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What Lies Between: Contemporary Asian American Art, Politics, and the Social Value of Collecting

Partnerships & Collaborations
Mel Chin, 'Cabinet of Craving,' 2011. (Nash Baker © nashbaker.com)

With a distinguished history of individual and institutional collecting, coupled with profound shifts in demography and a robust economy, Houston is poised to become a vital hub for contemporary Asian American art.

What does this portend for "traditional" relationships between collectors and artists? Against the backdrop of Asia Society Texas Center's inaugural exhibition, Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections, join native Houstonians artist Mel Chin and collector Jereann Chaney for a lively discussion exploring artistic practice, the social value of collecting, and the ties that bind.

Presented in collaboration with Houston Fine Art Fair 2012.



Moderator: Kimberly Davenport, Director & Curator, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston.
Panelist: Mel Chin, Artist.
Panelist: Jereann Chaney, Collector.



Event Details

Wed 12 Sep 2012

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

Program full.