November 2, 2008 - Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York - November 6 – 10, 2008
November 2, 2008

November 6 – 10, 2008

Yue Minjun

Kung Fu, 2006, 41 x 45 inches.
Courtesy of Gallery ARTSIDE.

November 6 – 10, 2008
Preview Opening,November 6 (Invitation Only)
 

Pier 92
52nd Street & 12th Avenue
New York City

www.acafny.com

One of the most important exhibitions of contemporary Asian art, the 2nd annual Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York (ACAF NY), will be held from Thursday, November 6 through Monday, November 10, 2008, at Pier 92, 52nd Street and 12th Avenue, in New York City. More than 60 international galleries and non-profit organizations will show a wide range of contemporary work by artists from countries including China, Japan, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

Exhibitors
Over 60 leading galleries from 14 countries, as well as several art organizations and institutions, will exhibit at the Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York. Please see www.acafny.com for full exhibitors list.

Opening Night Preview
The invitation only opening night preview will be held on Thursday, November 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. A fashion show by the award-winning designer Angel Chang and other events are planned.

Special Exhibitions
ACAF NY
has commissioned two special exhibitions — one from Central Asia and the Middle East, and one from China. Given Difference, curated by Dr. Charles Merewether, will examine art from Central Asian and Middle Eastern countries; Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Georgia. My Bone, Flesh and Skin, curated by Feng Boyi, will examine contemporary Chinese artists’ paintings and sculpture related to the human body.

Programs
A number of panel discussions and lectures are also planned on issues relating to Asian contemporary art.

Friday, November 7

11:30am
Biennials and Beyond: Contemporary Asian Art and Art Markets
Moderator: Eleanor Heartney, art critic
Panelists: Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America; Christopher Phillips, senior curator at ICP; Xiaoming Zhang, former Vice President Worldwide Senior Specialist – Chinese Contemporary Sotheby’s

3:00pm
Beyond the Rise of India and China: Art in South East Asia
Moderator: Melissa Chiu, director of the Asia Society, vice-president of Global Art Programs
Panelists: Carla Bianpoen, senior editor of C-Arts magazine; Enin Suprianto, curator

Saturday, November 8

11:30am
Contemporary Calligraphy from Middle Eastern and East Asian Traditions
Moderator: France Pepper, director of Arts and Culture Program at the China Institute
Panelists: Fung Ming-Chip, artist (Hong Kong); Ayako Wakahara, artist (Japan); Pouran Jinchi, artist (Iran)

2:00pm
Private Passions in Public Places: The Rise of Private Museums in Asia
Moderator: Joe Martin Hill, founder of Vision-Connect, a management and curatorial consultancy based in New York
Panelists: Victoria Lu, curator at MOCA Shanghai; David Elliott, curator, writer, broadcaster and museum director; Shaheen Merali, artistic director of Bodhi Berlin; Hyunsoo Woo, Associate Curator of Korean Art, East Asian Art Department, Philadelphia Museum of Art

4:30pm
My Bone, Flesh and Skin: Dialogue between Richard Vine and Feng Boyi
Interviewer: Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America
Curator: Feng Boyi, curator

Sunday, November 9

1:00pm
The Other Orient: New Art in Central Asia and the Middle East
Moderator: Dr. Charles Merewether, curator
Panelists: David Elliott, curator, writer, broadcaster and museum director; Alexandra Munroe, senior curator of Asian art at Guggenheim Museum; Leeza Ahmady, Independent Curator & Consultant, Director of Asian Contemporary Art Week

4:00pm
Dialogue: Charles Merewether Interviews Liu Xiaodong
Artist: Liu Xiaodong, artist
Interviewer: Dr. Charles Merewether, curator

Show Information
The 2nd annual Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York will be held from Thursday, November 6 through Monday, November 10, 2008, at Pier 92, 52nd Street and 12th Avenue, in New York City. Show hours are as follows:

Thursday, November 6 (invitation only) | 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, November 7 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 8 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 9 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, November 10 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please can contact the ACAF NY office at 212-563-3360 or info@acafny.com or visit the website at www.acafny.com.

AsianArtWorks
531 West 26th Street,
4th Floor,
NY 10001
212056303360

www.acafny.com

Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York

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