Wednesday, March 23 Signature Event


6:30 pm: Dialogue with Artists


Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Join us for ACAW’s signature event to hear world-renowned artists Monir Farmanfarmaian discusses her life and art work with Melissa Chiu, Asia Society Museum Director. Recipient of the 1958 Venice Biennale’s Gold Medal, Farmanfarmaian has exhibited internationally and lives in her home country Iran after having spent nearly a decade in New York.

Followed by a reception, sponsored by Haines Gallery, San Francisco.

Also on view: Out of This World: Animated Video from Asia Society’s Contemporary Art Collection
Three of Asia’s leading contemporary artists engage our imaginations with video works that take us out of this world. Cao Fei (b. 1978, China), a leading female artist of the post-Tiananmen generation, is known for her photographs and for her use of the virtual world of Second Life; Akino Kondoh (born 1980, Japan) made her debut with manga but is now considered an emerging talent in painting and video art; and Eko Nugroho (born 1977, Indonesia) is an influential artist who has generated a community of creative minds in his home country.

$10 for Asia Society members; $12 for seniors and students with ID; $15 for non-members

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street  – MAP
Tel: 212-517-ASIA (2742)