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11/09/2011: Trading Ideas: Emerging Discourses on Asian Contemporary Art (SF)


PANEL DISCUSSION: Trading Ideas: Emerging Discourses on Asian Contemporary Art Wednesday, Nov 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco CA Galleries open from 5:15pm – 6:15pm for Exhibition Viewing

Organized by the Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, this two-part panel discussion will provide opportunities to develop new conversations and invite fresh readings of traditional perspectives on pan-Asian and global cross currents in contemporary art.

Panel 1: Rebalancing Notions of Cultural Specificity and Global Spheres of Influence in Contemporary Art

Moderator: Melissa Chiu: Museum Director and Vice President of Global Art Programs, Asia Society Speakers: Apsara DiQuinzio: Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Betti-Sue Hertz: Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Joan Kee: Assistant Professor History of Art, University of Michigan Carol Yinghua Lu: Independent Curator and Writer (via skype)

Panel 2: Contemporary Art and Social Contexts in Philosophical Turns

Moderator: Vishakha Desai: President and CEO, Asia Society Speakers: Britta Erickson: Independent Curator and Critic Santhi Kavuri-Bauer: Associate Professor of Art History, San Francisco State University Tasneem Zakaria Mehta: Director, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum (via skype) Xiaoze Xie: Artist and Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Professor in Art, Stanford University

Free with Gallery Admission. For more information: