Monday, March 22, 2010
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Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents 7 Continents 9 Lives: Intersecting Identities and Communities
A panel discussion on the work of poet activist Fay Chiang
Wednesday, Mar 24th, 6PM - 8PM
A/P/A Institute at NYU, 41-51 East 11th Street, 7th Floor Gallery
Featured speakers and readings by:Fay Chiang. Thulani Davis, NYU, Alana Ruben Free, Patricia Spears Jones, Renato Rosaldo, NYU, Jack Tchen, NYU. Moderated by Bob Holman, Publisher Bowery Books
Join A/P/A Institute at NYU for a discussion with scholars and writers to celebrate and analyze this important New York poet’s new collection of poems, 7 Continents 9 Lives, published by Bowery Books. Fay Chiang has long been part of the early ‘70s New York poetry scene and continues to influence a generation of young writers, slam poets, and activists.

A writer, artist and community/cultural organizer living and working in Chinatown and the Lower East Side of New York City for the past four decades, Chiang writes from her experiences as a woman of color of the working class. Her complex and layered poetry stem from a belief that culture is a psychological weapon to reclaim our past, define our present, and to envision possibilities for our future; that the development of culture is an integral part of progressive social change and social justice movements.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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EMERGING ASIAN ARTISTS –  ART PRIZES
Four Asian artists were nominated for Pulse Awards at the PULSE art fair  which took place in New York City and Miami between 4-7 March 2010: Shun Duk Kang from Korea, Hiroshige Furuhaka from Japan, Farsad Labbauf from Iran andSopheap Pich from Cambodia.
Though none of these four artists won either the PULSE award or the People’s Choice award, the fair gave them extensive exposure (they each won their own booths) and point to their status as emerging names in the global scene.
Shin Duk Kang, Heaven and Earth, 2008
Shin Duk Kang, Heaven and Earth, 2008
Shin Duk Kang, a South Korean artist, is represented by Seoul’s Galerie Pici. She creates installation art that reflect the limits of her material while evoking nature in her work. She also makes prints, which utilize geometric forms to continue exploring the subject of nature.
Hiroshige Fukuhara, The Night Became Starless, 2008
Hiroshige Fukuhara, The Night Became Starless, 2008
Ai Kowada Gallery 9 represents Hiroshige Fukuhara, who specialises in drawings with graphite and black gesso on wood. Viewers are drawn to the simplicity of his works, as well as the subtle addition of graphite, which makes his black-on-black drawings shimmer from certain angles. Before PULSE, he was featured in PS1’s 2001 show “BUZZ CLUB: News from Japan.”
Farsad Labbauf, Joseph, 2007
Farsad Labbauf, Joseph, 2007
Iranian artist Farsad Labbauf combines figurative painting with Iranian calligraphy to create a unified image, regardless of the content of the words or pictures within that image. He refers to his Persian heritage as his inspiration, especially its carpet-making tradition: that unrelated elements were able to come together in linear patterns to create a whole. He concludes that his work is “often an attempt for the union of the internal.”
Sopheap Pich, Cycle, 2005
Sopheap Pich, Cycle, 2005
Sopheap Pich is a Cambodian artist represented by Tyler Rollins Fine Art of New York. His work mostly consists of sculptures of bamboo and rattan that evoke both biomorphic figures and his childhood during the Khmer Rogue period. He has become a major figure in the Cambodian contemporary art scene.
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