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Asian Pop Rock


Celebrate the final Asia After Dark of 2010 and the start of Asian Art Revolution, a weekend of events that take a fresh look at Asian art, film, and music. The revolution kicks off Thursday night at Asian Pop Rock, featuring Asian grooves by DJs Yellow Fever, along with a chance to meet special guests Zac Holtzman and Senon Williams from the Cambodian pop-rock band Dengue Fever.

You'll also get to sneak a peek at the cutting-edge video and photography in Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall before its public opening. Exhibition curator Carol Huh will reveal how Tan's work explores memory and identity in a world increasingly shaped by global culture.

Express your own identity through the Artful Avatars activity. Strike a pose in our retro photo booth, decorate the picture—or craft an original self-portrait—with art materials in our invention space, and display your final product in the Dark Room. Find the Pink Line Project cameraman to make your voice heard and face seen in a short video interview. Then, catch your on-screen performance projected in the Pink Line Pop Rock Lounge.

Suggested Attire: The brightest POP ROCK'IN colors you own—bright green, blue, purple, red, pink, yellow, and orange.

A cash bar will offer specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the evening, as well as food from area restaurants. You must be 21 years old with a valid photo ID to attend.

From left: Dengue Fever; DJs Yellow Fever ; still from The Changeling, 2006, two‐channel digital installation, 12 minutes, courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London.


The Freer and Sackler partnered with renowned fashion designer Anna Sui to create a Peacock Room T-shirt. Attend Asian Pop Rock to be among the first to get one!

Featured Exhibition

Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall
September 25, 2010–January 16, 2011

Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia
Through January 23, 2011

Beverage Sponsors

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Maps and directions


6:15 PM:

  • Will-call tickets available
6:30 PM:
  • Doors open
  • Ticket sales begin (limited number; cash-only)
6:30-10:30 PM:
  • DJs Yellow Fever
  • Meet Zac and Senon of Dengue Fever
  • Artful Avatars activity
  • Pink Line Pop Rock Lounge
  • Talk on Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall by curator Carol Huh (7 pm, 8:30 pm)
  • Curbside Cupcakes (beginning at 8 pm on Independence Avenue)
  • Cash bar and food

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