Allison Harding, guest curator of the exhibition, 28 Chinese at the Asian Art Museum (June 5–August 16, 2015), moderates a panel discussion featuring scholars, writers and artists in conversation about the exhibition and the contemporary art scene in China. Panelists include curator and art historian Abby Chen, artist Yan Xing and curator Barbara Pollack.
With Pure Views—a special installation by some of China's most world-renowned contemporary artists (on view April 19-21) as the focal point for the evening, four of the featured artists (Hong Lei, Wang Guangyi, Yue Minjun, Zhou Chunya), along with critic Liu Chun and curator Lu Peng—will gather in a lively panel discussion about art in China today.
Art Historian Tony Godfrey discusses recent developments in Indonesian contemporary art. Godfrey explores questions about a national tradition of art, predominantly painting, has come into being since Indonesian independence in 1945. Art in Indonesia has often been responsive to political or social change, it is also often highly poetic, very satiric and funny. Why is this? Indonesian art is becoming more international: is it in danger of losing its connection to traditional culture and its role in the historical development of the country?
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Join the Asian Art Museum and Asian Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC) to kick off the "Day of Dialogue." Artists whose works are included in the Phantoms of Asia exhibition (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18-September 2, 2012) discuss how how sensorial, cultural, historical, geopolitical, and other experiences of different locales in Asia serve as a rich source of ideas and inspiration. Artists include: Heman Chong, Adeela Suleman, Adrian Wong, and Takayuki Yamamoto. Moderated by Hou Hanru, San Francisco Art Institute's Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs.
Join the Asian Art Museum and Asian Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC) to kick off the "Day of Dialogue." Artists whose works are included in the Phantoms of Asia exhibition (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18-September 2, 2012) discuss emerging themes in contemporary art, creating contemporary work for a traditional art museum, and the challenges of producing site-specific work. Panel I is entitled, Building and Breaking: Considering Tradition in Contemporary Art wherein artists discuss how their relationships with various Asian artistic traditions inform their artwork. Moderated by Bay Area arts writer and journalist, Glen Helfand, this panel includes Charwei Tsai, Jompet, and Jagannath Panda.