DAY 9: MARCH 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 29

China Institute

6:30–8:00 pm: Dialogue with Artist

Art Salon with Xiaoze Xie, interviewed by Robert Hobbs

Xiaoze Xie combines his interest in Chinese history and current events with formal concerns by using materials from archives and library stacks as the subject of his paintings. His Chinese Library Series is not time-specific in its references while his newspaper paintings refer to specific current events, from September 11 to the Beijing Olympics. Xie teaches art at Stanford University, and Robert Hobbs, PhD, is the Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair at Virginia Commonwealth University. Co-hosted by Chambers Fine Art and Stanford University’s Department of Art & Art History.

$10 for China Institute members; $15 for non-members
To register, call 212-744-8181, ext. 111

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

Gallery Korea / Korean Cultural Service

6–8 pm: Opening Reception


Gallery Korea presents the first show from the Call For Artists 2011, featuring two emerging Korean artists, Yun-woo Choi and Ankabuta. This two-person show is based on the idea of comparison, with totally different scales but similar philosophy and aspiration of artworks.

460 Park Avenue, 6th floor (at 57th Street) – MAP
Tel: 212-759-9550

Japan Society

11 am–6 pm: Exhibition Viewing

BYE BYE KITTY!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art

Curated by David Elliott, Bye Bye Kitty!!! is a radical departure from recent Japanese art. Far beyond stereotypes of kawaii and otaku culture, the show features sixteen emerging and mid-career artists whose works meld traditional styles with challenging visions of Japan’s troubled present and uncertain future.

333 East 47th Street – MAP
Tel: 212-832-1155

Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery

6–8 pm: Closing Reception + Curatorial Talk

Shirin Fakhim: The Tell-Tale Tart

Tehran-based artist Shirin Fakhim’s first solo exhibition in New York showcases ten new works from the artist’s Tehran Prostitutes series. Using found objects, Fakhim creates intriguing life-size sculptures. They are playful, humorous, and absurd while they are discomforting and eye-opening about realities little known to the West. This exhibition will be accompanied by a talk with Media Farzin discussing the work of Shirin Fakhim.

The talk will begin at 6 pm.

39 East 78th Street, 3rd floor (at Madison Avenue) – MAP
Tel: 212-249-7695

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

6:30 pm: Dialogue with Artists

Liu Xiaodong in Conversation

A screening of the new Liu Xiaodong documentary film by famed Taiwanesedirector Hou Hsiao-Hsien followed by a conversation with the artist, and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum. Co-sponsored by Mary Boone Gallery.

$10; $7 for Guggenheim members; free for students

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) – MAP
Tel: 212-423-3500

Taipei Cultural Center

5–8 pm: Opening Reception

Chao-Liang Shen: Stage-Illusion Reality

Since the 1970s, Taiwan has developed a unique cabaret culture different from those found in Western countries. Chao-Liang Shen’s startling photographic project records this phenomenon and countless other transformations in Taiwan since the country’s engagement in modern international economy.

1 East 42nd Street, 7th floor – MAP
Tel: 212-697-6188