[Updated] Events and Exhibitions: December 26, 2014 – January 1, 2015


Close out 2014 with these two events or by visiting a few of the current exhibitions.   We’re really looking forward to the first post of 2015 next week…

Update 12/27 – Back in Time (匆匆那年‬) has a limited run at AMC Empire 25 and AMC Loews Village 7.

The Upcoming Events widget is working again!   The list shows the next 15 events on our one-time and short term event calendar.  We update as we learn about events.  So, check back often and look ahead.  We also have an ongoing exhibition calendars where you can find all the current exhibitions related to artists of Chinese decent.  If you know of anything or would like to contribute photos or an article, shoot us an email at beyondchinatown@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Events

1) Echo Music Festival – The Echo Music Festival showcases Chinese, Japanese, and Korean music acts with Gold Disc Award winner TiA 高山萌香 from Japan headline the festival, plus an after party with DJ Kenny Colors.  Here’s the full line-up:

6:30pm The Highlighters
7:00pm Noise Project
7:30pm Doris’ Reverie
8:10pm Little Neck Sound
8:50 Cher Jia Sun x Junior George 乔治
9:20 Ruby Choi Music
10:30 TiA with guest KOEHI
11:30pm After Party with DJ Kenny Colors

Echo Music Festival is offering us four free tickets to the show.  Shoot us an email at beyondchinatown@gmail.com if you would like tickets.

George with Cher Jia Sun

The Highlighters

Friday, December 26, Doors at 5:30
The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street
$10/presale, $15/door


2) Sino-American Friendship Association at the New Year’s Eve Countdown in Times Square – Following organizing the first Chinese-themed parade float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Sino-American Friendship Association will present dances from Yunnan as part of the world’s most viewed New Year’s countdown.  Free scarves will be given away.

Wednesday, December 31
Times Square

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) Love on the Cloud (微爱之渐入佳境 / 微愛之漸入佳境) – An artistic young man with dreams of becoming a film director, GU (Chen He), meets a beautiful, young model, XIAOXI (Angelababy), over his mobile messaging app. Meanwhile, his good friend A-GUA also meets a new girlfriend on the mobile app who aspires to become an actress. Everything goes well until A-Gua introduces Gu to a powerful movie investor and they begin to experience the dramatic impact that these chance encounters have on their lives. The investor’s creative demands over the film spark a dispute between A-Gua and Gu and suddenly A-Gua’s opportunistic girlfriend leaves him for the cinematographer, becoming the new lead actress in the film. This is just the beginning of the chain of events set in motion by the subtle influences of the people around them. Love on the Cloud is a searing look inside love in modern Beijing, where for better or for worse, this age of mobile connectivity only magnifies life’s unexpected encounters and surprises.

The Georgia Straight has a review.

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


Opening and newly added:

Shi Jing & Wu Didi (Chambers Fine Art, 1/8/15 – 2/28/15)

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

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.  We’ve noted exhibitions for which a review has been published.

Inside Outside  (Klein Sun Gallery, 1/10/15)

Sun Xun: The Time Vivarium (Sean Kelly Gallery, 1/24/15)

Michael Wang: Rivals (Andrea Rosen Gallery, 1/24/15)

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)

Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral (Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2/15) (review)

The Art of the Chinese Album (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3/29/15) (WSJ 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: Causeway Bay.  Photo by Andrew Shiue