For Immediate Release
The Asian Poster
June 18 through July 23, 2005
Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present The Asian Poster, a comprehensive survey of contemporary graphics from Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan. Curated by Beverly Walton, Director of Global Graphics, and Mr. Leslie Chan Wing Kei, an award-winning Hong Kong designer now working in Taipei, this exhibition will be on view from June 18 through July 23, 2005, with an opening reception on June 18, 2005, from 6 to 9 P.M. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
The recent Asian graphic design explosion fueled by China’s boom economy, along with the independence of Hong Kong, and the proliferation of museum exhibitions such as Super Flat and Little Boy in the U.S., has inspired Track 16 Gallery to present the public with an unique opportunity to view contemporary Asian art and design trends. The exhibition features over one hundred works by more than forty artists and graphic designers. Among the designers included are Tadanori Yokoo, considered the godfather of Japan’s graphic revolution, Kashiwa Sato, Katsumi Asaba, Norito Shinmura, Jianping He, Kan Tai-Keung, Freeman Lau, Tommy Li, Wang Xu, and Wang Yue Fei, Eric Chan, and Joseph Foo. Representing Korea are Sang-Soo Ahn, Kumnan Baik, Sang-Soo Ahn, Sungil Hong, and Kim Doo-Sup, among others.
The survey presents a broad spectrum of artists, from leading female graphic designers like Nagi Noda,Yasmin Ahmad, and Cao Fang, to a new generation of young, witty, irreverent artists like Colan Ho, Benny Au, Huang Yang, and the Luo Brothers.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery will host Track 16 Nights, a Friday night series of panel discussions and other cultural events. Please refer to archive.track16.com for updated information about these events. We will have a wide array of Asian posters (new and vintage), postcards, puzzles, fans, Mao pins, and Hong Kong sci-fi Rocket Club books and action figures in LIMITED QUANTITIES available for purchase in our store.
The Asian Poster is produced by Global Graphics in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. Global Graphics also produced the critically acclaimed exhibition, The Cuban Poster, which was on view at Track 16 Gallery in 2004, and is currently being shown at the MAK Center in Vienna.
For images, exhibition previews, and interviews, please contact Beverly Walton at the telephone number above. For any other questions, contact Track 16 Gallery, or refer to gallery website at archive.track16.com.