NYC Asian Contemporary Art Week 2008

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

If you're out in the NYC area - or even if you're not - and you want to see some cool Asian art, you'll want to check out Asian Contemporary Art Week 2008, running from March 15 - March 24th which will be showcasing over 100 artist works at 46 venues.

Here's some more info:

Over 100 artists will present their works at 60 special events at 46 museums and galleries during the fifth Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), March 15 to 24, featuring receptions, exhibition viewings, screenings, artist conversations and walkthroughs throughout New York City. ACAW aims to promote increased public awareness of the richness and diversity of contemporary Asian art.

"Since the first Asian Contemporary Art Week held in 2002, there has been a dramatic increase in awareness of Asian contemporary art and we like to believe this initiative has contributed to this fact," notes Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu. "The ACAW Consortium feels that as general knowledge spreads, there is a need for more focused education and so this year, there is an increased emphasis on public programs involving the artists during the week."

Featured artists hail from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and, for the first time, from the Middle East: Lebanon, Palestine and Israel.

New to this year’s ACAW format is Artists in Conversation, a series of talks given by 35 leading and emerging artists who speak about their works and share their concepts and inspirations.
For more on times, artists, and venues go to the ACAW's website.