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ACAW 11: Ushio Shinohara & Tomokazu Matsuyama

New York-based Japanese artists Ushio Shinohara and Tomokazu Matsuyama explore Japanese culture and history and discuss their work with Associate Curator Miwako Tezuka. Shinohara achieved iconic status as a Neo-Dada artist in Japan in the late 1950s and moved to New York in 1969. Matsuyama, who has lived in New York since 2001, breaks up, remixes, and reshapes images of Japanese art.

This event was recorded on March 28, 2011 at the Asia Society and Museum.

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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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