DAY 4: MARCH 24, 2011

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6–8 pm: Opening Reception

Layers: Recent Works by Xiaoze Xie

In a dramatic series of paintings and an installation, Xiaoze Xie depicts stacks of Chinese books and newspapers to hint at the historical dimension of their recorded events. Xiaoze Xie is the Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor in Art at the Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University.

522 West 19th Street – MAP

Tel: 212-414-1169

Jack Shainman Gallery

6-8 pm: Exhibition Viewing

Vibha Galhotra

In celebration of ACAW, an exhibition of Delhi-based artist Galhotra’s large-scale wall-hangings (Veils) made of thousands of ghungroo, small metallic bells strung together and worn as anklets in traditional Indian dances. The laboriously assembled works embody India’s new generation’s desire for cultural subversion and reinterpretation of tradition while reflecting modern metropolis lifestyles. In the lower-level viewing room.

513 West 20th Street – MAP

Tel: 212-645-1701

James Cohan Gallery

6-8 pm: Book Signing

Chinese Artists: New Media 1990-2010

Writer and contemporary art specialist Xhingyu Chen explores the past two decades of new media Chinese art and artists in her new book, Chinese Artists: New Media 1990-2010. The publication offers insight into the ground-breaking approaches to art exhibition in China and showcases 19 artists who bucked the trend of new media art, even in the height of the boom. Xhingyu Chen will be on site at the gallery for this New York City leg of the book launch.

533 West 26th Street – MAP

Tel: 212-714-9500


6–8 pm: Opening Reception + Curatorial Walk-through


Curated by James Elaine, former curator of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and The Drawing Center, New York, this exhibit features emerging Chinese artists never before seen in the U.S. Encompassing painting, sculpture, video, and installation, the show vibrates with the kind of speed and energy possible only in China itself. Artists: Chen Wei, Cheng Ran, The Company (Li Ran, Yan Xing, Chen Zhou, Li Ming), Hu Xiaoyuan, Huang Yuxing, Lu Yang, Qiu Xiaofei, Tian Xiaolei, and Zhou Yilun.

511 West 22nd Street – MAP

Tel: 212-633-6999

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

6–9 pm: Opening Reception

Almagul Menlibayeva: Transoxiana Dreams

Through the eyes of a fisherman’s daughter and strange portraits of seductive four-legged female creatures, Menlibayeva’s latest video installation addresses social, economical, and ecological conditions of the locally termed “Aralkum” generation: the people living in the vast region of the Aral Sea between post-Soviet Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and southwestern Kazakhstan.

547 West 27th Street, 2nd floor – MAP

Tel: 212-244-4320

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sepia EYE at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

6–8 pm: Opening Reception

Jungjin Lee: Wind

The exhibition Wind presents new work by internationally exhibited and acclaimed Korean photographer Jungjin Lee. Accompanied by a publication, the exhibit highlights her incredibly painterly and complex panoramic landscape images. Known for her laborious, textural photographic process, Lee brushes liquid emulsion (“liquid light”) onto the surface of handmade mulberry paper. The texture of the paper and the gestural marks of the brush strokes create a unique painterly effect.

547 West 27th Street, 4th floor – MAP

Tel: 212-505-5555

Sundaram Tagore Gallery

6–8 pm: Reception + Live Performance

Pan-Asian Group Show

An exhibition featuring gallery artists as well as guest artists with a special cocktail reception and live performance by the Balinese-inspired GamelaTron in honor of ACAW. Featured artists are Hiroshi Senju, Anil Revri, Sohan Qadri, Kim Joon, Nathan Slate Joseph, Bob Yasuda, Nhat Tran, Amina Ahmed, and Taylor Kuffner, who will present a special sound installation.

547 West 27th Street – MAP

Tel: 212-677-4520

Thomas Erben Gallery

6–8 pm: Opening Reception

PAT — Unseen, Unheard, Unexplained

The first U.S. exhibition of Mumbai-born photographer Pat is an overview of his work since 1998. The artist’s personal approach simultaneously addresses themes of identity and ambiguity within a larger historical context. Using self-portraiture, nudes, and still lifes produced with traditional photographic techniques, his work assumes a highly idiosyncratic position within Indian contemporary photography.

526 West 26th Street, 4th floor (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues) – MAP

Tel: 212-645-8701

Tyler Rollins Fine Art

6–8:30 pm: Opening Reception

The End is Just Beginning is the End

Agus Suwage’s first solo exhibition in the U.S., featuring a new series of paintings and sculptures. Suwage is one of the giants of Indonesian contemporary art. Over the past few decades, he has shown in a number of international biennials and has been featured in almost 150 museum and gallery exhibitions around the world.

529 West 20th Street, 10th floor (between 10th and 11th Avenues) – MAP

Tel: 212-229-9100