NYC Chinese Cultural Events and Art Exhibitions: October 13 – October 19, 2017

Pan Tianshou – Gaze

This week, Asia Contemporary Art Week’s Field Meeting and THINKING PROJECTS exhibition at Klein Sun Gallery and additional exhibitions done in partnership with Creative China Festival at Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Mana Contemporary; a lauded film that reconsiders the American cowboy by a Chinese director; talks about the Silk Road during the Han Dynasty, how gangsters helped create the Chinese restaurant industry, spirituality in China, a renowned Chinese painter; a group show featuring local artists; preview for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly; and more….

We add talks, films, performances, exhibitions, featuring or relating to Chinese, Taiwanese, diasporic artists and topics to our event and ongoing exhibition calendars as we learn of them.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

1) Nightingale, Not the Only Voice 《夜莺不是唯一的歌喉》– Nightingale, Not the Only Voice follows the lives of three artists, including the film’s director, on their shared journey through real and psychological oppression to self-discovery. Tang Danhong examines her past—particularly her relationship with her parents—and looks at the painful, formative moments that inform her current psychological state, her life, and her art.

Followed by Q&A with Tang Danhong, moderated by Chip Rolley, Senior Director of Literary Programs, PEN America.

Part of the film festival “Turn It On: China on Film, 2000–2017” co-curated by Ai Weiwei and Wang

Dir. Tang Danhong (唐丹鸿)
China, 2000, 180 min.
Mandarin with English subtitles

Friday, October 13, 6:30 PM
Guggenheim Museum

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2) Paradise in Service 《軍中樂園》– Paradise in Service follows the adventure of a boy, Pao, who serves his military service in Unit 831 from 1969 to 1972, in preparation for a war that could erupt anytime. Pao is assigned to the Sea Dragon (ARB), a unit noted for the toughest physical training. However, that the greatest challenge in his military service lies not in the Sea Dragon but in Unit 831, a special task he is later appointed to…

Dir. Niu Chen-zer
Taiwan, 2014, 133 min.

Screens as part of Martial Law and After: Reflection of the 30th Anniversary of the End of Martial Law in Taiwan Cinema

The film screened in the Panorama section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and won Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress Awards at the 51st Golden Horse Awards

Friday, October 13, 7 PM
Taipei Cultural Center, 1 E. 42nd Street

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3) East of Que Village: The Ends of Nature: Curator’s Tour & Gallery Talk (no link available) – Christopher Phillips leads a tour and talk of the site-specific installation by Chinese artist Yang Fudong, East of Que Village (2007), a six-channel video work that draws inspiration from Yang’s distinct childhood memories of a village in Hebei, a Northern province adjacent to Beijing. Suggesting the isolation and bleak everyday realities of life on the outskirts, this dystopian aesthetic puts forth a deep meditation on the existential condition of contemporary Chinese life.

RSVP, email contact@walthercollection.com or call 212-352-0683.

Saturday, October 14, 2 PM
The Walther Collection Project Space, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 718

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4) ACAW Field Meeting: THINKING PROJECTS  An annual signature program of Asia Contemporary Art Week, Field Meeting Take 5: THINKING PROJECTS is a two-day exclusive forum for arts professionals dedicated to newly conceived performances, lecture-performances, and lively discussions by over 25 compelling figures

Emulating a studio visit experience on a communal scale, Field Meeting: THINKING PROJECTS yielded an experimental and performative realm for creative individuals to embody their work through their own presence to an audience of New York & US-based curators, scholars, and museum directors. The program transcends conventional educational symposia to stage a showcasing of people, their ideas, research, and significant activities, whereby new materials, concepts and projects are tested and reflected upon collectively.

See the full list of speakers and their profiles, curatorial statement, and schedule.

Saturday, October 14, 10 AM – 5 PM
Asia Society

Sunday, October 15, 10 AM – 5 PM
SVA Theatre

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5) Sit, Eat, Chew: A Guided Immersive Dance Tour of Chinatown – Sit, Eat and Chew (五味杂陈) is about those kinds of amazing, conversation-stopping stories that were never intended to be public.

There is a Chinese proverb – Wǔ Wèi Zá Chén 五味杂陈 – that uses the five tastes of cooking (sour, sweet, bitter, spicy and salty) to describe the complex emotions in life’s ups and downs. In Sit, Eat and Chew, this proverb connects to personal stories that have become the creative and emotional inspiration for dance theater performances in unusual local spots. Small groups are guided in their explorations of the works as they’re performed in five public and private locations throughout Chinatown, including a local hair salon, a private apartment, a park, restaurant, and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).

Led by Mei-Yin Ng, founder of MEI-BE WHATever (www.MeiBeWhatever.com) in 2003 as a collective for the interaction of artists from diverse fields. Ng has been creating site-specific works for over 15 years in USA, Europe, and Asia.

Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15
Tours at 2, 2:45, and 3:30
Museum of Chinese in America

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6) Disturbing the Peace 《老妈蹄花》– On the afternoon of May 12, 2008, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit Wenchuan county in northern Sichuan province, devastating a vast area of mountainous terrain and killing some 70,000 people, including thousands of children who were in school when it hit. Around the country, concerned citizens began to question why the government-built school buildings collapsed so easily, burying thousands of children alive, when other edifices had withstood the strike. In response to suspicion that corruption had resulted in deficient construction for the schools, the government concealed information and refused to release the number and names of the students who had died. Activist Tan Zuoren was arrested for investigating the deaths, charged with inciting subversion of state power. Ai Weiwei, who was also researching the situation and would eventually publish the full roster of names on his blog, was invited to testify at Tan’s trial. As soon as Ai and his group arrived in Chengdu, they were followed and filmed. This harassment culminated with the police breaking into Ai’s hotel room and beating him, causing cranial trauma. This film records Ai and his lawyers as they repeatedly travel to Chengdu to seek an explanation from the authorities. The documentary exposes the naked violence of the relationship among the people, the law, and its enforcers.

Dir. Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
China, 2009, 80 min.
Mandarin with English subtitles

Part of the film festival “Turn It On: China on Film, 2000–2017” cocurated by Ai Weiwei and Wang Fen.

Saturday, October 14, 2:35 PM
Guggenheim Museum

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7) The Rider – The hardscrabble economy of America’s rodeo country, where, for some, riding and winning is the only source of pleasure and income, is depicted with exceptional compassion and truth by a filmmaker who is in no way an insider: Zhao was born in Beijing and educated at Mount Holyoke and NYU. Set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, The Rider is a fiction film that calls on nonprofessional actors to play characters similar to themselves, incorporating their skill sets and experiences. Brady Jandreau is extraordinary as a badly injured former champion rider and horse trainer forced to give up the life he knows and loves. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

Dir. Chloé Zhao
US, 2017, 104 min.

Followed by Q&A with Chloé Zhao and Brady Jandreau

The film earned Zhao the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Fortnight section here the Cannes Film Festival this year and praise from The Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian.

Screens as part of the New York Film Festival.

Saturday. October 14, 3:15 PM
Alice Tully Hall

Sunday, October 15, 6:30 PM
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th St

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8) Celebrating the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of a Chinese Art Master  Born 120 years ago in Zhejiang, Pan Tianshou is considered as one of the most celebrated Chinese modern artists, together with such celebrated names as Wu Changshuo, Qi Baishi and Huang Binhong, known as the “Four Great Masters of Chinese Ink Painting of the 20th Century”.

At this lecture, Professor Zhiyuan Cong will relate Master Pan Tianshou’s art career and focus on the characteristics of his paintings and art achievements. A short film produced by CCTV on Pan’s life and works will also be shown.

Prof. Zhiyuan Cong is the Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Chairman of the Chinese-American Art Faculty Association.

This lecture will be conducted in Chinese, with no interpretation.

Sunday, October 15, 2 PM
China Institute

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9) ACAW THINKING PROJECTS x Creative China Festival – Participatory Performance + Opening Reception: Song Dong, Li Jun – Punctuating the ending of ACAW’s Field Meeting, Song Dong invites the public to feast on his world-traveled Eating the City installation built from thousands of edible biscuits, crackers, and sweets. Alongside, Zi Jie at East Lake, a pop-up exhibition addressing issues of urbanization & gentrification in Central China by emerging artist Li Jun. Co-presented with Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation as part of Creative China Festival on the occasion of Mana Contemporary’s Open House.

Sunday, October 15, 1- 6 PM Exhibition viewing, 6 – 8 PM: Participatory Performance + Opening Reception
Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City/

Comp shuttle every half hour from Milk Studios (450 W 15th St.) between 12:30 – 5pm.

For 5pm shuttle transfer from Field Meeting at SVA Theatre to Mana Contemporay, RSVP is required by 5pm October 12th: acaw.rsvp@gmail.com

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10) China-US Cultural & Creative Dialogue – A two-part forum with presentations and perspectives by notable invited artists, filmmakers, investment & market specialists working in the fields of contemporary art & film today.

Speakers: Song Dong, Li Jun, Yang Xin, Guo Hongwei, moderated by Christopher Ho

Presented by Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation + ACAW + artnet

Tuesday, October 17, 2 – 5 PM
NYU Law School, 33 Washington Square West

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11) The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao – Join for a discussion with Ian Jonhson on his recent book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao. This book is the culmination of a six-year project following an underground Protestant church in Chengdu, pilgrims in Beijing, rural Daoist priests in Shanxi, and meditation groups in caves in the country’s south. In it, Mr. Johnson examines the spiritual revival taking place in China following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns. He argues that driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty–over what it means to be Chinese, and how to live an ethical life in a country that discarded traditional morality a century ago and is still searching for new guideposts.

Wednesday, October 18, 12 PM
Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University

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12) Gangster Dreams: How Chinatown Organized Crime Engineered the Chinese Restaurants Industry in the United States – Gangster Dreams reveals how New York’s most powerful Chinese gane transformed Chinese restaurants from a marginal institution into a national mass consumer business. In the 1880s, members of the On Leong opened restaurants in Chinatown to entertain local powerbrokers who helped them dominate the underground economy. Their restaurants attracted bohemian men and women, whose enthusiasm in print and art made eating Chinese food a coveted urban activity. At the turn of the century, On Leong leaders expanded beyond Chinatown, running upscale restaurants that served hundreds nightly. In 1915, ringleaders leveraged popular appreciation of Chinese food to win exemptions to anti-Chinese immigration laws for restaurant owners. They parlayed these privileges into lucrative human smuggling operations, using their restaurants across the United States to secure visas for people in China. The On Leong weathered Prohibition and the Great Depression by profiting from and entrapping illegal immigrants in restaurant work.

Presented by Heather Lee, an assistant professor of history at NYU Shanghai. She is completing a book on the history of Chinese restaurants in New York City and developing a database of historical Chinese restaurants in the United States. Her research has been featured in NPR, Atlantic magazine, and Gastropod, a podcast on food science and history. She has advised and curated exhibitions at the New York Historical Society, the National Museum of American History, and the Museum of Chinese in America.

Wednesday, October 18, 5 PM
Room 745, 7th Floor, Avery Fisher Center, Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, NYU

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13) The Silk Road During the Han Dynasty – Traditional Chinese historians have typically dated the earliest Chinese participation in the Silk Road trade to Zhang Qian’s trip to Central Asia in the 130s and 120s BCE. Valerie Hansen, Professor of History, Yale University, discusses whether this claim stands up in light of archaeological evidence.

Part 5 of the 5-week lecture series, “The Glories of the Han Dynasty”

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 PM
China Institute

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14) Snakeheads – MOCA screens the 1994 award-winning documentary Snakeheads: Chinese Mafia & the New Slave Trade. Filmmakers went undercover in Fuzhou Province to capture the activities of slave traders, or ‘snakeheads,’ who bargained their fellow countrymen into indentured servitude to the United States. This lucrative trade resulted in an influx of undocumented Chinese workers across the U.S. After arriving, many workers struggled and failed to compete in the American job market and were tortured by their snakeheads until they located enough money for their payments. Snakeheads profiles the slave traders and Chinese laborers who were their victims, exploring issues of undocumented immigration, increased tension in communities like New York’s Chinatown, and the human consequences of a race to the bottom in the global economy.

After the screening, Jon Alpert (DCTV, co-executive director/co-founder) and Ying Chan (Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU, founding director) will lead a Q&A about the making of the documentary and the state of labor trafficking from China to the U.S. now.

Thursday, October 19, 6:30 PM
Museum of Chinese in America

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15) Dynasty in 3D 《千刀万里追》– Mei Chun Chang’s first 3-D wuxia epic is a historical drama in which a young prince must defend himself against charges of treason to protect his family and defeat an evil emperor. Death-defying stunts and an arsenal of weaponry are doled out in tandem with bone-breaking fights. Co-starring Ying Bai (A Touch of Zen) as “Eunuch Chow.”

Dir. Mei Chun Chang
Taiwan/Hong Kong, 1977, 94 min.

Screens as part of the series Comin’ At Ya! 35mm 3-D

Thursday, October 19, 6:50 PM
Quad Cinema

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16) Revenge of the Shogun Women in 3D (aka 13 Nuns) 《十三女尼》– In this 3-D reunion of Dynasty director Chang and star Ying Bai, vengeance is the order of the day for the women of a village attacked by bandits. After regrouping to take their vows and school themselves in kung fu, they ride out into 18th-century China to dole out justice.

Dir. Mei Chun Chang
Taiwan/Hong Kong, 1977, 98 min.

Thursday, October 19, 9 PM
Quad Cinema


ONGOING FILMS, SHOWS, AND EVENTS

1) M. Butterfly  – The first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen as Rene Gallimard, Jin Ha as Song Liling and is directed by Ton Award winner Julie Taymor. M. Butterfly, charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer – a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred
the boundaries between male and female, east and west – while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit.

In preview beginning October 7
Opens October 26
Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th Street

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2) The Foreigner – The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism.

In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

At various local theaters

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3) Never Say Die 《羞羞的铁拳》– A boxer and a journalist accidentally exchange bodies after they are struck by current, embarking a series of adventures. The new comedy stars most of the cast members of Goodbye Mr Loser, the troupe’s highest-grossing movie and the first movie adapted from one of Mahua’s theater plays

At AMC Empire 25

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4) Human Flow – In an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, Human Flow gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of a year amid 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe, and acts as a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

October 12 – 19
Q&A with Ai Weiwei following the 1:50 PM screening on 10/14
Angelika Film Center, 18 W. Houston Street

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5) Chasing the Dragon 《追龍》 Donnie Yen stars as the infamous real-life drug kingpin Crippled Ho, who came to Hong Kong an illegal immigrant in 1963 and ruthlessly carved an empire from the chaotic underworld of drug dealers and corrupt police that ruled the city under notorious detective Lee Rock, played by Andy Lau.

At AMC Empire 25


ART EXHIBITIONS

Group Shows and Local Artists:

He Wei, co-founder of He and Hu, shows works on paper at Carma Asian Tapas starting October 4.

Wang Xu is one of the artists at The 2017 Socrates Annual which opens on Oct 1. The Socrates Annual – formerly known as The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition – is an annual exhibition of new public art that addresses the most urgent issues of today.

Dongze Huo will be part of the group shows Live – Work – Play NYC which opens September 21 and Interactive which will be on view September 23 – October 15.

Fina Yeung will exhibit her mixed-media cardboard installations at ARTISTS CO-OP at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning which runs rom September 21 – November 11.

Chinese Indonesian artist FX Harsono is one of the artists in Asia Society’s After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History which runs from September 8, 2017 – January 21, 2018.  A frequent theme in his work is about being part of the ethnic Chinese minority in the country.  From the exhibition page:

Lulu Meng exhibits her sculpture series Impression in which “softness and movement [of articles of clothing are] frozen in the solidity of the object” as part of the Fourth AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum of the Arts which is on view through October 22. She will also participate in Eating Bitterness,  a group show what meditates on the role of enduring adversity in the psyche of immigrant families, comprising nine artists’ work across sculpture, photography, painting, and performance.

Fou Gallery shows the fecund botany-themed works of Michael Eade which invoke a certain Chinese aesthetic in Realms of Soil.

Opening and Newly Listed:

1) Eating Biterness (384 Broadway, 10/14 – 10/27) – Chinese parents often remind their children how important it is to 吃苦 (chi ku: eat bitterness), a phrase that means to persevere through hardship without complaint. This show is a meditation on the role of enduring adversity in the psyche of immigrant families, comprising nine artists’ work across sculpture, photography, painting, and performance. Just as each artist’s personal relationship to the chi ku mentality varies, each piece approaches the concept from a different perspective: as a virtue or a burden; with familiarity or estrangement; as part of an inheritance or against the backdrop of orientalism. Narratives of loss, alienation, and disorientation are woven throughout the work. The exhibition, located on the border of a gentrifying Chinatown, aims to be a space to constellate these ideas and for visitors to consider their own relationship to eating bitterness.

Artists include: Luke Luokun ChengJocelyn ChuangSerena Gelb, Tenaya IzuSydney KingEmily Madrigal, LuLu Meng, Simon Wu is an artist and curator informed by his identity as a Burmese-Chinese-American. He is a Museum Education Fellow at the Brooklyn Museum and holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Princeton University. Trained as a graphic designer, his work uses publication, performance, and installation to explore social and political systems. Simon lives in New York and was born in Yangon, Myanmar in 1995. 

Eating Bitterness is co-curated by artists Luke Cheng and Simon Wu. The exhibition is sponsored by Chashama, Think!Chinatown, Nom Wah, Pearl River Mart, and Tsingtao Brewery.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 14, 6 – 9 PM

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2) Closer to the Beautiful World (Klein Sun Gallery, 10/12 – 11/25) – Art can provide a vehicle for enhancing the mind, and possibly even the personality, but it is not a shortcut to the top of Maslow’s pyramid. For both creators and viewers, art can be a valuable process of focusing on the pursuit of the beautiful. Closer to the Beautiful World is the process of pursuing different levels of artistic achievement connected with peak experiences. It is due to the diversity of these personal experiences that the worlds created by the five artists in the show – Chen Xi, Hu Yinping, Wang Jiajia, Yang Xinjia, Zhang Zhaoying – might prompt viewers to think about the artists’ moments of highest fulfillment in different ways. The show enables us to approach the “beautiful world” by entering proximity with five completely distinct types of experiences.

Opening reception: Thursday, October 12.

Chen Xi, Single Layer Acrylic No. 5, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (120 x 100 cm). © Chen Xi, Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery.

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3) ACAW THINKING PROJECTS Pop-Up: Yang Xin (Beijing) (Klein Sun Gallery, 10/12 – 11/25) – Curated by ACAW director Leeza Ahmady as part of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2017 signature program: THINKING PROJECTS— pop-up exhibition series presenting research-based on-going artistic endeavors by 9 noted artists from China, Indonesia, Turkey, India, and the United States. The series showcases the vibrancy of artistic activity inside of Asia while building deeper bonds between ACAW’s Asia and New York based Consortium Partner organizations and galleries.

Yang Xin’s fascination with microbiology is interpreted as an impressive scientifically infused set of multi-media works that are profoundly reflective of various essential mechanisms within the building blocks of the human body.

Alongside her signatory paintings of cell-like images, the exhibition features Yang’s latest site-specific installation, You’re looking at me. Who’s looking at you? (2017). Consisting of plastic mulch often found in China, the work deals with the multifaceted issues stemming from human control of the ecosystem, at once addressing its influence and damaging effects to the ecological balance in the region. Co-organized with Fu Xiaodong Space Station Beijing.

Yang Xin, Original Series No. 17, 2016. Mixed Media. 46 7/16 x 46 7/16 inches (118 x 118 cm). © Yang Xin, Courtesy Klein Sun Gallery.

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4) Song Dong: Eating the City (ACAW x Mana Contemporary, 10/15 – 12/15) – Artist Song Dong invites the public to feast on his world-traveled Eating the City installation built from thousands of edible biscuits, crackers, and sweets. Food is a recurring element in Song Dong’s works. He has enacted various iterations of this project in cities around the world including Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, London, Nepal, Paris, and Shanghai to encourage public reflection on the rapid developments of urban cities and the dramatic disappearance of older infrastructures.

This show is curated by Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) and co-presented with Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation’s Creative China Festival.

1 – 6 PM: Installation viewing
6 – 8 PM: Participatory performance and reception

After October 15, the exhibition will only show video and photography.

Song Dong, Eating the City, 2003. Courtesy the artist.

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5Li Jun: Zi Jie at East Lake (ACAW x Mana Contemporary, 10/15 – 12/15) – Li Jun’s Zi Jie at East Lake is a poetic archive of the artist’s creative engagements with a large-scale public art project and environmental awareness initiative that he has co-organized with participation by over 100 local artists since 2010—known as “Everyone’s East Lake Project.” Comprised of videos, writings, illustrations, and installations, it encompasses a series of the artist’s acts countering the massive real-estate boom that is rapidly eradicating the communal recreational sites and public spaces all around the East Lake areas in Wuhan, a large, populous city in Central China.

This show is curated by Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) and co-presented with Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation’s Creative China Festival.

Li Jun, Free to Go, 2012. Courtesy the artist.

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Closing soon:

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: Central Park New York: 24 Solar Terms (Foley Gallery, 9/6 – 10/15)

Yang Jiechang: The Whip (Chambers Fine Art, 9/7 – 10/17)

Sun Xun: Time Spy (Sean Kelly Gallery, 9/8 – 10/21)

Lin Tianmiao: Protruding Patterns (Galerie Lelong, 9/7 – 10/21)

TWO ROCKS: Nobuo Sekine and Zhang Hongtu (Baahng Gallery, 9/20 -10/21)

Heidi Lau: The Primordial Molder (Bronx Museum of the Arts, 7/19 – 10/22)

Current shows:

Visit the exhibition calendar for details for the current shows listed below. Check the museum’s or gallery’s website for hours of operation.

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: Central Park New York: 24 Solar Terms (Foley Gallery, 9/6 – 10/15)

Yang Jiechang: The Whip (Chambers Fine Art, 9/7 – 10/17)

Sun Xun: Time Spy (Sean Kelly Gallery, 9/8 – 10/21)

Lin Tianmiao: Protruding Patterns (Galerie Lelong, 9/7 – 10/21)

TWO ROCKS: Nobuo Sekine and Zhang Hongtu (Baahng Gallery, 9/20 -10/21)

Heidi Lau: The Primordial Molder (Bronx Museum of the Arts, 7/19 – 10/22)

Ding Yi: Appearance of Crosses (Timothy Taylor Gallery, 9/29 – 10/28)

Musquiqui Chihying: Resistance is Futile (Gallery 456, 10/6 – 11/3)

Fan Yu (ACAW x Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 10/12 – 11/4)

Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou (China Institute, 5/25 – 11/12/17)

East of Que Village: The Ends of Nature (The Walther Collection, 10/6 – 11/25)

Closer to the Beautiful World (Klein Sun Gallery, 10/12 – 11/25)

ACAW THINKING PROJECTS Pop-Up: Yang Xin (Beijing) (Klein Sun Gallery, 10/12 – 11/25)

Yang Xin (ACAW x Klein Sun Gallery, 10/12 – 11/25)

Li Jun: Zi Jie at East Lake (ACAW x Mana Contemporary, Oct 15 – Dec 15)

Song Dong: Eating the City (ACAW x Mana Contemporary, Oct 15 – Dec 15)

Uncharted Waters (Boers-Li Gallery, 10/6 – 12/23)

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World (Guggenheim, 10/6/17 – 1/8/18)

Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (multiple sites NYC, 10/12/17 – 2/1//18)

Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009 – 2017 (Queens Museum, 9/17/17 – 2/18/18)

FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures (Museum of Chinese in America, 10/5 /17 – 3/25/18)

In Focus: An Assembly of Gods (Asia Society Museum, 9/26/17 – 3/25/18)

Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong: Constellation (Seward Park, June 2017 – June 2018)

Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8/26/17 – 1/9/19)


Lead image: Pan Tianshou – Gaze (凝視), 1950s. 167.7 x 141 cm