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Exhibition — United States

RANG RASA

October 7, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Tower49 Gallery, 12 East 49th Street, New York, NY

Natvar Bhavsar: RANG RASA (Transcendent Color) has been organized by Ai Kato, Director of Tower49 Gallery, and includes seventeen large-scale paintings on canvas and six works on paper works spanning the years 1970 to 2014. The exhibition continues on the 24th floor galleries. The exhibition catalogue, available at the front desk, features an essay by poet, novelist, and art critic Carter Ratcliff.

RANG RASA
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Exhibition — United States

Painting as Process, Painting as Life

October 24, 2014 - February 11, 2015
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

An artist of singular stature, modernist painter Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde (1924–2001) was known to fellow artists and intellectuals, as well as to later generations of students and admirers, as a man of uncompromising integrity of spirit and purpose. Born in Nagpur, India in 1924, Gaitonde was briefly affiliated with avant-garde collectives such as the Progressive Artists’ Group and the Bombay Group in the early ’50s. Nonetheless, he remained independent throughout most of his career. This exhibition draws an arc from Gaitonde’s early, figurative, mixed-medium compositions and watercolors inspired by Paul Klee, through his major bodies of signature canvases from the 1960s and ’70s, to his late works from the 1980s and ’90s. Departing from Klee, Gaitonde’s practice began in the late 1950s in a nonrepresentational mode—or, as he preferred to call it, a nonobjective style. This turn towards abstraction is in accordance with the artistic principles first espoused by Vasily Kandinsky, as is embodied by the Guggenheim’s origins as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, and also dovetails with Gaitonde’s lifelong interest in Zen Buddhism.

Painting as Process, Painting as Life
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Exhibition — United States

Time Temple

October 31, 2014 - February 16, 2015
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Recognized throughout Asia and Europe for his bold experiments in new media, performance, and installation art, Beijing-based artist Wang Jianwei presents Wang Jianwei: Time Temple, the first of three commissions of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim Museum. The initiative, which launched in 2013, was established to advance the achievements of contemporary Chinese artists and expand the discourse on contemporary Chinese art by commissioning Chinese artists to create major works that will be exhibited in the museum and enter into its permanent collection.

Time Temple
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Exhibition — China
November 20, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Osage Shanghai, Room 101, Block 5, Wang Zu City, 251 Cao Xi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

The exhibition takes as its point of departure artist-organized exhibitions between 1979 and 2006 in Shanghai. By inviting local and international artists to re-examine and respond to an archive of materials relating to these exhibitions, Just as money is the paper, the gallery is the roomattempts to reactivate the knowledge of artist-led exhibition making; the exhibition will explore exhibitions as an epistemological engine rather than strategized showcase events, and re-think the rituals within the art system.

Just as money is the paper, the gallery is the room
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Exhibition — United States

Division of Labor

November 20, 2014 - February 14, 2015
Glass Curtain Gallery 1104 S Wabash Ave, first floor, Chicago, IL

Division of Labor addresses the impact of parenthood on an artist's creative practice and career. Featuring a select group of emergent to internationally recognized contemporary artists working across media, a diversity of perspectives and approaches are represented. Division of Labor examines direct links between the aesthetics, materiality and meaning of an artist’s work in relation to parenthood while also revealing unexpected moments at the intersection of art-making and family life.

Division of Labor
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Exhibition — Hong Kong

Hong Kong Bestiary

November 29, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Platform China (HK), Unit 601, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase 1, 66 Wing Tai Road, Hong Kong

HONG KONG BESTIARY - To rethink our relationship with animals

We tend to consider animals as a kind of global and undefined entity, an Absolute Otherness from which we can mirror ourselves and define human beings in a paradoxical gesture, claiming both differences and kinship with them. Therefore we usually exploit animals, asking them to speak for us to reflect our society, and to tackle political, social or moral issues Pliny, Plutarch have written about animals for moral purposes, highlighting their non-­‐corrupted and wise nature, while fable makers of all times and modern writers such as George Orwell used them to circumvent censorship.

We imitate their rituals, rules, hierarchy or behaviour to serve our own human purposes, or magnify their beauty to glorify the splendour of nature. But what if they could speak for themselves? What if we could restore an equal communication with them and break down the barriers that separate them from us?

Observing animals from their own points of view, ten Hong Kong artists are here offering the public the opportunity to discover fresh and alternative angles to look at animals. At the age of this new geophysical era called the Anthropocene, this show is an attempt – even though impossible -­‐ to move away from our usual anthropocentricism.

Hong Kong Bestiary
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Exhibition — China

Visions and Beyond

December 6, 2014 - March 6, 2015
The 2nd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennial OCT-LOFT, B10, North District, Shenzhen OCT-LOFT

在华侨城的创想文化及其美术馆群的浓厚艺术氛围及长期的学术坚守中,OCT-LOFT华侨城创意文化园项目自启动以来,一直致力于推动跨媒体的当代艺术、先锋音乐影像以及新锐创意设计的发展。独立动画作为一种新颖而重要的表现形式,凝聚了包括文学、电影、音乐、摄影、绘画、新媒体等不同的艺术类别。独立动画艺术不仅有着当代艺术的观念和手法,也有着动画产业的创意和技术,将当代艺术观念以一种无所不在的视觉化沟通语言与观众见面。因此,这个展览不仅包含有价值的学术解读,也是广阔的视听符号的传递,与创意园一直以来坚持的方向不谋而合。 一个成熟的社会应当珍视、爱护独立艺术的个体价值,而深圳独立动画双年展即是要强调个体的、个性的独立动画影像,提高社会对个体价值的认同和赞许。该双年展活动,旨在从独立动画的观念传播和公众交流入手直接推动独立动画创作的发展,实现艺术在社会中可体现的丰富功能,使这个以动画为旗帜的双年展成为国际间重要的动画研究、展示与交流平台。期许深圳独立动画双年展不断创造出持续而新鲜的价值,对当代艺术领域及创意文化产业辐射出巨大的正能量。

Visions and Beyond
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Exhibition — India

Whorled Explorations

December 12, 2014 - March 29, 2015
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, Kochi Biennale Foundation, 1/1903, Kunnumpuram, Fort Kochi PO, Kerala

Two chronologically overlapping, but perhaps directly unrelated, historical episodes in Kerala during the 14th to 17th Centuries become parallel points of departure for Whorled Explorations. Drawing from them, allusions to the historical and the cosmological recur throughout the exhibition like exaggerated extensions to gestures we make when we try to see or understand something. We either go close to it or move away from it in space, to see it clearly; we also reflect back or forth in time to understand the present. Whorled Explorations draws upon this act of deliberation, across axes of time and space to interlace the bygone with the imminent, the terrestrial with the celestial.

Whorled Explorations is conceived as a temporary observation deck hoisted at Kochi. The exhibition draws upon a wide glossary of signs from this legendary maritime gateway to bring together sensory and conceptual propositions that map our world referencing history, geography, cosmology, time, space, dreams and myths.

Whorled Explorations
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Exhibition — Singapore

Incidental Scripts

December 12, 2014 - March 1, 2015
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43, Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore presents the first major solo exhibition of Yang Fudong in Southeast Asia. Yang Fudong is one of China's best known contemporary artists who has gained international acclaim for his photographic, film and video works. The exhibition presents four of Yang’s works, each emblematic of his multi-faceted approach towards the creation of visual imageries that complicates our understanding of reality/fiction, and our experience of space/time.

Incidental Scripts
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Exhibition — Argentina

Impromptu

December 13, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Fundación Proa, Av Pedro de Mendoza 1929, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fundación Proa is pleased to present IMPROMPTU, the first solo exhibition of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang in Argentina. Born in Quanzhou, China in 1957, Cai moved to Japan in 1986 and has lived in New York since 1995. Heis considered one of the most significant artists active today; his versatile and creative approach to materials is as impressive as the magnitude and scale of his works. Cai Guo-Qiang’s first visit to Argentina is the result of an invitation from Proa to hold a solo exhibition along with an ephemeral “explosion event” that will take place on the river adjacent to the foundation’s premises.

Impromptu
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Exhibition — India

Asamayavali / The Untimely Calendar

December 18, 2014 - February 15, 2015
National Gallery of Modern Art Jaipur House, India Gate New Delhi, India

Untimely Calendar embraces the impressive range of the Collective’s diverse practices to act as a springboard for Raqs’ explorations into the future, even as it offers a recension of their works spanning over a decade. Spread across 3,200 square meters of the NGMA’s Jaipur House Gallery in New Delhi, Untimely Calendar is the largest and most wide ranging exhibition of the Raqs Media Collective’s work till now.

An asamayavali, an un-chronology, is by definition, un-retrospective. What Untimely Calendar offers is an acute way of reading contemporaneity, a working mill of ideas that face the future. Raqs aver that asamaya is both untimely and unlikely time, an unseasonable time. It can also be a time that we wish not to come to pass, or a time of desires and dreams, an imagined time. An asamayavali is an account of a time that is out of sorts; a time that is exciting and sits uneasily on our consciousness. It’s the kind of time that repairs days and nights, cooks the hours, does a bit of gardening of the minutes. It needs other devices—other clocks and calendars—for us to take a measure of its passage.

Asamayavali / The Untimely Calendar
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Exhibition — Hong Kong

Last Year

January 6, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Gallery EXIT 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Featuring a selection of old and never-to-be-seen new works, LAST YEAR is a further development of MA’s ongoing interest in the interpretation of history and the nature of historical knowledge. Anchoring around her eponym artwork Last Year, the exhibition feeds itself on both personal encounters and gazes of current and past events from the perspective of subjects who are actively or involuntarily involved in the unfolding of historical events.

From past events as chronicled in the work Leaving to fictional representation of historical figures as depicted in Birds, LAST YEAR speaks of the present moments perceived and felt as the already past. Between the past and the present, MA strives to transcend both and the sense of time together, intimating that every subject inherits both a present and a past reality and hitting on the question of the constitution of human history.

Last Year
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Exhibition — United States

Shen Wei - In Black, White & Grey

January 10, 2015 - February 1, 2015
MDC Museum of Art + Design The Freedom Tower at MDC 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) in partnership with MDC Live Arts will present Shen Wei - In Black, White and Gray, the artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States dedicated to a solo series of paintings in collaboration with site specific performances. This world premiere exhibition combines Shen Wei’s award winning choreography with a groundbreaking new series of large scale works to be unveiled during Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 at the College’s Historic Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami.

Shen Wei - In Black, White & Grey
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Exhibition — United States

Views of Kendo: New Photographs from Japan

January 13, 2015 - February 12, 2015
Japan Information Center Gallery Consulate General of Japan in New York 299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY

At war with themselves, each other, and the cruelty of the world, Toshi and May turn to Kendo to humanize and discipline their wilder impulses. Desire, emotional need, and the contradictory longings for freedom and security drive May an American woman writer, and Toshi a Japanese sword fighting teacher, into a relationship that is a labyrinth of trust, suspicion, and ultimately love ~ where courage takes surprising forms.

Views of Kendo: New Photographs from Japan
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Exhibition — Hong Kong

Touch Wood

January 17, 2015 - March 1, 2015
K11 art space (B207), 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Sense nature Photosynthesis of wood and new media, Blossom a sensory and symphonic journey of sound and sculptures.

A journey opening up your ears and eyes, stimulating all your senses. Multi-disciplinary sound and sculpture experiment, new media music interaction. When eyes and ears and all senses resonate, shaping the most sensory and organic music journey.

Touch Wood
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Exhibition — Japan

Guardian Angel

January 21, 2015 - March 17, 2015
Maison Hermes Ginza, Tokyo 4-1, Ginza 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Display design for big window & 16 small windows. Made by Gendai Kobo & Hacienda / Concept by Taiyo Kimura

Guardian Angel
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Exhibition — United States

Invisible Atlas

January 22, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Flowers Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY

Invisible Atlas is inspired by the Chinese philosophy of Qi - an unseen life force and a method of healing. For Shen Wei, this mysterious vital energy is poetic and seductive. Using his own body and personality as a subject, he envisions the internal and external forces channeling through the body and its surroundings. Drawing from memories of his childhood, as well as religious, historical and mythological imagery, the narrative is interwoven with elements of fantasy. Photographic subjects of the figure, objects and landscape are combined with minimally rendered drawings, where luminous dots, circles, arcs, arrows and waves give tangible form to imagined flows and concentrations of Qi.

Invisible Atlas
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Exhibition — Japan

Situated Latency

January 24, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Suga’s installations, which take form in a given space, and use stones, wood, and metal plates as materials, can be described as generating a situation" (kei) that arises as a consequence of the coexistence of each piece of matter. Matter coexists in a group, and a mutual connectivity (renkansei) is born from that situation. By manipulating these intellectually, and with abundant sensitivity, space and matter begin to transform. The activation of space resulting from the intervention of the creative act is the essence of Suga’s art.

In today’s virtual, networked society, Suga’s works reflect our internal desire for contact with a world complete with physical complexity and real sensation. We do not simply relate to these works superficially; each individual interacts with the entirety of the space. Focusing on the 1970s, when Suga’s concepts were highly radical, this exhibition presents 38 works—including ten large-scale installations, 13 paintings, 15 photographs, production notebooks, and documentary footage—to present perspectives that are rich with allusions regarding matter, the body, and space.

Situated Latency
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Exhibition — United States

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook

January 25, 2015 - March 30, 2015
Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, NY

The exhibition will present video works, including both The Class and Conversation series, where Rasdjarmrearnsook conducts discussions with corpses. Also included is Village and Elsewhere: Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith Beheading Holofernes, Jeff Koons' Untitled, and Thai Villagers (2011), a video in which a Buddhist monk leads a comical conversation about these two Western paintings in a temple. A more recent group of works featured focuses on the status of dogs in Thai culture and beyond. The exhibition will premiere a new series of sculptures, each a portrait of the stray dogs that Rasdjarmrearnsook cares for in her home and at Chiang Mai University, where she teaches.

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
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Exhibition — China

The Grand Topology

January 27, 2015 - March 15, 2015
PIFO Gallery B-11, 798 Art Zone, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

In this exhibition, Liang Shuo builds a topological space in the gallery. The audience enters the gallery and thus gets into a topological space. The theme “Tuo Pu Ou Le Ju” is a trick, a figure of speech that stresses the rhetoric itself. The fond taste for the excessive and the affected, boasts an undisguised affection for kitsch. An irony somehow arises from this overtness. This is perhaps what Liang means by the aesthetics of “Zha”.

The Grand Topology
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Exhibition — Hong Kong

I Wanna Eat Yummy Yummy

January 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Oil Street Art Space 12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong

"I wanna eat something good" – how many times do you hear this phrase every day in Hong Kong? Reflecting the importance of eating in the lives of local residents, the oft-heard refrain has inspired guest curator Janet Fong to invite six artists to join her in a food-themed exhibition project filled with local flavours.

The participating artists will create works around the axis of food and art. ACC Fellow Choi Yan-chi sets out to facilitate a dialogue with participants on virtual space and trigger an exchange of thoughts through sharing food. Freeman Lau is planning to create a gigantic fortune cookie for visitors to make wishes in the gallery. Samson Young will present a contemporary version of "Coffee Cantata", a secular cantata by JS Bach in 1732. Li Peng takes inspirations from local history, rituals and tableware. Ng Ka-chun begins with the concept of a greenhouse and is creating handmade utensils from the wooden handles of hoes, not only to extend the life of farming tools through his craftsman's skills, but also to care about the development of local farming and Morgan Wong expresses his concerns about issue of lifespan through his installation work.

I Wanna Eat Yummy Yummy
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Performance — United States

Eurasia Consort,  Early Music Along the Silk Road

February 5, 2015 - February 7, 2015
February 5th, 1:15 PM / February 7th, 6:00 PM Midtown Concerts(Feb. 5th) The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church 325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street, New York / Village Concert(Feb. 7th) Historic Manhattan Seventh-day Adventist Church 232 West 11th Street, New York City

This program imagines what music travelers on the Silk Road might have heard between 500 and 1500 AD. It had become a conduit of silk, music, Buddhism, etc. Versions of the instruments played here – harp, lute and percussion – had originated in western Asia and traveled to eastern Asia along the road.

 

http://www.midtownconcerts.org/upcomingconcerts/february5.html

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Concerts-For-Peace_Season-2015--Correction-.html?soid=1108537776966&aid=vW9wpJQqJoo

Eurasia Consort,  Early Music Along the Silk Road
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Exhibition — Philippines

PROPAGANDA

February 6, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Ground Floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Through the activation of an integral segment of the Lopez Museum and Library’s collection, the World War II propaganda and election-related archival materials, Propaganda fleshes out the idea of myth-making and its ability to inspire change in society, and conversely, the formation of a fantasy or outright fallacy packaged as a promise that never gets fulfilled. The exhibition brings together works of featured artists Nunelucio Melocoton Alvarado, Santiago Bose, Joey Cobcobo, Don Salubayba, and Alvin Yapan along with a selection from the museum and library’s collection such as works of Juan Luna, Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, National artists Napoleon Abueva, Fernando Amorsolo, Jose Joya, J Elizalde Navarro, J. Elizalde Navarro, and Cesar Legaspi. Propaganda is co-curated by Ricky Francisco and Ethel Villafranca.

PROPAGANDA
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Performance — United States

Music From Japan: East Asian Vibrancy

February 7, 2015
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM New York City Festival at the Asia Society 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Music From Japan’s 40th anniversary will feature cross-cultural collaborations between musicians from Japan, China, Korea and the United States in two concerts at Asia Society, in New York, followed by a tour to Washington DC, Fukushima City and Tokyo. Two unique programs will be presented. The first—East Asian Vibrancy—will introduce audience members to traditional and contemporary repertoire for three East Asian instruments: the Japanese sho, the Korean komungo, and the Chinese pipa. The performers are each known worldwide for their versatility and virtuosity as soloists and ensemble players: Mayumi Miyata will perform on sho, Jin Hi Kim on komungo and electric komungo, and Wu Man on pipa.

Music From Japan: East Asian Vibrancy
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Exhibition — China

Colors

February 7, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Great Hall, UCCA, 798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Liu Wei (b. 1972, Beijing) is one of the most important artistic voices of his generation. Coming from the heated conceptual climate of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou during the 1990s and a key member of the late 1990s “Post-Sense Sensibility” formation, Liu Wei has gone on in the past decade to pioneer an artistic language all his own. Based on a fastidious combination of elements abstract and concrete, Chinese and universal, his practice addresses the new ways of seeing and knowing made possible in contemporary China. Present throughout his practice is a unique sense of how juxtapositions of objects and materials create meanings, and of how objects placed in space structure viewers’ experiences. This exhibition, Liu Wei’s largest institutional solo show to date, revolves around a grouping of major new paintings, sculptures, and videos which refer back to his fifteen years of mature output while also opening up interpretive pathways for works yet to come.

Colors
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Lecture — Hong Kong

Isle of Rhapsody: Introduction

February 8, 2015 - February 15, 2015
集合點:坪州碼頭(下午12:45集合,建議到中環碼頭乘搭星期日早上11:05的普通船)

主辦:小島狂想曲

新一年開始,在小島上漫遊,透過藝術曼陀羅繪畫,讓大家放鬆及探索心靈。曼陀羅就是於圓內繪畫,把情緒及想法放進圓內,反照內心、自我觀察,把心鎖打開。

主辦及製作:亞洲文化協會會友張志偉及劉淳欣

導師:鄭頴

導師簡介: 我畫,是因為我喜歡畫,亦因為我的喜歡,所以衍生了以物易物的想法,我認為交換比金錢,來得有趣。

適合15歲或以上人士,學生、藝術行政、繁忙都市人等 學員需攜帶一些物品以物易物作學費

Isle of Rhapsody: Introduction
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Lecture Spoken Word — United States

Babel

February 10, 2015
8:00 PM Kleinhans Music Hall, Just Buffalo Literary Center Market Arcade Building 617 Main Street, Suite 202A Buffalo, NY

Few writers have turned issues around ethnicity and identity into a widely acclaimed and award-winning career like David Henry Hwang. This Chinese American playwright is best known as the author of M. Butterfly. That enduring 1988 work, which won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, John Gassner Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award, was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Other plays include Obie Award winners, FOB and Golden Child, as well as Yellow Face which earned Hwang yet another Obie Award and Pulitzer Prize nomination. His play, Chinglish—the text that BABEL audiences will be focusing on—was named the Best New American Play of 2011 by TIME Magazine. Over his 30+ year career, Hwang has collaborated with Prince, Elton John and Tim Rice, Phil Collins, Philip Glass, and Aimee Mann, earning him numerous Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards.

Babel
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Event Performance — United States

Spiral Ramp Library

February 12, 2015 - February 13, 2015
8:00 PM Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 5th Avenue at 89th Street, New York City

Wang Jianwei’s work examines the contact between art and social reality. His highly innovative artworks consider space and time in elaborate ways: working from the notion that the production of artwork can be a continuous rehearsal, connecting theater, visual art, and film. Wang Jianwei: Time Temple is the artist’s first solo exhibition in North America. This exhibition comprises installation, painting, film, and a live theater production.

Spiral Ramp Library
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Performance — United States

Ensemble ACJW

February 16, 2015
7:30 PM Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

On Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall, Ensemble ACJW-an inspirational collective of young professional musicians-performs the New York premiere of a new three-movement work Backlight by acclaimed composer Meredith Monk, holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall this season. Backlight, which plays sonically with the idea of shadow and light and was commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Ensemble ACJW, receives its world premiere by the group in the Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York, on Friday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m., as part of a week-long residency at Skidmore College. Both concerts also include Roussel's Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, and Ravel's Piano Trio in A Minor.

Ensemble ACJW
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Performance — Slovak

Yosuke Yamashita & LOTUS POSITION EU Tour

February 16, 2015 - February 21, 2015
Slovak Radio Concert Hall Studio 1, Mýtna 1, 811 07 Bratislava, Slovakia

Yosuke Yamashita&LOTUS POSITION EU Tour

【Date】 Monday,February 16,2015

【Venue】 [Slovak/Bratislava] Slovak Radio Concert Hall Studio1

http://www.rtvs.sk/uvod

【Date】 Wednesday,February 18,2015

【Venue】 [Slovak/Kosice] Kosice Culture Center

http://www.k13.sk/ http://www.k13.sk/yosuke-yamashita-a-duo-lotus-position-ro…/

【Date】 Friday,February 20,2015

【Venue】 [Czech/Prague] Archa Theatre

http://www.archatheatre.cz/en/ http://www.archatheatre.cz/…/yosuke-yamashita-lotus-positi…/

【Date】 Saturday,February 21,2015

【Venue】 [Czech/Pilsen] Conservatoire Pilsen

http://www.dumhudbyplzen.cz/koncert.php?akt=902

【Inquiry】 Japan Foundation

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/culture/index.html

Yosuke Yamashita & LOTUS POSITION EU Tour
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Exhibition — Japan

Laughter in Art

February 21, 2015 - April 19, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki 666-1,Higashi Kubo, Senba-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

人間の根源的な感情に基づく「笑い」を切り口とした展覧会。人の表情として直接的に「笑い」を表現した作品をはじめ,ユーモラスで味わいのある作品,機知に富み観者の「笑い」を生みだす仕掛けを持った作品,あるいはシュール,ナンセンスゆえに笑いを呼ぶ作品などを通して,美術にまつわる「笑い」に触れる機会とします。

 

Artist: Ay-O, Akira Yamaguchi, Taiyo Kimura, Marcel Duchamp, Yasumasa Morimura

Works: Small Death 2014 / Untitled(stool for guard) 2007/ Questionnaire 2009 / Visitor’s Book 2011

http://www.modernart.museum.ibk.ed.jp/exhibition/schedule/index.html#2015_02

Laughter in Art
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Festival Performance — United States

Digital Dance Festival

February 23, 2015 - February 28, 2015
New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, New York, NY

Live Arts' Digital Dance Festival (DDF) began in 2014 as a continued way to challenge how audiences view and interpret live performance. Pulling from their archive of past seasons, the DDF presents screenings of performances that provoke and intrigue the ever-growing dance public. Past participants have included Steven Reker/People Get Ready, Donna Uchizono Company, Jen Rosenblit and Live Arts' resident dance company, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Performances are viewed online and tickets are pay what you wish.

Digital Dance Festival
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Performance — United States

Akasha

February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015
8:00 PM Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

Perhaps best known for her work with Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wüppertal, Shantala Shivalingappa is also one of the world’s leading experts in South Indian Kuchipudi, a narrative classical dance form. Expect an evening of storytelling, surprising rhythms, and quicksilver movement in a format seldom seen in Boston.

Akasha
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Festival Performance — Singapore

Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts: Rice(稻禾)

February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2015
8:00 PM Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore

Rice is an arresting dance work borne of the Chihshang landscape and farming community in Taiwan, created in celebration of Cloud Gate’s 40th anniversary. Awed by immense waves of grain rolling across expansive rice fields and inspired by the environmentally conscious farmers, acclaimed choreographer Lin Hwai-min and his dancers toiled alongside farmers for the rice harvest.

From their experience, Lin created exuberant movements woven through soil, sun, wind, water and fire, to tell a powerful story of the land that also contemplates the undoing of our planet. The formidable dancers of Cloud Gate enact a human drama that parallels the life cycle of rice, about death and rebirth, devastation and resurrection.

Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts: Rice(稻禾)
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Performance — United States

The Legend of Mulan

March 5, 2015 - March 8, 2015
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

The Legend of Mulan re-tells a tale of the globally recognized and iconic heroine from ancient China, who was originally presented in a Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulan dating to the fifth century. Mulan, a peasant girl, disguised herself as a man to join the army in place of her aged father. She fought for a decade and gained much respect. She gave up a position at court and retired to her hometown instead. Traditional Chinese virtues are examplified through the unusual adventures and touching story of Mulan, who shows extraordinary courage when it comes to protecting her country and family. A heroine with moral courage and intelligence, Mulan’s exceptional wisdom and vision transcend fame and fortune

The Legend of Mulan
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Performance — United States

Akasha

March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015
8:00 PM The Dance Center 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Shantala Shivalingappa, a "child of the east and west," was born in Madras, India, and raised in Paris. She grew up in a world filled with dance and music, initiated at a young age by her mother, acclaimed dancer Savitry Nair. Lauded by artists and connoisseurs around the world, Shantala brings a captivating contemporary sensibility to the 2,000-year-old traditional South Indian Kuchipudi dance form. Deeply moved and inspired by the grace and purity of Kuchipudi, she dedicated herself to intense and rigorous training from one of its greatest teachers, Vempati Chinna Satyam. She proceeded to work with prestigious artists such as Maurice Bejart, Peter Brook, Bartabas, Ushio Amagatsu (Sankai Juku), and Pina Bausch.

Akasha
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Exhibition — United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Biennial 12: The Past, the present, the possible

March 5, 2015 - June 5, 2015
SAF Art Spaces and additional venues Al Shuwaiheen Arts Area, Sharjah

Beginning with March Meeting 2014 and continuing through March Meeting 2015 (May 11–15, 2015), Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (SB12) invites over fifty artists and cultural practitioners from over twenty-five countries to introduce their ideas of the possible through their art and work. The exhibition takes place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, crossing the emirate to sites in and around the city as well as in the city of Kalba on the Gulf of Oman. Over two-thirds of participating artists will present new works and commissions.

Sharjah Biennial 12: The Past, the present, the possible
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Exhibition — Japan

Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015

March 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, The Museum of Kyoto 124 Okazaki Enshoji-cho (inside Okazaki Park) Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

"Parasophia” was inspired by the femininity of the word sophia, the light ring of the word para, the visual image these words suggest, and Kyoto’s position on the world map. It is a coinage derived from the Greek para and sophia, the latter meaning “wisdom,” and the former being a prefix meaning “beside or adjacent to” or “beyond or distinct from, but analogous to,” as in paradox, parasol, parachute, paraphrase, paranoia, parameter, and so on. In the context of high school Chemistry, the term para also indicates a combining form designating the position straight across the hexagonal aromatic compound known as the benzene ring. The other positions are ortho and meta (see diagram). Ortho generally means “straight” or “upright,” as in orthodox, and meta suggests something that is “higher” or “beyond.” I prefer para to the rigidness of ortho and to the sense of hierarchy suggested by meta"

Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015
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Performance — United States

Preview of Paradise Interrupted

March 21, 2015
7:00 PM Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery 131 (The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing) 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY

The sneak-peak of the eagerly awaited opera will be staged in the glorious Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing. Paradise Interrupted is a poetic weaving of the western myth of the Garden of Eden and the Chinese myth of the Peony Pavilion. The narrative follows a woman in search for an unattainable ideal, exploring a world that is activated by her singing voice as she attempts to return to the garden.

Preview of Paradise Interrupted
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Performance — United States

Meredith Monk and Friends

March 22, 2015
3:00 PM Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

Meredith Monk invites a group of colleagues from the new music, classical, jazz, and DJ worlds to demonstrate her wide-reaching influence and to celebrate her 50th anniversary of creating work in New York. Featuring an all-Monk program with Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble at the helm, the concert includes music from her opera ATLAS, selections from the acclaimed Songs of Ascension, and new arrangements and interpretations of existing works.

Meredith Monk and Friends
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