ACAW 2018 (Sept – Nov) Schedule At a Glance

SEPTEMBER
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
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Owen James Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
David Sandlin: Age of Enfrightenment

Owen James Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
David Sandlin: Age of Enfrightenment
59 Wooster Street, 2nd floor (W Broadway & Wooster St.)

David Sandlin’s new paintings of waterfalls, swamps, and frozen wastelands depict an unnerving commentary on the state of the world and America’s current political and social climate. Inspired by the elegiac depictions of Japanese history, legend, and pop culture in the 19th-century artwork 100 Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Sandlin’s works riff off of yokai, the spectral creatures of Japanese myth, to depict the very real grotesques of today. In Sandlin’s paintings, demons and demagogues float, crawl, and flail amid the sublime beauty of nature; a juxtaposition that highlights both their monstrosity and their cartoonish ridiculousness.
 
On view through October 13th
 

Caption:
David Sandlin, Dreamerica – A Prophecy, 2016, Oil on canvas, 46 x 60 inches

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Sundaram Tagore Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Judith Murray: Tempest

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Judith Murray: Tempest
547 West 27th Street (10th & 11th Ave.)

Best known for her lush and deeply expressive compositions, Judith Murray has created new abstract oil paintings.This new body of work continues Murray’s artistic trajectory from the stark and incisive forms that defined her early career in the 1970’s to the intensely expressive impasto that has become a hallmark of her work today.
 
On view through October 6th.
 

Caption:
Judith Murray, Slide, 2017, oil on linen, 11 x 14 inches

 

Twelve Gates Arts (Philadelphia)
6-9pm | Opening Reception, Performance & Talk
Tania El Khoury: Stories of Refuge

Twelve Gates Arts (Philadelphia)
6-9pm | Opening Reception, Performance & Talk
Tania El Khoury: Stories of Refuge
106 N. 2nd Street

An immersive video installation inviting audiences to lay down on metal bunk beds and watch videos shot by Syrian asylum seekers in Munich, Germany. The videos on view derived from El Khoury’s engagement with a group of Syrian refugees who had recently arrived in Munich. She collaborated with them by providing discreet cameras for a day, the only instructions being to film their lives and favorite sports in the city. El Khoury’s work generally focuses on audience interactivity and is concerned with the ethical and political potential of such encounters. She creates installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator.
 
Presented in partnership with FringeArts and Bryn Mawr College (The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage) as part of ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury, an extensive survey of the artist’s work. On view through September 26.
 

Caption:
Tania El Khoury, Stories of Refuge, 2013-2018, Video live interactive piece

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Alexander and Bonin
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Emily Jacir: La Mia Mappa

Alexander and Bonin
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Emily Jacir: La Mia Mappa
47 Walker Street (Broadway & Church Street)

La Mia Mappa features several recent works exhibited for the first time in the USA including Notes for a Cannon (2016) a multi-part installation which constellates histories of Palestine and Ireland in a magnetic field of correspondence and convergence. Also on view, La mia Roma (omaggio ai sampietrini) (2016), is an ode to walking, to labour, and to what Jacir describes as one of the great architectural wonders of Rome—the sampietrini.
 

Caption:
Emily Jacir, La Mia Roma (omaggio ai sampietrinin), 2016, synthetic gypsum

 

Asia Society Museum
6-9pm | Exhibition Viewing
Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Letters from Saigon to Saigon

Asia Society Museum
6-9pm | Exhibition Viewing
Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Letters from Saigon to Saigon
725 Park Ave (at 70th Street)

Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s multifaceted practice deconstructs power dynamics and explores the nuanced and sometimes circuitous pathways of cross-cultural influence. The exhibition highlights Letters from Saigon to Saigon, a recently acquired series of nine photographs that illuminates the interaction of history, politics, and popular culture in the rapidly shifting landscape of contemporary Vietnamese society. On view through January 6th, 2019.
 
Complimentary admission as part of Asia Society’s Free Fridays.
 

Caption:
Tuan Andrew Nguyen. One image from, Letters from Saigon to Saigon, 2008. Nine chromogenic prints. 43 5/16 x 33 1/16 in.

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Eli Klein Gallery
5-8pm | Opening Reception
Chow Chun Fai

Eli Klein Gallery
5-8pm | Opening Reception
Chow Chun Fai
398 West Street (W 10th Street & Charles Street)

As a cap off from his three-month-long New York residency at Eli Klein Gallery, the Hong Kong-based artist presents 19 new works that are derived from his well-known Painting on Movies series. The collection recreates arresting scenes from notable international films with English translation subtitles. Each piece has a unique Hong Kong identity-driven viewpoint, revealing the many continued dilemmas faced by citizens of the Chinese city. Fai’s works in general comments on local Hong Kong culture and more specifically spotlights the heightened social tensions in the region dating back to 1997.
 
On view through November 17th.
 

Caption:
Chow Chun Fai, A Battle of Wits – Victory Will Come When There is No Way to Retreat, 2017, Oil on canvas, 26 3/4 x 39 3/8 inches (68 x 100 cm)

 

Ulterior Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Takashi Kunitani: Spaceless Space

Ulterior Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Takashi Kunitani: Spaceless Space
172 Attorney Street (E. Houston & Stanton Street)

As a part of his ongoing series of installations Spaceless Space, Kunitani will realize a full-room installation of the two most fundamental neon colors: red (neon) and blue (argon). These neon works form an expansive apparatus designed to activate the tension between viewer and artwork, reflecting Kunitani’s idea of society as a board game. Decisions made by visitors as they move through the space individualize their experience by creating unique moments.
 
On view through October 14th.
 

Caption:
Takashi Kunitani, Spaceless Space: Six, 2018, Breath, glass, argon, transformer, and cord

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THINKING COLLECTIONS SIGNATURE PROGRAM
4-5 PM | Kickoff Keynote Lecture + Reception
Anita Dube: Laboratories of Knowledge

THINKING COLLECTIONS SIGNATURE PROGRAM
4-5 PM | ACAW Kickoff Keynote Lecture + Reception
Anita Dube: Laboratories of Knowledge
Hosted at Christie’s Auction House
20 Rockefeller Plaza

As a part of “THINKING COLLECTIONS”— a constellation of 30+ cutting-edge exhibitions, performances, studio visits, and provocative dialogues exploring ideas of collections and collecting as an artistic, educational, and curatorial practice.
ACAW 2018 kicks off with a keynote lecture by the acclaimed artist, activist, and 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale Curator, Anita Dube. Celebrated for her inclusive and unconventional approach to art and exhibition making, she discusses her vision for organizing the fourth artist-led edition of India’s only international art biennale and her take on the state of the arts at large. In conjunction with Christie’s annual South Asian Modern and Contemporary exhibition & auction viewing. Followed by a reception.
 

By Invitation, RSVP Required. To Register Click Here.

 
Anita Dube’s participation in ACAW 2018 is made possible by the generous support of Arani and Shumita Bose of +91 Foundation and Christie’s Auction House.
 

Caption:
Courtesy of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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THUR SEPT 13
CHELSEA NIGHT
Tina Kim Gallery
5-8pm | Opening Reception + Q&A
Park Chan-Kyong: Citizen’s Forest

Tina Kim Gallery
5-8pm | Opening Reception + Artist Q&A
Park Chan-Kyong: Citizen’s Forest
525 West 21st Street (10th & 11th Avenue)

Renowned Seoul-based media artist, film director, and writer Park Chan-Kyong, examines Korean society by framing the rapid socioeconomic developments of the past century. He particularly chronicles the often reckless pursuit of Western modernization and economic growth through subjects including the Cold War and traditional Korean religions.
 
At 5pm the artist will be in conversation with Lauren Cornell, Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator of the Center for Curatorial Studies at the Bard Hessel Museum of Art.
 
On view through October 13th.
 

Caption:
Park Chan-kyong, Child Soldier, 2017-2018 Digitalized 35mm Photography Projection (single channel), color sound 16:09 minutes, Dimensions variable, Edition 2/5, 2AP

 

Tyler Rollins Fine Art
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Manit Sriwanichpoom

Tyler Rollins Fine Art
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Manit Sriwanichpoom
529 West 20th Street, 10W (10th & 11th Avenue)

Known for his relentless socio-political critiques that combine formal elegance with ironic humor, Manit Sriwanichpoom’s first solo exhibition in the United States surveys his twenty-year-long series: Pink Man. A portly man dressed in a hot pink suit and pushing a similarly colored shopping cart inserts himself into various aspects of Thai life, mutely lampooning consumer culture. The catastrophic financial crisis that hit Thailand in 1998 brought greater urgency and more pointed critique to the series which chronicles an increasingly jarring sequence of social tensions, political unrest, and coups d’état. Manit explains that Pink Man “has become a reflection of current events in our society. I see the character as reflecting an entire era.”
 
On view through October 27th.
 

Caption:
Manit Sriwanichpoom, Pink Man Opera #8 (Lounging Tiger Gets to Eat), 2009 lambda print, 47 x 58 in. (120 x 148 cm)

 

DOOSAN Gallery
6-8pm | Open Reception
Yoon Hwan Bae: At the old ball game

DOOSAN Gallery
6-8pm | Open Reception
Yoon Hwan Bae: At the old ball game
533 W 25th Street (10th & 11th Avenue)

Rounding out his DOOSAN New York Residency, Yoon Hwan Bae draws images of imagination and fantasy based on fables, art history and mythology. His works range from small drawings to massive roll canvases with narratives that frequently reference his own identity but also represent human life, desire, and relationship from multiple angles. Rather than delineating anecdotes from beginning to end, Bae segments and arranges images in a non-linear and incomplete structure, hence allowing for open interpretation.
 
On view through October 6th.
 

Caption:
Yoon Hwan Bae, Road to the Studio B, 2018, Single channel video, 11’ x 40”

 

 

Chambers Fine Art
(POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 15)

6-8pm | Open Reception
Shang Yang: New Works

Chambers Fine Art
6-8pm | Open Reception
Shang Yang: New Works
522 W 19th Street (10th & 11th Avenue)

A series of works emitting Yang’s deep concern with the deterioration of the physical environment, accompanied by his restless approach to innovative forms of art-making.
 
On view through November 10, 2018. Also on view at ArtFarm, Salt Point, New York.
 

Caption:
Shang Yang, Decayed Landscape No. 2, Mixed media on canvas, 122 x 436 cm (48 x 171 3/4 in)

 

Crossing Art + Lakeeren Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Vandana Jain & Taeim Ha: Quid Pro Quo

Crossing Art + Lakeeren Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Vandana Jain & Taeim Ha: Quid Pro Quo
559 W 23rd Street (10th & 11th Avenue)

Indian-American artist Vandana Jain and Korean artist Taeim Ha’s abstract paintings capture their divergence from traditional cultures in the face of modern consumerism. Drawing on her immediate environment in New York, Jain undertakes nothing less than a critique of global capitalism, while Ha’s exuberant paintings are expressive, filled with color, and reflect the current westernization mindsets within Korea.
 
This program is held in collaboration with Lakeeren Gallery with special thanks to the curator Arshiya Lokhandwala.
 

Caption:
Vandana Jain, Alphabet, 2003-11, wool on linen, 76” x 136”, 16 x 16 inches each

 

The Kitchen
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Chitra Ganesh: Her garden, a mirror

The Kitchen
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Chitra Ganesh: Her garden, a mirror
512 West 19th Street (10th & 11th Avenue)

Ganesh continues her exploration of gender and power by her new set of works inspired by the Bengali author and social reformer Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s 1905 utopian, feminist, sci-fi novella, Sultana’s Dream. These recently developed artworks engage art historical and literary sources to further reimagine the roles of the individual and the collective during periods of societal turbulence.
 

Caption:
Courtesy of Chitra Ganesh and The Kitchen

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Asia Society
4-5:30pm | Writing the Indian Modern
6-9pm | Collecting the Indian Modern: A Collectors’ Panel

Asia Society
4-5:30pm | Writing the Indian Modern
6-9pm | Collecting the Indian Modern: A Collectors’ Panel
725 Park Avenue (at 70th St.)

4-5:30pm | Writing the Indian Modern
This panel brings together a group of eminent writers and critics including Yashodhara Dalmia, Gayatri Sinha, and guest curator Zehra Jumabhoy. Through their writings, each has built frameworks for interpreting the aesthetics and narrative of Indian art development as well as its place in the global narrative of art in the 20th century. Together the panelists entertain questions like: “What is ‘original’ about modern Indian art?”, “Is questioning modern Indian art’s originality even a valid question?”, and “How do we approach the modern Indian art?” Moderated by Abhay Sardesai, editor of ART India.
 
6-9pm | Collecting the Indian Modern: A Collectors’ Panel
Moderated by Asia Society Museum Director Boon Hui Tan, the panel brings together major collectors of works by the Progressive Artists’ Group from India, London, and New York for a conversation about the art, their reasons for collecting, and the future of India’s art scene. In conjunction with The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India. Exhibition
 
As part of The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India.
 
Registration required for both programs. For full details see Asia Society website.
 

Caption:
M.F. Husain, Peasant Couple, 1950, Oil on canvas

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Asia Society
2:30-4pm | Lecture
Godless Secularism: Europe, India, and Religion

Asia Society
2:30-4pm | Lecture
Godless Secularism: Europe, India, and Religion
725 Park Avenue (at 70th St.)

Since the 1980’s, talk about the global return of religion and the consequent crisis of secularism has become commonplace. Oxford historian Faisal Devji challenges the current debate on the crisis of religion and secularism. Devji questions: “What does this crisis of religion look like in Europe?” and “Does the crisis of religion in Indian history have anything to teach us about our present?”
 
Registration required with Museum admission; See Asia Society website for details.

 

Chambers Fine Art
2-6pm | Open Reception
Shang Yang: New Works

Chambers Fine Art
2-6pm | Open Reception
Shang Yang: New Works
522 W 19th Street (10th & 11th Avenue)

A series of works emitting Yang’s deep concern with the deterioration of the physical environment, accompanied by his restless approach to innovative forms of art-making.
 
On view through November 10, 2018. Also on view at ArtFarm, Salt Point, New York.
 

Caption:
Shang Yang, Decayed Landscape No. 2, Mixed media on canvas, 122 x 436 cm (48 x 171 3/4 in)

 

DAG
(POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 13)

6-7pm | Panel Discussion
7-8pm | Opening Reception
India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France

DAG
6-7pm | Panel Discussion
7-8pm | Opening Reception
India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France
The Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, Ste 708

Eminent art historians and curators discuss their current research in conjunction with India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France opening at the gallery. This historic exhibition explores the influence of French artistic movements on Indian artists from the 1920s onwards to map twenty-seven Indian artists relationships with institutions, museums and art movements in Paris. It showcases significant Indian modernists such as Amrita Sher-Gil, S.H. Raza, Jehangir Sabavala and Ram Kumar, who studied in Paris or made it their home. The exhibition examines their individual and collective journeys, the significance of the city to them, the artists they met there, and shifts in their artistic repertoires. On view through December 1st.
 
Based on extensive research by DAG with texts written by Dr. Devika Singh (Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge) and Kishore Singh (DAG, Head – Exhibitions & Publications) is designed by scenographer Adrien Gadére.
 

Caption:
Amrita Sher-Gil, Untitled, Charcoal on handmade paper, 25.0” x 18.5” (63.5 x 47.0 cm)

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Asia Society
6-9pm | Opening Reception + Tours
The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India

Asia Society
6-9pm | Opening Reception + Tours
The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India
725 Park Avenue (at 70th St.)

Firebrands from different castes and creeds, Bombay’s Progressive Artists’ Group came together in the immediate aftermath of Indian independence to provide modern art for a secular India. As part of the exhibition opening, Zehra Jumabhoy—a U.K.-based writer, speaker, and art historian specializing in modern and contemporary South Asian art—will trace the founding ideology of India’s “quintessential Moderns” and discuss how relevant their message is today. On view through January 20th.
 
Complimentary admission; Docent-led tours at 6, 6:45, and 7:45 p.m.
 
Works on view by the Group’s core founders—K.H. Ara, S.K. Bakre, H.A. Gade, M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, and F.N. Souza—as well as later members and those closely affiliated with the movement: V.S. Gaitonde, Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, and Mohan Samant. Organized by Zehra Jumabhoy, guest curator, and Boon Hui Tan, Director of Asia Society Museum.
 

Caption:
M.F. Husain, Peasant Couple, 1950, Oil on canvas

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Sundaram Tagore
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Joan Vennum

Sundaram Tagore
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Joan Vennum
1100 Madison Avenue (E. 82nd & E 83rd St.)

Having roots in post-abstract expressionism and known for her ethereal color fields, a new body of paintings by the New York-based artist portrays the illusion of limitless space as it appears both in her imagination and the natural world.
 
On view through October 22nd.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
5pm | Exhibition Walkthrough
Huma Bhabha & Shanay Jhaveri

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
5pm | Exhibition Walkthrough
We come in Peace with Huma Bhabha & Shanay Jhaveri
1000 Fifth Ave (Entrance on 82nd)

A special walkthrough with Pakistani born New York-based artist Huma Bhabha & The Met curator Shanay Jhaveri, discussing We come in Peace— a breathtaking site-specific installation at The Met’s Roof Garden addressing themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Using found materials and the detritus of everyday life, Bhabha creates haunting human figures that hover between abstraction and figuration, monumentality and entropy.
 
On view through October 28th.
 
Space is limited, RSVP is Required. To register please click here.
 

Caption:
Huma Bhabha, We come in Peace,

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MoMA | Museum of Modern Art
7pm | Artist Talk
An Evening with Xu Bing

MoMA | Museum of Modern Art
7pm | Artist Talk
An Evening with Xu Bing
11 W 53rd St (5th & 6th Ave)

Chinese artist Xu Bing—who grew up surrounded by books in an intellectual family and later studied printmaking—demonstrated an early interest in language, calligraphy, and typography. Since the 1980s, he has created works that challenge the meaning of language and what we see. His groundbreaking installation Book from the Sky (1987–91) is made up of scrolls and thread-bound books filled with what appears to be Chinese text, but upon close examination turns out to be fake characters. His later work further expanded his investigation of the relationship between images/objects and what they mean to us. Background Story (2004–ongoing), a light-and-shadow box that appears as a landscape painting display is in fact an installation of found materials. His first feature film, Dragonfly Eyes (2017), uses Internet-sourced surveillance footage to construct a fictional tale set in modern China. Xu joins us for an illustrated talk about his universe of language, meaning, material, fiction, and truth.
 
To register for screening, click here.
To register for artist talk click here.
 

Caption:
Xu Bing. Book from the Sky, 1987–91. Mixed media installation/hand-printed books and scrolls printed from blocks inscribed with “false” Chinese characters. Installation view at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2014. © Xu Bing Studio

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Crossing Art
6-7:30pm | Artist Talk with Vandana Jain
Quid Pro Quo

Crossing Art
6-7:30pm | Artist Talk with Vandana Jain
Quid Pro Quo
559 W 23rd St (10th & 11th Ave)

Artist Vandana Jain recontextualizes her works featured in “Quid Pro Quo” to expand upon the rich symbolic language that surrounds us and to comment on capitalism, globalization, and consumerism at large. The exhibition also features Korean artist Taeim Ha to unpack larger discussions surrounding divergence from traditional cultural practices.
 
RSVP required. Please confirm your attendance at [email protected]
 

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MoMA | Museum of Modern Art
7:30pm | Screening
Dragonfly Eyes (2017); Directed by Xu Bing

MoMA | Museum of Modern Art
7:30pm | Screening
Dragonfly Eyes (2017); Directed by Xu Bing
11 W 53rd St (5th & 6th Ave)

Dragonfly Eyes. 2017. China. Directed by Xu Bing. DCP. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 81 min.
 
Few images come closer to reality than those recorded by surveillance cameras. In China, a country with strict film censorship, an estimated 200 million such cameras have been installed to capture life unfiltered; mundane daily activities are mixed with dramatic events beyond the realm of imagination. Visual artist Xu Bing’s first feature film stitches together surveillance footage collected from the Internet to create a fictional tale about a young woman traversing life in modern China. The result is a provocative tale as mundane, surreal, and outlandish as reality itself. Known for works that consistently disrupt our understanding of what we see—from Book from the Sky, an installation of books and scrolls with printed “fake” Chinese characters, to Phoenix, giant phoenix sculptures made of salvaged materials—Xu persistently explores the relationship between vision and meaning.
 
To register for screening, click here.
 

Caption:
Dragonfly Eyes, 2017. China. Directed by Xu Bing. © Xu Bing Studio

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1-6pm | Symposium
Technology is History

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1-6pm | Symposium
Technology is History
1071 Fifth Avenue (E 88th & 89th Street)

A daylong interdisciplinary program of short talks, performances, and films by a range of artists, scholars, and musicians with a keynote by Berlin-based philosopher Yuk Hui. The symposium culminates the entire Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the museum, exploring the dualistic tension between technology and history. Co-organized by Xiaoyu Weng and founding editor of e-flux journal Brian Kuan Wood.
 
Followed by a reception and viewing of One Hand Clapping exhibition.
 
One Hand Clapping is an exhibition of newly commissioned works that explores ways in which globalization affects our understanding of the future through a range of traditional and new mediums, from oil on canvas to virtual-reality software. Participating Artists: Cao Fei, Duan Jianyu, Lin Yilin, Wong Ping, and Samson Young. Co-curated by Xiaoyu Weng and Hou Hanru.
 
Admission: $15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP. Full details on the Guggenheim website
 

Caption:
One Hand Clapping, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, May 4–October 21, 2018. Photo: David Heald © 2018 The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All Rights Reserved.

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Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Foundation
4-6pm | Closing Reception
A Time Before We Were Born: Visions of Arcadia in Contemporary Painting

Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Foundation
4-6pm | Closing Reception
A Time Before We Were Born: Visions of Arcadia in Contemporary Painting
417 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor (E 4th Street & Astor Place)

Taking its title from the 1983 Talking Heads song This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody), this exhibition includes a collection of epic-scale paintings and intimate works spanning multiple generations and decades. It begins with the cohort painters who, in the 1950’s, married the energy of Abstract Expressionism with a rediscovery of figuration and mythological and literary allusions. The show considers how painters create visions of lost (or maybe promised) paradises as settings for painterly dramas and comedies that oscillate between the closely observed and the purely allegorical and always hold nature and human nature in an uneasy balance. Speaking to a deeply imbedded human need for hope and harmony, there are, however, often darker intimations haunting these images of Arcadia.
 
Curated by Raphael Rubinstein. Featuring: Susan Bee, Katherine Bradford, JooYoung Choi, Rafael Ferrer, Roy de Forest, Paul Georges, Chris Johanson, Po Kim, Fay Lansner, Judith Linhares, Donna Moylan, Jan Müller, Archie Rand, and Purvis Young.
 

Caption:
Roy De Forest, View of Lake Louise, 1979, Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 87 inches

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OCTOBER
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
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The Kitchen
7pm | Film Screening
Priya Sen: Yeh Freedom Life

The Kitchen
7pm | Film Screening
Priya Sen: Yeh Freedom Life
512 West 19th Street (10th & 11th Avenue)

In conjunction with Chitra Ganesh’s exhibition Her garden, a mirror, The Kitchen is pleased to present the recently completed documentary film Yeh Freedom Life / This Freedom Life by Priya Sen. Filmed over the course of a year in Ambedkar Nagar, a dense, largely working-class area in South Delhi, Yeh Freedom Life moves between the two very different worlds of its protagonists, Sachi and Parveen, and tries to keep up with the currents and swings of their respective loves.
 
Priya Sen is a filmmaker and artist working across film, video, sound, and installation. Her work has largely centered around questions of form, urban ethnographies, music, and migration–mainly in New Delhi, a city in which she chooses to situate her practice. Priya Sen will be present for this screening.
 

Caption:
Courtesy of Priya Sen & The Kitchen

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Asia Society + Asia Art Archive in America
6pm | Discussion
VR Technology in Arts and Museums

Asia Society + Asia Art Archive in America
6pm | Discussion
VR Technology in Arts and Museums
725 Park Avenue (at 70th St.)

Join art professionals and technology innovators including Jane DeBevoise, president of Asia Art Archive, to discuss how virtual reality is transforming art. Followed by a VR experience of Nonny de la Peña’s Passage: The Life of a Wall on Lin He Road (2017) commissioned by Asia Art Archive, a VR iteration of artist Lin Yilin’s 1995 performance Safely Maneuvering Across Lin He Road. Curated by Kelly Ma, A continuation of discussions at the 2017 Arts & Museum Summit, an Asia Society Museum initiative.
 
Free admission; Reservations required. For details see museum website.

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Queens Museum
2-5pm | Opening Reception
Queens International 2018: Volumes

Queens Museum
2-5pm | Opening Reception
Queens International 2018: Volumes
New York City Building, Corona (Meridian Rd Entrance)

Queens International 2018 forms a dialog among 43 Queens-connected artists and collectives, and for the first time, includes a partnership with the Queens Library Branches. The subtitle Volumes encompasses many historical and current meanings of the word. Artists respond to the entire museum and select Queens Library branches, questioning and expanding systems of knowledge production and mediation using both analog and digital strategies. They rethink histories and policies through embodied experience, redemptive archives, subjective abstractions, and intangible architectures. Via these methods, they explore the potential for a nonlinear progression of time and correspondingly, a fluid approach to space.
 
On view through Feb. 24.
 
Organized by Queens Museum Assistant Curator, Sophia Marisa Lucas, and performance artist, Baseera Khan + collaborators. For full list of artists click here.
 
Admission fee suggested but not required.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
6:30pm | Screening + Lecture
Middle Eastern Circle Presents: An Evening with Akram Zaatari

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
6:30pm | Screening + Lecture
Middle Eastern Circle Presents: An Evening with Akram Zaatari
1071 Fifth Avenue (E 88th & 89th Street)

Lebanese filmmaker and photographer Akram Zaatari presents his video Her + Him (2001–12), which was recently acquired by the Guggenheim Museum, and discusses his practice. A founding member of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, Zaatari assumes the roles of researcher, collector, archivist, and curator in his work, investigating the sites, documents, and memories of the Middle East’s history through the filter of subjective experience. Funding for this event is provided by members of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Middle Eastern Circle.
 
$15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP. Clike here for more info.
 

Caption:
Akram Zaatari, Her + Him, 2001–12, digital color video with sound, 31 min., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with finds contributed by the Middle Eastern Circle, 2017

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Sundaram Tagore
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Sebastião Salgado

Sundaram Tagore
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Sebastião Salgado
547 West 27th Street (10th & 11th Ave.)

A selection of spectacular black and white landscape images from Genesis, one of Salgado’s most acclaimed photographic series that focuses on the unspoiled beauty of planet Earth’s remote locales—from the icebergs of South Sandwich Islands in the Southern Atlantic Ocean to the ancient basalt columns of Mitsio Island, Madagascar.
 
On view through November 10th.

 

ArteEast
7pm | Screening + Discussion | 118 mins
In the Last Days of the City: Tamer El Said

ArteEast
7pm | Screening + Discussion | 118 mins
In the Last Days of the City: Tamer El Said
UnionDocs: 322 Union Ave (Brooklyn)

Director, Screenwriter & Producer Tamer El Said, debuts a fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone, The Square) as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.
 
The screening will be followed by a conversation between the filmmaker Tamer El Said and writer and critic, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.
 
General admission $10, tickets available in advance. Click here for more information.
 

Caption:
Khalid Abdalla (Khalid), In the Last Days of the City: Last Days – 1, still; Courtesy of Big World Pictures

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Japan Society
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura

Japan Society
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura
333 E 47th St (1st & 2nd Ave)

As his first institutional solo exhibition in New York, Ego Obscura features the artist’s most iconic and monumental photographic works from the 1980’s to today, alongside the U.S. premiere of his feature-length video work Ego Symposium (2016) and his latest cinematic installation Nippon Cha Cha Cha! (2018). In conjunction with a live performance (Oct. 13, 2018), the exhibition depicts Morimura as he transforms himself into iconic figures of the past— from Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo to Marilyn Monroe and Yukio Mishima— as a way of excavating the intermingled layers of art history, Japanese postwar history and personal history, and deconstructing notions of “the self.”
 
$12 Regular Admission ,$10 Students & seniors, Free for Japan Society Members.
 

Caption:
Yasumasa Morimura, Une moderne Olympia, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. © Yasumasa Morimura

 

Hudson River Museum
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing

Hudson River Museum
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing
511 Warburton Ave (Yonkers)

A recipient of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom for her outstanding contributions as an artist, architect, and environmental activist, Maya Lin sees the world unlike any other artist. Presented in seven sections of the museum, this powerful exhibition will assert the perpetual importance of dialogue between artists past and present, environmental awareness, education, and public participation to reimagine our relationship with the natural world; it will activate the Museum both inside and out in new and exciting ways. Curated by Miwako Tezuka.
 
Admission fee required. See full details on the Hudson River Museum website.
 

Caption:
Maya Lin, Folding the Chesapeake, 2015, Glass marbles, adhesive, 26’-6” x 32’-7” x 22’-9”

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Japan Society
7:30pm | Performance & Reception
Yasumasa Morimura: Nippon Cha Cha Cha!

Japan Society
7:30pm | Performance & Reception
Yasumasa Morimura: Nippon Cha Cha Cha!
333 E 47th St (1st & 2nd Ave)

In this one-night-only multimedia work combining performance, video and artist’s talk, Morimura metamorphosis into choice figures from modern times in front of a live audience. He delves into the intermingled paths of his personal story, the history of Japan, and the history of art in Japan after World War II. The performance questions the variety of interpretations that arise from the notion of “self,” developed in his artistic practice over the past 30 years.
 
Tickets required. See full details on Japan Society website.
 

Caption:
Yasumasa Morimura, Une moderne Olympia, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. © Yasumasa Morimura

 

Queens Museum
12-4pm | Public Program Series
The Agora

Queens Museum
12-4pm | Public Program Series
The Agora
New York City Building, Corona (Meridian Rd Entrance)

A new series of public programs designed to delve deeper into the themes, techniques, and aesthetics of the museum’s temporary exhibitions. The series will include artist performances and activations, art criticism workshops, panels, hands-on experiences, poetry readings, screenings, and music performances.

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ACAW SIGNATURE EXHIBITION (Jersey City)
12-6PM | Opening Reception
Thinking Collections: Telling Tales

ACAW SIGNATURE EXHIBITION (Jersey City)
12-6PM | Opening Reception
Thinking Collections: Telling Tales
Hosted at Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Ave

Focus Kazakhstan– Thinking Collections: Telling Tales explores the concept of “artists as the first collectors” with an unprecedented survey exhibition of Kazakhstan’s most celebrated art collective, Kyzyl Tractor. Noted for their feverish experimentations in the mid-1990’s and early 2000’s, their work continues to chronicle Kazakhstan’s seismic socio-economic, ecological and political shifts in juxtaposition with their signature conceptual and aesthetic appropriations of the region’s nomadic, Sufi, and Shamanistic philosophical traditions. The exhibition will highlight founding member Moldakul Narymbetov, in addition to staging a monumental new work and live performances by collective members: Said Atabekov, Smail Bayaliyev, Vitaliy Simakov, and Arystanbek Shalbayev.
 
For full press-release, artists profiles and details click here.
 
Shuttle service will depart every half hour from Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011) starting at 12:30 and ending 5PM. Returning shuttles from Mana will run every half hour from 2–7:30PM.
 

Caption:
Kyzyl Tractor, Red Bridge of Kyzyl Tractor, 2002, performance documentation, photo print

 

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MoMA | Museum of Modern Art
7pm | Screening + Talk
An Evening with Monira al Qadiri

MoMA | Museum of Modern Art
7pm | Screening + Talk
An Evening with Monira al Qadiri
11 W 53rd St (5th & 6th Ave)

In this evening of film and conversation, organized as part of the MISK Art Institute’s citywide Arab Art and Education Initiative, Monira Al Qadiri presents a program of moving-image works centered on transnational narratives emanating from the Persian Gulf. A Kuwaiti artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan, Al Qadiri adopts a range of imaginative strategies to explore histories both personal and political. Arab soap operas, Gulf War–era images of burning Kuwaiti oil fields, traditional elegiac songs, and science fiction all figure in her astutely shape-shifting work, which foregrounds networks of capital and labor. Dark humor and melancholy alternatively drive the artist’s speculative, uncanny scenarios, which simultaneously look back at and probe possible futures for petrocultures and global political networks.
 
This evening brings together works made over the last five years, including Al Qadiri’s most recent video The Craft (2017), in which malaise and fantasy animate the artist’s recasting of childhood memories in Kuwait as an alien invasion operating out of an American diner. The Craft’s sister work, the lecture-performance American Century: The End, will be performed in its US premiere. This live multimedia piece contemplates the convergence of international diplomacy, global consumerism, and cultural production through an ultimate emblem: American junk food.
 

Caption:
Monira Al Qadiri, Rumors of Affluence, 2012, Video (color, sound), 4:00 min, Courtesy the artist

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ArteEast
6:30-9:30pm | Panel Discussion
Cairo Stories: ideological, cultural and economic issues facing women in Egypt today

ArteEast
6:30-9:30pm | Panel Discussion
Cairo Stories: ideological, cultural and economic issues facing women in Egypt today
Hagop Kevorkian Center, 255 Sullivan Street

A panel discussion produced in association with the exhibition Cairo Stories by artist Judith Barry, presenting oral histories from more than 215 interviews conducted with women of varying social and economic classes in Cairo between 2003 and 2011. Including Lina Attalah, Judith Barry, Mona El-Naggar and Omnia Khalil.
 
Presented by ArteEast and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
 

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Rubber Factory
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Umber Majeed: In the name of Hypersurface of the Present

Rubber Factory
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Umber Majeed: In the name of Hypersurface of the Present
29 Ludlow St (Hester & Canal St.)

The exhibition consists of works on paper, a kinetic sculpture, and a multi-chapter animation.
 
Through state and familial archives, Majeed speculates on a feminist re-historicization of Pakistan as the first “Muslim nuclear state”. The exhibition outlines the artist’s inquiry into nuclear nationalism and its implications on the citizen-body. Through a multitude of sources ranging from familial archival material and South Asian digital kitsch, there is an unpacking of a dispersed, porous homeland. Remnants of the female body and flora within the sculpture and works on paper outline women as the vessels used to perpetuate state ideological notions of love, science, and nature. The intention is to make the subjectivities visible outside of the patriarchal imaginary of the Islamic Republic.
 

 

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DOOSAN Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Seulki Ki

DOOSAN Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Seulki Ki
533 W 25th St. (10th & 11th Ave.)

In her photographs, Seulki Ki captures the concept of space, which expands from her inner world to her surroundings and nearby objects to the invisible metaphysical universe. Ki’s work often challenges the process of perception where experience plays into one’s cognition of the subject matter. Her study of the invisible—i.e. human psyche, conflict and belief—is visualized in artform of various types, such as photography, installation, and performance, that hold one theme in common: blurring of the subject and object.
 
On view through November 17th.
 

Caption:
Seulki Ki, We1, 2017, Archival pigment print, 43 x 43 inches

 

Roya Khadjavi Projects
5-9pm | Opening Reception
The Safarani Sisters

Roya Khadjavi Projects
5-9pm | Opening Reception
The Safarani Sisters
Hosted at Elga Wimmer Gallery
526 West 26th Street, 3rd floor (10th & 11th Ave.)

New paintings accompanied with video projections by Iranian artists and twin sisters Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani. The body of work is made of representational figurative paintings that follows the classical aesthetics of pleasure with a more integrated contemporary approach. The sisters add subtle, glamorous and sensual movements onto their paintings by means of video projection which allow the viewer to imagine, and assume a dual presence. The auras conveyed through the projections simulate collections and recollections of memories and remembrances with the artists’ beings, intelligence and exposed identities.
 
Curated by Roya Khadjavi. On view through October 31st.
 

Caption:
The Safarani Sisters, “Awake,”, 2018, Oil on Canvas layered with video projection, 60’’X 96’’ inches

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Japan Society
6-9pm | Fall Mixer Party
Escape East

Japan Society
6-9pm | Fall Mixer Party
Escape East @ 333
333 East 47th Street (1st & 2nd Ave)

Ease into the fall with a special party for art enthusiasts and seeYasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura exhibition on view. Complimentary admission, snacks, drink specials and music!
 

Caption:
Yasumasa Morimura, Une moderne Olympia, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. © Yasumasa Morimura

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THINKING COLLECTIONS: OPEN STUDIOS
2-6pm | 15+ Artists Spotlighted at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA)

ACAW SPOTLIGHT
2-6pm | Open Studios + Specia l Presentations
ACAW Spotlight: Thinking Collections at EFA
323 West 39th Street (9th & 8th Ave)

ACAW spotlights a collection of 15+ artists with roots and practices directly or indirectly related to Asia, housed at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts as part of their annual EFA OPEN STUDIOS–an event that invites the public to come explore and interact with EFA’s member artists in the intimate setting of their studios. The Program is a vibrant and diverse community of over 70 artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized career. Rarely can curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and art lovers see so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in Midtown Manhattan.
 
Especially facilitated on behalf of ACAW & EFA by artist and curator, Sharmistha Ray.
 
EFA Open Studios on view from October 18th – October 20th.
For full bios & studio visits time/location, click here.
 

Caption:
Justin Kim, Amba Tea Estate, Sri Lanka, 2016, mixed media on paper, 44 x 60″

 

Ulterior Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception | Video Documentation
Minoru Yoshida: Performances in New York

Ulterior Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception | Video Documentation
Minoru Yoshida: Performances in New York
172 Attorney St (E. Houston & Stanton St.)

Video documentations of performances by the late Japanese artist and Gutai Art Collective member Minoru Yoshida made while living in downtown New York from 1970 through 1977. Yoshida moved to New York in 1970 with his practice shifting to become more performance-centric. The exhibition focuses on the time the artist spent in New York and the particular view that he developed as an immigrant.
 
On view through November 25th.
 

Caption:
Minoru Yoshida, Synthesizer Jacket #2, 1974

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
6:30pm | Artist Talk
Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Samia Halaby

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
6:30pm | Artist Talk
Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Samia Halaby
1071 Fifth Avenue

As part of the Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists series, abstract painter and influential scholar of Palestinian art Samia Halaby (b. 1936, Jerusalem) will describe her creative process, followed by a conversation between the artist and Sasha Kalter-Wasserman, Associate Curator, Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Recognized as a pioneer of contemporary abstraction, Halaby has paintings in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Her practice is rooted in the conviction that abstract painting reflects the principles of motion in nature and has the power to inspire technology with new visual insights.
 
Admission: $15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP. Full details on the Guggenheim website

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Owen James Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
The Thick Lines Between Here and There

Owen James Gallery
6-8pm | Opening Reception
The Thick Lines Between Here and There
59 Wooster Street, 2nd floor (Broome St. & Spring St.)

A bold view into Thailand’s burgeoning, reinvigorated contemporary art scene. Shown together for the first time are four of the country’s most admired abstract painters: Thaiwijit Puengkasemsomboon, Mit Jai Inn, Somluk Pafntiboon and Angkrit Ajchariyasophon.
 
Curated by Keith Schweitzer. On view through December 8th.
 

Caption:
Motherwell, Paris Suite (I-V), 1980, Series of four color lithographs, 19 ⅜ x 22 ⅜ in. each overall, Edition of 60

 

Asia Society
11am-5pm | Symposium
6:30-8pm | Keynote Address
The Progressive Genealogy: Art and Culture in Modern India

Asia Society
11am-5pm | Symposium
6:30-8pm | Keynote Address
The Progressive Genealogy: Art and Culture in Modern India
725 Park Avenue (at 70th St.)

Acclaimed author and professor Homi K. Bhabha and other visionary figures — artists, art historians, postcolonial theorists, anthropologists, and political scientists present lectures over a daylong program reflecting on the idea of the “progressive” in art, visual culture, science, and industry in early independent India.
 
An interdisciplinary collaboration between Asia Society and Columbia University. Co-organized by Zehra Jumabhoy and Boon Hui Tan, Asia Society Museum, New York; and Vishakha Desai and Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University, New York.
 
Made possible by the generous support of Aashish and Dinyar S. Devitre
Admission Registration Required. See Asia Society website for full details
 

Caption:
M.F. Husain, Peasant Couple, 1950, Oil on canvas

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Luhring Augustine
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Zarina Hashmi

Luhring Augustine
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Zarina Hashmi
531 W 24th St (10th & 11th Ave.)

A selection of works exploring the artist’s fascination with paper — a medium that has been the mainspring of her long-standing career as a printmaker and sculptor. Her elegant compositions are characterized by an affinity towards minimalism and geometric abstraction, shaped in part by an early interest in mathematics and architecture. The exhibition brings together collages from the past decade in which Zarina considers the formal qualities of her chosen medium, such as texture, color, and surface.
 

Caption:
Zarina, Delhi, 2008, Collage with woven strips of woodcut printed in black on handmade Nepalese paper mounted on Arches Cover white paper
© Zarina; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

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Tyler Rollins Fine Art
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Sopheap Pich

Tyler Rollins Fine Art
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Sopheap Pich
529 West 20th Street, 10W (10th & 11th Ave.)

Pich presents a solo exhibition centering on his monumental sculpture, “Ordeal,” which debuted earlier this year at Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum. It was inspired by the seed pods of the Ordeal tree (Erythrophleum guineense). Powder made from its bark can be used as medicine but is poisonous in high doses, and it once played a role in “trials by ordeal” in which only those who survived ingesting it were considered innocent. With this work, Pich explores the fluidity of line and the free expansion of volume, all delimited by the basic form of the natural structure.
 
On view through December 21st.
 

Caption:
Sopheap Pich, Ordeal, 2018, bamboo, wood, metal, oil-based paint, India ink, 177 x 207 x 96 inches, 450 x 525 x 243 cm

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Twelve Gates Arts (Philadelphia)
6:30-8:30pm | Exhibition Opening
American Peril: Imagining the Foreign Threat

Twelve Gates Arts (Philadelphia)
6:30-8:30pm | Exhibition Opening
American Peril: Imagining the Foreign Threat
106 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia

A series of 60 + original printed works connecting four distinct periods and the complex history of Anti-Asian racism in the United States — Chinese Exclusion Era in mid 1800’s, WWII Anti-Japanese Propaganda, the Auto Industry’s Japan Bashing in the (1970-1980’s), and Post 9/11 Islamophobia in relationship to contemporary political rhetoric. By framing highly amplified contemporary issues such as Islamophobia as part of the larger historic trend, the show encourages viewers to consider historical precedents and their effects, and to think more critically about today’s (21st century) xenophobia.
 
Co Hosted by JACL Philadelphia & PAAFF. On view through November 24th.

 

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Bronx Museum
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Christopher K. Ho: Aloha to the World at the Don Ho Terrace

Bronx Museum
6-8pm | Opening Reception
Christopher K. Ho: Aloha to the World at the Don Ho Terrace
1040 Grand Concourse

An imagined and meandering return to Hong Kong, this solo exhibition by the artist grapples with reverse diasporic aspirations and the shift from being an ethnic minor in the United States to rejoining the Han majority. Comprising of a 35-foot tall banner, artifacts from a defunct family hotel in Hawaii, and signage from the museum, the exhibition inquires what happens when an artist disconnects psychically and ideologically from the margins. Can those in the majority responsibly self-acknowledge and harness their status toward progressive art in the U.S. and elsewhere, and how?
 

Caption:
Christopher K. Ho, Aloha to the World at the Don Ho Terrace, c. 1982, 2018, photograph from family trip to Hawaii

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DAG
6-7pm | Panel Discussion
7-8pm | Opening Reception
India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France

DAG
6-7pm | Panel Discussion
7-8pm | Opening Reception
India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France
The Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, Ste 708

Eminent art historians and curators discuss their current research in conjunction with India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France opening at the gallery. This historic exhibition explores the influence of French artistic movements on Indian artists from the 1920s onwards to map twenty-seven Indian artists relationships with institutions, museums and art movements in Paris. It showcases significant Indian modernists such as Amrita Sher-Gil, S.H. Raza, Jehangir Sabavala and Ram Kumar, who studied in Paris or made it their home. The exhibition examines their individual and collective journeys, the significance of the city to them, the artists they met there, and shifts in their artistic repertoires. On view through December 1st.
 
Based on extensive research by DAG with texts written by Dr. Devika Singh (Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge) and Kishore Singh (DAG, Head – Exhibitions & Publications) is designed by scenographer Adrien Gadére.
 

Caption:
Amrita Sher-Gil, Untitled, Charcoal on handmade paper, 25.0” x 18.5” (63.5 x 47.0 cm)

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Mana Contemporary
2-5pm | Curatorial Walkthrough + Open Forum
Thinking Collections: Telling Tales

Mana Contemporary
2-5pm | Curatorial Walkthrough + Open Forum
Thinking Collections: Telling Tales
888 Newark Ave, Jersey City

Join curators Leeza Ahmady and Vlad Sludisky for a walkthrough of ACAW 2018’s survey exhibition Focus Kazakhstan – Thinking Collections: Telling Tales, which focuses on Kyzyl Tractor, one of Central Asia’s most celebrated art collectives noted for their feverish experimentations and legendary performances in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. The walkthrough is followed by an Open Forum with a group of esteemed Respondents/arts professionals from various contemporary art arenas who will discuss the exhibition’s significance and timely presentation in Jersey City in relationship to larger discourses taking place across Asia and the world.
 

Caption:
Kyzyl Tractor, Red Bridge of Kyzyl Tractor, 2002, performance documentation, photo print

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