Spring ’17 Consortium Partners Programs

New York City Venues



Girl X HANCHU-YUEI | Suguru Yamamoto
Theatre / Performance | February 16 – 18 | Various times
Directed by Suguru Yamamoto, an original Japanese production of the unsettling comedy that provides a glimpse into an anxiety-ridden post 3/11 Japan and a text messaging-obsessed contemporary society. Performed by Yamamoto’s company Theater Collective HANCHU-YUEI and followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.MAP

Image caption: Photo © Hideto Maezawa. Courtesy of Japan Society


A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
Exhibition | March 10 – June 11
The first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Illuminating the rich lived experiences of gender performance and sexual expression in Edo society that are particularly resonant today.MAP

Image caption: Hosoda Eisui (active 1790-1823), Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum (detail), woodblock print, vertical ōban nishiki-e, Royal Ontario Museum 926.18.701, Sir Edmund Walker Collection


The Joan Lebold Cohen Archive: Conversation at Smith College
Talk | March 2 | Time TBC
A conversation with photographer, art historian, and curator Joan Lebold Cohen and AAA in A’s Jane DeBevoise about Ms. Cohen’s collection of rare slides and her documentation process. The Joan Lebold Cohen Archive of approximately 16,500 slides forms a collection of primary documents relating to work by artists in and from mainland China, Vietnam, and other Asian territories.MAP

Image caption: Joan interviewing Yuan Yunsheng, Beijing, 1979, photographer unknown. Image courtesy of Joan Lebold Cohen and Asia Art Archive


Theater, Art, and the Cultural Revolution: A Presentation featuring Zheng Shengtian and Chen Xiaomei
Presentation | March 29 | 6:30-8:00pm
Co-presented by China Institute and Asia Art Archive in America.
The discussion will be preceded by a presentation by Chen Xiaomei, Professor of Chinese Literature at University of California, Davis. Chen’s presentation will trace the history of theater and art of the Cultural Revolution from the end of imperial China through the Maoist period (1949 to 1976) to demonstrate how socialist arts inherited aspects of both traditional and modern culture, transforming them into a new culture that affected everyday life and personal experience.MAP

Image caption: Wang Liping, The New Ensembles from the Cultural and Art Club, 1975. Courtesy of Chen Xiaomei and The People’s Art Press


Carpets for Kings: Six Masterpieces of Iranian Weaving
Exhibition | March 3 – August 27
This exhibition will feature six small Iranian carpets of the 16th and 17th centuries that have recently been conserved by the Department of Textile Conservation. The labels and text panels will focus on the conservation of the carpets as well as their place in the history and art history of Safavid Iran.MAP

Image caption: Carpet, second half of the 16th century. Made in Iran. Silk (warp), cotton (weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile, 99 3/4 x 70 in. (253.4 x 177.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917 (17.120.127)


Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
Exhibition | May 4 – September 4
The exhibition will examine the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability, featuring approximately 120 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons.MAP

Image caption: Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969). “Body Meets Dress – Dress Meets Body,” spring/summer 1997. © Paolo Roversi



Gallery Reading: Ken Liu
Public Program | February 17 | 12pm
Author Ken Liu (The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories) reads from his commissioned short story in the Tales of Our Time exhibition catalogue and other texts inspired by works on view.MAP

Image caption: Ken Liu. Photo: Lisa Tang Liu


Film Premiere: The Swim, directed by He Xiangyu
Screening | February 24 – 25 | 1pm
Through interviews with Korean War veterans, defectors from North Korea, and their families, The Swim unveils the cruel reality hidden behind the beautiful scenery of Kuandian and presents the utopian fantasy projected on individuals.MAP

Image caption: The Swim, 2016, He Xiangyu, director. Photo: Courtesy He Xiangyu


Tales of Our Time Film Program
Screenings | Through February 25 | various times
This film program features documentary and narrative works that explore topics shared with the exhibition, investigating concepts such as boundaries, territory, migration, and place.MAP

Image caption: Beijing Taxi, 2010, Miao Wang, director. Digital color video, with sound, 78 min. Photo: Courtesy Three Waters Productions


Tales of Our Time: Tours in Mandarin
Public Program | Every Saturday through March 4 | 12pm
Join a Mandarin tour of Tales of Our Time facilitated by an art history- and gallery teaching-trained educator.MAP

Image caption: Sun Xun (b. 1980, Fuxin, Liaoning Province) Mythological Time, 2016 (details). Two-channel color HD animated video, with sound, and ink, graphite and acrylic on mulberry bark paper. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collection, Acquisition in process © Sun Xun


Hypnotic Show
Public Program | March 7 – 8 | 7pm and 9 pm
Conceived by Raimundas Malašauskas and Marcos Lutyens, this experiment in cognitive exhibition-making through art and hypnosis explores how the image and concept of place can be depicted through alternative modes of narrative and serves as an imaginary ending to the exhibition.MAP

Image caption: Hypnotic Show, Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany. Photo courtesy of Marcos Lutyens and Raimundas Malašauskas 2012


Unwritten Rules Cannot Be Broken: Tea Gatherings
Public Program | Through March 8 | 1:30 – 5:45pm
Visitors are invited to converse and contemplate calligraphy over a cup of tea prepared and served by local tea brewers; then to measure their blood pressure and heart rate before and after experiencing this installation. A humorous ploy designed to calculate the purported relaxing effects of a tea gathering.MAP

Image caption: Top: Yangjiang Group, Tea House Ceremony, 2015. Performance view: Twilight Garden Party, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour, Sydney, February 14, 2015. Photo: Blue Murder Studios, Sydney, courtesy the artists and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.


Tales of Our Time
Exhibition | Through March 10
By challenging the conventional understanding of place, the exhibition of seven contemporary Chinese artists and art collectives focuses on the often overlooked cultural and historical narratives embedded within the concepts of geography and nation-state.MAP

Image caption: Zhou Tao, Land of the Throat, 2016 (detail). Installation with two-channel color HD video, with sound. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collection (C) Zhou Tao. Photo: Courtesy the artist


2015 – 2017 Studio Program Exhibition
Exhibition | April 9 – July 30
Marking the fourth year of its Studio Program, the Queens Museum presents an exhibition featuring the works of nine artists who have occupied studios at the Queens Museum during 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Participating artists include ruby onyinyechi amanze, Andrew Beccone, Chris Bogia, Gloria Maximo, Ander Mikalson, Karolina Sobecka, Alina Tenser, Tuo Wang, and Bryan Zanisnik.MAP

Image caption: Alina Tenser, Transaction Stall, 2016. Performed at Global Committee, Brooklyn NY. Courtesy of Queens Museum


Marinella Senatore: Recent Work

Exhibition | April 9 – July 30
With a practice that includes video, installation, performance, photography, and drawing, Marinella Senatore fosters the creative power of crowds to produce works that initiate a dialogue between history, culture, and social structures.MAP

Image caption: Marinella Senatore, Modica Street Musical: The Past, The Present and The Possible, 2016. Performance view, Modica, Sicily. Courtesy of Queens Museum


Ronny Quevedo: There is No Halftime

Exhibition | April 9 – July 30
The exhibition is a remix of cross-disciplinary elements—from sports field diagrams to Andean heraldic codes—that visualizes the ethos of global migration and displacement of peoples and cultures. It renders the exuberant state of peoples and cultures in global flux through this materially syncretized and conceptually expansive body of work.MAP

Image caption: Ronny Quevedo, Preparatory drawing for Nomadic Structures, 2016. Courtesy of Queens Museum


Anna K.E.: Profound Approach and Easy Outcome

Exhibition | April 9 – February 18, 2018
The third iteration in a series of site-specific commissions by women artists on the Queens Museum’s Large Wall. Anna K. E.’s work considers her own role in art history, fusing the question of male-dominated canons with her comically intuitive and gestural responses.MAP

Image caption: Anna K.E., Profound Approach and Easy Outcome, No. 04, 2009. Mixed media installation view at CapitalGold, Düsseldorf. Courtesy the artist


Video Spotlight: Eko Nugroho
Exhibition | Through April 16
Acclaimed Indonesian contemporary artist Eko Nugroho’s multidisciplinary practice uses humor to address social issues, including the changes of rapid urbanization, the risk of religious fanaticism, and the breaking of traditional taboos by the younger generation. This exhibition features three single-channel video works by Nugroho from the Asia Society Museum Collection.MAP

Image caption: Eko Nugroho. Let Me Love Me, 2004. Single-channel animation with sound. Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds. Asia Society, New York: Gift of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, 2009.2. Image courtesy of Asia Society


On Site: Eko Nugroho
Exhibition | Through April 16
A new site-specific mural by Eko Nugroho currently on display on the walls of Asia Society Visitor Center. Commissioned by Asia Society, the installation is presented in conjunction with Nugroho’s solo exhibition Video Spotlight: Eko Nugroho and his theater company Wayang Bocor’s commissioned performance In the Name of Semelah.MAP

Image caption: Eko Nugroho. (Still) Let Me Love Me, 2004. Single-channel animation with sound. Duration 2 minutes, 11 seconds. Asia Society, New York: Gift of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, 2009.2. Image courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of Asia Society


Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwrect and Early Trade in Asia
Exhibition | March 7 – June 4
The objects in this exhibition attest to the exchange of goods and ideas more than one thousand years ago when Asia was dominated by two great powers: China under the Tang dynasty and the Abbasid Caliphate in West Asia. The exhibition is co-organized by Asia Society and the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. Objects are from the Khoo Teck Puat Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore.MAP

Image caption: Changsha ewers trapped in a coral concretion on the top of the wreck mound. Photography by Michael Flecker.


Teiji Furuhashi: Lovers
Exhibition | Through April 16
Made just one year before Teiji Furuhashi’s death from AIDS-related illness, this room-sized multimedia installation speaks to what the artist has described as “the theme of contemporary love in an ultra-romantic way.” This is the first presentation since the work’s inaugural exhibition at MoMA in 1995.MAP

Image caption: Teiji Furuhashi (Japanese, 1960–1995). Lovers. 1994. Computer controlled, five-channel laser disc/sound installation with five projectors, two sound systems, two slide projectors, and slides (color, sound). Overall 32′ 10″ × 32′ 10″ (1000 × 1000 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Canon Inc., 1998. © 2016 Dumb Type


New Website Update
The new website of the Reversible Destiny Foundation is launched! Visit www.reversibledestiny.org for new images, writing, and the video excerpt from the program “Points of Convergence: Arakawa and the Art of 1960’s–1970’s”, part of the 2016 ACAW.

Why Not: A Serenade of Eschatological Ecology (1969)
Upcoming spring program includes a screening of Arakawa’s experimental film Why Not: A Serenade of Eschatological Ecology (1969) as part of the Dillon + Lee Series at National Sawdust.
Stay tuned for more details to come.MAP

Image caption: Arakawa (Shusaku Arakawa), Twelve O’Clock, 1977, Acrylic and art marker on canvas, 72” x 90”, © 2017 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins and Reversible Destiny Foundation.


Paper Revelation
Exhibition | Through April 29
An exhibition of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and video works from Sup Ham, Jeong Min Suh, Ilhwa Kim, Sung Hee Cho, and Won Ha that each explores the versatility of the unique Korean paper tradition Hanji while examining themes of duality, nature and cultural heritage.MAP

Image caption: Sup Ham, One’s Hometown 1677, 2016, mixed media on hanji paper, 60 x 64 inches. Courtesy of Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Foundation


The New Normal
Exhibition | Through February 17
An exhibition devoted to the heightened sense of insecurity and darkness that pervades through different societies in the world of 2017. Works in the exhibition by Richard Artschwager, Dina Gadia, China Marks, Bruce Nauman and Elin Rodseth portray and embrace a certain darkness, whether in a humorous, linguistic or literal sense. MAP

Image caption: Richard Artschwager, Dina Gadia, China Marks, Bruce Nauman and Elin Rodseth. Courtesy of Owen James Gallery


Björn Meyer-Ebrecht : Structural Constellations
Exhibition | February 24 – March 17
Opening Reception | February 24 | 6-9pm
German-born artist Björn Meyer-Ebrecht approaches the legacy of Internationalist Modernism with a sense of intellectual detachment. Through his drawings and sculptures, the artist investigates both the optimism and politics that underscored mid-century architectural and design aesthetics. MAP

Image caption: Courtesy of Owen James Gallery


Rachael GorchovRachael Gorchov: Organic Geometry
Exhibition | March 24 – April 23, 2017
This exhibition features a new series of ceramic pieces by Rachael Gorchov. The works continue her earlier structural explorations but with a subtler approach that creates a more subdued, earthen color tone. The artist’s experimentation with a number of glossy glazes, underglazes, and underglaze pencils also highlights the chemical nature in changing the saturation, transparency, and finished texture of a glazed ceramic work. MAP

Image caption: Vaulting, 2016. Glazed Ceramic. 15 x 13 x 13 in. Courtesy of Owen James Gallery


Culture of the Streets
Exhibition | Through February 18
An exhibition featuring an eclectic mix of eleven Modern and Contemporary South Asian and Diaspora artists over the second half of the 20th century; examining their interpretations of the role landscapes and cityscapes play in shaping the cultural history and contemporary lives of the people that inhabit them. The exhibition features work by M. F. Husain, Sanjeet Chowdhury, Abir Karmakar, Paresh Maity, B. Prabha, Raghu Rai, Jamini Roy, Bernardo Siciliano, Salman Toor, Santosh Verma, and Waswo X. Waswo. MAP

Image caption: M. F. Husain. Culture of the Streets Series (8.) c. 1980s. C-print on archival paper. 11 x 14 in. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery


M. Pravat | From Today, I Have No Future
Exhibition | Through February 18
New Delhi-based artist M. Pravat first major New York solo exhibition hinges on a large body of complex mixed media works continuing his visual explorations into our external and internal perceptions of space and time; as well as the effects of both our memories and the physical objects and experiences that create them. MAP

Image caption: M. Pravat. Untitled (B2). 2016. Mixed media on paper. 24 x 42 in. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery


Ernest Mancoba
Exhibition | February 23 – March 25
Press Preview | Thursday, February 23| 6-8pm
The first major New York solo exhibition by renowned South African artist Ernest Mancoba, featuring works that represent a unique synthesis of modern European art and African spirit. His goal was to bring to European art his deep understanding of African culture as represented by the frequently appearing totems in his drawings and paintings that reflect the humanist Ubuntu philosophy that was developed in Southern Africa. MAP

Image caption: Ernest Mancoba, Untitled (1), 1985, Oil on canvas, 31.5 x 25.5 in. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery


Seed for History and Form – Tebhaga
Exhibition: February 23 – March 25
Press Preview: Thursday, February 23 | 6-8pm
A group exhibition curated by Sumesh Sharma, co-founder of Clark House Initiative, Bombay. The exhibition tracks artistic links from Santiniketan in Eastern India through Dakar in Senegal, Northern Africa, and cities throughout Europe, before ending in New York. Artists: Richard Bartholomew, Jyoti Bhatt, Biren De, Haren Das, Aurélien Froment, Laxma Goud, Somnath Hore, M. F. Hussain, Mohammad Omar Khalil, Rachid Koraïchi, Aurélien Mole, Krishna Reddy, and Michael Kelly Williams. The show focuses on the cross-pollination of ideas, form, and techniques across geography, language, and culture, in the histories of art. MAP

Image caption: Krishna Reddy, Demonstrators, 1968, color engraving on paper, 13.5 x 17 in. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery


Portraits of Intervention | Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka
Exhibition | March 31 – April 29
V.I.P Preview & Opening Reception | Friday, March 31 | 6-8PM
Curated by Bansie Vasvani, the group exhibition features works by Pradeep Chandrasiri, Liz Fernando, Janananda Laksiri, Bandu Manamperi, Danushka Marasinghe, Savesan Nallaiah, Anoli Perera, Pala Pothupitiye, Dominic Sansoni, Thisath Thoradeniya, Priyantha Udagedara, M. Vijitharan, and Jagath Weerasinghe. Despite a common theme of pain and common loss, which often allude to brutal violence and the tensions of urban dwelling, the artworks illustrate that contemporary Sri Lankan art is evocative of larger emotions and a transcultural sensibility. MAP

Image caption: Anoli Perera, Second Skin: Elastic Dress II, 2010, bra straps, elastic loops, and iron brackets, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery



Greenpoint: New Prints by II Lee
Exhibition | Through February 18
Named after the streets of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, Lee’s Greenpoint series of limited-edition etching prints are evocative of his most recent ballpoint works that depart from his seemingly endless flowing lines. The exhibition follows IL LEE: New Paintings/40 Years in New York celebrating Il Lee’s career over the past four decades in New York City.MAP

Image caption: IL LEE, Wind – R, 2014, etching on paper, 26 x 17 1/8 inches (66 x 43.5 cm), edition of 20. Courtesy of API


David Schorr: Flying Carpets
Exhibition | Through February 18
The exhibition features new paintings by David Schorr in his practiced technique of combining gouache and silverpoint on linen. With vibrant race cars and taxis zooming across the undulating forms of carpets, Schorr revisits childhood days spent playing on his grandmother’s Persian rugs. In recreating this fantastical world, Schorr restores his youthful imagination. MAP

Image caption: David Schorr, Flying Motorcycles I, 2013, Gouache and silverpoint on linen, 22 x 22 inches. Courtesy of RYAN LEE, New York


Martine Gutierrez: Martine Part I – IX
Exhibition | Through February 18
Martine Part I-IX (2012–2016) is a nine-part video work by the Brooklyn-based performance artist Martine Gutierrez. Using costume, photography and film, Gutierrez produces elaborate narratives scenes that employ pop culture tropes in order to reveal identity—particularly gender identity—as a social construct. In addition to directing, editing, and performing in her video work, often playing multiple roles, Gutierrez scores each film with original music. MAP

Image caption: MARTINE GUTIERREZ, Still from Martine Part I-IX, 2012-2016. Courtesy of RYAN LEE, New York


May Stevens: Alice in the Garden
Exhibition | February 23 – April 8
Opening Reception | February 25, 4-6pm
An exhibition of monumental paintings by the pioneering artist May Stevens. The mural-like images depicts Alice Dick Stevens, May Steven’s elderly mother during the last years of her life. Steven has used painting to combat social injustice and revise women’s history within civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements.MAP

Image caption: May Stevens, Alice in the Garden, 1988-89. (c) May Stevens; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York


Group Show
Exhibition | Through February 18
A curated exhibition of paintings, photographs and installations by Tayeba Lipi, Kamolpan Chotvichai, Sohan Qadri, Hassan Massoudy, Ricardo Mazal, Hiroshi Senju, Kamolpan Chotvichai and Zheng Lu. The artists’ dynamic and global perspectives are reflected through diverse range of motifs, techniques, and medium, attesting to the gallery’s mission in generating cross-cultural dialogues.

Image caption: Sohan Qadri, Atlaya III (detail), 2008, ink and dye on paper, 55 x 39 in. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery


Words, Breath, Gesture
Exhibition | February 23 – March 25
The first New York solo exhibition of Hassan Massoudy, a celebrated Iraqi-born artist based in Paris. Classically trained in calligraphy, Massoudy inscribes oversized letters in vibrant color to create visually striking works which usher traditional Arabic script into a contemporary context.MAP

Image caption: Hassan Massoudy, untitled “The eyes shield you from the heart”- Zuhayr ibn Abi Sulma (detail), 2016, ink and pigment on paper, 29.5 x 21.7 in. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery


Exhibition | Through February 25
Taking the Lunar New Year as its inspiration, this group exhibition explores the moon in its rhythm and regeneration in the practices of four gallery artists: Miya Ando, Ricardo Mazal, Sohan Qadri and Susan Weil.MAP

Image caption: Ricardo Mazal, Enero 4.10, 2010, oil on linen, 40 x 60 in. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery


Unwritten Wills – Nandini Bagla Chirimar
Exhibition| February 18 – March 25
Opening Reception| Saturday, February 18 | 5-8:30pm
12G will open its new space with a collection of Nandini Bagla Chirimar’s most recent set of small drawings. The exhibition takes as its subject the objects left behind by loved ones, through which discovered meanings connect the living and dead during the grievance process.MAP

Image caption: Nandini Chirimar, One of Her Napkins, pencil on Japanese Kozo paper 2017 11 x 10” Courtesy of Twelve Gates Arts


4th Annual Gala
Saturday, April 1 | 7-10PM
Join Twelve Gates Arts for their 4th annual fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Flower Power – Make Love Not War”, with a cocktail reception, buffet dinner provided by La Peg, live performances, and an inspired art auction.MAP

Image caption: Courtesy of Twelve Gates Arts


Shame on you
Exhibition | Through February 23
An exhibition inspired by the sense of agitation felt by young generation towards the immense shame and disgrace portrayed in media last year. Through working with the anonymity of the web and series of composite images, the three young artists ghim dahwan, boma, and Choi Yun shed light on the multifaceted feelings of living within a displaced reality.MAP

Image caption: ghim dahwan, KINGDOMOFICE – en, sub, snow, sung, girum, 2017, mixed media, dimension variable, 1hr 32min. Courtesy of Doosan Gallery


Hiroshi Yoshida: Worldly Visions
Exhibition | Through February 25
This exhibition of masterpieces by the renowned Hiroshi Yoshida presents his revered views of Japan and those from his international travels. As a member of the “new print” movement, Yoshida shed the division of labor of traditional Japanese woodblock printing to participate in each stage of printmaking himself.MAP

Image caption: Yoshida, Hiroshi, Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion), woodblock print, 1933, 16 x 11 in. Courtesy of Ronin Gallery


Munakata and the Disciples of Buddha

Exhibition | March 2-April 29
Opening Reception | March 7 | 5:30pm-8pm
Asia Week Reception | March 11 | 11-4pm
The exhibition invites viewers to experience the woodblock prints of Shiko Munakata (1903 – 1975) and to discover the Buddhist roots of Japanese woodblock printing. Culminating in his iconic series Ten Great Disciples of the Buddha, the exhibition explores the vital interplay of artistic tradition and religious practice behind Munakata’s groundbreaking work.MAP

Image caption: Courtesy of Ronin Gallery



Exhibition | March 2-April 6
Opening Reception | March 2 | 6pm-8pm
Having majored in Piano and Graphic Design, music and design are the most natural and familiar languages to Oh. In both disciplines, there is an inherent quality of logic, control, and restraint. By focusing on those aspects, she examines and studies the sensation of tension. Min Oh has been borrowing and applying the structure of Western tonal music and performance to her video work and continuing with these formal experiments.MAP

Image caption: A Sit, 2015, Single channel HD (1080p) video, stereo audio, 6 min, in collaboration with Lyon Eun Kwon (choreography), Chosun Hong (sound)


The Art of Bengal
Exhibition | Through March 10
One of the most comprehensive surveys of art from Bengal, India to be staged in New York. Mythological and religious themed paintings from the 19th century are juxtaposed with academic paintings as well as paintings from the influential movement Bengal School to illustrate the diverse artistic output from this flourished state of India.

Image caption: Ramkinkar Baij, Untitled, water colour on paper, 1961, 10.5 x 14.5 in. (26.7 x 36.8 cm.) Courtesy of DAG Modern


Ho Sintung | Surfaced
Exhibition | Through April 1
First New York exhibition by Hong Kong artist Ho Sintung who works primarily with pencil and graphite on paper. Ho’s fastidiously executed posters and LP covers for imaginary horror films and soundtracks are derived from the artist’s interest in all aspects of the cinema, from architecture, film props, to other ephemera.MAP

Image caption: Ho Sintung, All of them Switches (detail), 2016, colored pencil on paper, 43/3/4 x 48 x 7 3/4 in. Courtesy of Chambers FineArt


Agus Suwage: Room of Mine
Exhibition | Through April 1
Agus Suwage’s third solo exhibition at the gallery will focus on the paper medium, with a new series of large-scale, multi-panel watercolors exhibited alongside three-dimensional paper pulp wall reliefs.MAP

Image caption: No Evil And Co. Ii – After Soedjojono, 2016, watercolor, Ink, tobacco juice on paper, 48 X 88 ½ In. (122 x 225 cm). Courtesy of Tyler Rollins Fine Art


Red Room 2: Migratory Birds at Elga Wimmer PCC Gallery
Exhibition | April 19 – May 2
Opening Reception | April 19 | 5-6pm
An exhibition of paintings and mixed media works showcasing individual and collaborative works by 3 Iranian brothers Morteza, Sina and Mojtaba Ghasemi who are from Bandar Anzali, in the northern province of Gilan/Iran.MAP

Image caption: Ghasemi brothers work, Red room 2: Migratory Birds, Oil and acrylic on Board, 60x100cm, 2016, courtesy of Roya Khadjavi Projects


For your eyes solely: The Mask by Ali Kourehchian
Exhibition | May 30 – June 12
Opening Reception | May 30 | 6-9pm
Inspired by the equivocal phrases in Persian poetry, Iranian sculpture and architect Ali Kourehchian has chosen “The Mask” as his subject matter and through it created a process to transform poetry into visual art.MAP

Image caption: Passion, Bronze mounted on Marble block, H 37cm x D 17cm x W 26cm, 2016, courtesy of Roya Khadjavi Projects/span&gt



Asia-Based Venues


Natee Utarit | Optimism is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces
Exhibition at Ayala Museum | February 17 – April 9
Opening Reception | February 17 | 6pm
Presented by Ayala Museum and Richard Koh Fine Art with the support of the Royal Thai Embassy in Manila, the exhibition will feature 12 large-sized oil on canvas paintings entitled ‘The Altarpieces’, taking as its inspiration paintings that have traditionally adorned the altars of Christian churches.MAP

Image caption: Natee Utarit – In the Name of God (detail), 2016 [250x374cm,triptych] Oil-on-canvas. Courtesy of Richard Koh Fine Art



Heba Y. Amin | An Astronomical Determination of the Distance Between Two Cities
Exhibition | January 7 – February 18
This exhibition looks at the historical paradigms of technology and urban development in relation to contemporary migratory paths. Amin critiques the predatory view of landscape and the exoticization of women’s bodies in relation to geography. The project proposes a visual allegory focusing on architectural fragments and sexual desires to challenge colonial histories.MAP

Image caption: Heba Y. Amin, “The Act of Remembering, Spanish Sahara I”. B/W archival print, 50 x 75 cm. Courtesy of Zilberman Gallery


Walid Siti | The Black Tower
Exhibition | Through February 25
London-based Iraqi-Kurdish artist Walid Siti’s first solo exhibition in Germany curated by Nat Muller. The exhibition premiers series of new works that include site-specific pieces at the gallery space on Goethestrasse.

Image caption: Walid Siti, “The Black Tower”, Plastic figurines, paper, acrylic, plaster, twigs, 35 x 50 x 35 cm. Courtesy of Zilberman Gallery



Mythos and Utopia
Exhibition | February 25 – April 22
Following Cabinet of Curiosities in 2011 and A Carriage Affair in 2014, Mythos and Utopia is the last chapter in the exhibition series that the artist has realized with Zilberman Gallery. In this chapter she looks back at the city’s history as well as that of ceramic materials and blends memory and material to construct a new scenery.

Image Caption: Burçak Bingöl, “Re-collection”, Ceramics, 55 x 8 x 31.5 cm



Art 101 – Maya Allison
Talk at Nadi Al Quoz | February 26 | 6:30 – 7:30pm
Art101 is a series of talks that goes behind the scenes to help people understand the art world better. Maya Allison (NYUAD Art Gallery Director) will discuss her curatorial research into the ways that different art communities have historically enabled creative innovation.MAP

Image caption: Courtesy of Alserkal Avenue


Syria Into the Light  (co-presented with Atassi Foundation)
Exhibition at Concrete | March 9 – April 3
The show will be based on the theme of ‘Portraits and Figures’ and will include more than 60 works by over 40 artists illustrating the landscape of Syrian art from 1924 up to 2016. Through this theme, the exhibition will highlight the trajectories and shifts of art movements in Syria and its socio-cultural histories, from the early 20th century until the present day, representing different movements, techniques and mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video art. MAP

Image caption: Lotfi Al Romheen, ‘Untitled’, Marble, 45 x 30 x 17 cm. 1996. Courtesy of Alserkal Avenue


March Art Week 2017
Events | March 10 – 18
As part of its March Art Week 2017 program, Alserkal Avenue has commissioned 4 UAE-based artists Farah Al Qasimi, Ammar Al Attar, Karim Sultan, and Raja’a Khalid to produce work that is inspired by the physical, social and cultural framework of Alserkal Avenue and its surrounding industrial neighborhood of Al Quoz in Dubai.

Galleries located within Alserkal Avenue launch new exhibitions as part of Dubai March Art Week 2017: Ayyam Gallery, Carbon 12, CHI-KA, Custot Gallery Dubai, Elmarsa Gallery, FN Designs, Green Art Gallery, GreyNoise, Gulf Photo Plus, Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, La Galerie Nationale, Lawrie Shabibi, Leila Heller Gallery, MB&F M.A.D Gallery, Salsali Private Museum, Satellite, Showcase Gallery, SVENM, The Odd Piece, The Third LineMAP

Image caption: Ammar Al Attar, Courtesy of Alserkal Avenue


AB/ANBAR (Tehran)
David Batchelor: Chromatology
Exhibition | Through March 3
Scottish artist and writer David Batchelor’s first solo exhibition in Tehran. Asides from sculpture, drawing, painting, and installation, the show explores artificial qualities of built environments and color, which forms a core aspect of the artist’s two-decade long multidisciplinary practice.MAP

Image caption: David Batchelor, Concreto 1.0h/05a, 2013, concrete, © David Batchelor. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017, Courtesy of Ab/Anbar



INK STUDIO (Beijing)
China Now: New Literati Art
Exhibition at Art100 NY | March 9 – 18
Ink Studio’s inaugural US exhibition to be opened during New York’s Asia Week, featuring new works by five Chinese artists: Bingyi, Li Huasheng, Li Jin, Yang Jiechang, and Zheng Chongbin, who bring the pre-modern philosophy of the Chinese literati into global contemporary artistic practices. MAP

Image caption: Zheng Chongbin, Undulation of the Fracture, 2017, Ink and acrylic on xuan paper, 205 x 327 cm.


Tai Xiangzhou: Speculative Cosmologies
Beijing | Exhibition | March 18 – May 7
Artist and scholar Tai Xiangzhou’s solo exhibition that features new ink paintings in both contemporary and classical styles, as well as his architectural and interactive multimedia installations. Tai’s practice is grounded in his research into the ink painting’s history and materials, and into the origins of classical Chinese visual culture in astronomical observation and imagination. MAP

Image caption: Tai Xiangzhou, Star Atlas, 2016, ink on silk, 139.5 x 188.5 cm. Courtesy of INK Studio


Art Basel 2017 | March 23 – 25 (Hong Kong)
Zheng Chongbin | Booth 3D28
The latest paintings by acclaimed conceptual and experimental ink artist Zheng Chongbin will be presented along with the world premiere of his new video Roots of the Sky (2016). His video Chimeric Landscape (2015) will also be screened in Art Basel’s film section. Through the interactions of ink, acrylic, water, and paper, Zheng’s paintings record the processes that underlie the emergence of order and its inevitable dissipation.MAP

Image caption: Zheng Chongbin, Concept of Exponents (detail), 2017, ink, acrylic, xuan paper, 194 x 260 cm. Courtesy of INK Studio


Art Basel 2017 | March 23 – 25 (Hong Kong)
Bingyi: Metamorphosis | Booth 3E16
The first presentation of Bingyi’s massive land-art ink works in an international art fair; it is an immersive installation of two 22-meter panels created on sacred mountains throughout China. Collaborating with the natural elements of wind, sun, humidity, air pressure, and terrain, Bingyi uses ink on xuan paper as “dark light” to illuminate the invisible forces of geology and climate that shape our world.MAP

Image caption: Bingyi, Wanwu: Metamorphosis, 2013, ink on paper, 2200 x 300 cm x 6 pieces, installation view at INK studio, Beijing, 2015. Photographer: Jonathan Leijonhufvud


Yang Jiechang solo exhibition
Beijing | Exhibition | May 20 – July 9
The first systematic presentation of the artist’s Hundred Layers of Ink series, which debuted in the landmark 1989 exhibition Magiciens de la Terre at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and is extremely influential in the history of contemporary Chinese art. The show will also coincide with a major exhibition celebrating Yang’s 60th birthday at the Minsheng Art Museum.MAP

Image caption: Yang Jiechang, One Hundred Layers of Ink (detail), 1992-1994, ink on paper and gauze, 177 x 137 cm. Courtesy of INK Studio


Wong Ping | Who’s the Daddy
Exhibition | Through March 11
Wong Ping’s second solo show in Hong Kong. Rendered in the artist’s signatory neon color scheme and pop-like imagery, the series of new animation and sculptural works presented explores the trials and tribulations of parenthood through notions of control, obsession, and desire.MAP

Image caption: Wong Ping, Who’s the Daddy, 2017, single-channel animation. Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery



EXHIBIT320 (New Delhi)
Exhibition | March 18 – April 17
The exhibition takes its inspiration from the manifesto “4000 AD” written by Stanley Brouwn, nuances of which have continued to resonate in Vibha Galhotra’s artistic practice in the past few years. Galhotra employs the manifesto metaphorically to highlight the environmental concerns of our time in this age of Anthropocene, centering the five elements of water, earth, fire, air, and space. MAP



March 23 – 25
Participating Consortium Partners
Aicon Gallery, Chambers Fine Art, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong), INK Studio (Beijing), Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul)MAP