ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK is coming up in New York! The title of the program is a bit of a misnomer, as the event spans from March 21 through March 31, 2011. Engaging both galleries and museums in the New York area, the ACAW features a broad range of public programs, including artist talks, gallery openings and receptions, lectures, performances and, of course, plenty of art exhibitions. Check out the full program schedule at their superbly organized and user-friendly website.
The ACAW is particularly well-timed to coincide with a course taught this spring by Wu Hung on Contemporary Chinese Art. Professor Wu is the IFA’s Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor and one of the foremost scholars on traditional and contemporary Chinese art. I will be attending the following event at the Guggenheim on 3/29/2011 (note the “free for students”) and anyone interested is welcome to meet up at the IFA around 6 PM on Tuesday to walk over together:
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the Guggenheim Museum
Liu Xiaodong in Conversation
A screening of the new Liu Xiaodong documentary film by famed Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, followed by a conversation with the artist and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum. Co-sponsored by Mary Boone Gallery.
$10; $7 for Guggenheim members; free for students
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)