Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past is the first large-scale exhibition of contemporary art organized by the Asian Art Museum. And 2012 marks the inaugural year of Asian Contemporary Art Week-SF (ACAC). Join the Asian Art Museum and ACAC to kick off both events in a special "Day of Dialogue." Artists whose works are included in Phantoms of Asia discuss emerging themes in contemporary art, creating contemporary work for a traditional art museum, and the challenges of producing site-specific work. Featured artists include: Heman Chong, Jompet, Jagannath Panda, Adeela Suleman, Charwei Tsai, Adrian Wong, and Takayuki Yamamoto.
Panel 1 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Building and Breaking: Considering Tradition in Contemporary Art"
Artists discuss how their relationships with various Asian artistic traditions inform their artwork. Moderated by Bay Area arts writer and journalist, Glen Helfand, this panel includes Charwei Tsai, Jompet, and Jagannath Panda.
Lunch Break 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Panel 2 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
"On Location: Time and Place"
Artists Heman Chong, Adeela Suleman, Adrian Wong, and Takayuki Yamamoto join moderator Hou Hanru, San Francisco Art Institute's director of exhibitions and public programs, in a lively conversation on how sensorial, cultural, historical, geopolitical, and other experiences of different locales in Asia serve as a rich source of ideas and inspiration.
Co-presented with Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium (ACAC) ead funding for the Asian Art Museum's Education and Public Programs is provided by the Bank of America Foundation. Major support provided by Douglas A. Tilden, the Koret Foundation, W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, Freeman Foundation, the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation, The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, AT&T, and an anonymous donor.