The 11th edition of Asian Contemporary Art Week continues through November 18, embodying a wide scope of artists from across Asia while marking the 60th anniversary of Asia Society and the 100th anniversary of the Asian galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are several upcoming events involving Japanese artists and Japanese institutions.
Reversible Destiny Foundation and ACAW present a Panel Discussion, hosted at Artnet – Points of Convergence: Arakawa and the Art of 1960s–1970s
Wednesday, October 12 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Artnet – 233 Broadway (between Park Place and Barclay Street)
Distinguished panelists Dr. Charles Haxthausen, Naoto Nakagawa, Dr. Reiko Tomii, and Miwako Tezuka discuss how the art and philosophy of Shusaku Arakawa, who moved to New York from Japan in 1961, along with many other Japanese artists working in the midst of the fast-changing New York art scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, became an integral part of the process of transition from Abstract Expressionism to Minimalism and Conceptual Art movements.
In collaboration with ACAW, this is the first public program launch of Reversible Destiny Foundation established by Arakawa (1936–2010) and Madeline Gins (1941–2014). Followed by a reception.
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Opening Reception and Artist Lecture for Simon Starling: At Twilight
Friday, October 14 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Japan Society – 333 E 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
In celebration of exhibition’s opening at Japan Society, Turner Prize recipient Simon Starling will discuss W. B. Yeats’s culturally hybrid dance play At the Hawk’s Well, and other early 20th century artistic collaborations that inspired Starling to create his expansive Noh theater installation. Followed by an exclusive cocktail reception with the artist.
Sebastian Masuda: True Colors
Thursday, October 27 until Saturday, December 3
Ronin Gallery – 425 Madison Avenue (at 49th Street)
An exhibition at Ronin Gallery dedicated to “the ambassador of kawaii culture,” Sebastian Masuda, extols the artist’s message of ‘colorful rebellion’ against a climate entrenched in disharmony. Masuda invites you to trade the greyscale of daily life for a movingly vibrant spectrum of color.
Hiroshi Senju Opening Reception
Thursday, November 10 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery – 547 W. 27th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
A solo exhibition for internationally renowned artist Hiroshi Senju displays his sublime, monumental waterfall images that bestow viewers with a sense of tranquility.
ACAW Signature Program, FIELD MEETING 4: Thinking Practice
Friday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – 1071 Fifth Avenue (between 88th and 89th Streets)
Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Asia Society Museum – 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
Now an annual signature program of Asia Contemporary Art Week, FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice is a two-day exclusive forum for arts professionals dedicated to newly conceived performances, lecture-performances, and lively discussions by 30 compelling figures, hosted at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Asia Society Museum.
Mami Kataoka, curator of Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, will be among the presenters of FIELD MEETING, which emulates the experience of a studio visit on a communal scale, yielding an experimental and performative realm for creative individuals to embody their work through their own presence to an audience of New York- and 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.