New York City Venues


Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki: Works by New York City Students
Exhibition | Through August 6
Artworks created by New York City public school students based on Asia Society’s fall 2016 exhibition “No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki” are exhibited in this one of a kind exhibition.MAP

Image caption: Student visiting the Fall 2016 exhibition “No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki” at Asia Society Museum. Photo by Elsa Ruiz.


Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora
Exhibition | June 27 – August 6
Opening & Panel Discussion | June 30 | 6pm – 9pm
Organized by Asia Society Museum with the support of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the exhibition considers works by contemporary artists from the South Asian diaspora that explore issues relating to migration, gender, race, and memory across mediums and aesthetics. These artists represent the microcosm of the American experience and their practices have collectively made a significant impact on the development of contemporary art in the United States.MAP

Image caption: Ruby Chishti. (Detail) The Present is a Ruin Without the People, 2016. Recycled textile, wire mesh, thread, wood, embellishment, metal scrapes, archival glue. H. 81 3/4 x W. 127 7/8 x D. 11 3/4 in. (207.6 x 324.8 x 29.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist


Asian CineVision Presents the 40th Asian American International Film Festival
Film Festival | July 26 –August 5 | various times
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is produced by Asian CineVision (ACV), a nonprofit media arts organization devoted to the development, promotion, and preservation of Asian and Asian American film and video. AAIFF is the nation’s longest-running festival of its kind and a leading showcase for the best independent Asian and Asian American film and video.MAP


It Begins with a Story: Zine Conversation and Workshop
Talk and Workshop | June 11 | 3:30pm
Artists Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez and Ashley Billingsley, and AAA Researcher Chương-Đài Võ will talk about the zine as an art form, and why it continues to appeal to artists and readers in a time of digital and mass communication. The conversation will be followed by a hands-on zine making workshop during which participants will be invited to create zines as a social activity. Materials will be provided; attendees are invited to bring other materials and their favorite zines to share during the workshop.MAP

Image caption: Image by David Kelley for Coming Soon! (Detail), 2014, co-curated by Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez and Ashley Billingsley. Courtesy of l’éclair.


Chameleon Artists in Conversation: I-Hua Lee and Margaret Lee
Talk | June 21 | 6:30pm
The presentation and discussion by I-Hua Lee, a visual artist based in Taiwan as well as the manager of the curatorial and residency program Taipei Artist Village, and Margaret Lee, a New York-based multi-media artist and a partner in the gallery 47 Canal, will explore what it means to be “Chameleon Artists” as characterized by artists who hold multiple roles, as curator, administrator, gallerist, etc. In addition to discussing their many professional roles, the conversation will also address family issues such as marital and parental relations.MAP

Image caption: Margaret Lee in 179 Canal, date unknown. Credit: Rob Hult


Afterimages of Kent State: a Presentation with Tran Minh Duc and Richard Vine
Talk | June 28 | 6:30pm
Vietnamese artist Tran Minh Duc and Richard Vine, Managing Editor of Art in America, will respectively discuss their research and experience relating to the Kent State Shooting in 1970. Specifically, Tran will present how his research of the shooting and the larger American protests to the Vietnam War have shaped his work as an artist, and Vine, who was a student at Kent State during the shootings, will share his experiences and reactions as a witness to the event. The two will also discuss the larger implications of the shooting and its significance for younger generations today. MAP

Image caption: Tran Minh Duc, Processed History of Flowers Ice cream and Condensed milk, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.


A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
Exhibition | Through June 11
The first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Illuminating the rich lived experiences of gender performance and sexual expression in Edo society that are particularly resonant today.MAP

Image caption: Hosoda Eisui (active 1790-1823), Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum (detail), woodblock print, vertical ōban nishiki-e, Royal Ontario Museum 926.18.701, Sir Edmund Walker Collection


ArteEast Quarterly
Online Journal | Spring 2017
ArteEast has just published its Spring 2017 Artezine! This issue’s guest editor is Nora Razian, Head of Programs and Exhibitions at Sursock Museum, with contributions by Fadi Mansour, Nabil Ahmed, Sheila Jasanoff, Nadia Christidi, Dima Hamadeh, and Marwa Arsanios. For more information visit:

Image caption: Beirut 2017, Image credit: Nora Razian, Courtesy of ArteEast


What do the trees tell us?
Exhibition | August 4 – August 25
One of the major works in this group exhibition is a video triptych that explores the identity of Lahore as a city of garden. Through looking into preserved and destroyed gardens within the city, it highlights the impact of colonialism for its city inhabitants over the course of history. MAP

Image caption: Shalimar Bagh, Digital print 2016. Courtesy of Twelve Gates Arts


Carpets for Kings: Six Masterpieces of Iranian Weaving
Exhibition | Through August 27
This exhibition will feature six small Iranian carpets of the 16th and 17th centuries that have recently been conserved by the Department of Textile Conservation. The labels and text panels will focus on the conservation of the carpets as well as their place in the history and art history of Safavid Iran.MAP

Image caption: Carpet, second half of the 16th century. Made in Iran. Silk (warp), cotton (weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile, 99 3/4 x 70 in. (253.4 x 177.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917 (17.120.127)


Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
Exhibition | Through September 4
The exhibition will examine the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability, featuring approximately 120 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons.MAP

Image caption: Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969). “Body Meets Dress – Dress Meets Body,” spring/summer 1997. © Paolo Roversi


Ian Cheng | Emissaries
MoMA PS1 | Exhibition | Through September 25
This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum. featuring his complete Emissary Trilogy (2015 – 2017). Consisting of open-ended narratives, the works or what Cheng calls “live stimulations”, ask one to not think of technology as passive reflections of a human mind, but active tool for reimagining history and consciousness.MAP

Image caption: Ian Cheng. Emissary Forks At Perfection. 2015-2016. Live simulation and story, infinite duration. Courtesy of Museum of Modern Art


2015 – 2017 Studio Program Exhibition
Exhibition | Through July 30
Marking the fourth year of its Studio Program, the Queens Museum presents an exhibition featuring the works of nine artists who have occupied studios at the Queens Museum during 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Participating artists include ruby onyinyechi amanze, Andrew Beccone, Chris Bogia, Gloria Maximo, Ander Mikalson, Karolina Sobecka, Alina Tenser, Tuo Wang, and Bryan Zanisnik.MAP

Image caption: Alina Tenser, Transaction Stall, 2016. Performed at Global Committee, Brooklyn NY. Courtesy of Queens Museum


Marinella Senatore: Recent Work

Exhibition | Through July 30
With a practice that includes video, installation, performance, photography, and drawing, Marinella Senatore fosters the creative power of crowds to produce works that initiate a dialogue between history, culture, and social structures.MAP

Image caption: Marinella Senatore, Modica Street Musical: The Past, The Present and The Possible, 2016. Performance view, Modica, Sicily. Courtesy of Queens Museum


Ronny Quevedo: There is No Halftime

Exhibition | Through July 30
The exhibition is a remix of cross-disciplinary elements—from sports field diagrams to Andean heraldic codes—that visualizes the ethos of global migration and displacement of peoples and cultures. It renders the exuberant state of peoples and cultures in global flux through this materially syncretized and conceptually expansive body of work.MAP

Image caption: Ronny Quevedo, Preparatory drawing for Nomadic Structures, 2016. Courtesy of Queens Museum


Anna K.E.: Profound Approach and Easy Outcome

Exhibition | Through February 18, 2018
The third iteration in a series of site-specific commissions by women artists on the Queens Museum’s Large Wall. Anna K. E.’s work considers her own role in art history, fusing the question of male-dominated canons with her comically intuitive and gestural responses.MAP

Image caption: Anna K.E., Profound Approach and Easy Outcome, No. 04, 2009. Mixed media installation view at CapitalGold, Düsseldorf. Courtesy the artist.


Po Kim: Then and Now
Exhibition at Whanki Museum in Seoul, Korea | Through July 30
The retrospective features Korean artist Po Kim’s abstract paintings created during the span of his 70-year career from 1946 to his passing in 2014. The artistic journey encompasses abstract expressionism, realism, to new figurative abstract art.MAP

Image caption: Po Kim, Cathedral (detail), 1969-1970, oil on canvas, 152 x 183 cm. Courtesy of Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Foundation


Hiroshige | Upright Tokaido
Exhibition | Through June 10
The exhibition journeys down the most traveled road in 19th-century Japan. Known for its plentiful views of rivers and the sea, “Upright Tokaido” presents both Hiroshige’s romance of the Japanese landscape and his bold eye for composition.MAP

Image caption: Hiroshige, Kanagawa (detail). 53 Stations of the Tokaido. Woodblock print. 1855. Courtesy of Ronin Gallery


2017 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence winner announced

Ronin Gallery and Globus Washitsu have announced Katsutoshi Yuasa as the winner of the 2017 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence program. The judges were enchanted by Yuasa’s woodblock prints that present a conversation between the contemporaneity of photography and the tradition of woodblock printmaking. As artist-in-residence, he will be the featured artist in Ronin Gallery’s fall exhibition, Contemporary Talents of Japan.

Image caption: Tokyo Story, Katsutoshi Yuasa, Oil-based woodcut on paper. Courtesy of Ronin Gallery


For your eyes solely: The Mask by Ali Kourehchian
Exhibition at Elga Wimmer Gallery | Through June 12
Inspired by the equivocal phrases in Persian poetry, Iranian sculpture and architect Ali Kourehchian has chosen “The Mask” as his subject matter and through it created a process to transform poetry into visual art.MAP

Image caption: Passion, Bronze mounted on Marble block, H 37cm x D 17cm x W 26cm, 2016, courtesy of Roya Khadjavi Projects


Adeela Suleman | Not Everyone’s Heaven
Exhibition | Through June 24
This is a major solo exhibition for the Karachi-based artist who has throughout her 20-year career focused on the relationship between nature and violence. The new body of works consists of meticulously painted landscapes and battle scenes either framed or painted directly on hand-carved window frames and decorative plates found by the artist in Karachi, Pakistan, attesting to the continuous cycle of violence and unrest in Pakistan.MAP

Image caption: Adeela Suleman, Untitled (Plate 1) (Detail), 2017, wood, ceramic plate with enamel paint hardener and lacquer, 47.5 x 31.5 x 3in.. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery


Anjolie Ela Menon | A Retrospective
Exhibition | Through June 24
This is the first major New York solo exhibition in over a decade for Indian painter Anjolie Ela Menon. Featuring over 40 paintings and drawings along with a new piece shown here for the first time, the exhibition demonstrates Menon’s unique exploration of figurative painting that bridges distinctive features of early Christian art, pastoral tradition, and the female body, among other themes.MAP

Image caption: Anjolie Ela Menon, Eden (detail), 2005, oil on masonite board, 24 x 48 in. Courtesy of Aicon Gallery


Bradley Castellano: Sunshine State
Exhibition | Through June 29
The solo exhibition features new body of works that evokes a tenuous paradise inspired by the artist’s youth in Florida. Described as a series of visual recollections, these memories of his formative years are layered to create highly charged scenes that are imbued with a sense of dark magic. MAP

Image caption: Bradley Castellanos, Hunting is Painting, 2017. (c) Bradley Castellanos; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York


Katy Stone: Holding Time
Exhibition | Through June 29
The exhibition features new work by Katy Stone who is renowned for creating large-scale public commissions. Through working with aluminum and plexiglass, the artist juxtaposes organic forms with industrial materials to suggests not only motion and stillness, but the space between longing for the past and transcend time.MAP

Image caption: Katy Stone, Mirror (Dark) (detail), 2017. (c) Katy Stone; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York.


Sandy Skoglund: Food Still Lifes
Exhibition | July 12 – August 11
The exhibition is the same title as the 1978 photographic series by Sandy Skoglund that highlights the consumer culture of the 1970s in the format of traditional still-life portraiture. The series has only been exhibited twice prior to this exhibition.MAP

Image caption: Sandy Skoglund, Peas on a Plate, 2017. (c) Sandy Skoglund; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE, New York


Susan Weil: Now and Then
Chelsea Location | Exhibition | June 8 – July 8
Opening | June 8 | 6 – 8pm

This solo exhibition presents Susan Weil’s new sculptural paintings, drawings, alongside mixed-media works and journals that reveal the artist’s fascination with figurative illustration, photography, movement, time and space.

Image caption: Susan Weil, Spiral History of Art with Hand: Cave Painting to Now, 2016, archival inkjet print on paper mounted on aluminum, 45.1 x 42.9 x 6 inches. Image courtesy of Sundaram Tagore gallery


Summer Group Show
Chelsea Location | Exhibition | July 13 – September 2
A curated exhibition of paintings, photographs and installations in the gallery’s Chelsea location, the artists’ dynamic and global perspectives are reflected through diverse range of motifs, techniques, and medium, attesting to the gallery’s mission in generating cross-cultural dialogues.MAP

Image caption: Hiroshi Senju, Cliff (detail), 2012, natural pigments on Japanese mulberry paper, 102 x 79 inches/260 x 200 cm. Image courtesy of Sundaram Tagore gallery


Summer Group Show
Madison Avenue Location | Exhibition | Through September 2
A curated exhibition of paintings, photographs and installations in the gallery’s Madison Avenue location, the artists’ dynamic and global perspectives are reflected through diverse range of motifs, techniques, and medium, attesting to the gallery’s mission in generating cross-cultural dialogues.MAP

Image caption: Sohan Qadri, Padma IV, 2010, ink and dye on paper, 55 x 39 inches/139.7 x 99.1 cm. Image courtesy of Sundaram Tagore gallery


Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook | Jaonua: The Nothingness & Sanook Dee Museum
Exhibition | Through July 28
This solo exhibition features video installation works and photographs by Thailand-based artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. One of the featured works is the five-channel video installation Jaonua: The Nothingness (King of Meat: The Nothingness) that was first shown in Singapore Biennale 2016, highlighting the artist’s continual interest in the intertwining connection between things, lives, and objects.MAP

Image caption: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Jaonua: The Nothingness, 2016, video still from five channel video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art


Ji Zhou
Exhibition | Jun 22 – Aug 5
This solo exhibition features new body of photography by Ji Zhou that explores relation between reality and illusion by offering seemingly realistic cityscapes that are in essence constructed through fragments of scenes.MAP

Image caption: Ji Zhou, Building No.3, 2017, Photograph, 59 x 82 3/4 inches, 150 x 210 cm. Image courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery and the artist, © Ji Zhou


Immigrants | Li Wei
Exhibition | Aug 10 – September 2
In this exhibition, Li Wei redefines the definition of “immigrant” through his most recent performances and video works. The concept of national border is also challenged as the artist looks into the relation between natural land and political division and human inhabitance.MAP

Image caption: Li Wei, Immigrants, 2017, Performance, Installation and Video, Variable dimensions. Image courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery and the artist, © Li Wei


Group 1890: India’s Indigenous Modernism
Exhibition | Through September 1
This exhibition focuses on the works by Group 1890, a seminal artist collective in India active in the 20th century. Formed in 1962 by twelve artists (J. Swaminathan, the group also included Gulammohammed Sheikh, Himmat Shah, Jeram Patel, Ambadas, Jyoti Bhatt, Raghav Kaneria, Reddappa Naidu, Eric Bowen, Rajesh Mehra, S. G. Nikam, and Balkrishna Patel), the group is well-known for challenging existing art at the time. MAP

Image caption: Ramkinkar Baij, Untitled, water colour on paper, 1961, 10.5 x 14.5 in. (26.7 x 36.8 cm.) Courtesy of DAG Modern


Transitions: Dong Yuan, Lam Tungpang and Lao Tongli
Exhibition | June 22 – September 2
Opening reception | June 22 | 6 – 8pm
As indicated in its title, this group exhibition by three young artists looks into how transitional periods in their professional and personal lives have influenced their respective artistic practices, featuring works that either challenge established traditions or move away from past artistic formats.

Image caption: Lao Tongli, The desire of libido – Above the horizon No. 07, 2017, Ink and mineral colors on silk, 39 x 59 in (100 x 150 cm). Courtesy of Chambers Fine Art


The Inaugural International Autonomous Biennale (OR Cf)
Project | September 29 through October 1
This is a special contribution by Reversible Destiny Foundation for the “Inaugural International Autonomous Biennale” (OR Cf) at the Research Pavilion in Venice,
presenting Arakawa and Gins’ visionary architectural project through virtual technology. For more information visit:

Image caption: © 2010 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins and Reversible Destiny Foundation.


Asia-Based Venues


EXHIBIT320 (New Delhi)
Leaving the Terrestrial: its own kind of archive | Sumakshi Singh
Exhibition at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum in Mumbai, India | Through June 6
Set up as a mock-natural history museum style exhibit, works of thread and wire seemingly dictate gravity and float in glass vitrines to reference memory, nature, science, and fantasy. A second installation “In the Garden” pays homage to two magical gardens created by and outlived the artist’s mother and a Swiss hermit in the Himalayas.MAP

Image caption: Sumakshi Singh, Wall Coral 2, thread drawing, 18 ft x 9 ft, 2017. Courtesy of Exhibit320


The African Portraits | Mahesh Shantaram
Exhibition | Through June 16
A solo exhibition of the artist’s recent works that document the lives of Africans living in India. Consisting of a series of intimate portraits of African students, Shantaram aims to raise the awareness of everyday racism and discrimination faced by Africans in India.MAP

Image caption: Mahesh Shantaram, Abdul-Kareem- Nigeria-Jaipur, Archival pigment print,2016, courtesy of Exhibit320


Unearth | Curated Show | Manisha Parekh, Astha Butail, Gunjan Kumar and Parul Thacker
Exhibition | August 5 – September 4
Opening Reception | August 4 | 6:30 – 9:00pm
The exhibition presents five artist projects that question the condition of the present through exploring land art, geology, and spatial construction of elemental sculptures consisting of earth and other organic materials.MAP

Image caption: Gunjan Kumar, Inquiry in Earth, sand, graphite, coal and other minerals on Japanese mulberry paper, 14 x 11 inches, 2014, Courtesy of Exhibit320


Natee Utarit: It Would Be Silly to Be Jealous of a Flower
Exhibition | Through June 8
This exhibition features Bangkok-based artist Natee Utarit’s most intimate series to date after the highly successful “Samlee & Co., The Absolutely Fabulous Show”, exhibiting Utarit’s celebration on fact and fiction through his interpretation on botanical still-life paintings.MAP

Image caption: Roses, Natee Utarit, 2017, Oil on canvas with antique frame (French), 33 x 47 cm (painting); 57 x 70.5 cm (frame) Courtesy of Richard Koh Fine Art


INK STUDIO (Beijing)
Earth Roots: Yang Jiechang Paintings, 1985- 1999
Exhibition | June 10 – August 12
Opening Reception | Saturday, June 10 | 4pm
The first systematic presentation of the artist’s Hundred Layers of Ink series, which debuted in the landmark 1989 exhibition Magiciens de la Terre at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and is extremely influential in the history of contemporary Chinese art. The show will also feature never before presented sketches created by the artist before the Pompidou exhibition, revealing a subtle strand between Hundred Layers of Ink series and his overall practice.MAP

Image caption: Yang Jiechang with his One Hundred Layers of Ink series at Les Magiciens de la Terre, Centres Georges Pompidou, 1989. Image courtesy of the artist and INK studio.


Detached Abstract: Wang Yigang Solo Exhibition
Exhibition | Through June 18
This solo exhibition features Wang Yigang’s recent abstract paintings that evoke fragments of personal emotions such as anger, cruelty, and frustration. Wang’s practice continually explores the dichotomy between Western abstract expressionism and Eastern zen spirit, challenging a binary boundary that exists between the two spheres.MAP

Image caption: Wang Yigang, Abstract z19, 2015, 100x80cm, oil on Canvas. Courtesy of Space Station


Lam Tungpang: Fragmentation

Exhibition | June 24 – August 20
Opening Reception | June 24 | 2pm
Curated by Abby Chen, the solo exhibition consists of a group of objects, sketches, paintings and installation works that reveal the creative process behind Hong Kong artist Lam Tungpang’s work, dealing with the notion of “fragmented self” both on a personal and political level for his home-city Hong Kong. MAP

Image caption: Lam Tungpang, Being disappeared – Disappeared Hong Kong Art (3), 2013, Fiber glass, cement, paint on wood and metal, Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Chambers Fine Art


Song Hongquan: Clouds

Exhibition | June 24 – August 20
Opening Reception | June 24 | 2pm
The solo exhibition of Chinese artist Song Hongquan looks into the materiality and form of Tabasheer, a dried, siliceous resin obtained from the nodal joints of certain species of bamboo. The various meticulously-rendered sculptures in the exhibition highlight the artist’s adept carving-skill and keen observation of the natural world. MAP

Image caption: Song Hongquan, Cloud 004 (detail), 2016, White Marble, 14.25 x 4.25 x 4 in (36 x 11 x 10 cm). Courtesy of Chambers Fine Art


Film Screening
Exhibition | Through July 1
Ho Tzu Nyen, Mark Geffriaud, Laurent Grasso, Kwan Shueng Chi, Sun Xun
For a period of one week at a time, this exhibition will screen works by five artists/filmmakers working in both inside and outside of Asia today. Through an in-depth contemplation of their work, the screening explores the dialogues generated through the specific visual language and theme of each artist’s practice. MAP

Image caption: Ho Tzu Nyen, Still from ‘NEWTON’, 2009, single channel HD video, stereo sound, 4 min 20 sec. Courtesy of Edouard Malingue Gallery