Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Art of Gaman: Art and Crafts of Japanese Internment Camps, 1942-1946

Check out the online exhibition of this 2010 Smithsonian American Art Museum, which was featured on NHK television in Japan.

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946

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New Short Films by Chi Jan Yin — DePaul Art Museum, Chicago IL

Chinese-born media artist Chi Jang Yin is known for her experimental and documentary artwork, which comments upon the state of Chinese culture, past and present. She often imbues her work with elements from her background in photography and performance art. Her videos were recently awarded: Honorable Mention at the In-Out Festival (Poland); Best Film on Architecture at the Asolo Art Film Festival (Italy); and Second Grand Prize at the Athens International Film Festival, (USA). Her work has screened at the 2008 Asian Art Biennial at the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan); the Los Angeles Film Festival (USA), and the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival-IDFA (The Netherlands).

DePaul Art Museum
Thursday, March 3rd, from 6pm to 7:30pm

Program: total length, 63 minutes
Seven new shorts will be presented and a Q&A with the artist will follow.
For more information about the artist:

“Director Chi-Jang Yin is showing unusual picture of working people in China. This experimental assembly linked with different stories shrouded in mystery. The film reveals the natural human being what reflects the specific nature of the work.”
–Poland Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Tri-City Theater, (April 23-25), Gdansk, Poland, 2010

“Lighthouse, 16 mins (2009), is about Chinese workers working and living at a factory town in southern China. The events of seeing, being seen and remaining unseen open up imagination, understandings and communicate a social statement.”
–The Noe Valley Ministry, Experimental Films by Chi Jang Yin, San Francisco, CA, 2009

“Lighthouse captures reality without comment and leaves the questions and answers to us.”
–Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival IDFA, reviewed by Anna Abrahams, November, 2009

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Woodstock Artists’ Colony: Noguchi and Japanese-American Artists — A Talk with Professor Tom Wolf at the Noguchi Museum Feb. 13th at 3pm

Second Sundays

Woodstock Artists’ Colony: Noguchi and Japanese-American Artists

A Talk with Professor Tom Wolf

Sunday, February 13 at 3 pm

Location: The Noguchi Museum, MUSEUM ENTRANCE:  9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, NY p: 718.204.7088

Tom Wolf, Professor of Art History at Bard College, discusses a group of Japanese artists, including Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and their influence on Isamu Noguchi’s early work. Many of these artists-who were somewhat older than Noguchi-spent their summers in Woodstock, New York, where the latter also spent time and where he created one of his major early sculptures, Death (Lynched Figure),of 1934. Wolf, who has written extensively about both Asian-American art and the Woodstock artists’ colony, will examine the attraction of Woodstock for these artists and explore the ways in which the political content of Noguchi’s early art echoed their work.

Death (Lynched Figure), 1934. Photo: Shigeo Anzai

About Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf is a professor of art history at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. With scholarly interests including Asian-American artists, American art colonies, and contemporary art, he has published prolifically, including books as well as essays in scholarly journals and exhibition catalogues. He has also curated numerous exhibitions devoted to artists and topics in American art.

Mr. Wolf received his B.A. from The University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.

Second Sundays

Programs take place at 3 pm on the second Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted, and are free with Museum admission. The Noguchi Museum assembles world-renowned experts in various fields of the arts, architecture, and design to create a dialogue. Monthly programs vary from panel discussions to musical performances and poetry readings. For future listings, please visit our website.

Second Sundays public programs are supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and an anonymous donor.

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum is supported, in part, with public funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The Museum also gratefully acknowledges the generosity of numerous individual donors, and support from the 42nd Street Fund, Bloomberg, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, ConEdison, Joan K. Davidson (The J.M. Kaplan Fund) JCC Fund, Knoll, Robert Lehman Foundation, The Henry Luce Foundation, the United States-Japan Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

The Museum expresses its appreciation for the support of New York State Senator George Onorato, New York State Assembly Members Michael N. Gianaris, Margaret M. Markey, and Catherine T. Nolan, The City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Members Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Domenic M. Recchia Jr., David I. Weprin, James Van Bramer, the Members of the Council’s Queens Delegation, and Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall.

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Please Help To Pass A Dream: Lin Shih Pao at Chinese American Arts Council Gallery 456


Please Help To Pass A Dream

Lin Shih Pao

January 14 – February 11, 2011
Gallery 456

Opening Reception
Friday, January 21, 6 – 8 PM

Chinese American Arts Council and Gallery 456 are supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Office of Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation, The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, and many other friends. Special thanks to Assemblyman Sheldon Silver.

Chinese American Arts Council | 456 Broadway 3rd Floor | New York | NY | 10013

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