Asian Contemporary Art Week – March 21-31!

March 14, 2011 - filed under Past Events   

Mariam Ghani, A Brief History of Collapses. Video, Commissioned by the Sharjah Biennial X, 2011.

Asian Contemporary Art Week, (ACAW) celebrates over 90 artists’ works at 35 New York City museums and galleries thru select exhibitions, conversations, screenings, book launches, receptions, and curator tours from March 21-31, 2011. Now in its seventh year, ACAW 2011 launches Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art, a series of talks with more than 25 leading artists and professionals in the field.  Over the course of the ten days, ACAW Dialogues will strive to disseminate broader, more thorough knowledge of art communities and artists’ activities within and outside of Asia.

Highlights of the ACAW Dialogues include:

A discussion with Mariam Ghani and Barbara London at the Museum of Modern Art (March 21)
Rashid Rana and Pooja Sood at Sotheby’s (March 22)
M.F. Husain and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian with Melissa Chiu at Asia Society Museum (March 23)
David ElliottMassimiliano Gioni, and Suzanne Cotter with Joe Martin Hill at the Guggenheim Museum (March 25)
Ushio Shinohara and Tomokazu Matsuyama with Miwako Tezuka at Asia Society Museum (March 28)
Liu Xiaodong with Alexandra Munroe at the Guggenheim Museum (March 29)
Xiaoze Xie interviewed by Robert Hobbs at China Institute (March 29)
A discussion with Asian Cultural Council 2011 grantees/contemporary artists Firoz Mahmud, Chaw Ei Thein, and Fong Wah Phoebe Hui led by Leeza Ahmady at Location One (March 30)
Yang Jiechang and Zheng Shengtian in conversation with Jane DeBevoise at Museum of Chinese in the Americas (March 31)

Most programs are free to the public and some require advance booking. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

Participating Venues:

Monday, March 21
The Museum of Modern Art*

Tuesday, March 22

Wednesday, March 23
Asia Society and Museum*

Thursday, March 24
Chambers Fine Art
Jack Shainman Gallery*
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
sepia EYE at Aperture Gallery*
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Thomas Erben Gallery*
Tyler Rollins Fine Art*

Friday, March 25
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum*
Rubin Museum of Art

Saturday, March 26
Bose Pacia*
Ethan Cohen Fine Art*
Rubin Museum of Art
sepia EYE at Aperture Gallery*
Tally Beck Contemporary
Zürcher Studio

Sunday, March 27
Indo-American Arts Council at Queens Museum of Art

Monday, March 28
Asia Society and Museum*

Tuesday, March 29
China Institute*
Gallery Korea / Korean Cultural Service
Japan Society Gallery*
Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery*
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum*
Taipei Cultural Center

Wednesday, March 30
Asian Cultural Council at Location One
China Institute*

Thursday, March 31
Asia Art Archive at Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

Sponsors: Asian Cultural Council and Sotheby’s
Media Sponsors: ArtAsiaPacific, artnet, and Art on Air

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