Schedule of Event
Admissions to all events are free unless it is otherwise indicated.


Monday, May 22
Tuesday, May 23
Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 2
Saturday, May 27

Monday May 22-Saturday May 27

Fast Futures : Asian Video Art
This 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 Video Artists)


Monday May 22

Asia 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 East Asia.

725 Park Ave. (70th St.), New York, NY 10021
T: 212-288-6400

About: 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.

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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
T: 212-265-1040

About: 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.
ACAW Video Artists: Ghazel, Rashid Rana, Rhee Jaye, and Jason Yi S.

460 Park Ave. (57th St.) 6th fl., New York, NY 10022
T: 212-759-9550

About: 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.

Japan Society
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 (Japan).
ACAW Video Artists (Listed above)

333 East 47th St. (1st Ave.), New York, NY 10017
T: 212-832-1155

About: 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.

Goedhuis Contemporary
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.
ACAW Video Artist: Chieh-jen Chen

42 East 76th St. (Park & Madison Ave.), New York, NY 10021
T: 212-535-6954

About: 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.

Tilton Gallery
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
T: 212-737-2221

About: 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 art.

China Institute
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 art.
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

About: 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.

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Wednesday May 24

Art 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 flux.
ACAW Video Artist: Shin Il Kim

429 Greenwich St, Suite 5B (Laight and Vestry St.), New York, NY 10013
T: 212-343-2599

About: 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.

Brooklyn Museum
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
T: 718-501-6100

About: 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.

Chuk 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
T: 212-695-1090

About: 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.

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
T: 212-625-1250

About: 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.

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 Network.

70 Mulberry Street, 2nd fl. (Corner of Bayard), New York, NY 10013
T:(212) 619-4785

The 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.

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Thursday May 25 (Chelsea)

Bose Pacia Gallery
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 10001
T: 212-989-7074

About: 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.

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
T: 212-414-1169

About: 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.
ACAW Video Artist: Pei Lin Kuo

533 West 26th St. (10th & 11th Ave.), New York, NY 1001
T: 212-714-9500

About: 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.

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
T: 212-633-6999

About: 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 of childhood.
ACAW Video Artists: Mika Tajima, Moo Kwon Han, and Chen Kuo I

547 West 27th Street, 2nd fl. (10th and 11th Ave.), New York, NY 10001
T: 212-268-7132

About: 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.

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 10011
T: 212-645-9444

About: 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.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
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, NY 10001
T: 212-677-4520

About: 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
T: 212-929-2262

About: 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.

Thomas Erben Gallery
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
T: 212-645-8701

About: 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 respective media.

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Friday May 26

Rubin Museum of Art
4:30–6:30 pm Screening, 7–10 pm Artists on Art, 6pm-12am K2 Lounge

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!

ACAW Video Artists: (Listed Above)

Admission 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

About: 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”.

Flow 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 .

Admission: $10

1026 Avenue of the Americas (38th and 39th St., 2 blocks south of Bryant Park), New York, NY 10018
T: 212-719-4393

About: 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 day lives.


Bose Pacia Gallery
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.
ACAW Video 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 10001
T: 212-989-7074

About: 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.

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 Kota

206 Fifth Ave, 5th fl. (25th St.), New York, NY 10010
T: 212-725-6092

About: 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.

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Saturday May 27

The 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 area.
ACAW Video Artists: (Listed above)

1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10456
T: 718-681-6000

About: 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.
ACAW Video Artists: Michael Shaowanasai, Emily Chua, Rutherford Chang, and Lui Xiu Wen

Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY 11368
T: 718-592-9700

About: 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.

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.

200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
T: 415-581-3717

About: 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.

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