ACAW2011 Online

The seventh edition of Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York City successfully closed on March 31, 2011 after ten days of exhibitions, screenings, receptions and public programs. If you missed the events or would like to experience them again, many of the programs are recorded and archived as part of Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art in collaboration with online radio station and free cultural archive ARTonAIR.org.

Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art (DACA) is an ongoing series hosted by ACAW Director, Leeza Ahmady. With the idea that no artist or community’s art can be summed up all at once, DACA presents select recordings of interviews, conversations, talks, and panel discussions happening year-round at venues across New York City. The recordings from ACAW 2011 joins an archive of past interviews featuring foremost artists such as Ai Weiwei, Yeondoo Jung, Lee Mingwei, Alexander Ugay, Almagul Menlibayeva, Guy Ben-ner and more.

Listen to ACAW Artists & Curators in Dialogue!
The complete DACA series is available here.

An evening with Mariam Ghani Ghani discusses her work and ongoing examinations of the public and private narratives that construct and contest histories, places and communities. During the conversation the artist screened five video works, including her most recent commissioned work for the Sharjah Biennial 2011. Recorded on March 21, 2011 at the Museum of Modern Art. Listen to dialogue with Mariam Ghani

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian The legendary, charming, and enduringly vital artist Monir Farmanfarmaian talks about her life and work with Melissa Chiu, Director of Asia Society Museum. With a career spanning over fifty years Farmanfarmaian is not short on achievements, notably receiving a Venice Biennale Gold Medal in 1958. Recorded on March 23, 2011 at Asia Society.
Listen to dialogue with Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Jungjin Lee, Wind Jungjin Lee discusses her latest work with acclaimed photography critic and historian Vicki Goldberg.Wind centers on the artist’s response to the American desert as depicted through her unconventional prints on Korean paper, resulting in work with a subjective and cultural perspective. Recorded on March 26, 2011 at Aperture in association with sepiaEYE. Listen to dialogue with Jungjin Lee
Ushio Shinohara and Tomokazu Matsuyama New York-based Japanese artists Ushio Shinohara (b. 1932) and Tomokazu Matsuyama (b. 1976) talk about their work and respective, often unconventional approaches to the exploration of Japanese culture and history in this conversation with Asia Society Associate Curator, Miwako Tezuka. Recorded on March 28, 2011 at Asia Society. Listen to dialogue with Ushio Shinohara and Tomokazu Matsuyama
Women, Arts, and Activism – Karin Chien, Amita Swadhin, Chang-Jin Lee A film producer, an educator, and a conceptual artist join together to discuss how their work carefully balances art and activism in this conversation with noted historian Joan Lebold Cohen. Recorded on March 30, 2011 at China Institute in collaboration with Asian Women Giving Circle and Ethan Cohen Fine Arts. Listen to dialogue with Karin Chien, Amita Swadhin, Chang-Jin Lee
Fong Wah Phoebe Hui, Chaw Ei Thein, Firoz MahmudArtists from Hong Kong, Burma and Bangladesh explore the challenges and opportunities encountered in maneuvering local art scenes while becoming increasingly engaged in global art forums, in this discussion moderated by ACAW Director, Leeza Ahmady. Recorded on March 30, 2011 at Location One in association with the Asian Cultural Council. Listen to dialogue with Fong Wah Phoebe Hui, Chaw Ei Thein, Firoz Mahmud
Yang Jiechang and Zheng ShengtianHistorian Jane DeBevoise engages the artists in a spirited Q&A following a screening of Asia Art Archive’s feature documentary From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s. Recorded on March 31, 2011 at Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in association with Asia Art Archive.
Listen to dialogue with Yang Jiechang and Zheng Shengtian

Read ACAW Published Artist Interviews!
In addition to the Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art recordings, ACAW 2011 conducted a series of interviews with 8 Asian artists who were nominated by the Asian Contemporary Art Consortium: Amina Ahmed,Raazia Chandoo,Zheng Chongbin, Cui Fei,Qin Feng, Sangbin Im,Schandra Singh, and Ali Van. Please click here to learn more about their work and unique understandings of Asian contemporary art.

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