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We are excited to announce that our annual celebration End with a Book! took place on Friday, December 9. After settling into our new home at 23 Cranberry Street, we were thrilled to be hosting the event for the second time in our space. We couldn’t wait to welcome you back.
Tickets were $30 to join us at 6:00 pm for drinks, dumplings, and general jollity. Contributions of $50 or more automatically entered you into the annual artist book raffle, featuring publications by Ho Rui An, Sara Raza, Sim Chi Yin, and Hai Zhang, as well as the seventh issue of Charwei Tsai’s Lovely Daze, a limited edition journal of artists’ writings and artworks.
Book Raffle Items:
- Punk Orientalism: The Art of Rebellion by Sara Raza
- Lovely Daze Issue 7: Good Intentions Lead to Hell? by Charwai Tsai
- Tables | Factories by Ho Rui An
- She never rode that trishaw again by Sim Chi Yin
- What if by Hai Zhang
For the grand finale, donors of $250 and up will not only be entered into the artist book raffle, but will also get a chance to win a unique work by the artist Bahar Behbahani. Behbahani is a Creative Capital Award Recipient and will also be contributing to the Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present that is upcoming in 2023.
Behbahani shared her thoughts with us on “Study on Octagon”:
“During the pandemic I drew more than hundreds of drawings meditating on the possibility of a kinetic sculpture, a rain collector that suggests the moon and water interaction. Octagon carries a high spiritual weight in many cultures as well as a key icon in Persian gardens. During the 1950’s in America the octagon made its architectural imprint which began in New York and within a few years spread to other large cities. Study on Octagon is a meditation on structures that unify sky, sea and science, imagining the tidal movement with the connection to our body and the present climate.” – Bahar Behbahani 11/2022
Support AAAinA’s mission and programming into 2023 by purchasing your ticket today!
If you’re unable to attend, consider making a year-end gift – at any level! Simply visit our online donation page to make your tax deductible donation now. We greatly appreciate your support, and wish you a warm and wonderful new year.
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