[Updated] Events and Exhibitions: June 13 – June 19, 2014

Now You See – New Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs

This week: BAM and Taipei Cultural Center’s tribute to King Hu and the Yangtze Repertory Theater’s production of The Story of Yu Huan continues; a performance piece about Asian women’s experiences; a film about Filipina caretakers in Taiwan; the first Chinese jazz singer to perform at the Blue Note Jazz Festival, a talk about tea; and opera singers who are Chinese.

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

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.

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Upcoming Events

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1) Gen 根 – The Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans present Gen, a contemporary art performance piece that tells the story of Asians’ journeys and lives in America through poetry, dance, music, visual arts, and multimedia.

“This show will be a journey through those untold stories from women’s point of view after they left behind after Chinese workers left to America to build railroad 150 years ago till today’s Chinese/Asian American’s life living in America. It’s being told from four Asian woman’s emotional expression and perspective in their normal day-to-day life. Poems and songs from the work Yellow Pearl will be interjected and weaved into the stories of the women in a way that hopefully can be related by audiences as they learn the story of each woman.” – CAPA 

See also the event’s Facebook page.

Thursday, June 12, 8 PM; Friday, June 13, 8 PM; Saturday, June 14, 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday, June 15, 2 PM
Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street
$15/general admission; $5/student rush tickets

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2) Chinese Tea’s Journey to the West – “Chinese tea is straight-forward, innocent and exclusive. Therefore, our attitude toward tea also needs to be simple but serious…” The New York Chinese Opera Society hosts a talk in Chinese by a famous tea expert from Beijing.

Saturday, June 14, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Queens Library, Flushing, 41-17 Main Street. Flushing
Free

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3) Money and Honey (面包情人 / 麵包情人)  – This first of three films presented by New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch and the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in the Sunday Chinese Movies by Women Directors from Taiwan series follows the lives of Filipina caretakers working abroad in a nursing home in Taiwan over a period of 12 years.  Director Jasmine Lee Ching-hui explores their joy and struggles as they sacrifice themselves physically and emotionally to care for their wards and to provide for their families back home.  95 min. with English subtitles.

Sunday, June 15, 2 PM
6th floor, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue
Free

4) Blue Note Jazz Festival -Annie Chen CD Release @Drom – Perhaps the first Chinese jazz singer to participate in this prominent jazz festival, soulful Annie Chen performs with her octet and a string quartet to introduce her latest album Pisces the Dreamer.  See also the event’s Facebook page.


Sunday, June 15, 9:30 – 10:45 (9 PM Doors)
DROM, 85 Ave A
$10

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5) Viewpoints: Made in China: New Voices in Western Opera Confirming Time magazine’s prediction that “the future of opera may be in China,” state-of-the-art Chinese theaters now showcase Western repertory and new Chinese works, while Chinese-born singers have grabbed the spotlight on opera stages across the globe. Soprano Ying Huang (黄英) and baritone Yunpeng Wang join pianist Siyi Fang to explore the shifting role of China on the international opera stage. This program will include live excerpts, film clips, and a lively discussion with music critic Ken Smith.” – Asia Society 

Thursday, June 19, 6:30 – 8:00 PM with live online stream
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue
$15/members; $17/students and seniors; $20/nonmembers

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Ongoing Films and Shows

All Hail the King: The Films of King Hu – June 6 – 17 (see our post with trailers)

The Story of Yu-Huan – May 30 – June 22

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Exhibitions

Closing soon:

I-Ting Hou (侯怡亭) in “Preliminary Study: RSI–T” Curated by Naomi Lev (SLAG Gallery, 6/15)

Qin Feng: Ink Innovator (Ethan Cohen Kube, 6/15)

Now You See – New Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs (Whitebox Art Center,  6/15)

Jiang Pengyi: Glimpses (Klein Sun Gallery, 6/21)

Love Story by Liu Chuang  ( 刘窗 / 劉窗) (Salon 94 Freemans, 6/21)

Maples in the Mist: Chinese Poems for Children Illustrated by Jean & Mou-sien Tseng (Zimmerli Art Museum, 6/22)

Opening and newly added:

Let us know if you know of anything!

Visit the exhibition calendar (http://ow.ly/pxe9o) for details for the following shows below.  As always, check the museum or gallery’s website for hours of operation.

I-Ting Hou (侯怡亭) in “Preliminary Study: RSI–T” Curated by Naomi Lev (SLAG Gallery, 6/15)

Qin Feng: Ink Innovator (Ethan Cohen Kube, 6/15)

Now You See – New Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs (Whitebox Art Center,  6/15)

Jiang Pengyi: Glimpses (Klein Sun Gallery, 6/21)

Love Story by Liu Chuang  ( 刘窗 / 劉窗) (Salon 94 Freemans, 6/21)

Maples in the Mist: Chinese Poems for Children Illustrated by Jean & Mou-sien Tseng (Zimmerli Art Museum, 6/22)

Modernity 3.0 (80 WSE Gallery, 7/12)

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)

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: Whitebox Art Center Gallery for Now You See – New Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, Andrew Shiue