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"The inclusion of artists of the diaspora—a reflection of our current globalized condition, as well as histories of migr...
11/13/2020
At Asia Society’s Inaugural Triennial, Artists Consider the Role of Borders in a Global Society

"The inclusion of artists of the diaspora—a reflection of our current globalized condition, as well as histories of migration from war and civil unrest—further expands the possibilities of what can and should be seen as contemporary Asian art."

Artsy goes inside the #AsiaSocietyTriennial.

Plan your visit and book your tickets now at AsiaSociety.org/Triennial.

The Asia Society triennial, “We Do Not Dream Alone,” is the first major recurring show in the U.S. dedicated to contemporary art of Asia and its diaspora.

#AsiaSocietyTriennial artist Anne Samat, a contemporary artist from Malaysia, creates technically complex and visually a...
11/12/2020

#AsiaSocietyTriennial artist Anne Samat, a contemporary artist from Malaysia, creates technically complex and visually arresting sculptural wall reliefs and anthropomorphic figures that engage with issues of gender and identity.

The artist considers her installation “Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly" a tribute to her parents, who inspired her to pursue her dreams beyond what would be expected from someone of her humble background.⁠

See her work in person, which is on view now at Asia Society Museum for Part 1 of the Triennial: AsiaSociety.org/Triennial


Anne Samat. "Follow Your Heart Wholeheartedly" (detail), 2020. Rattan sticks, yarn, rakes, washers, plastic swords, toy soldiers, beads, metal and plastic ornaments. Courtesy of Richard Koh Fine Art and the artist. Photograph courtesy of Richard Koh Fine Art and the artist

Didn't make it to our virtual #Diwali Family Day? No worries!Celebrate the festival of lights and New Year at your own p...
11/11/2020
Virtual Diwali Family Day 2020!

Didn't make it to our virtual #Diwali Family Day? No worries!

Celebrate the festival of lights and New Year at your own pace with our selection of performances and activities from our friends The Culture Tree, Parul Shah Dance Company, Raga Kids, and the Srijan Dance Center.

Performances and arts and crafts inspired by Diwali!

11/10/2020
President Biden: The Asia Inbox

“People are really watching what’s going to happen between now and January 20. Trump is giving every indication that this is going to be as messy as it can get.”

Missed it? Watch a discussion on the results of the 2020 U.S. elections with Asia Society Co-Chair Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler, and Johns Hopkins University professor Vali Nasr. The conversation was moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.

November 9, 2020 — A discussion on the results of the 2020 U.S. elections with Asia Society Co-Chair Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Asia Society Policy Institute...

"The works chosen for the Triennial demonstrate the power of art to unite us despite the forces that divide us and will ...
11/10/2020
We Do Not Dream Alone: The Inaugural Asia Society Triennial - Whitewall

"The works chosen for the Triennial demonstrate the power of art to unite us despite the forces that divide us and will help us examine the meaning of art from Asia in an increasingly global context."

Read about the #AsiaSocietyTriennial in Whitewall Magazine.

Plan your visit and book your free tickets to the Asia Society Triennial today: AsiaSociety.org/Triennial

The debut Asia Society Triennial launched last week in New York, taking place at the organization’s home base at 725 Park Avenue and other spaces throughout the city. Entitled “We Do Not Dream Alone,” the multi-venue exhibition features a roster of free programming including forums, panels, an...

Missed it? #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Jordan Nassar and Shahzia Sikander reflect on the artistic representation for A...
11/07/2020

Missed it? #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Jordan Nassar and Shahzia Sikander reflect on the artistic representation for Asian American and Asian diasporic artists in the U.S.: https://youtu.be/fr349yb8BEI

Book your free tickets now to see their work—on view now—at the Asia Society Triennial: AsiaSociety.org/Triennial

Missed it? #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Hamra Abbas and Natee Utarit discuss how historical context and cultural specif...
11/06/2020

Missed it? #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Hamra Abbas and Natee Utarit discuss how historical context and cultural specificity enrich our understanding of the global contemporary.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/Sl8S1PTfFng

Book your free tickets to see their work—on view now—at the Asia Society Triennial: AsiaSociety.org/Triennial

As the 2020 Election results continue to roll in, check out our Presidential Election coverage with diverse perspectives...
11/06/2020
The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

As the 2020 Election results continue to roll in, check out our Presidential Election coverage with diverse perspectives from around the globe.

On Monday, November 9, we host top experts for a members-only discussion on what the election results will mean for Asia and the world. Learn more: bit.ly/2JKco7W

A one-stop shop for Asia Society's coverage of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Our virtual #Diwali Family Day is just days away! Tune in on November 7 at 1:00 PM ET for:🔹 Fun with Disney's "Mira Roya...
11/05/2020
Family Day: Virtual Diwali Festival 2020!

Our virtual #Diwali Family Day is just days away!

Tune in on November 7 at 1:00 PM ET for:

🔹 Fun with Disney's "Mira Royal Detective"
🔹 A shadow puppet show with The Culture Tree
🔹 Kathak dance performance with the Parul Shah Dance Company
🔹 Indian music with Raga Kids
🔹 Arts and crafts inspired by Diwali

Check out the full schedule: bddy.me/2TTXQV0

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and New Year, is a time to celebrate good fortune, family and friendships. Join our virtual Diwali celebration with performances and arts and crafts inspired by the holiday.

Missed it? #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Xu Bing and Sun Xun discuss their new works that respond to a rare, nineteenth-...
11/05/2020

Missed it? #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Xu Bing and Sun Xun discuss their new works that respond to a rare, nineteenth-century official copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Hear how their art encourages us to contemplate the founding spirit of democracy in the United States in a conversation with the artists and Triennial Executive Chair Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Susan L. Beningson, Ph.D.

Watch: https://youtu.be/JjgFVCzhjaQ

ICYMI: #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Kevork Mourad, Nasim Nasr, and Ken + Julia Yonetani discussed the roles of art and ...
11/03/2020

ICYMI: #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Kevork Mourad, Nasim Nasr, and Ken + Julia Yonetani discussed the roles of art and artists in a moment where ideological positions are turned against individuals, communities, and nations that are perceived as "other".

Watch: https://youtu.be/6CAbQk0XQ6U

It's #ElectionDay in the U.S.—what will the results mean for Asia and the world?On November 9, we host a members-only di...
11/03/2020
[MEMBERS ONLY] President Biden/Trump: The Asia Inbox

It's #ElectionDay in the U.S.—what will the results mean for Asia and the world?

On November 9, we host a members-only discussion on the results of the 2020 U.S. elections with Asia Society co-chair Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler, and Johns Hopkins University professor Vali Nasr.

Join us for a discussion on the results of the 2020 U.S. elections with Asia Society co-chair Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler, Johns Hopkins University professor Vali Nasr.

Asia Society Triennial artist Sun Xun’s practice considers the lingering impact of the Cultural Revolution on Chinese so...
11/02/2020

Asia Society Triennial artist Sun Xun’s practice considers the lingering impact of the Cultural Revolution on Chinese society, the subjective nature of global history, and the disconnect between personal experience and officially recorded events. "July Coming Soon" is a twenty-four-page folding album that was created for the Triennial as part of a special project entitled "We the People: Sun Xun and Xu Bing Respond to the Declaration of Independence." Sun Xun takes inspiration from the words written in the Declaration of Independence to rebuke the current U.S. administration and to inventory the collateral damage its policies have caused around the world.⁠

Sun Xun is on view during Part 1 of the #AsiaSocietyTriennial. Book your timed tickets now by visiting AsiaSociety.org/Triennial.

November 3 is Election Day in the United States. If you haven’t voted yet and can, please remember to vote and make your voice heard.


Sun Xun. July Coming Soon (detail), 2019. Ink and color on silk. 24-page folding album. Open: H. 17 1/8 x W. 297 5/8 x D. 1/4 in. (43.5 x 756 x 0.5 cm); closed: H. 17 1/8 x W. 12 3/8 x D. 2 1/8 in. (43.5 x 31.5 x 5.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist and ShanghART Gallery⁠. Photograph: Alex Wang (ShanghART Gallery)

Celebrate #Diwali virtually with us! Tune in for kid-friendly crafts, performances, and special guests Leela Ladnier and...
11/02/2020
Family Day: Virtual Diwali Festival 2020!

Celebrate #Diwali virtually with us! Tune in for kid-friendly crafts, performances, and special guests Leela Ladnier and Bollywood choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan from Disney's #MiraRoyalDetective.

Learn more: bddy.me/3oMITSV

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and New Year, is a time to celebrate good fortune, family and friendships. Join our virtual Diwali celebration with performances and arts and crafts inspired by the holiday.

11/01/2020
Dreaming Together: New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum

Missed it? Watch our talk with #AsiaSocietyTriennial Director Boon Hui Tan and New-York Historical Society curator Wendy N. E. Ikemoto on themes in the "Dreaming Together" exhibition, our first collaboration with the New-York Historical Society.

NEW YORK, October 23, 2020 — A collateral exhibition in the Asia Society Triennial, Dreaming Together is the first collaboration between New-York Historical ...

"The #AsiaSocietyTriennial is a beacon of hope." To kick off the Triennial, Gonzalo Casals, commissioner of the New York...
10/30/2020

"The #AsiaSocietyTriennial is a beacon of hope."

To kick off the Triennial, Gonzalo Casals, commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs , delivered remarks emphasizing the Triennial's mission of highlighting issues including anti-Asian racism, gender roles and colonial histories, and the restorative power of art.

Watch: https://bit.ly/2JmC4aF

Americans are breaking early voting records as millions cast ballots ahead of the U.S. presidential election. What will ...
10/30/2020
[MEMBERS ONLY] President Biden/Trump: The Asia Inbox

Americans are breaking early voting records as millions cast ballots ahead of the U.S. presidential election. What will the results mean for Asia and the world?

Join a members-only talk with Asia Society Co-Chair and Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler, and Vali Nasr of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS.

Not a member? Join now to watch live: AsiaSociety.org/NYMembership

Join us for a discussion on the results of the 2020 U.S. elections with Asia Society co-chair Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler, Johns Hopkins University professor Vali Nasr.

Haven't had a chance to visit the #AsiaSocietyTriennial in person?TOMORROW—Get an exclusive tour of #WeDoNotDreamAlone o...
10/29/2020
Instagram Live: We Do Not Dream Alone Tour With Co-curators Boon Hui Tan and Michelle Yun

Haven't had a chance to visit the #AsiaSocietyTriennial in person?

TOMORROW—Get an exclusive tour of #WeDoNotDreamAlone on Instagram Live with Triennial cocurators Boon Hui Tan and Michelle Yun.

Join us on Instagram on October 30 at 10:00 AM ET.

Join the cocurators of the Asia Society Triennial for an Instagram Live tour of Part 1 of the inaugural Asia Society Triennial.

Celebrate Diwali with us right from your home! We're going virtual this year—tune in for kid-friendly crafts, performanc...
10/29/2020

Celebrate Diwali with us right from your home!

We're going virtual this year—tune in for kid-friendly crafts, performances, and special guests Leela Ladnier and Bollywood choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan from Disney's #MiraRoyalDetective!

Learn more: https://bddy.me/3oFEGjJ

“Even though Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the US, we’re still marginalised. The Triennial is a...
10/28/2020
Inaugural Asia Society Triennial to finally open with new programming following the pandemic and BLM protests

“Even though Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the US, we’re still marginalised. The Triennial is an opportunity to champion the voices of these under-recognised artists”

Michelle Yun, associate director of the #AsiaSocietyTriennial, explains why the Triennial matters now more than ever in The Art Newspaper.

New triennial in New York aims to highlight the contribution of the fastest-growing demographic in the US, with exhibitions, events and a little inspiration from Yoko Ono

Oct 30—Following introductory remarks by Hoover Institution Director Condoleezza Rice, David Stilwell, assistant secreta...
10/28/2020

Oct 30—Following introductory remarks by Hoover Institution Director Condoleezza Rice, David Stilwell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs will deliver a policy address on countering Chinese Communist Party malign influence in free societies.

He will join Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University Oriana Skylar Mastro, Asia Society's Orville Schell, and Hoover Senior Fellow Larry Diamond for a conversation.

Learn more: https://bddy.me/3e4H7rm

TOMORROW—Join Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Fellow Puneet Talwar and Al-Monitor President Andrew Parasiliti for a...
10/28/2020
[WEBCAST] Between War and Peace: U.S. Policy on Iran

TOMORROW—Join Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Fellow Puneet Talwar and Al-Monitor President Andrew Parasiliti for a discussion on how the United States can constructively manage the relationship with Iran.

Tune in on October 29 at 2:00 PM ET: bddy.me/2TvUK9J

Puneet Talwar and Andrew Parasiliti discuss how the United States can constructively manage the relationship with Iran.

TOMORROW—With one week out from the U.S. presidential election, join us to hear from #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Xu Bi...
10/27/2020
We The People: Xu Bing and Sun Xun Respond to the Declaration of Independence

TOMORROW—With one week out from the U.S. presidential election, join us to hear from #AsiaSocietyTriennial artists Xu Bing and Sun Xun on their new works created in response to the Declaration of Independence.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2TwMk1z

Xu Bing and Sun Xun discuss We The People, a special project imploring us to contemplate democratic values and the founding spirit of democracy in the United States the week before the U.S. presidential election.

🗣️ The #AsiaSocietyTriennial is now open! 🎉We're thrilled to welcome you back to Asia Society Museum for the inaugural e...
10/27/2020

🗣️ The #AsiaSocietyTriennial is now open! 🎉

We're thrilled to welcome you back to Asia Society Museum for the inaugural edition #WeDoNotDreamAlone.

Experience the diversity of contemporary art from Asia and the diaspora—book your free tickets now: http://AsiaSociety.org/Triennial

Can't visit the #AsiaSocietyTriennial in person during the opening week? Follow us on Instagram (@AsiaSociety) this Frid...
10/26/2020
Instagram Live: We Do Not Dream Alone Tour With Co-curators Boon Hui Tan and Michelle Yun

Can't visit the #AsiaSocietyTriennial in person during the opening week? Follow us on Instagram (@AsiaSociety) this Friday, October 30 for a live tour of "We Do Not Dream Alone" at Asia Society Museum.

Join us virtually all week for artist talks and programs.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3or6lox

Join the cocurators of the Asia Society Triennial for an Instagram Live tour of Part 1 of the inaugural Asia Society Triennial.

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Please join us for A BAC online discussion with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi Tuesday Nov 17, 7:30pm ET Where Do We Go From Here? Following a Long-Range Vision in an Age of Empty Promises and Instant Expectations. Those of us who adhere to progressive social and political ideals may feel discouraged when the political landscape looks bleak and the rules of the game prize expediency over integrity, empty promises over fundamental transformation. However, we cannot give up hope, while bearing in mind that hope in itself is not sufficient to bring about the fulfillment of our goals. We also need to clearly articulate our ideals, uncover the obstacles to their fulfillment, and advocate for the kind of long-range changes that will promote the emergence of a social order that corresponds to our deep aspirations. Join the online Zoom event Nov 17. using this link. https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/91015099710?pwd=cWFnLzlFQS9yejhwZVRJbGJGdDFEZz09 See Facebook event link below: https://www.facebook.com/buddhistaction/posts/820217218740358
THANGKA WEBINAR 1.5 hour webinar in response to questions that monastics, scholars, collectors, museum professionals and meditators ask. Includes description of thangka form, history, usage, text/thangka relationship, safe storage, and respectful choices in preservation. Based on 50 years of thangka research. Further online thangka events will follow in October. This is a direct link to the webinar:
This original interview took place before MULAN started streaming -- before the reviews came out, and the attendant flurry of social media posts. As I told Jiayun, a lot can happen in a week! Suddenly the movie is coming under attack for reasons that have nothing to do with the actual content but with the collaborating parties. It's very challenging to be Asian American, particularly Chinese-American, these days. We have to prioritize and pick our battles. One minute we want to celebrate the flourishing of Asian talent on screen-- a tough battle where we have just begun to make great strides -- but the next, by doing so we may be called out for supporting police brutality or genocide. It's kind of a no-win situation.
So excited to have all these joyful, lucky ladies together on one screen, with Goddess Amy! Tune in tomorrow at 5PM PT.
May 20: Asia Society New York WEBCAST - Telling Stories: #CAMBODIANROCKBANDNYC's Francis Jue and Lauren Yee In Conversation With Diep Tran https://wp.me/p8ilTC-6s3 #aapi #aapiheritagemonth #apahm2020 #asianamericanplaywrights #asianamericanactors #asianamericanstories
I hope everyone from the Asia Society of New York is staying safe inside and practicing their social distancing. As a way to keep myself busy, I just subscribed to this movie streaming platform called Film Festival Flix. I have found so many interesting films to keep me as well as my family entertained during quarantine. One movie I definitely want to watch tonight is this Korean film called Poetry. I just watched the trailer and the storyline seems incredible. I would definitely subscribe to Film Festival Flix to watch Poetry as well as searching through other amazing movies on the platform.
I was there with my family tonight around 7:30 or so and why was the museum closed? The website does not say anything about the early closure of tonight (Friday night). There were no posted signs, nor recorded messages when I called in front of the museum. It was so strange and we were very very disappointed.
Why does Asia Society New York feel it is not important enough to organize & resist the Indian state’s (ala Nuremberg laws) unconstitutional, outright discriminatory CAA & the anticipated dehumanizing NRC. Have you made any effort that I may have missed? I don’t see any commentary or any events on your page. Who are we scared of? What is basic state-sponsored violation of human rights not important to you?
Friends, please take a look at a Book on Amazon Kindle: Yin Li One Girl's Journey: Taishan to Trinidad" is live in the Kindle Store and is available* for readers to purchase on http://amzn.com/B00UBZHUJ8 This is a story about a young girl who grows up in abject poverty in Taishan, China and follows her journey to the sunny isle of Trinidad in the West Indies where the life she envisaged for herself does not quite materialize. However, she takes matters into her own hands and becomes mistress of her own destiny to rise above the poverty that blighted her childhood. Author Mei Lye Tang was born in Trinidad of Chinese parents from Guangdong, China. She grew up in a bi-lingual traditional Chinese home. Share and Enjoy
Friends, please take a look at a Book on Amazon Kindle: Yin Li One Girl's Journey: Taishan to Trinidad" is live in the Kindle Store and is available* for readers to purchase on http://amzn.com/B00UBZHUJ8 This is a story about a young girl who grows up in abject poverty in Taishan, China and follows her journey to the sunny isle of Trinidad in the West Indies where the life she envisaged for herself does not quite materialize. However, she takes matters into her own hands and becomes mistress of her own destiny to rise above the poverty that blighted her childhood. Author Mei Lye Tang was born in Trinidad of Chinese parents from Guangdong, China. She grew up in a bi-lingual traditional Chinese home. Share and Enjoy
JOHN HWANG is a racist - EXTREMELY rude, discouteous and unfit to be a member at ASIA SOCIETY. I was asked very inappropriately bu HWANG to LEAVE the TALK by JAISHANKER on 24th SEP at 9am, desoite having AUTHORISATION to attend the TALK> I left as I did not want to create any embarassment I will like an APOLOGY or will rake up this ISSUE at the appropriate Forum
Presenting the finest of Indian classical art performances at the iconic Kimmel Center in Philadelphia this September! Agama festival presents renowned artists and ensembles including T.M. Krishna, Alam Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri, Leela Dance Collective and Alumni of Kalakshetra. Join us on September 6th, 7th and 8th 2019, for a celebration of tradition, culture and exceptional artistry. Book you tickets here: www.agamafestival.com