Archive for January 19, 2010

Warriors at ASU Art Museum

Wanxin Zhang warrior at ASU Art Museum

he looks sort of mad at the moment...

unpacking warriors at ASU Art Museum

unpacking warriors at ASU Art Museum

We at the museum have all been really excited to finally see this new exhibition in person – Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey. These large-scale ceramic pieces are inspired by the Qin terra cotta army that was found in China in 1974. But this illustrious artist has added decidedly American twists to his people – Mickey Mouse ears, anyone?

Of course I went running to the gallery with my iPhone when I heard they were unpacking. (They actually seem a little creepy, all wrapped in plastic as they are still.)  I’m really excited to see the whole gallery filled with these!

Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey is open Jan. 30 – May 1, 2010. Feel free to join us for the free opening reception on Friday, Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m. too.

The artist will actually be at ASU Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 5 for a Conversations @11 lecture, so you’ll even have the chance to meet him in person and ask him about his work and creative process.

-diane

PS: Gordon Cheung and his lovely wife Rui are HERE now! Come meet him this Friday at 11am at the museum!

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January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Phoenix Phundred Phinale

Phoenix Fundreds Finale events

Click the picture to print a copy of the events flyer!

February is the last month that Mel Chin’s Fundred Dollar Bill project will be at ASU Art Museum – the armored truck is coming to pick up our Fundreds on Feb. 25 at 10am.

To give everyone some last chances to contribute to the project, we’re holding three events to encourage you to come in and have some fun. All three are free and open to the public:

Feb. 9: The Arizona premiere screening of Mel Chin’s award-winning animated film 9-11/9-11: A Tale of Two Cities. A Tragedy of Two Times. Join us at 7 p.m. in the 3rd floor gallery.

Feb. 16: Mardi Gras at ASU Art Museum with a free concert by Phoenix band Peachcake! See a clip of the show The Planet Awesome, who interviewed Mel at the museum, have some free snacks, and earn beads for creating your Fundred and donating it to the project – then head out to the plaza for the concert! The party starts at 7 p.m.

Feb 25: Live music, museum tours and your *really last chance to create your Fundred before the truck arrives at 10am.

As always, ASU Art Museum is free to come in and free to participate, and is open to everyone.  You can come by the museum any time during regular hours as well, if you can’t make an event, to still create your own Fundred to donate. The project is located in our lobby with the materials you need until Feb. 25.

See you in the galleries,

-diane

(You can click on the graphic above to print out the flyer, too!)

January 19, 2010 at 6:03 pm 1 comment


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