The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Portraiture Now: Asian American portraits of encounter" at the National Portrait Gallery Aug. 12
Cat and Carm by Shizu Saldamando. Gold leaf and oil on wood, 2008. Board: 81.3 x 162.6cm (32 x 64"). Collection of the artist Shizu Saldamando. Photograph by Michael Underwood EXH.AA.42
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian‟s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program have collaborated to mount the Smithsonian‟s first major showcase of contemporary Asian American portraiture. Through the work of seven artists from across the country and around the world, the exhibition offers thought-provoking interpretations of the Asian American experience and representations against and beyond the stereotypes that have obscured the complexity of being Asian in America. The exhibition is open Aug. 12 through Oct. 14, 2012.

“The Portraiture Now‟ exhibition series showcases innovative trends in portraiture,” said Martin Sullivan, director of the National Portrait Gallery. “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter,‟ is a provocative and pathbreaking show that affirms the complex realities of Asian identity in today‟s culture.”

“These exceptional works are portals into the souls of the American experience, world cultures and their intersections,” said Konrad Ng, director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. “Asian American Portraits of Encounter‟ provides engaging points of view that will enrich the understanding of Asian Pacific America.”

This group of artists represents a diverse cross-section of Asian American experiences and demonstrates, in microcosm, the nuances inherent to the Asian American experience. Roger Shimomura is a third-generation American of Japanese descent who has spent his career fighting stereotypes through his art. Shizu Saldamando was born in San Francisco and blends references to youth culture in Southern California with nods to both her Japanese and Mexican heritage. Other artists use concepts of diaspora, migration and transnationalism to expand the meaning of their Asian American identity.

Some are artists from Asia who work in the U.S., like Satomi Shirai, who moved to New York from Japan, and Hye Yeon Nam, who came to the U.S. from Korea to study art. Zhang Chun Hong has spent the past year in her native China, but makes her home in Lawrence, Kan. Artists such as CYJO travel back and forth from Asia to America; her Kyopo Project focuses on the international community of Koreans living abroad. Tam Tran‟s family relocated to Memphis, Tenn.,from Vietnam during the early 1990s.

Lead support for the exhibition, publication and related programs is provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and the Rebecca Houser Westcott Fund for “Portraiture Now.” Additional support is provided by Andrew S. Ree and the Joh Foundation. In-kind support is provided by Korean Air Cargo. The National Portrait Gallery curators for this exhibition are Brandon Brame Fortune, Anne Collins Goodyear, Frank H. Goodyear III, Lauren Johnson, Rebecca Kasemeyer, Wendy Wick Reaves, Ann M. Shumard and David C. Ward.

Today's News

August 28, 2011

Museum fr Kunst und Gewerbe opens Stylectrical: On Electro-Design that Makes History

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces from the Gelman Collection at the Pallant House Gallery

Christie's New York presents the Fall sale of Classical Indian & Southeast Asian art

CCS Bard Hessel Museum of art presents "If you lived here, you'd be home by now"

Brian Ulrich: Copia-Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001-11 at the Cleveland Museum of Art

New exhibition in Tucson shows the history of the Center for Creative Photography

Presidential limousine from Eisenhower White House set for auction

University of Virginia Art Museum exhibit on The Fourteenth Street School opens

"Portraiture Now: Asian American portraits of encounter" at the National Portrait Gallery Aug. 12

School of Visual Arts presents "The Influentials: SVA women alumni invite artists who have shaped their work"

Bonhams Knightsbridge to sell iconic Terence Cuneo image of Golden Arrow train

Daros Latinamerica Collection presents Wifredo Diaz Valdez' Construir Desconstruyendo

Rarely seen artworks by the Blk Art Group go on show at Sheffield's Graves Gallery

New York-based arts group to present fourth annual Governors Island art fair

"Homegrown" team to lead the Dayton Art Institute

Rhino horn thieves fooled by replicas in United Kingdom heist

Columbia Museum of Art names Director of Education

San Francisco Arts Commission offers Popular SFO Public Art tour on iTunes

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

2.- Israel accidentally finds ancient mosaic that served as pavement for a courtyard in a villa

3.- The address of Johannes Vermeer's the Little Street discovered by Rijksmuseum curator

4.- The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats that root out unwanted guests: Rodents

5.- Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

6.- 17th century letters at Museum of Communication reveal refugees 'sense of loss'

7.- New museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin opens in Zhejiang Province, China

8.- Who are the most prolific art collectors in the US today?

9.- Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

10.- "The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site