May 17, 2006 - Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) - May 22 – 27, 2006 in New York City
May 17, 2006

May 22 – 27, 2006 in New York City

Rashid Rana, Ten Differences, (2004), Video still

ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK (ACAW)
MAY 22 – 27, 2006 IN NEW YORK CITY>

www.acaw.net

28 leading New York City galleries and museums join forces to present ACAW, an annual citywide event that focuses this year on Asian video art.

A highlight is Fast Futures: Asian Video Art, an exhibition of 35 works drawn from an open call juried by Melissa Chiu (Asia Society Museum Director), Yu Yeon Kim (independent curator) and Barbara London (Museum of Modern Art Curator) to be presented in galleries and museums across New York. Emerging and established artists are included from Turkey, Afghanistan, Dagestan, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Asia Society launches this exciting week on Monday May 22 at 6.30pm with Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art: Take 4, a panel discussion with leading artist Vivan Sundaram, curators Johan Pijnappel and Barbara London, and moderated by Melissa Chiu. Other events throughout the week include lectures, performances and video screenings.
Schedule of Events

Mon, 5.22.06
Asia Society Museum
6:30 pm Discussion
8 pm Reception
Tues, 5.23.06 (Uptown)
American Folk Art Museum
5pm Exhibition Tour
6-8pm Reception

Gallery Korea
5-7 pm Reception

Japan Society
5:30-8 pm Reception

Goedhuis Contemporary
6-8 pm Reception

Tilton Gallery
6-8 pm Reception

China Institute
8-9:30 pm Screening/Discussion
Wed, 5.24.06 (Downtown)
Arts Projects International
11-5 pm
Exhibition Viewing

Brooklyn Museum
3-5 pm Screening/Discussion
Chuk Palu Gallery/Center for
Contemporary Art Afghanistan
6-8:30 pm Lecture/Reception

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
6-8 pm Reception
7 pm Performance
Thurs, 5.25.06 (Chelsea)
Bose Pacia Gallery
6:30 pm Discussion/Exhibition Viewing

Chambers Fine Art
6-8 pm Exhibition Viewing

James Cohan Gallery
6-8 pm Exhibition Viewing

Max Protetch Gallery
6-8 pm Reception

M.Y. Art Prospects
6-9pm Reception

Sepia International /
The Alkazai Collection
6-8 pm Reception

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
6-8:30 pm Reception

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
6-8 pm Reception

Thomas Erben Gallery
6-8:30 pm Reception
Fri, 5.26.06 (Various)
Rubin Museum of Art
4:30-12 pm Video Screening
Artist Tours & ACAW DJ

Bose Pacia Gallery
6:30 pm Video Screening

Flow Sound Collective
Diapason Gallery
8:30-12 pm
Sound Art Performances

Gallery Arts India
6-9 pm Reception
Sat, 5.27.06 (Boroughs)
Bronx Museum of the Arts
4-6 pm Video Screening

Queens Museum of Art
2-5 pm Music & Dance Performances

Asian Art Museum
(San Francisco)
Exhibition on view thru July 16

Sponsors: ArtAsiaPacific, Diapason, Chambers Hotel, Sotheby’s, SurroundArt and WPS1.org Art Radio
For a complete agenda and schedule of events, visit www.acaw.net
Media Contacts: Elaine Merguerian Asia Society, (212) 327-9271
ACAW Managing Director: Leeza Ahmady, (212) 327-9251

Asian Contemporary Art Week is an initiative of the Asian Contemporary Art Consortium: Melissa Chiu, Asia Society and Museum; Eleni Cocordas, Japan Society; Ethan Cohen, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts; Esa Epstein, Sepia International, The Alkazi Collection; Michael Goedhuis, Goedhuis Contemporary; Steve Pacia and Shumita Bose, Bose Pacia Modern; France Pepper, China Institute; Jung Lee Sanders, Arts Projects International; David Solo and Jack and Susy Wadsworth, Collectors.

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