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Hyong Nam Ahn: The Secret of Peace at Art Mora Gallery, NYC

Hyong Nam Ahn: The Secret of Peace

March 10-23, 2016 

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6-8pm

Art Mora Gallery

547 W. 27th St. #307, New York, NY 10001

Hyong Nam Ahn

The AHL (Art, Humanity, Love) Foundation is delighted to present The Secret of Peace, Hyong Nam Ahn’s solo exhibition curated by Eun Young Choi. The exhibition will showcase Ahn’s most recent sculptures and wall pieces along with his delicate lyrical drawings.

Ahn uses a variety of materials such as cut out aluminum forms, stainless steel rods, wood, stone, and oil paint as well as environmental factors such as wind as metaphors that allude to the natural environment. Ahn’s sensitivity to equilibrium, light and movement is accentuated by his use of these disparate materials in a fluid dialogue with each other.

In fact, the use of technology and industrial materials such as neon lights in combination with natural materials and motifs are more of a reference to the dichotomy of our environment that encompasses both the manmade and the natural rather than a critique on industrialization or consumerism. The various elements seem fractured yet balanced, engaging the viewer into a sophisticated dialogue about philosophy, nature, progress, technology, and spirituality.

Ahn’s poetic and lyrical sculptures and drawings embody both the artist’s spontaneous gestures as well as the refined technical sophistication of his craftsmanship to capture the vitality of both the physical and the spiritual world. While Ahn’s geometric shapes allude to natural motifs, his expressive linear elements and use of neon lights can be linked to the long history of Asian meditative calligraphic brush strokes. Ahn’s elegantly choreographed lyricism and the raw power of the medium embody the complex balance of nature, harmony and peace.

Hyong Nam Ahn (b 1955, Korea) earned his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Inspired by Kinetic Art of the 1960s, his sculptures integrate lights, sounds, and movements. Ahn has exhibited extensively including solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota; Ohio University Art Museum; Arlington Cultural Art Museum, Columbus, OH; Lake View Museum of Art & Science, Peoria, IL; SoMa Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; and Laciudad Museum, Madrid, Spain among many others. Ahn has received numerous commissions for public sculptures from notable institutions and corporations such as McDonald Corporation in Kirkland, WA; The Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Art & Culture, Baltimore, MD; and McCormick Place Donnelly Hall World Convention Center, Chicago, IL.

Eun Young Choi, Director of Programs at AHL Foundation, is a New York-based curator, artist, museum educator and arts administrator originally from Seoul, Korea. She holds a MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Choi has organized exhibitions and cultural events in collaboration with various organizations including the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival, National Academy Museum, United Nations Headquarters, and Asian American Art Centre. Her exhibitions and programming have been featured in the New York Times, New York magazine, VOGUE magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Artcritical and numerous other media outlets.


About the AHL Foundation

AHL (Art, Humanity, Love) Foundation is a 501(c)3 visual arts organization with a mission to support Korean artists living in the United States and is committed to promoting and providing greater exposure of their work. Founded by Sook Nyu Lee Kim in 2003, the AHL Foundation has been committed to seeking and promoting talented Korean and Korean-American artists while building a wider public awareness of the important cultural contributions made by these artists. Other AHL programs include commissions, exhibitions, art history classes, public lectures, museum and gallery tours along with professional development opportunities for artists through studio visits, the AHL Forum, Visual Art Awards and Project Grants.

This exhibition is organized by the AHL Foundation with the generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Jason J. Kim Oral Design, KISS Products and numerous other donors.

For additional information about our programs please visit www.ahlfoundation.org. For inquiries about the exhibitions, please contact us at info@ahlfoundation.org or 516-983-3935.

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AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant

Application: http://www.ahlfoundation.org/andrew-barbara-choi-family-grant/


The AHL Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant, an annual project grant of $5,000 awarded to recognize and support the accomplishments of talented artists of Korean heritage working in the United States.



The AHL–Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant aims to nurture and assist talented visual artists in realizing forthcoming projects while building their capacity to sustain their productive long-term careers.

The main purpose of the grant is to support the artist’s creative process and to cultivate innovative and challenging work through financial assistance during key moments in the development of an artist’s career. Two most important criteria for the grant are artistic merit and its impact on contemporary art.

This is a project specific grant and can only be used for the creation and exhibition/execution of a specific artwork/project. Artists cannot use this grant for their living expenses.



Grants are made on a project basis to visual artist of Korean heritage who are legal residents of the United States. The project must have a public component that takes place between October 2015 and September 2016. The grant is open to all emerging and established visual artists working in all media, including interdisciplinary genres. An ideal recipient would be an emerging, midcareer or established artist who has a substantial financial need in executing an impending project. Applicants must not be enrolled in any degree program at the time of the application deadline.


Grant Calendar

May 2015: Online application available at www.ahlfoundation.org

July 31, 2015: Submission deadline

September 2015: Announcement of award

October 24, 2015: First installment of grant ($4,000); Second installment ($1,000) will be awarded after the public component has been executed. Project Report and Receipts must be submitted within 30 days of project completion.


Application Requirement

(All information must be submitted in English)

  • Project Narrative (1000 words)
  • Itemized Project Budget
  • Artist Statement (500 words)
  • Artist’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Samples – up to 12 images & 3 video links (may include sketches for future project)
  • Work Sample Description including title, year, medium, and duration (if application).
  • Two Professional References must be listed for us to contact.
  • Additional Reference Material (recommended but not required)
    • Copies of up to 3 reviews can be uploaded to the online application.
    • Catalogs should be mailed or hand delivered to the AHL Foundation office.


About Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Foundation

The Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 private charitable foundation based in Northern NJ.  The primary focus of the Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is to provide support to Korean-Americans to help them find their passion and achieve their goals.  The foundation focuses on providing this support through grants and scholarships.

Through the support of his wife Barbara and his three children, founder Andrew Choi has built a successful business in the New York metro area over the last 45 years.  Leveraging his experience and success, the foundation looks to provide support to others in the Korean-American community in their efforts to find their own success.

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“On Kawara — Silence” — at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC Feb 6-May 3, 2015


On Kawara — Silence

at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Through radically restricted means, On Kawara’s work engages the personal and historical consciousness of place and time. Kawara’s practice is often associated with the rise of Conceptual art, yet in its complex wit and philosophical reach, it stands well apart.

Organized with the cooperation of the artist, On Kawara—Silence will be the first full representation of Kawara’s output, beginning in 1964 and including every category of work, much of it produced during his travels across the globe: date paintings (the Today series); postcards (the I Got Up series); telegrams (the I Am Still Alive series); maps (the I Went series); lists of names (the I Metseries); newspaper cuttings (the I Read series); the inventory of paintings (Journals); and calendars (One Hundred Years and One Million Years). The exhibition will also present numerous drawings produced in Paris in 1964, which are fascinating proposals for unrealized works; and Kawara’s only two extant paintings of 1965, Location and Title, which herald the Today series. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Guggenheim will organize a continuous live reading of the artist’s One Million Years, the steady recitation of numbers from a vast ledger, which will be performed on the ground floor of the Guggenheim rotunda.

On Kawara’s paintings were first shown at the Guggenheim Museum in the 1971 Guggenheim International Exhibition. Over 40 years later this large exhibition will transform the Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda—itself a form that signifies movement through time and space—into a site within which audiences can reflect on an artistic practice of cumulative power and depth.

Visiting information:


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Oil & Water Symposium at Museum of Chinese in America, NYC April 27th

Website: http://www.mocanyc.org/visit/events/oil_water_symposium
Title: Oil & Water Symposium
Date: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 from 10am – 4pm
Location: Museum of China in America, 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013

Admission: $15/Adults; $10/MOCA Members, Students, and Seniors

Advanced reservation required:
RSVP: Call now: 212-619-4785 or email: programs@mocanyc.org

The Museum of Chinese in America in New York City (MOCA) will host a scholarly symposium in conjunction with MOCA’s upcoming exhibition Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink, opening April 24th. The exhibition will feature the work of three renowned Chinese contemporary artists: Qiu Deshu, Wei Jia, and Zhang Hongtu.

This symposium is composed of experts in the field of Chinese and American art history who will discuss the trajectory of Chinese ink art from traditional landscape painting and calligraphy to the creative reinterpretation of these historic models, reflecting on the social, political and artistic ramifications of their development. The dialogues will unpack the intellectual importance of the ever-developing ink genre and the role these artists play in shaping contemporary art in New York.


• 10:00 – 10:30AM
Welcome and Introduction by Herb Tam, Carolyn Hsu-Balcer, and Michelle Loh

• 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Let Hundred Flowers Bloom: Contemporary Ink in the 21st Century by Julia F. Andrews , Kuiyi Shen, and Melissa Chiu
Moderate by John Rajchman

• 11:30AM – 12:00PM
Artist Interview: Wei Jia and Robert C. Morgan

• 12:00AM – 12:30PM
Artist Interview: Zhang Hongtu and Richard Vine

12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch Break

• 1:30PM – 2:30PM The Emergence of Asian Art and Asian American Art in the 20th Century

What is Asian, what is American? by Lilly Wei, Aileen Wang (1:30PM – 2:00PM)

How Does Political Evolution and Artistic Revolution in China and America Shape the Development of Asian/American Art by Jerome Cohen (2:00PM – 2:30PM)

• 2:30PM – 3:00PM
Artist Interview: Qiu Deshu and Joan Cohen

3:00PM – 4:00PM Gallery Tour

Panelists include Julia Andrews (Professor, Department of the History of Art, Ohio State University), Carolyn Hsu-Balcer, Jerome Cohen (Professor of Law at New York University School of Law), Melissa Chiu (Director, Asia Society Musuem), Qiu Deshu (featured artist), Michelle Loh (Art Consultant; Director, Athena Art Advisory), Robert C. Morgan (Art Critic and Artist; Professor Emeritus, Art History, Rochester Institute of Technology), John Rajchman (Director, the Modern Art M.A. Program, Columbia University), Kuiyi Shen (Professor, Asian Art History, Theory and Criticism, University of California, San Diego), Herb Tam (Curator, MOCA), Joan Lebold Cohen, Richard Vine (Managing Editor, Art in America), Aileen Wang (Assistant Professor, Art History and Museum Studies, LIU Post), Lilly Wei (art critic and independent curator), Wei Jia (featured artist), and Zhang Hongtu (featured artist).

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Glenn Kaino: 19.83 at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | BERLIN is proud to announce Glenn Kaino’s solo exhibition, Glenn Kaino: 19.83 at the Studio Museum in Harlem, organized by Assistant Curator Naima J. Keith. 19.83 opens on March 27, 2014



Glenn Kaino, Bridge, installed at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Fiberglass, steel, wire, gold paint,
30″ wide, height variable, Image courtesy Studio Museum in Harlem


Glenn Kaino: 19.83  is the New York debut exhibition that marks the genesis of Kaino’s ongoing collaboration with Olympian Tommie Smith.

On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony for the men’s 200-meter race at the Mexico City Olympic Games, American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists as a symbolic act of protest. The gesture, seen around the world and preserved in images that still resonate today, became a catalytic symbol for myriad beliefs, ideas and social causes.

The exhibition consists of two works: Bridge (2013), in the Museum’s atrium, and 19.83, in the Museum’s project space. Bridge, a site-specific intervention composed of gold-painted casts of Smith’s arm, is a reservoir of memories that reflects on the power of the athletes’ gesture nearly four decades after its occurrence. 19.83, the title of both the work here and the exhibition as a whole, refers to Smith’s world record–breaking time in the 200-meter race, 19.83 seconds. The work is a gold-plated sculptural environment that takes the form of a three-level platform reminiscent of the one used to honor Olympic medalists. Together, these works examine the conditions in which symbolic moments enter history, how these circumstances evolve over time, and how memory and history compete for relevance in the present.

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College Art Assocation Call For Papers for Feb. 2015 in NYC

Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Call for Participation for the 103rd Annual Conference, taking place February 11–14, 2015, in New York, describes many of next year’s programs sessions. CAA and the session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper or presentation. This publication also includes a call forPoster Session proposals and describes the seven Open Forms sessions. Deadline: May 9, 2014.

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2013-2014 A/P/A Institute Artists-In Residence Welcome: Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents
2013-2014 A/P/A Institute Artists-In Residence Welcome: Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani

Thursday, October 10, 2013

NYU Silver Center
Silverstein Lounge & Jurow Lecture Hall, Room 101

100 Washington Square East
(entrance on Washington Place)

Artists Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani have collaborated since 2004 on the project Index of the Disappeared, which is both a physical archive of post-9/11 disappearances and a mobile platform for public dialogue. Index also stages visual and poetic interventions to circulate fragments of our archive in the wider world.

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is thrilled to welcome Ganesh and Ghani as its 2013-14 Artists-in-Residence with a public program featuring the artists in conversation with Gayatri Gopinath (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis). A reception will follow.


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DAAN programs at College Art Association 2013 in NYC

Dear DAAN members,

Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2013 CAA conference in New York City.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013:
On the first day of the conference, the Diasporic Asian Art Network [DAAN] and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University would like to invite you to the Institute’s gallery’s inaugural exhibition opening reception with A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence Roger Shimomura:

Prints of Pop (& War)
Curated by 2012-2013 A/P/A Artist-in-Residence Roger Shimomura

EnterTheRiceCooker.1994smallImage: Roger Shimomura, Enter the Rice Cooker, 1994. Published by the Lawrence Lithography Workshop, KCMO.

Location: A/P/A Institute at NYU, 8 Washington Mews, New York, NY
(between Fifth Avenue and University Place. Take the A, C, E, B, D, F lines to West 4th Street station)
Venue phone: (212) 998-3700

Join at the A/P/A Institute at NYU’s new gallery space and celebrate the opening of Prints of Pop (& War), a mini-retrospective featuring screen prints and lithographs by the prolific Roger Shimomura, A/P/A’s 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence <http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/roger-shimomura/> . Objects from the artist’s personal collection will be featured alongside the works related to them.

The artist and curator Roger Shimomura, NYU Professor Crystal Parikh, and others offer remarks.
Opening Reception, 6PM-9PM
Gallery talk, 7PM-8PM

Please RSVP by Monday, February 11, 2013 online http://www.apa.nyu.edu/. Reservations are also accepted via phone (212.992.9653).
Prints of Pop (& War) is on view February 13-May 10, 2013, Monday-Friday, 11AM-5PM.

Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, award-winning artist Roger Shimomura’s work challenges constructions of the racialized “other” and calls attention to the power of material and pop culture to normalize whiteness. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two years of his early childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of ten concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. He holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Kansas where he taught for 35 years. His work is in the permanent collections of over 85 museums nationwide.

Thursday, February 14, 2013:
Spend Valentine’s day with DAAN!
The Annual DAAN Business Meeting
Thursday, Feb 14 — 12:30 PM-2h30PM
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor

The business meeting will begin with a short introduction with Roger Shimomura about his exhibition at NYU
Note: Please let us know if you have anything you would like to bring up during the business meeting. An agenda to come.

In addition, we are excited to note that this year will mark the first panel we will be hosting as an Affiliated Society at CAA.
Thursday, Feb 14, 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Reconceptualizing the “Invisible” Hyphen
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor

Chair: ShiPu Wang, University of California, Merced
Alexandra Chang, New York University
Laura Kina, DePaul University
Viet Lê, California College of the Arts
Susette Min, University of California, Davis

*The DAAN Business meeting and DAAN panel are FREE and open to the public.* Please note you would need to register for the conference to attend other aspects of the CAA conference (please see the CAA website for registration options and fees)

After the DAAN panel, the DAAN membership are also invited to attend the opening reception of “War is for the Living” at The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim art gallery (co-sponsored by A/P/A Institute at NYU). The exhibition is curated by two DAAN members Chuong-Dai Vo and Midori Yamamura.

Group Exhibition: War is for the Living
Image caption: Momotaro/Peach Boy, 7 prints, painted laser transfer on wood, 2008, 20×24 in. each. Image courtesy of Tomie Arai

Opening reception at Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, February 14, 2013, 6PM-8PM
On view February 14-March 23, 2013, Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM
417 Lafayette Street (6 line Astor Place station and N and R lines 8th Street station)

The exhibition brings together a distinguished group of emerging and established artists whose works provoke questions about the everyday of war, the relationships formed and broken by war, the displacements that people must endure because of war, and the inadvertent histories, technologies, and trajectories that arise from the prevalence of war. These projects provoke questions about our relationship to a world permeated by war.

The artists include: Tomie Arai, Allan deSouza, Nancy Hwang, An-My Le, Dinh Q. Lê, Simon Leung, Yoko Ono, Paul Qaysi, Hiroshi Sunairi, and Yoshiaki Kaihatsu.


Do you have a session or panel planned during the CAA conference?
Let us know and we will circulate this information to DAAN members. Email: achang@nyu.edu

Visit the DAAN website for the latest news about DAAN and the membership:

And don’t forget to contact your regional representative if you have news to share:

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!

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