Events and Exhibitions: June 26 – July 3, 2014

One Kind of Behavior

This week’s listing covers one extra day so an opening tonight could be included.

The one-time and short term event calendar and the ongoing exhibition calendar are updated with events from this week and other events as they come up.  Upcoming events will appear in the calendar on the right side of the page.

Please let us know about events and art exhibitions so we can share them with others interested in Chinese culture.

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Upcoming Events


1) Hai-Hsin Huang Solo Exhibition Opening Reception – Painter Hai-Hsin Huang (黃海欣) exhibits her works of colorful, twisted, and humorous everyday scenes.  Fans of awkward animation take note.  Check out her online portfolio and a description from the Taipei Cultural Center.

The show runs from June 26 – July 17.  Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and presented by Wanwan Lei Projects.

Thursday, June 26, 6 – 8 PM
Leigh Wen Fine Art, 48 West 28th Street, #636


2) Perspectives Talk: Ethan Cohen on Ai Weiwei – Ethan Cohen of Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, one of the first galleries in the United States to specialize in Chinese Contemporary Art, leads a tour of the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What? and shares stories of his friendship with Ai Weiwei and of working with him in the 1980s and ’90s.

Saturday, June 28, 2 PM
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Free with admission to Ai Weiwei Exhibition


3) The Golden Child (金孫) –  Presented as part of the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO’s Highlights  from Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival series is She-wei Chou’s (周旭薇) black and absurd comedy about a Vietnamese woman who marries into a Taiwanese family and tries to fit the role of a traditional female in a Hoklo village.

Sunday, June 29, 2 – 4 PM
6th floor, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue


4) Dance to China – The New York Chinese Cultural Center’s 40th annual student dance recital.

A previous student performance:

Sunday, June 29, 2 PM
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. 199 Chambers Street
$15/general admission


5) Walking Tour: Chinatown – Curator and art writer Ryan Lee Wong leads a walk exploring connections between the work of Ai Weiwei, who lived and worked in New York in the 1980s and early ’90s, and the arts community in Chinatown at that time. The walk explores activism, alternative art spaces, the streets, and artistic creation and gives a context for the artist’s later work, currently on view in the Brooklyn museum exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What?.

Sunday, June 29, 3 PM
Location disclosed after purchase of ticket
$15/includes admission to exhibition at a later date


6) Transcending Love (超越爱 / 超越愛) –  Taiwan’s Modern Women’s Foundation invited thirteen abused women to take on a nearly impossible challenge: climbing mountains across Taiwan. This documentary follows these survivors of domestic violence as they heal themselves through an adventurous journey which gradually builds trust between them, and starts them talking about their dire experiences.  Directed by Hui-mei Chen (陳惠美 / 陈惠美)

Monday, June 30, 6:00 PM
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza


Ongoing Films and Shows

A Picture of You (Extended through 7/3)
Read the NY Times Review

New York Asian Film Festival (6/27 – 7/14)

The Breakup Guru (Opens 6/27)



Closing soon:

Wenxing Ding: Trust Yourself (丁文星:相信自己) (Relativity Project, 6/27)

Somewhere Else (别外/別外) (Pratt Institute and Fou Gallery, 7/5)

Modernity 3.0 (80 WSE Gallery, 7/12)

Opening and newly added:

Hai-Hsin Huang Solo Exhibition (Leigh Wen Art, 6/26 – 7/17)

Visit the exhibition calendar ( for details for the following shows below.  As always, check the museum or gallery’s website for hours of operation.

Wenxing Ding: Trust Yourself (丁文星:相信自己) (Relativity Project, 6/27)

Somewhere Else (别外/別外) (Pratt Institute and Fou Gallery, 7/5)

Modernity 3.0 (80 WSE Gallery, 7/12)

Hai-Hsin Huang Solo Exhibition (Leigh Wen Art, 7/17)

Ai Weiwei: According to What? (Brooklyn Museum, 8/10)

Tales of Two Cities: Beijing and New York (Bruce Museum, 8/14)

Flotsam Jetsam (MoMA, 8/15)

One Kind of Behavior (Bronx Museum of Art, 8/17)

Zhang Dali: Square (Klein Sun Gallery, 8/30)

Oil and Water: Reinterpreting Ink (MoCA, 9/14)

Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition (Storm King Art Center, 11/9)

Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral (Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2015)

Image: Rueyshiann Shyu (徐瑞憲 / 徐瑞宪): One Kind of Beheavior.  Photo by Andrew Shiue