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ACAW 08: O Zhang at Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art

New York-based Chinese artist and photographer O Zhang discusses her early life in China and her subsequent travels and artistic journey. From formal state-sponsored art training in the PROC to academies in Europe and galleries in the USA this is an extraordinary story and remarkable body of work. The talk took place at Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art in Brooklyn on March 23, 2008, as part of the exhibition Out of the Spotlight: Contemporary Chinese Art (March 13 - April 7, 2008) which includes artists Ma Leonn, Liang Quan, Yu Xing Ze, Liu Liyun, Zhang Ping, and Yang Yan and is curated by Liu Jian. This Art Radio coverage is part of our partnership with Asian Contemporary Art Week 2008 and we thank Leeza Ahmady and Eunyoung Ju for their assistance.


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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