Art Slam 2010

When 14 Oct 2010 - 21 Oct 2010
Where Asian American Arts Centre
111 Norfolk St, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States
Enquiry 212.233.2154

Potluck Banner.  Courtesy of Asian American Arts Centre NY

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Participating Artists:

Jing Zhou, Vivian Oyarbide, Maia Cruz Palileo, Uday Kdhar, Carol Tanjutco.


Participating Artists:

Dmitry Borshch, Susan Lee Yung, Justin Baldwin, Betty T. Kaos, Roshani Thakore.

630PM- 730PM immediately following the ArtSlam Presentations (see below for more information)

For the past several years, the Asian American Arts Centre has held a series of art slams, allowing emerging artists the opportunity to present and talk about their work, meet and network with each other as well as with more established artists and critics/curators. Last year, the Centre hosted three slide slams, showcasing the work of fifteen artists working in various media.

On Thursdays, Oct 14th and Oct 21st, Asian American Arts Centre will be hosting the annual ART SLAM showcasing the work of emerging Asian-American & Asia influenced artists.

Art Professional Critics/Curator:

Sook Jin Jo is a New York based artist who has been a lecturer or panelist at numerous universities and art organizations, including The New School/ Parsons School of Design, New York; “Americans For the Arts” annual convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and The institute of International Education, United States Department of State, Washington D.C. Her work is featured in the publications: The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture , published by the Margulies Foundation in 2008 and A Sculpture Reader: Contemporary Sculpture Since 1980 published by ISC/ University of Washington Press in 2006; and has been published in many newspapers, magazines and books, including Art in America, Art News, Sculpture, The New York Times, Newsday, The Miami Herald,The Washington Post.

Robert Lee is the Executive Director & Curator of Asian American Arts Centre. He initiated the Arts Centre’s visual arts programming in 1978 and the Archive for Asian American Artists in 1982 drawing attention to Asian American artists work as a field of special study. He initiated the first public Archive for Asian American Artists in the United States encompassing 1100 artists to date. He has been working in the Asian American community of New York City since 1970 during which he served as the regional coordinator for the National Pacific Asian Coalition. Robert was also a founding Board member (1983) of the Asian American Arts Alliance of New York City.

*The October 21st Art Slam will feature a special potluck event (dish encouraged but not required to attend!) to support and promote the Asian American Arts Centre community. Please join us at 5 pm to see artist presentations and stay to enjoy food and meet staff, artists, and friends!

The ART SLAM series is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and from The New York Department of Cultural Affairs. The Asian American Arts Centre was founded in 1974 in New York City as a not-for-profit organization to address the distinctive concerns of Asian Americans in the United States. Its mission is to promote the preservation and creative vitality of Asian American cultural growth through the arts, and its historical and aesthetic linkage to other communities.

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