Alumni Events Around the World

Exhibition / United States

Chinese Folk Pottery, The Art of the Everyday

January 20, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday exhibition explores contemporary folk pottery produced within the diversity of ethnic minorities and Han people across China.  It examines pottery from three perspectives: production values, functions, and aesthetics.

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Grantee: Marie Woo

Special Event / United States

Shen Wei: Expressions in Dance, Art and Film with Shen Wei Dance Arts

March 27, 2018

Shen Wei, the acclaimed choreographer, painter, and founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts, reveals his artistic inspirations and working processes as a multi-media artist in a far-reaching dialogue on Buddhism, childhood memories, explorations of dreamscapes, and his journeys to Tibet with YiLing Mao, Executive Director of Art Collectives LLC. For this illuminating evening, Shen Wei's dance Company will perform some of his most iconic pieces including FoldingRe-Part II, and Neither. Selections of his paintings will be discussed in depth alongside a World Premiere screening of his recent short film, Innerspace, a poetic exploration of how we navigate space, untethered from nature in our vast modern constructs–set in and around one of China’s striking new works of architecture. The evening celebrates Shen Wei and his artistic vision upon the third decade of his active engagement in the arts on the world stage.

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Grantee: Shen Wei Dance Arts

Exhibition / France

Japanorama: A new vision on art since 1970

October 20, 2017 - March 5, 2018

Torn between a powerful cultural heritage and a national discourse on modernization, alternating between phases of openness and withdrawal, the cultural evolution of Japan in the early 1970s was marked by major social, political and natural events. Exhibition curator Yuko Hasegawa looks back on these turbulent decades during which Japan oscillated between globalisation and affirmation of its identity.

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Grantee: Yuko Hasegawa

Exhibition / Philippines

GC: 1, 2, 3

February 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Visual artist and ACC grantee Dex Fernandez launches GC: 1, 2, 3, an ode to his garapata character that has evolved since he started doing graffiti and street art in 2006. GC: 1, 2, 3 is a video narrative split into three chapters showing Dex’s past collaborations.

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Grantee: Dexter Fernandez

Exhibition / United States

India's Rockefeller Artists

November 7, 2017 - March 3, 2018

India’s Rockefeller Artists: An Indo-U.S. Cultural Saga exhibits at the DAG Modern 41 East 57th Street at the Fuller Building in Midtown, Manhattan. The exhibition, from Nov. 6, 2017 to March 2018, showcases iconic works of some of the Indian painters and sculptors who received fellowships from either the Asian Cultural Council or its predecessor, the JDR 3rd Fund (1963-1979).

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Grantees: Arun Bose, Avinash Chandra, Bhupen Khakhar, Haku Shah, Jyoti Bhatt, K. G. Subramanyan, Natvar Bhavsar, Paritosh Sen, Ram Kumar, Rekha Rodwittiya, Satish Gujral, Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Vasudeo Gaitonde

Exhibition

Trans-figure

January 18, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Kohei Nawa's first solo exhibition in the United States, Trans-figure, draws on the physical and sensory properties of skin to question and explore the distinction between material and intangible experiences. 

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Grantee: Kohei Nawa

Exhibition / Taiwan

Kuo I-Chen Solo Exhibition

December 22, 2017 - February 25, 2018

STUPIN is founded by artist Kuo I-Chen in 2017. It is an artist studio residency platform where different fields of artists can share and link their studios and connection. Through two main functions-STUDIO and PIN, we expect to build a global studio residency network. STUPIN represents an attitude to explore the unknown without constraining by forms.

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Grantee: I-Chen Kuo

Performance / United States

Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time

February 22, 2018

Olivier Messiaen expresses his deep faith in a timeless musical composition, which he wrote and premiered while in confinement at a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. An all-star ensemble of instrumentalists performs the iconic work with lighting designed by the illustrious Jennifer Tipton (ACC 1995-2005).

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Grantee: Jennifer Tipton