The two overlapping art “weeks” compare and contrast nicely. ACAW is more of a presentation by the city’s leading museums and galleries of the broad spectrum of work by an even broader demographic of Asian artists on the continent and abroad. It meets its mandate through performances, lectures, exhibitions and receptions.
AWNY née Asia Week too, hosts its share of the above events. In addition to contemporary art though, it showcases classic and ancient art from mainly China, India & Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. It is also more overtly commercial, bringing together museums, galleries, dealers, specialists, Asian cultural institutions, as well as auction houses.
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