Friday, March 18, 2011
Breathing @ Po Kim Art Gallery

B r e a t h i n g

March 29 - April 26, 2011
Location: Wald and Kim Gallery, 417 Lafayette Street, 4th fl. New York, NY 10003
Reception: March 29, Tuesday, 6-8 pm

Artists: Alain Kirili, Byoung Ok Min, Choong Sup Lim, KyungWoo Han, MiKyung Kim, Po Kim, Rakuko Naito, Raquel Rabinovich, Robert C. Morgan, Ruth Hardinger, Shen Chen, SungHo Choi.
Curator Soo Jung Hyun/Asst. Curator Sung Ho Choi.

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The Monologue of Ice @ Rubin Museum of Art

Atta Kim's Melting Ice Buddha

To mark the closing of the Grain of Emptiness exhibition, South Korean photographer Atta Kim will document the melting of a five-foot-tall ice sculpture of the Buddha. Visitors can participate in the work by collecting the melting water with the injunction that they use it to tend to new growth—for example, a new spring seedling.
The melting begins on Friday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. during the K2 Lounge, and the museum will be open after hours so that it can be viewed through the night and into the weekend.
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Monday, March 14, 2011
What You Can Do To Help Japan

Image courtesy of yanko design

From friends in Japan, AAAC understands donations going to the Japan Platform will be distributed to multiple small organizations that are currently working in the affected areas, not just one huge organization. The Japan Platform  is a consortium of 32 different NGO organizations in Japan, and are supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan as a trustworthy humanitarian aid organization.  They also accept credit card donations, which is not common for smaller organizations in Japan (wire transfer to a bank account is the most common there). 

On march 11th, 2011, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit japan north of Tokyo, causing a devastating tsunami and immense damage on land. still battling power outages and explosions at nuclear plants, hundreds of thousands have been evacuated in the aftermath of the incident, whose death toll is expected to exceed 10,000 persons. In the wake of the disaster, it is up to the rest of the world to help japan. Give what you can, and spread the word to help others do the same.

Emergency Supplies + Food

already onground in japan and accepting donations online to increase the aid they can provide,
the organization delivers boxes of emergency shelters, water, and vital supplies to families affected by disasters.

Medical Aid

direct relief international
working since friday  in the pacific rim, the organization coordinates volunteer efforts
and offers medical assistance in emergencies, providing approximately 30 USD worth
of medical materials and aid for every 1 USD donated. donate online.

doctors without borders (médecins sans frontières)
the organization, which sends licensed doctors to offer free medical aid to those in need,
is expanding the teams it has sent to northern Japan, and is accepting donations online.

international medical corps
text MED to 80888 to make a 10 USD donation from your phone balance.

Onground response and distribution of funds

Global Giving donate online, or text JAPAN to 50555 (US residents) to make a 10 USD donation from your phone balance.

Help Our Furry Friends

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support A local coalition created to positively support rescue efforts for the animals who have been affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Japan March 11, 2011 and its aftermath.
ARK: animal refuge kansai
the organization is accepting volunteers and donations to help animals made homeless by the earthquake and tsunami.

Google Crisis Response Page 
the google crisis response page includes updated information and contact information about the disaster,
a person finder, and donation box to the japanese red cross.
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Friday, March 4, 2011
Asian American Arts Centre presents.. BOOM BOX


Location: Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC
Dates: March 17 - March 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Artists: Amy Chan, Ming Fay, Jung Hyang Kim, and Hyungsub Shin.
Curated by Eun Young Choi.

Featuring four artists who create beautiful visual harmony inspired by nature Boom Box, like the compact portable stereo, overflows with various rhythms and melodies that combine together to create a complex yet intimate visual symphony. The white walled rectangular gallery is transformed into a vibrant celebration of colorful blooms, pods, branches, and burgeoning flora. The exhibition includes intricate multi-layered dreamlike abstractions of Jung Hyang Kim, a fruit-laden lush urban jungle installation by Ming Fay, delicate yet quietly mesmerizing surreal landscapes by Amy Chan, and painted abstractions and delightful wire constructions that straddle the boarder between nature and artificiality in the form of rhizomes and stolons by Hyungsub Shin.

Eun Young Choi is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn. She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and studied Museum Studies at City College, CUNY. Some of the venues that she has curated at include Gallery SATORI, Number 35, Arario Gallery New York, Lumenhouse, and the NARS Foundation in New York City and Gallery Factory in Seoul. She has also exhibited her work international in Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, and the US.

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