Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) New York 2014 Presents FIELD MEETING

Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)
Jul 10, 2014 3:27PM

Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) is a dynamic platform that connects major New York and Asia-based museums, galleries, and art professionals to present cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative projects, and provocative dialogues. Returning to New York this fall for its 9th edition from October 22 to November 2, 2014, ACAW introduces FIELD MEETING as its signature program to contextualize the synergy of exhibitions organized by ACAW Consortium member museums and galleries citywide.

FIELD MEETING is a two-day forum bringing together artists, curators, scholars, and institutional leaders active in Asia and beyond to present lectures, discussions, and performances related to their work in the region. The event will be hosted at Asia Society on Sunday, October 26, and Monday, October 27, 2014. A full program schedule is forthcoming. 

FIELD MEETING seeks to replicate the intimate experience of a studio visit on a communal scale through discussions that will examine individual art practices, taking into consideration the influence of local politics, history, activism, ethics, traditional artistic practices, and cross-pollination of subcultures in creative processes.  Critical inquiries into the making and thinking about art in Asia also have profound implications in re-examining global contemporaneity. Other key issues addressed through the program such as generationalism and the quarter-centennial of the World Wide Web, impact Asia in diverse, meaningful ways quintessentially different from a Euro-American experience. The participation of Asian artists in international exhibitions and biennials has grown considerably, yet there remain huge gaps in these rapidly establishing connections. FIELD MEETING will address this challenge and enrich the dialogue between art professionals based in Asia and U.S. institutions to forge partnerships for meaningful future collaborations. Ultimately not subscribing to a “catch-up” role, it facilitates thoughtful processes through which the future can be critically and radically imagined.

Curators, scholars, and museum professionals will receive priority RSVP. Please register with full name, title, and affiliation at [email protected]

This event is organized by Asian Contemporary Art Week Director, Leeza AHMADY with contributions by Xin WANG.


Haig AIVAZIAN (Beirut), Manal AL DOWAYAN (Dhahran & Dubai), Ava ANSARI (Tehran & New York), Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan (Brisbane), Korakrit ARUNANONDCHAI (New York & Bangkok), Bavand BEHPOOR (Shiraz, Munich & London), Burçak BINGÖL (Istanbul), Umer BUTT (Dubai), Patty CHANG (Boston), Freya CHOU (Taipei), Alexis DESTOOP (Sydney & Brussels), Heri DONO (Jogjakarta & Berlin), Kris ERCUMS (Kansas), Ceren ERDEM (New York), CAO Fei (Beijing), Tom FINKELPEARL (New York), Jeanno GAUSSI (Berlin & Kabul), Beatrice GLOW (New York), Shilpa GUPTA (Mumbai), Masanori HANDA (Tokyo), Lamia JOREIGE (Beirut), LI Shurui (Beijing), Kko-kka LEE (Seoul), LU Yang (Shanghai), MAP Office (Hong Kong; Laurent GUTTIEREZ, Valerie PORTEFAIX), Polit-Sheer-Form Office (Beijing; HONG Hao, XIAO Yu, SONG Dong, LIU JIANHUA, LENG Lin), Aki SASAMOTO (New York), SUN Xun (Beijing), Charwei TSAI (Ho Chi Minh City, Paris & Taipei), Farah WARDANI (Jogjakarta), Tintin WULIA (Melbourne), Craig YEE (Seattle & Beijing), YU Cheng-Ta (Taipei), ZHENG Chongbin (San Francisco), and more.

ACAW Consortium Members & Participants:

Asia Society | Asia Art Archive in America | ArteEast | Edge of Arabia | ICI (Independent Curators International) | Japan Society | The Korean Art Museum Association | MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) | Queens Museum | Residency Unlimited | Rubin Museum of Art | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | Spencer Museum of Art | +91 Foundation

AIKE-DELLARCO Gallery | The Armory Show | Art Projects International | Chi-Wen Gallery | Edouard Malingue Gallery | Galeri Zilberman | Ink Studio | LEAP Magazine | Lombard Freid Gallery | MABSOCIETY | Shirin Gallery | Taymour Grahne Gallery | Tyler Rollins Fine Art | Vadehra Art Gallery

And more!

ACAW is an initiative of Asian Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC).

Media Sponsors: Asia Society, ArtAsiaPacific, artnet, Artsy facebook twitter


1. Haig Aivazian, To Neither Confirm Nor Deny that the Matter Neither Reflected Nor Absorbed Light (2013), Lecture performance (duration: approx 60 min) Courtroom drawing by Elizabeth Williams, based on scenario provided by Haig Aivazian.

2. Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Do the same good deed (still), 2014. Video. Courtesy of MABSOCIETY

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