FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects


The Annual Signature Forum of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) 2017

Abdullah M.I. Syed, "Flesh & Blood," Photography by Carrisa Tan, Image courtesy the artist and Aicon Gallery, New York

As an Asia Contemporary Art Week Consortium Partner, Asia Society is pleased to host the fifth iteration of ACAW’s annual signature forum FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects on October 14, 2017. More than 400 U.S.-based curators, scholars, and museum professionals gather to partake in a theatrical and experimental gathering of back-to-back performances, lecture-performances, and lively discussions by over 25 extraordinary artists and arts professionals as an extension of their most compelling projects and activities. The second day of the two-day forum will be held at SVA Theatre on October 15, 2017. 

As a meticulously curated showcase of people, ideas, and research, FIELD MEETING transcends the conventions of educational symposia and creates direct access to a diverse group of practitioners. FIELD MEETING provides a rare opportunity for the public to witness the energetic presence and distinct perspectives of artists and thinkers. At this dynamic gathering, broad-spectrum subjects, culturally nuanced materials, concepts, and projects are tested and reflected upon collectively. Given the lack of artistic representation and historical contextualization of Asian contemporary art within the vast network of American art and academic institutions, FIELD MEETING facilitates meaningful exchange and encourages lasting relationships among artists, arts professionals, and organizations based in the United States and Asia that can lead to future collaborations.

FIELD MEETING crosses over the disciplines of visual arts, art history, science, social history, architecture, mythology, film, music, folklore, and subculture. This year, in an attempt to deconstruct the term “project,” the presentations will reflect on unlikely pairings of topics such as superheroes and pageants, feminism as ecological consciousness, Lenin’s rendezvous with Jesus, telepathic animal communications, links between Chinese ink painting and climate change, cosmic speculations, the transformation of ancient symbols in the digital age, and much more.

Curated by Leeza Ahmady, with performances, lecture-performances & discussions by:

Nancy Adajania (Bombay) / Meitha Al Mazrooei (Dubai) / Marwa Arsanios (Beirut) / Nadiah Bamadhaj (Jogjakarta) / Laura Barlow (Doha) / Hera Chan (Hong Kong) / Yin-Ju Chen (Taipei) / Tiffany Chung (Ho Chi Minh City) / Dai Guangyu (Beijing) / Simon Fujiwara (Berlin) / Joyce Ho (Taipei) / Hu Weiyi (Shanghai) / Taus Makhacheva (Makhachkala & Moscow) / Kingsley Ng (Hong Kong) / Bruce Quek (Singapore) / Suhanya Raffel (Hong Kong) / Marat Raiymkulov (Bishkek) / Abdullah M.I. Syed (Karachi & Sydney) / Philip Tinari (Beijing) / Hajra Waheed (Montreal) / Adrian Wong (Hong Kong & Los Angeles) / Brian Kuan Wood (New York) / among others

Space is limited & advance registration is required. Register»

Program schedule, presenters’ profiles, performance synopses, and curatorial narrative»

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Event Details

Sat 14 Oct 2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Asia Society 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
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