DAY ALL: MAR 21-31, 2011

Monday, March 21 The Museum of Modern Art 7 pm: Dialogue with Artist + Screening Modern Mondays: An Evening with Mariam Ghani Brooklyn-based artist Mariam Ghani (b. 1978) examines the public and private narratives that construct and contest histories, places, and communities through projects that both deploy and question the strategies and forms of documentary, performance, translation, participation, anthropology, the archive, the network, and the poetic register. In... Read More

DAY 11: MARCH 31, 2011

Thursday, March 31 Closing Events Asia Art Archive at Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) 6:30 pm: Dialogue with Artists and Director + Screening From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s Directed by Asia Art Archive, 2010, 45 mins, Hong Kong, China. Based on primary research, rare film footage and personal interviews with key artists, this documentary bears witness not only to the “Reading Fever” that gripped the Chinese art... Read More

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... Read More

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.... Read More

DAY 8: MARCH 28, 2011

Monday, March 28 Asia Society and Museum 6:30 pm: Dialogue with Artists Ushio Shinohara and Tomokazu Matsuyama: Neo-Dada Mix / Remix Come hear a lively discussion about Japanese culture and history between New York-based artists Ushio Shinohara (b. 1932) and Tomokazu Matsuyama (b. 1976). Shinohara made his iconic status as a Neo-Dada artist in Japan in the late 1950s and moved to New York in 1969. Following in Shinohara’s footsteps, Matsuyama, who has lived in New York... Read More

DAY 7: MARCH 27, 2011

Sunday, March 27 Indo-American Arts Council 2–5 pm: Opening Reception Erasing Borders: Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora The eighth annual group exhibition organized by Indo-American Arts Council opens at the Queens Museum of Art to explore the contributions of 25 artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent. Works in various mediums investigate themes of cultural dislocation, memory, exile, and spiritual inheritance. Queens Museum of Art NYC Building,... Read More

DAY 6: MARCH 26, 2011

Saturday, March 26 Bose Pacia 11 am – 6 pm: Exhibition Viewing Conundrum 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:... Read More

DAY 5: MARCH 25, 2011

Friday, March 25 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 6:30 pm: Dialogue with Curators + Reception in Rotunda International Biennials In honor of ACAW 2011, three renowned curators will discuss artists and curatorial processes in recent international biennials. With David Elliott, Independent Curator and Artistic Director of Sydney Biennale 2010; Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator of Gwanju Biennial 2010; and Suzanne Cotter, Curator of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi... Read More

DAY 4: MARCH 24, 2011

Thursday, March 24 Chelsea Chambers Fine Art 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... Read More

DAY 3: MARCH 23, 2011

Wednesday, March 23 Signature Event ASIA SOCIETY AND MUSEUM 6:30 pm: Dialogue with Artists   Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian Join us for ACAW’s signature event to hear world-renowned artists Monir Farmanfarmaian discusses her life and art work with Melissa Chiu, Asia Society Museum Director. Recipient of the 1958 Venice Biennale’s Gold Medal, Farmanfarmaian has exhibited internationally and lives in her home country Iran after having spent nearly a decade in New... Read More