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Top Three Things to do at ASU Art Museum!

We  have a new way to share what’s happening at ASUArt Museum with you – iPhone video! I hope you enjoy this quick look at the top things going on at the museum right now- this month we feature artists Wanxin Zhang and Gordon Cheung, and our biannual event, Ceram-a-Rama, that benefits exhibitions and education programs at our Ceramics Research Center.

And thanks to Dawn, who did a great job despite my nearly last-minute recruitment for this gig!

-Diane

February 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

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!

January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm

ASU Art Museum ♥s Video Art

Annual Short Film & Video Festival on ASU Art Museum plaza!

Annual Short Film & Video Festival on ASU Art Museum plaza!

Ah, I love the museum in the spring. The students are coming back with new excitement after the holiday break, the weather outside is perfect, the exhibitions at the museum are world-class (as always) and we have great annual events coming up soon!

This season is especially great for us video fans (of which I am one!):

  • We have video art as part of the new exhibition Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung, opening Jan. 9.  Four of his new pieces, to be exact.
  • We’ll be screening Mel Chin’s award-winning video work 9-11/9-11 on Feb. 2 – look for details shortly! (I was watching a bit of this earlier – it’s like an animated graphic novel and very cool.)
  • There’s a full-on video exhibition opening Feb. 20 called Forged Power: Ferran Mendoza, Alvaro Sau and William Wylie – this will be open through May 29.
  • And wrapping it up (at least for the spring season) on April 17, the 14th Annual Short Film and Video Festival! You don’t want to miss this great evening out on the plaza behind the museum – we screen the selected films out on the back wall of the museum. Bring a chair for a really fun night out under the stars. And IT’S FREE.

Speaking of the Film Festival, this is your reminder that your deadline for submissions is Feb. 5! Check out our web site for details on how and where to send your short film for consideration into our juried festival. There’s no cost to submit your film.

Of course, we have way more going on this season than just video art. First Saturdays for Families is in full swing starting Feb. 6; the Ceramics Research Center’s studio tour weekend is Feb. 27-28 and Ceram-A-Rama is March 4-7; back by popular demand, the 2nd annual Street Party is planned for April 10 (watch this blog for more details to come!) and of course, great exhibitions year-round. (I’m really looking forward to seeing Wanxin Zhang’s Ten Year Survey exhibition).

We have a very busy spring season planned and hope you’ll join us for the fun, and the art!

-diane

January 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Altered States

Altered States, Jan 9 - April 10, 2010 at ASU Art Museum

We’re getting ready to open our next exhibition, Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung from the Stéphane Janssen Collection. Cheung does really unique and intriguing paintings and I’m looking forward to seeing the work in person.

We’re also fortunate enough to have some of the artist’s video work as well. (And for us video art fans, this will be a great segue into the 14th Annual Short Film & Video Festival scheduled for April 17!) You’ll find four monitors in the back of his gallery included in this exhibition. We hope you’ll join us for this, Cheung’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum.

The artist will also be here this month! Come talk with him at a free event on Friday, January 22, at 11 a.m.

In case the graphic is hard to read, here are the details:

Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung from the Stéphane Janssen Collection

Jan. 9 – April 10, 2010 at ASU Art Museum

Season Reception: Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m.

ASU Art Museum is always free and open to the public (even our Season Receptions!) We look forward to seeing you in the galleries!

-diane

January 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm


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