ARTSOME Art Festival

"My Voice Would Reach You" Contemporary Asian Arts Festival

Shilpa Gupta, Untitled (There is no border here), 2005-06, Wall drawing with self-adhesive tape, 118x118 inches; Courtesy of the artist

The Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University is organizing the contemporary arts festival, "My Voice Would Reach You" to be held April 10-20, 2014, offering everyone the chance to meet and hear from internationally-renowned artists. This festival will mark the first collaborative effort by city arts institutions to celebrate contemporary Asian art, created in response to social and political changes in a globalized word. Tani Barlow, the Center’s inaugural director, 2008-2013, and Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Professor at Rice University, has worked for several years to make the festival a reality. The festival will include film screenings, exhibitions, interactive presentations, readings, talks and a scholarly conference, all open to the public, and admission to all events is free of charge. Participating organizations include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Rice Gallery; Asia Society, Texas Center; India House, Houston, and artists in attendance include Dinh Q. Lê?, Shilpa Gupta, Kim Boem and Y. David Chung. Partly a means of making common cause among Houston Museum District arts-related institutions, the festival arose out of the multiyear research project "Capital, Class and Culture in 'Asia': Histories and Futures of the Question of Political Subjectivity and Forms of Freedom" (CC&C). The project focuses on two concerns: freedom in the cultural, social and economic worlds of ‘Asia’ and the question of who creates avenues of freedom.

Venue:Museum of Fine Arts and Rice University
Address:Houston, USA


April 2014