW Video Artist: Yang Fudong
Space is limited. Reservations required.
125 East 65th St. (Lexington & Park Ave.), New York, NY 10021
T: 212-744-8181, x.150
Founded in 1926, China Institute is a nonprofit educational and
cultural institution that promotes the understanding, appreciation,
and enjoyment of traditional and contemporary Chinese civilization,
culture, and heritage and provides the cultural and historical
context for understanding contemporary China. China Institute
offers programs, activities, courses, and seminars on the visual
and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, and
language and literature, as well as children’s programming,
business and current affairs programs, and professional development
programs for teachers.
Projects International (API)
11–5 pm Exhibition Viewings
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,
Art Projects International (API), founded in 1993, specializes
in contemporary art. One of the first galleries in the United
States dedicated to promoting works by contemporary artists from
Asia, API has been at the forefront, introducing new and significant
artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Through exhibitions,
publications, and other projects, API presents art that explores
a wide range of artistic media and timely intellectual issues
to audiences worldwide.
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
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
The mission of the Brooklyn Museum is to act as a bridge between
the rich artistic heritage of world cultures, as embodied in its
collections, and the unique experience of each visitor. Dedicated
to the primacy of the visitor experience, committed to excellence
in every aspect of its collections and programs, and drawing on
both new and traditional tools of communication, interpretation,
and presentation, the Museum aims to serve its diverse public
as a dynamic, innovative, and welcoming center for learning through
the visual arts.
Palu / 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
Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA) is dedicated to
promoting young artists on the forefront of contemporary Afghan
culture. The center seeks to promote such artists through exhibitions,
symposia, workshops, and lectures in Afghanistan and around the
world. Chuk Palu is a Manhattan-based rug gallery specializing
in contemporary and modern Afghan weaving, representing the works
of renowned artist and designer Rahim Walizada.
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
Jay Street (Hudson and Greenwich St.), New York, NY 10013
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts (ECFA) is the first and oldest gallery in
the United States to specialize in contemporary Chinese art. Ethan
Cohen Projects is a division of the gallery that exhibits and
promotes emerging global talent in our NYC gallery and beyond.
Our new location at 18 Jay Street in Tribeca will continue to
exhibit both Chinese avant-garde art as well as select artists
that we work with on a project basis.
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 10013
Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA) is the first full-time,
professionally-staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving,
and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their
descendants in the Western hemisphere. Through an ongoing and
historical dialogue that shapes MoCA's collections, programs and
exhibitions, people of all backgrounds are able to explore the
diversity and complexity of our history and culture, while gaining
unique access to the images, papers, oral histories and artifacts
which document the story.
May 25 (Chelsea)
6:30 pm Discussion/Exhibition Viewing
In Conversation: Shilpa Gupta, and Dr. Irina Aristarkhova.
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, NY
Established in 1994, Bose Pacia was the first gallery in the West
to specialize exclusively in contemporary art from South Asia.
Over the past decade, Bose Pacia has held over forty exhibitions
and is internationally regarded for promoting the South Asian
avant-garde. The gallery strives to foster an active discourse
between contemporary Indian artists and the international art
community by featuring exhibitions that contextualize contemporary
art from this geographic region within its rich artistic traditions
and current social tensions.
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
Video Artist: Tan Xu
11th Ave, 4th fl. (24th and 25th St.), New York, NY 10001
Chambers Fine Art is dedicated to showcasing established and emerging
figures at the forefront of contemporary Chinese art. With an
emphasis on new media, the gallery program has alternated between
monographic solo shows and thematic exhibitions organized by recognized
scholars in the field as well as leading critics based in Beijing.
James Cohan Gallery
6–8:30 pm Exhibition Viewing
Hiraki Sawa. Using video animation techniques, Sawa juxtaposes
varying images and backgrounds in whimsical and poetic collages.
His meditations on ideas of dislocation and displacement are quietly
profound—they suggest metaphors for change, evolution, and
alienation within our time.
Video Artist: Pei Lin Kuo
West 26th St. (10th & 11th Ave.), New York, NY 1001
In September 1999, James Cohan Gallery opened on West 57th Street.
In 2002, the gallery moved to its present location at 533 West
26th Street in Chelsea and maintains a diverse exhibition program
with one or two thematic group exhibitions in addition to the
solo exhibitions of gallery artists. The gallery represents Bill
Viola, Fred Tomaselli, Ron Mueck, Roxy Paine, Beatriz Milhazes,
Richard Long, Yinka Shonibare, Bill Owens, Wim Wenders, and the
Estate of Robert Smithson, along with emerging artists Trenton
Doyle Hancock, Ingrid Calame, Tabaimo, Allison Elizabeth Taylor,
Manfredi Beninati, Yun Fei-Ji, Hiraki Sawa, and Erick Swenson.
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
With the establishment of Beijing Commune in China, the Max Protetch
Gallery continues a thirty-six-year history of multi-disciplinary
activity—we have always sought to unite diverse aesthetic
and cultural practices in contemporary art and architecture. This
effort also solidifies our ten-year commitment to contemporary
Chinese art. Headed by our partner, curator Leng Lin, Beijing
Commune creates a prominent venue for established and emerging
Chinese artists within the international arena, thus generating
new ideas for the global contemporary art community.
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
547 West 27th Street, 2nd fl. (10th and 11th Ave.), New York,
M.Y. Art Prospects is a contemporary art gallery established in
1999 in New York City. Since its inception, MYAP has supported
a diverse group of emerging and mid-career artists with compelling
visions and sensitivities. MYAP strives to exhibit works that
both reflect and challenge cultural, social, and individual values.
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.
Video Artist: Vivan Sundaram
West 24th St, 11th fl. (6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10011
Sepia International and The Alkazi Collection uniquely combine
a commercial gallery a privately-owned archive and research center.
Exploring photography from its beginning to the present day provides
a greater understanding of the development of the medium. Central
to our philosophy is the examination of the juncture between photography
as art form and as historical document.
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, grousnd fl. (10th & 11th Ave.), New York,
Since our inception in 2000, we at Sundaram Tagore Gallery have
devoted ourselves to bringing together artists of various disciplines
who are exploring the confluence of Western and non-Western cultures.
In addition to showing the work of our international roster of
visual artists, we have been privileged to host numerous nonprofit
cultural events. We strongly believe in the inseparable nature
of art and will continue to stimulate the exchange of ideas and
push intellectual, artistic, and cultural boundaries by helping
artists of all kinds exhibit, perform, and produce their work.
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.), New York, NY 10001
Sikkema Jenkins & Co is a contemporary art gallery located
in the Chelsea district of New York that exhibits work in a variety
of media including painting, drawing, installation, photography,
and sculpture. The gallery represents a group of artists, including
Shahzia Sikander, Kara Walker, Vik Muniz, Arturo Herrera, Marc
Handelman, Janaina Tschape, and Wangechi Mutu. Sikkema Jenkins
& Co. works with numerous clients and institutions in the
U.S., as well as South America and Europe, and many gallery artists
have national and international careers and regularly participate
in museum and international exhibitions.
6–8:30 pm Reception
What are you? What do you have? Video Installation 2006.
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 celebration.
ACAW Video Artist: So Man Yee Stella
526 West 26th St. (10th and 11th Ave.), New York, NY 10001
Founded in 1996, the gallery’s program from the onset has
been multidisciplinary and internationally oriented, showcasing
emerging as well as established artists. Conceptually minded,
the gallery strives to either rediscover or expose work that contributes
to contemporary discourse and extends the possibilities of the
Friday May 26
Museum of Art
4:30–6:30 pm Screening, 7–10 pm Artists on Art, 6pm-12am
Fast Futures: Asian Video Art. Selected works from the
ACAW video program will be shown in the museum's theater: Nadiah
Bamadhaj, Chiah-jen Chen, Mariam Ghani, Naeem Mohaiemen /Visible
Collective. Contemporary Artists including Shazia 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 and replace with:
K2 Lounge hosts special DJs: DJ Busquelo and DJ Rekha 6PM-midnight!
Video Artists: (Listed Above)
to video screening is free with museum admission.
Admission is free after 7 pm.
150 West 17th St. (6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10011
T: 212-620-5000, x. 344
Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), the premier museum of Himalayan art
in the Western world, was established in 2004. In the short time
since its founding, RMA has been universally recognized by newcomers
and connoisseurs alike for how it has showcased the “arts
of the Himalayas and where they lead you”.
Sound Collective/ 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, Haeyoung Kim (aka Bubblyfish),
Sawako and Adam Kendall .
1026 Avenue of the Americas (38th and 39th St., 2 blocks south
of Bryant Park), New York, NY 10018
The Flow Sound Collective is founded on the pursuit of exploring
the electronically produced manifestations of sound in compositional
pieces. We strive to provide a context for artists to present
their work in a relaxed atmosphere. We are mostly interested in
the mapping of the electronic terrain and the framing of its sensibilities.
Our predecessors, from Karlhienz Stockhausen to Pan Sonic, remain
inspirational and operational, but they are only the gate before
the forest. So much more is possible within these algorithmic
walls. The tools of our de/construction remain hidden inside microchips
and processors, but the world of information is at our fingertips,
ready to be transformed into soundscapes that defy traditional
modes of creation. At times soothing, and then again, at times
grating, we present audiences with possibilities: possibilities
for understanding the auditory experience in a post-industrialized
world and hope for the colonization or re-ordering of these simple
noises that have leaked into and remain integral to our modern
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.
Video Artists: Alexander Uguy, Murat Djoumaliev, Gulnara Kasmalieva,
Erbossyn Meldibekov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Rustam Khalfin, Julia
Tikhonova, Said Atabekov, Roman Maskalev, Yelena and Victor Vorobyev,
West 26th St, 11th fl. (10th &11th Ave.), New York, NY 10001
For over seventy years, Central Asian artists were isolated from
the international art discourse by the Cold War and the disintegration
of the Soviet Union. Through the efforts of a number of dedicated
scholars, curators, and art institutions both in Central Asia
and abroad, artists of this region are gaining access to international
exhibitions. The appearance of works (by Alexander Uguy, Murat
Djoumaliev, Gulnara Kasmalieva, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Almagul Menlibayeva,
Rustam Khalfin, Julia Tikhonova, Said Atabekov, Roman Maskalev,
Yelena and Victor Vorobyev, and others) in recent biennials (Venice
and Istanbul in 2005 and Sydney and Singapore in 2006) contributes
a fresh perspective on art and its practice and also redefines
the Asian continent.
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.
Video Artists: Amar Kanwar, Sathit Sattarasart, and Ezawa Kota
Fifth Ave, 5th fl. (25th St.), New York, NY 10010
Located on Fifth Avenue in New York’s vibrant Flatiron district
and in downtown Palo Alto, California, Gallery Arts India has
emerged as a definitive platform for contemporary Indian art in
America and around the globe. Starting as an online presence,
the Arts India Group arose from the conviction that the best of
Indian art compares more than favorably in the global art world.
The group seeks to build bridges as this global audience discovers
the breath of talent that the Indian contemporary art has to offer.
Bronx Museum of Arts
4–6 pm Video Screening
Fast Futures: Asian Video Art. A number of works from
the ACAW video program will be shown in the museum's screening
room: Mathieu Borysevicz, Kimi Takesue, Abidi Bani and Kawai Masayuki.
The current exhibition AIM 26 features the thirty-six 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
ACAW Video Artists: (Listed above)
1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10456
In its thirty-two year history, the Bronx Museum (BxMA) has established
a local and international reputation as a contemporary art museum
that actively engages culturally diverse artists and audiences.
As the only art museum in the borough, it serves one of the most
ethnically and socio-economically diverse constituencies in New
York City, largely composed of African American and Latino populations,
as well as an increasing number of African, Asian, Caribbean,
Eastern European, and Central and South American communities.
BxMA takes bold initiatives to focus on transnational groups and
their rich heritage and presents bilingual (English/Spanish) labels
and gallery guides to communicate every exhibition's key ideas
and issues more effectively.
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, Parijat Desai.
Video Artists: Michael Shaowanasai, Emily Chua, Rutherford Chang,
and Lui Xiu Wen
Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona
Park, NY 11368
The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest
quality visual arts and educational programming for people in
the New York metropolitan area and particularly for the residents
of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural, and international
community. The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing
art exhibitions and educational experiences that promote the appreciation
and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists,
and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting,
and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.
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.
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums
in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. Its holdings
include nearly 15,000 treasures spanning 6,000 years of history,
representing cultures throughout Asia. The museum's mission is
to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material,
aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.