Events and Exhibitions: November 28 – December 4, 2014

For events, it’s a light week.  So, you’ll have some time to start your holiday shopping, or if you’re a student or instructor, to focus on the end of the semester.

Just outside of the range of this post, December 6 is busy with exhibitions openings, performances, and talks.  December is looking kind of bare for events.  If you know of anything or would like to contribute photos or an article, shoot us an email at

You can always check beyond the upcoming week by visiting our one-time and short term event and ongoing exhibition calendars.

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Upcoming Events

1) Taiwan Lantern Festival Seminar – If you’re around Chinatown on Saturday, swing by for snacks, tea, and pineapple cakes at this talk about Taiwan’s Lantern Festival

Saturday, November 29, 2 – 4 PM
62 Mott Street


2) 5th Annual Hello Taiwan Rock Concert 2014  – 5th Annual Hello Taiwan Rock Concert feat. Space Meow, Trabajo, the Chef Brian Tsao Band and Generator Ohm.

Space Meow – “San San”

Saturday, November 29, 7 – 10 PM
Taiwan Center, T137-44 Northern Blvd, Flushing


3) MOCAMIX: DJ Daniel Wang – A special two-hour music set with DJ Daniel Wang as he takes us for a spin on the 90s Chinatown music scene, African American dance music, and New York’s queer club culture. Chill out and dance to melodic tracks with dance rarities from this internationally renowned DJ!

Daniel’s DJ sets are laptop-free and unashamedly melodic. Balancing well-known tracks with dance rarities, he plays “real” disco, house, and jazz funk, occasionally with a touch of salsa, German Schlager, or 80s Japanese pop hits – depending on the mood. In addition to performance and production, Daniel has also published interviews with pioneering DJs such as Tee Scott, and has numerous articles in print about the modern gay scene, club acoustics, and pop music.

“All Flowers Must Fade”

Thursday, December 4, 7 – 10 PM
Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street
$20/Adults; $10/MOCA Members, Students & Seniors

Ongoing Films and Shows

1) Wang Jianwei: Time Temple Exhibition Related Events – The Guggenheim has two ongoing programs presented in conjunction with the exhibition:

  • The Morning Time Disappeared –  Inspired by Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis (1915), this 55- minute film explores the transformation of contemporary China and looks at how the boundary between reality and fiction becomes blurred and abstracted. Like Kafka’s novella, the video positions itself in a state of imaginary realism. (Guggenheim)Daily at 1 and 5 PM through February 15, 2015
    New Media Theater, Guggenheim Museum
    Free with admission
  • Exhibition Tour in Mandarin – Guggenheim gallery educator Fuchiawen Lien focuses on themes and artworks in the exhibition Wang Jianwei: Time Temple.Every Saturday at 12 PM through February 15, 2015
    Guggenheim Museum (Meet at the entrance to the exhibition in Tower 2)
    Free with admission

2) Women Who Flirt (撒娇女人最好命  / 撒嬌女人最好命) – Romantic comedies generally aren’t our thing, but we’ve been personally assured that this is a good one.  The film revolves around co-workers and longtime friends Angie (Zhou Xun (周迅 / 周迅), Cloud Atlas) and Marco (Huang Xiao Ming (黄晓明 / 黃曉明)); when Marco announces he’s seeing someone, it sends Angie on a mission to save him from his new and manipulative girlfriend Hailey (Tang Sui (隋棠)). With the help of a circle of friends led by May (Xie Yi Lin (谢依霖 / 謝依霖)), Angie tries to convince him she’s the one for him.

Check listings at AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, College Point Multiplex Cinemas, and other AMC Theatres around the US and Canada for showtimes.

Showing its interest in the English-speaking market, China Lion has released a trailer narrated in English:


We’ll post a new round-up of exhibition reviews for the current crop of shows.

Closing soon:

Lu Zhang: All the Lost Souls (张璐: 所有丢失的灵魂 / 張璐: 所有丟失的靈魂) (Stephen Romano Gallery, 11/30)

Opening and newly added:

Let us know if there’s something people need to see.

Visit the exhibition calendar ( for details for the following shows below.  As always, check the museum or gallery’s website for hours of operation.  We’ve noted exhibitions for which a review has been published.

Lu Zhang: All the Lost Souls (张璐: 所有丢失的灵魂 / 張璐: 所有丟失的靈魂) (Stephen Romano Gallery, 11/30)

ESC: Digital Artworks by C.J. Yeh (The Museum of FIT, 12/13)

Transformation (白猿涅槃) – Recent works by Wu Jian’an (邬建安近作 / 鄔建安近作) (Chambers Fine Art, 12/20)

Shien-Mao Lin (林憲茂 / 林宪茂) Solo Exhibition (Hwang Gallery, 12/21)

Wang Mansheng & Zheng Xiaohua: An Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy (C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University, December)

Inside Outside  (Klein Sun Gallery, 1/3/15)

Hsu Kuohuang: Views of Taroko Gorge (M. Sutherland Fine Art, 1/31/15)

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York: Assembled Realities (Museum of the City of New York, 2/15/15)

Sui Jianguo – Blind Portraits (Doris C. Freedman Plaza (SE entrance to Central Park at 60th and 5th), 2/20/15)

Wang Jianwei: Time Temple (Guggenheim Museum, 2/26/15)

The Art of the Chinese Album (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/29/15) (WSJ Review)

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

Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving (Museum of Chinese in America, 3/1/15)

Memory Prints: The Story World of Philip Chen (Museum of Chinese in America, 3/1/15)

Polit-Sheer-Form-Office: Polit Sheer Form!  (Queens Museum, 3/8/15)

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion (New York Historical Society, 4/19/15)

Mao’s Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution (China Institute, 4/26/15) (review)

Image by Andrew Shiue