Asia Art Archive / MoMA Co-launch

October 15, 2010
AAA in A, '09-'21

43 Remsen St. Brooklyn, NY

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St
New York, NY

Co-launch of Two Documentary Projects – AAA’s Archiving Project, Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990 and MoMA’s Publication, Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents

Slides from ‘Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990′. Courtesy of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

Asia Art Archive (AAA) and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) celebrate the completion of two documentary projects that are essential to a deeper understanding of the history of contemporary Chinese art: AAA’s archiving project, ‘Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990′ and MoMA’s publication, Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents.

The two organizations will co-launch both projects in major cities in China and in New York in the Fall of 2010 with a series of public programmes. These milestone projects focus on the dramatic development and growth of Chinese contemporary art over the last three decades by documenting, collecting and translating critical discussions, primary materials and key texts.

Schedule of Public Programmes

The co-launch will be accompanied by a series of discussion forums with artists, curators and scholars:

Hong Kong, 7th September, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Agnès b. CINEMA!, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Speakers include: Chen Tong (Artist), Doryun Chong (Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture at MoMA), Jane DeBevoise (Chair of Board of Directors of AAA), Wang Aihe (Associate Professor, School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong), Wu Hung (Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia, and Consulting Curator at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago) and Xu Tan (Artist).

Beijing, 9th September, 6.30 – 8.30pm, The Central Academy of Fine Arts
Theatre, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, No.8 Hua Jia Di Nan St., Chao Yang District, Beijing, P. R. China
Speakers include: Doryun Chong, Jane DeBevoise, Song Dong (Artist), Huang Rui (Artist), Wu Hung and Xu Bing (Artist).

Shanghai, 11th September, 4 – 6pm, Minsheng Art Museum
Minsheng Art Museum, Bldg.F No.570 Huaihai(w)Rd 200052 Shanghai, China
Speakers include: Doryun Chong, Jane DeBevoise, Wu Shanzhuan (Artist), Shi Yong (Artist), Wu Hung and Yu Youhan (Artist).

New York, 15th October, 6:30pm, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Bartos Theatre, The Museum of Modern Art,11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019-5497

Speakers include: Huang Rui (Artist), Jane DeBevoise, Lin Tianmiao (Artist), Sarah Suzuki (Assistant Curator of Prints & Illustrated Books at MoMA), and Wu Hung, among other leading artists and critics of Contemporary Chinese art. The event will be followed by a reception, where the book will be available for purchase.