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, Clocktower.
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
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.