March 11, 2008 - Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) - In New York City
March 11, 2008

In New York City

Sat March 15- Mon March 24, 2008

46 NYC museums and galleries join together to focus on Asian Contemporary Art. Over 100 Artists present their works at 60 special events, including receptions, exhibition viewings, screenings, artist conversations and walkthroughs.

New to ACAW is Artists in Conversation, a series of talks given by 35 leading and emerging artists speaking about their works and sharing their concepts and inspirations. Featured artists hail from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and, for the first time, from the Middle East: Lebanon, Palestine and Israel.

For detailed descriptions of events, visit

3-7 P.M. ACAW Opening Event and Conversation Panel with artists Tie Ying and Xu Zhongmin / Sotheby’s Asian Auction Preview & Reception

The Museum of Modern Art

7 P.M. Akram Zaatari in Conversation / Screening

Gallery Korea

1 P.M. Jean Shin and Ofri Cnaani in Conversation alongside Nam June Paik’s exhibit

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum*
4-5 P.M. Curatorial Walk Through of Cai Guo-Qiang’s retrospective

Marlborough Gallery*
5:30P.M.Viswanadhan in Conversation / 7-8:30 P.M. Opening Reception

Goedhuis Contemporary*
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Grace Tong

Island Weiss Gallery
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Chunhong Chang

The Korea Society
6:30-8 P.M. Exhibition: Toy Stories / Film Screening

China Institute*
8 P.M. Lin Yilin in Conversation

Whitney Museum of American Art

2 P.M. Biennial 2008: Artists in Conversation

Taipei Cultural Center
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Snake Alley: Cutting Edge Taiwanese Contemporary Art

Tamarind Art
6-9 P.M. Opening Reception: Creative Circuit: Indian Contemporaries

Lower East Side Printshop
6:30-8 P.M. Tomie Arai in Conversation / Exhibition Viewing

Arario Gallery

6-8 P.M. Exhibition Viewing / 7 P.M. Exhibition Walk Through With Hyongkoo Lee

Bose Pacia*
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Ranbir Kaleka

Chambers Fine Art
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception / Shi Jinsong in Conversation

Chappell Gallery
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Toshio Iezumi

6:30-8:30 P.M. Opening Reception for Group Exhibit / Curator’s Talk

Chinese Contemporary
6-8:30 P.M. One Year Anniversary Reception / Exhibition: Tu Hongtao

Kips Gallery
6-8 P.M. Exhibition Viewing/ Conversation: Fay Ku

Mary Ryan Gallery
6-8:30 P.M. Opening Reception: Lin Tianmiao and Wu Moonching

Max Lang
6-8 P.M. Exhibition Viewing: Hye Rim Lee

Max Protetch Gallery
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Byron Kim and Qiu Jiongjiong

Moti Hasson Gallery
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Zipora Fried and Jiha Moon

M.Y. Art Prospects
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception and Curatorial Talk: CE/VN: Cadavre Exquis VietNam and Takako Azami

Onishi Gallery
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Ephemeral

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
6-8 P.M. Viewing and Reception: Drishti

Thomas Erben Gallery
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Ashok Sukumaran

Winkleman Gallery
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: I Dream of the ‘Stans: New Central Asian Video

88 Conversations

4-8 P.M. Studio Opening Reception

6:30 P.M. Kanishka Raja in Conversation / 7:30 P.M. Reception

New York University
6:30 P.M. Hiroshi Sunairi and Yuken Teruya in Conversation

Art Projects International*
6 P.M. Reception / 7:30 P.M. Pouran Jinchi in Conversation

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts*
6-9 P.M. Opening Reception: Power of the Brush, Leading Painters from Asia

The Gabarron Foundation
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Taiwanese Contemporary Art

Sepia International / The Alkazi Collection*
6-8 P.M. Opening Reception: Course

Rubin Museum of Art
7-9:30 P.M. Dabid Abir and Frank Fu in Conversation / Performances

22 SATURDAY (Various Locations)
Japan Society*

11:30 A.M. Curatorial Walk Through of Shibata Zeshin

Sepia International / The Alkazi Collection*
12:30 P.M. Navin Rawanchaukul, Atul Bhalla, Osamu James Nakagawa and Jaye Rhee in Conversation

Max Protetch Gallery
1 P.M. Exhibition Walk Through with Byron Kim

Crossing Art
2 P.M. Back to the Garden: Artists in Conversation / 3:30 P.M. Film Screening /
6 P.M. Reception

Gary Snyder Project Space
2:30 P.M. Tadaaki Kuwayama in Conversation

Bose Pacia*
3 P.M. Ranbir Kaleka in Conversation

Queens Museum of Art
4 P.M. Jaishri Abichandani in Conversation / Exhibition Viewing

Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art
6-9 P.M. Catered Reception / 7:30 P.M. O Zhang in Conversation

Eli Klein Fine Art
6-9 P.M. Opening Reception: Zhang Hui

Asia Society and Museum*

6:30 P.M. Panel Discussion: India’s Burgeoning Art Scene / 8 P.M. Reception

Off Site Venues
The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, New Jersey

Parable of the Garden: New Media Art from Iran & Central Asia

Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Zhou Xiaohu: Solo Exhibition

The Armory Show
March 27-30, 2008

ACAW is organized by Asian Contemporary Art Consortium* in Association with Asia Society

Sponsors: ArtAsiaPacific, Sotheby’s, Art Radio and

Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)

Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)
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