DAY 10: MARCH 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 30

Asian Cultural Council at Location One

6:30 pm: Dialogue with Artists + Reception

The Role of Artists in Local Spaces and Global Society

Join us for a special discussion presented by Asian Cultural Council 2011 grantees/ contemporary artists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, and Hong Kong. Artists Rahraw and Manizhah Omarzad (Afghanistan), Firoz Mahmud (Bangladesh), Chaw Ei Thein (Burma), and Fong Wah Phoebe Hui (Hong Kong) will explore the challenges and opportunities encountered in their role as artists in local art scenes while becoming increasingly engaged in global art forums. Moderated by independent curator and ACAW Director Leeza Ahmady.

Location One
26 Greene Street (between Grand and Canal Streets) – MAP
Tel: 212-334-3347

China Institute

5:30–8:30 pm: Dialogue with Artists + Reception

Women, Arts, and Activism: Making Changes through Art

This special symposium on arts and activism by contemporary Asian women artists will feature: Chinese American filmmaker and 2010 Piaget Producers Award winner Karin Chien; Korean-born conceptual artist Chang-Jin Lee; and South Asian media artist and co-creator of Undesirable Elements: Secret Survivors, Amita Swadhin. Moderated by Joan Lebold Cohen, noted art historian and photographer. In collaboration with Asian Women Giving Circle and Ethan Cohen Fine Arts.

$30 for China Institute members; $35 for non-members

125 East 65th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
Tel: 212-744-8181, ext. 111 – MAP