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Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art

In collaboration with Clocktower Radio (formerly, Leeza Ahmady, independent curator and director of Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), conducts interviews with artists, curators, critics, and experts working both inside and outside of Asia. The program will include Ahmady's reports from around town and will feature select recordings of conversations, talks, and panel discussions across venues in New York City. 

Born in Afghanistan and based in New York, Ahmady is an independent art curator, educator, and noted specialist in art from Central Asia. As the director of Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) at Asia Society, Ahmady brings together leading New York City galleries and museums to participate in special exhibitions, receptions, lectures, and performances citywide. 

Asian Contemporary Art Week connects leading New York City galleries and museums in a citywide event comprised of public exhibitions, receptions, lectures and performances. The Week focuses on the broad spectrum of artworks produced by Asian contemporary artists working in their home countries and abroad. Asian Contemporary Art Week is organized by Asian Contemporary Art Consortium. Clocktower Radio is a media sponsor for the events and the recordings collected over the years are available in this section of the archive.

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Urgency and Relevance: A Curatorial Perspective
Take 4: Murtaza Vali
Erin Gleeson, Season of Cambodia
John Menick and Yusef Misdaq
dOCUMENTA(13) Project: 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts
Asia & The Caribbean: Hitomi Iwasaki & Herb Tam
ACAW 11: Yang Jiechang and Zheng Shengtian
ACAW 11: Jungjin Lee, Wind
ACAW 11: Women, Arts, and Activism - Karin Chien, Amita Swadhin, Chang-Jin Lee
ACAW 11: On Biennials - David Elliott, Massimiliano Gioni & Suzanne Cotter
ACAW 11: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
ACAW 11: Fong Wah Phoebe Hui, Chaw Ei Thein, Firoz Mahmud
ACAW 11: Ushio Shinohara & Tomokazu Matsuyama
ACAW 11: Mariam Ghani
Alexander Ugay and Yuliya Sorokina
Patrick Flores
Ai Weiwei
Almagul Menlibayeva
Yun-Fei Ji
Lee Mingwei, The Mending Project
Yeondoo Jung
Guy Ben-Ner
Bose Pacia
Crossing Borders: Contemporary Art in Troubled Places
ACAW 09: The Life and Work of Murakami Kagaku (1889-1939)
ACAW 09: Zarina Hashmi and Seher Shah
ACAW 09: Lisa Ross and Nan Goldin
ACAW 09: Transience in Photography
ACAW 08: Ranbir Kaleka
ACAW 08: Viswanadhan Velu
ACAW 08: Hiroshi Sunairi and Yuken Teruya
ACAW 08: O Zhang at Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art
ACAW 06: Fast Futures, Asian Video Art at the Rubin Museum
ACAW 06 : Working with the Diaspora, Asian Contemporary Art
ACAW 06: Jiang Hu, Contemporary Chinese Art
ACAW 06: Action Painting Battle!
ACAW 06: Dialogues in Contemporary Asian Art, Take 4
ACAW 06: Keiko Uenishi and Haeyoung Kim
ACAW 06: Melissa Chiu, Esa Epstein, and Shumita Bose