Calendar of Events
ACC Grantee Shen Wei Participates in Exhibition at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Making Pictures of People, curated by FlakPhoto.com creator Andy Adams is an online presentation that includes a robust selection of works from 27 photographers, Shen Wei among them, sourced from the web-based photo/arts community. Visitors are able to access the FlakPhoto exhibition, which will also be publicly accessible to audiences worldwide, via touch screens in the gallery and on mobile devices outside the museum.
ACC Grantees Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen Create Site-Specific Installation
The Philadelphia Art Alliance is exhibiting The Way of Chopsticks, a site-specific installation of innovative sculpture and video, exploring domestic life, modern family life, and cultural shifts in contemporary China created by Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, two of China's most acclaimed contemporary artists and past ACC grantees. The Philadelphia Art Alliance's former role as a private residence has inspired the internationally renowned Beijing-based husband-and-wife artists to come to Philadelphia with their daughter to create a new series of their famous chopstick sculptures, as well as a dual-screen video installation that explores the evolution of family dynamics from 1970s China under Mao Zedong to the only-child-oriented present day.
ACC Grantees Yukinori Yanagi and Yuki Okumura Exhibit at Mori Art Museum
Held triennially since 2004, Roppongi Crossing is an exhibition series that offers a comprehensive survey of the Japanese art scene. The 4th in the series, Roppongi Crossing 2013 will inquire into the "current state" of Japanese contemporary art, referencing history and global perspectives and reflecting the social awareness that has clearly been heightened since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the triple disaster.
ACC Grantees Racquel de Loyola and Mideo Cruz Participate in Exhibit
Triumph of Philippine Art is an exhibition representing groundbreaking developments in contemporary Philippine Art that were inspired by the country's socio-economic and political struggles during the Martial Law period leading up to the historic People Power of 1986 and, thereafter, resulting in vibrant, unique, and robust art at the turn of the 21st century. The exhibition will present Filipino and Filipino-American artwork, including ACC grantees Racquel de Loyola and Mideo Cruz, from the Martial Law period (1972 - 1986) to the successful one-of-a-kind bloodless people's rebellion recognized worldwide as People Power of 1986, and into the changing imagery of a free and confident art leading into the 21st century.
ACC Grantee Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook Participates in EVERYDAY LIFE: 2013 Asian Art Biennial
EVERYDAY LIFE: 2013 Asian Art Biennial will include artworks by approximately 40 contributing artists, including Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. In addition to the exhibition, Asian art and curatorial symposiums will be held on the weekend following the opening, with scholars invited to conduct discussions on the subject of Asia’s cultural diversity.
ACC Grantee Dinh Q. Le Participates in Group Exhibition
2013 Carnegie International brings together 35 artists from 19 countries, including grantee Dinh Q. Le from Vietnam. The exhibition is guided by a shared passion for the individual and the exceptional; for art that celebrates dissonance and beauty; and for artworks that stay in touch with the everyday. Curated by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski, the 2013 Carnegie International is a conversation among four parts: a major exhibition of new international art, a playground, the museum’s collection, and an engagement with the city of Pittsburgh.
ACC Grantee Han Feng Designed Costumes for Madam Butterfly
Puccini's tragic love story tells of Butterfly, a young Japanese girl who falls in love with American naval officer Pinkerton. Shortly after their wedding, Pinkerton returns to America: Butterfly gives birth to a son and patiently awaits her husband's return, never giving up hope.
Text courtesy of England National Opera.
ACC Grantee Billy Fox Invites You to a Screening in New York
Cartwheel Initiative is a team of professional artists who believe art can heal and empower children living in the aftermath of trauma, conflict, or disaster. Cartwheel's team helps young people use art to build bridges within their communities and across ethnic and social divisions. Join Cartwheel for a celebration of the I Have a Voice Project, their latest collaborative arts program created by teenagers in Sri Lanka whose lives were affected by war and natural disaster. Billy Fox (ACC grantee  from America) led Cartwheel’s music workshops in Sri Lanka in 2011 and 2013.
ACC Grantees Robert Wilson & Marina Abramovic
At the intersection of theater, opera and visual art, director and ACC grantee Robert Wilson’s reimagining of performance artist and ACC grantee Marina Abramović’s extraordinary life and work begins with her difficult childhood in former Yugoslavia, and chronicles her journey to the present day. Abramović, who plays herself as well as her imposing mother, is joined by world-renowned actor Willem Dafoe and singer Antony, performing original music and songs created for this ‘quasi opera.’
Text courtesy of Park Avenue Armory.