With more than 46 museums showcasing the works of over 100 artists, youll have plenty to see during the Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW). Think you know whats happening in China, Japan, India, and Indonesia? Then maybe its time to get to know the stans: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan. For pop art that blends religious and political imagery, see Zhang Hongtus Last Banquet where Mao is Jesus and the 12 apostles surrounding him at the table are (Christ!) 12 more Maos. If you have more of a comic-book edge, Maleonns portrait of two gay dudes in Superman costumes is kryptonite. And if your interests lie in sculpture, rest your eyes on Zipora Frieds display of two chairs facing each other with knives as armrests. (Now thats gonna hurt.)
Thu., March 20, 2008
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