Alumni Events Around the World

Exhibition / United Kingdom

NOW: A dialogue on female Chinese contemporary artists

February 16, 2018 - September 2, 2018

NOW explores how the diversity of current female artistic practice transcends notions of gender difference to offer hybrid perspectives on their socio-political environment. ACC alumni Li Shurui, Ma Quisha and Yin Xiuzhen are some of the most exciting female artists working in mainland China.

From giant installations and elusive sculptural pieces challenging and exploring everyday objects to powerful and other-worldly visual narratives, the huge variety of artworks found throughout the NOW programme, reflects the many viewpoints of artists in the wake of feminist movements of the past.

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Grantees: Qiusha Ma, Shurui Li, Xiuzhen Yin

Exhibition / Japan

Adventure in “Seeing”

January 27, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Seeing is something most of us take for granted. Yet, to consciously see is surprisingly difficult, and as a result, we tend to miss much of what there is to see. An art museum is a place for “seeing,” “admiring,” and “thinking about” artworks. To the visitors to this exhibition, whether they normally enjoy viewing artworks or find it difficult, we would like to say, “First of all, begin by seeing well.” The exhibition “Adventures in ‘Seeing’” starts there.Open yourself to the artwork a little more than usual. Stand and view it 10 seconds longer than usual. After viewing it thoroughly, relax and view it a little more. Doing so, you will begin to see details you had not noticed, and your imagination will have time to come into play. Discoveries, surprises, and new feelings will come to you in an experience really no different from an adventure story.

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Grantee: Hiraku Suzuki

Exhibition / United States

Songs for Sabotage: New Museum Triennial

February 13, 2018 - May 27, 2018

“Songs for Sabotage,” the fourth New Museum Triennial, questions how individuals and collectives around the world might effectively address the connection of images and culture to the forces that structure our society.

The New Museum Triennial is the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to emerging artists from around the world, providing an important platform for a new generation of artists who are shaping the current discourse of contemporary art and the future of culture. The first edition was initiated in 2009 with “Younger Than Jesus,” organized by Massimiliano Gioni, Laura Hoptman, and Lauren Cornell. The second Triennial, “The Ungovernables,” was organized by Eungie Joo in 2012. The third Triennial, “Surround Audience,” was organized by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin with Sara O’Keeffe and Helga Christoffersen in 2015.

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Grantee: Ta Song

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

Exhibition / Germany

The goddess and the god separate under the peach tree

January 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018

In The goddess and the god separate under the peach tree, Miwa Yanagi's solo exhibition, Ms. Yanagi associates Japanese mythology with Fukushima, Japan´s last major tragedy. The peach-trees photographed by Yanagi are located in the district of Fukushima and their fruits had been hit by harmful rumors. Now they are checked for radioactive contamination and that Fukushima's commercially available products are safe. They are the witnesses, as well as victims of this event. 

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Grantee: Miwa Yanagi

Special Event / Lithuania

LUMINOUS SHADOWS

February 2, 2018 - April 1, 2018

‘Luminous Shadows’ is ACC grantee and Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first solo exhibition in the Baltic States. This exhibition is part of a larger project ‘Luminous Shadows: Selected Installations & Film Retrospective of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’.

In the artist’s own words, the project ‘reveals different memories of light. Some of the works are an investigation of my home-region of Isan in northeastern Thailand. Some are dreams. Some are simply looking. But all of them are personal.’ His films and video installations form a multi-layered universe where characters and themes travel from one work to another. The exhibition in the CAC’s Great Hall presents video works and installations the artist has created over the last fifteen years. 

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Grantee: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Exhibition / China

Interval

February 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018

With keen insight, Yang Yuanyuan captures invisible traces and blurred coordinates in ever-changing urban environments. Places like construction sites, cold parking garages, sparsely populated zoos, and abandoned restrooms are restored to sight through her photographs. The installations and photographs exhibited in “Interval” all manifest the artist's concern for human society and the environment. Yet this preoccupation is not derived from her romantic imagination, but through her practice of fieldwork. In addition to photographing original images, she re-presents existing materials that are recovered as found images. These two types of visual material subtly intertwine to construct the artist’s imagined world.

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Grantee: Yuanyuan Yang

Exhibition / China

Guangzhou Image Triennial 2017

December 15, 2017 - March 8, 2018

The theme of this Guangzhou Image Triennial--Interweaving Eidos·Overlapping Images--is based on such a position,or in other words,the transition from "photo"to "image," indicating the transition from the original "photography of humanities"to a more inclusive and disciplinary "photography of visual researc.h" Driven by modern technology, the concept of "image"we are talking today has entered into a larger dimension. The overlapping of static and dynamic,physical and non-physical as well as two dimensional and multidimensional elements begins to leap beyond the visual expression defined by "photography."

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Grantees: Dong Bao, Peili Zhang, Qiusha Ma, Yuanyuan Yang

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

The Spirit of Painting. Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado

October 25, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Cai Guo-Qiang is the first contemporary artist to create on-site at the Prado. This is his first solo exhibition solely focused on painting in over 30 years.

This exhibition, which arises from Cai Guo-Qiang’s ongoing dialogue with El Greco and in which he establishes a relationship with the great masters represented in the Prado, comprises nearly 30 paintings made with gunpowder; eight of them ignited on-site at the Salón de Reinos. Also on view are an oil and an acrylic created at the start of his activities as a painter; and various sketches and drawings on matchboxes by his father, Cai Ruiqin, who steered him towards painting.

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Grantee: Guo-Qiang Cai

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 / 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

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 / United States

Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake (2009-2017)

September 17, 2017 - February 18, 2018

"Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017" presents a groundbreaking project by Chang, a uniquely important artist who emerged from New York’s alternative art scene of the mid-1990s. From her tough-to-take, boundary-busting performance-video work that explored the complex psychic narrative behind often visceral solo performances, to more recent experimental films and lecture-performances, Chang has challenged the parameters of performance and its power as a storytelling vehicle. The Queens Museum will present her most ambitious work to date, "The Wandering Lake (2009-2017)", a project that redefines the role of artist, image, object and performance in the construction of narratives through an exhibition that integrates video projection, photography, sculpture, publication, and performance as one expansive body of work. This exhibition is part of Asia Contemporary Art Week, October 5-26 in New York City.

Patty Chang received an ACC Fellowship in 2010 to carry out research and creative work in Laos.

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Grantee: Patty Chang