DAY 6: MARCH 26, 2011

Saturday, March 26

Bose Pacia

11 am – 6 pm: Exhibition Viewing


An exhibition featuring works in various media by some of the most active contemporary Indian artists today: Aditya Pande, Anita Dube, Arunkumar H.G., Raqs Media Collective, Mithu Sen, & Suhasini Kejriwal. Common in all works included is an aesthetic paradigm that explores various modifications and derivations of organic forms and constructs.

163 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn – MAP
Tel: 212-989-7074

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts

6–8 pm: Reception

Qin Feng

In honor of ACAW, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts presents a special painting installation by Qin Feng, on view for one week only, March 17–26, 2011. Qin Feng is widely recognized as a leading contemporary Chinese painter. He currently has an installation featured in the exhibition Fresh Ink at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

14 Jay Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Streets) – MAP
Tel: 212-625-1250

Rubin Museum of Art

Around the clock – All weekend! Installation + Performance

Atta Kim: Monologue of Ice

Korean artist Atta Kim’s dramatic installation—a 5-1/2-feet-tall, 1300 pound ice sculpture of a seated Buddha—will slowly melt in the Museum’s Spiral Lobby for two or more days, as an extension of the exhibition “Grain of Emptiness: Buddhism Inspired Contemporary Art.” The ice sculpture will be installed in the Museum’s Spiral during regular museum hours on March 25, which visitors may observe. The monumental ice sculpture will be unveiled and begin melting at 6PM, inaugurating the Museum’s weekly K2 Friday night with free admission. The Museum will remain open overnight to enable visitors to witness the Buddha at each stage of melting, and the sculpture will continue to melt throughout the weekend. Visitors will be encouraged to touch the ice and will have the opportunity to take away melted water in a small container that the museum will provide. It is the artist’s intention that visitors continue the cycle of renewal by watering a seedling or plant with their water. “Monologue of Ice” offers a rare opportunity to see the live processes often represented in Kim’s photography works.

Admission to the museum’s Spiral Lobby is free of charge.

150 West 17th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues) – MAP
Tel: 212-620-5000

sepia EYE at Aperture Gallery

2-4 pm: Dialogue with Artist

Jungjin Lee

Artist Jungjin Lee in discussion with acclaimed photography critic and historian, Vicki Goldberg. In conjunction with the artist’s exhibition and publication, entitled, Wind.

547 West 27th Street, 4th floor (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues) – MAP
Tel: 212-505-555 5

Tally Beck Contemporary

6–10 pm: Opening Reception

Some Day: Chen Jiao

Chen Jiao presents crisp vignettes of the mundane architecture and vegetation of her native southwestern China. Painted with draftsmanlike precision and with calculations in the margin, the works appear to be technical and scientific. In reality, the perspectives are deliberately skewed, and the accompanying ciphers are meaningless. With a overriding tone of tranquility and nostalgia, she quietly subverts confidence in authority.

42 Rivington Street (between Forsyth and Eldridge Streets) – MAP
Tel: 212-677-5160

Zürcher Studio

6–8 pm: Opening Reception

Wang Keping

Zürcher Studio is pleased to present a solo show of the influential Chinese sculptor Wang Keping. Keping was born in 1949 in the province of Hebei, near Beijing. He is one of the founders of the historical avant-garde group called The Stars (Xing Xing), formed in 1979. He moved to Paris in 1984; since then he has exhibited his works with Zürcher Gallery, Paris, and now Zürcher Studio, New York.
A live intereview with artist Wang Keping will be held at 6:45pm

33 Bleecker Street (between Lafayette and Bowery) – MAP
Tel: 212-777-0790