Events

  • Thu, Jul 31, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm
    The film provides a glimpse into Fred Ho’s extraordinary life as a musician, a mentor, a pioneer and a dear friend who inspired others through his courage and persistence. The preview screening will be followed by a discussion with director Steven de Castro, playwright Ruth Margraff, and Fred's long-time friend Anne T. Greene. MOCA is proud to host the 2014 Asian American Film Festival, organized by the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF).
  • Sat, Aug 2, 2014 from 11am – 12:30pm
  • Thu, Aug 7, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm
    The placid city-state, Singapore, is exposed in all of its noir glory through scintillating stories told by the city’s best authors. Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s anthology, Singapore Noir, spins a breathless tale of crime, black magic, and enigma. Join literary lions, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Colin Goh, and Damon Chua in a reading and discussion of as they unfold the opaque, intense and nebulous underbelly of the Lion City.
  • Thu, Aug 14, 2014 from 7pm – 8pm
    For painter Wei Jia, the label "contemporary Chinese painter" is an oversimplification of his identity as a transnational, multimedia artist. In conjunction with MOCA's latest exhibition, Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink, this MOCATALKS features a gallery tour and talk led by artist Wei Jia, who will reflect on his artistic vision, the elements of his work - from paper to calligraphy - and techniques – repeated cycles of tearing, mounting and painting using handmade paper, gouache, and ink on canvas.
  • Sat, Aug 23, 2014 from 2pm – 3:30pm
    From oil painting to soy sauce art, artist Zhang Hongtu demonstrates his techniques and discusses how to creatively experiment with different materials and medium.
  • Thu, Sep 4, 2014 from 6:30pm – 8pm
    August is Ghost Month in Taiwan—a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, commemorate ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn’t consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does. Join Ed Lin for a reading of his latest book.
  • Thu, Sep 11, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm
    Join MOCA in welcoming a panel of citizens from the NYC Chinatown neighborhood as they individually and collectively reflect on the impact of the 9/11 tragedy on the Chinese American community.
  • Tue, Nov 18, 2014 from 6:30pm – 10pm
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30pm Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York City