12th Edition, New York City (October 5 – 26, 2017)


As an extension to FIELD MEETING, a series of pop-up exhibitions are organized across a network of select venues in New York City to showcase long term process-oriented artistic endeavors in and out of the region today. Consortium Partner host venues for ACAW Pop-ups in New York include C24 Gallery, Chambers Fine Art, Klein Sun Gallery, Mana Contemporary, and Sundaram Tagore Gallery. These pop-up exhibitions also highlight the vibrancy of ACAW’s growing community of Asia-based consortium partners, including collaboration with Exhibit320 (New Delhi), Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur), and Space Station (Beijing).
As part of THINKING PROJECTS: Solo Pop-ups, ACAW co-presents with Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation’s inaugural Creative China Festival three special projects by contemporary Chinese artist Li Jun, Song Dong, and Yu Fan. Hosted at ACACW Consortium Partner venues Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Mana Contemporary, the collaboration features a new site-specific rendition of internationally recognized artist Song Dong’s large-scale public project Eating the City, the first US presentation of emerging artist Li Jun’s community conscious Zi Jie at East Lake (2010-2015) on urbanization and gentrification in China, and a selection of new sculptures produced by Yu Fan during his residency at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at Tufts.

Creative China Festival

Organized by BCAF, the very first Creative China Festival (CCF) will be launched this autumn with a specially curated program of events in select US cities. Supported by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the Festival aspires to highlight the depth of creativity and talent that contemporary China has to offer and encompasses a diverse programme of film screenings, China-US cultural conference series, music performances, fashion, visual arts and introducing a guest city program in partnership with Nanjing Week.