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ACAW 11: On Biennials - David Elliott, Massimiliano Gioni & Suzanne Cotter

As part of the Asian Contemporary Art Week 2011's Dialog with Curators series, three renowned curators discuss artists and curatorial processes in recent international biennials. With David Elliott, Independent Curator and Artistic Director of Sydney Biennale 2010; Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator of Gwanju Biennial 2010; and Suzanne Cotter, Curator of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, Co-curator of Sharjah Biennial 2011. Moderated by Joe Martin Hill, Researcher and PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts (NYU).


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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