Monday, August 22, 2016

The 11th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week, New York, September 8 - November 18, 2016

The 11th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week expands to a full season, offering cutting-edge exhibitions, receptions, performances, discussions & festivities at leading Consortium Partner museums & galleries citywide!

(New York, September 8 - November 18, 2016)

Not-to-be-Missed Highlights
- an unprecedented overview of contemporary art from China in New York City this fall, including the first US retrospective for Zou Wou-ki (Asia Society); newly commissioned works by 6 major emerging artists, co-organized by Xiaoyu Weng & Ho Hanru (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum); a striking installation by Wu Jian'an (Chambers Fine Arts), plus work by the infamous Ai Weiwei (Lisson Gallery); South & Southeast Asia and its diaspora is represented by prominent artists- Amina Ahmed (Twelve Gates Arts), Jitish Kallat(Philadelphia Museum of Art), Rasheed Araeen (Aicon Gallery), Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan(Sundaram Tagore Gallery), Zarina Hashmi (DAG Modern), and Reena Saini Kallat (MoMA);Solo exhibitions for women artists known for their community-engaged, multidisciplinary performance-based practices include Mariam Ghani (Ryan Lee Gallery), Mierle Laderman Ukeles (Queens Museum), and Arahmaiani (with an opening night performance at Tyler Rollins Fine Art). Multiple symposiums and lectures across the city contextualize artists and historical timelines, such as Turner Prize winner Simon Starling on his expansive Noh Theater installation (Japan Society). Other timely & provocative ACAW co-organized programs feature a panel on the life and philosophy of Arakawa (with Reversible Destiny Foundation, hosted at Artnet), an evening with Palestine-based artists and architects Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti (with ArteEast), and a private mid-season kickoff reception for ACAW, generously hosted by Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Foundation
A full agenda is now available at: 
Signature Forum 
FIELD MEETING: Thinking Practice 
November 11 & 12, hosted at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & Asia Society

With performances, lecture-performances, and lively discussions by over 30 creative compelling figures including Shezad Dawood (London), Jennifer Wen Ma (Beijing & New York), Jonas Staal (Amsterdam), Mami Kataoka (Tokyo), Sarah Rifky (Cairo & Boston), Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme (Ramallah & New York), Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (Beirut), and many more. For full speaker lineup, profiles and curatorial narrative, click here
Curated by ACAW Director Leeza Ahmady
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register to attend here!

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Consortium Partners & Participating Institutions: Asia Society Museum / ArteEast / Asia Art Archive in America / Japan Society / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / MoMA | Museum of Modern Art / Queens Museum / Rubin Museum of Art / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Foundation / +91 Foundation / Reversible Destiny Foundation / Twelve Gates Arts / Aicon Gallery / Art Projects International / Chambers Fine Art / DAG Modern / Doosan Gallery / Lisson Gallery / Owen James Gallery / Ronin Gallery / Roya Khadjavi Projects / Ryan Lee Gallery / Sundaram Tagore Gallery / Tyler Rollins Fine Art / Ab-Anbar Gallery (Tehran) / Alserkal Avenue (Dubai) / Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong) / Exhibit320 (New Delhi) / Galeri Zilberman (Istanbul) / Ink Studio (Beijing) / Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur) / Space Station (Beijing) / Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) / Otto Zoo Gallery (Milan) / The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation / Sa Sa Bassac (Phnom Penh) / The Third Line Gallery (Dubai) / Kadist Art Foundation / APA Institute NYU / Philadelphia Museum of Art / Sotheby's

Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) is a collaborative curatorial & educational initiative of Asia Contemporary Art Consortium, fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) 

Images: 1. Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti, Concrete Tent, Photo by Anna Sara/Campus in Camps. Courtesy of ArteEast
2. Wafaa Bilal, The Things I Could Tell, installation, 2015. Copyright Wafaa Bilal. Courtesy Artpace & Driscoll Babcock Galleries

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