Exhibition Walkthrough
and Open Forum:
Focus Kazakhstan—Thinking Collections: Telling Tales

Saturday, November 17, 2018

To RSVP, please email acaw.rsvp@gmail.com.

Thinking Collections: Telling Tales:
Curatorial Walkthrough and Open Forum

Join curators Leeza Ahmady and Vlad Sludisky for a walkthrough of ACAW 2018’s survey exhibition Focus Kazakhstan—Thinking Collections: Telling Tales, which focuses on Kyzyl Tractor, a celebrated experimental art collective known for their feverish experimental performances of the 1990s and early 2000s.

The walkthrough is followed by an open forum with a diverse group of esteemed art-world professionals, who will discuss the exhibition’s timeliness and significance in relation to broader discourses taking place in Asia and around the world.

Open Forum Participants:

Livia Alexander
Curator, writer, and Chair of the Department of Art and Design, Montclair State University

Silvia Benedetti
Curator and member of the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ acquisition committee

Daniela Bertol
Artist, designer, and author

David Borgonjon
Writer and curator

Beth Citron
Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Rubin Museum of Art, New York

Jin Coleman
Art advisor

Christina Davis
Independent curator and researcher

Jeanne Finley

Lydia Matthews
Professor of Visual Culture, New School, New York

Robert Lee
Executive Director and Curator, Asian American Arts Centre, New York

Rashmi Viswanathan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Contemporary Art, Parsons School of Design, New York

Christina Yang
Director of Education and Public Programs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Raul Zamudio
Curator and writer

Amy Zion
Curator and writer


Photo: Courtesy of ACAW