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Asia Contemporary Art Week Is So Big It Can’t Be Contained To One Week

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 3, 2017

Asia Contemporary Art Week, which is actually three weeks of exhibits, performances, conferences and lectures at more than 30 museums and galleries around town, will run from October 5 – 26, 2017. Some highlights include gallery shows at Aicon Gallery, C24 Gallery, Wald & Kim, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Klein Sun, and Ronin Gallery, among others. A new festival promoting the arts of China will also make its debut in New York: The Creative China Festival showcases film, fashion, and art projects in several venues around town. There also will be talks and artist interviews at various locations including the Queens Museum, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Taipei Cultural Center, China Institute, Japan Society, Guggenheim Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Song Dong: ‘Eating the City’ in Beijing, 2003, installation view; Song Dong, courtesy of Pace Beijing.

During the event The Asia Society and SVA Theatre will present FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects, an art forum with performances, lectures and talks during the weekend of October 14 – 15. This is a forum for arts professionals but there is limited seating available to the general public. See below to purchase tickets.

Hajra Waheed, Artist in Studio (2016),; Image Courtesy of the Artist; photo; Kaveh Nabatian.

Some events are free but check the schedule listing for details and links to purchase tickets if necessary.

For general information click here.

For information regarding scheduled events click here.

Creative China Festival information is here.

Details on FIELD MEETING Take 5 is here; to purchase tickets click here.

Seating is limited for members of the general public. The Asia Society is located at 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. For all other venue information see links above.


Cover: Abdullah Syed: ‘Flesh & Blood’ (still image of performance); photo: Carrisa Tan, courtesy of the artist and Aicon Gallery, New York.


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