November 2, 2007 - Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York - At Pier 92, NYC
November 2, 2007

At Pier 92, NYC

Noriko Yamaguchi
Keitai Girl No.1
Digital C-Print
2004
Courtesy of MEM Inc.

November 8-12, 2007

Pier 92
52 St & 12 Ave, NYC

www.acafny.com

ACAF NY debuts November 8-12, 2007 at Pier 92 with new works by a stellar front line of contemporary masters and will showcase a fascinating selection of work by emerging artists who are consistently setting tomorrow’s trends. ACAF NY brings to New York a vibrant, international art market that is slated to be the modern-day World’s Fair for an Asian art collection. ACAF NY will provide special opportunities for an open dialogue with key figures of the art world. The five day event will become a point of convergence where some of the most respected dealers of contemporary Asian art will engage collectors, curators, and the general public alike.

- 80 exhibitors from over 10 countries
- 350 international artists
- Curated special exhibition
- Cultural and educational programs
- Expert collecting advice
- VIP lounge
- Visitors lounge café
- International Media and Publications

Special Exhibition
Simulasian: Refiguring “Asia” for the 21st — Century
Curated by Eric C. Shiner and Lilly Wei

In the first decade of the 21st-century, the idea of “Asia” has become increasingly amorphous: is it a continent, a mindset, a physical body, a conceptual identity? Today, the contemporary art of any region is as informed by its neighbors, near or far, as it is by local traditions and histories. For the inaugural Asian Contemporary Art Fair, the work of 27 artists whose work explores this diverse “idea of Asia” will show how many artists are moving beyond–and often times deconstructing and decoding–the stereotypical Asia in favor of one that is more complex and inclusive. The exhibition will thus make visitors question their own perceptions of what Asia is, and urge them to “de-Orientalize” the notion of Asia, viewing it not only as a place, but as a truly global philosophy that infects, informs and encourages artistic production around the world.

Participating artists: Bani Abidi / Ilona Rozeal Brown / Emily Cheng / David Diao / Brendan Fernandes / Chitra Ganesh / Max Gimblett / Ran Hwang / Chen Chieh-Jen / Ranbir Kaleka / Kazim / Terence Koh / Emiko Kasahara / Jeremy Kost / Tracey Moffatt / Susan Norrie and David Mackenzie / Hung-chih Peng / Cai Qing / Ataru Sato / Ai Weiwei / Saya Woolfalk / Noriko Yamaguchi / Miwa Yanagi / Masayuki Yoshinaga

Lecture Series
Throughout the fair, ACAF NY will have a Panel & Lecture Series featuring preeminent scholars, curators, and artists debating significant issues in Asian contemporary art.

Friday November 9
11:00am — Panel Discussion Asian Contemporary Art: History & Popularization
2:30pm — Guest Speaker

Saturday November 10
12:00pm — Panel Discussion Asian Contemporary Art: Venues & Mainstream Collections
2:30pm — Guest Speaker

Sunday November 11
12:00pm — Guest Speaker

Monday

*Please check www.acafny.com for updates on speakers and schedules.

Opening Night Preview info:
5pm – 9pm Invitation only / VIP preview, Cocktail Reception, Special Performances

Performance Schedule
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Sincha Hong
Second Hand Rose

Hours:
November 8
VIP Preview 5pm – 9pm, invitation only

November 9
11am – 7pm

November 10
11am – 7pm

November 11
11am – 6pm

November 12
11am – 5pm

Phone #:
212.563.3360

Admission fee info:
Fees apply
Monday Free

Map/Direction
Pier 92 is located on Manhattan’s far West side on the Hudson River (Twelfth Avenue) at 52nd Street in the Passenger Ship Terminal complex. The pier is easily accessible by public transportation, taxi, and private vehicle. The nearest subway stop is four cross-town blocks east at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Pier 92 can be reached by public transportation via the Eighth Avenue subway, E or C trains to 50th street, then via M50 bus line. The M50 bus runs West on 49th Street (to the pier) and East on 50th Street (from the pier) connecting at Eighth Avenue (E or C subway) and at Seventh Avenue (1 or 9 subway).

BY CAR
From the Lincoln Tunnel, take 42nd Street west to Twelfth Avenue. Continue north on Twelfth Avenue to Pier 92 / Passenger Ship Terminal.

From the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, go west via 34th Street to Twelfth Avenue. Continue north on Twelfth Avenue to Pier 92 / Passenger Ship Terminal.
Access to the pier for private cars at 52nd Street and Twelfth Avenue.
Parking is available on the upper deck and neighboring lots.

TICKETING AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Tickets are available at the door; no advance purchase necessary. For further information visit www.acafny.com or call 212 563 3360

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