Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Category: Arts

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Video: 57 Images of Amazing Pre-Revolution Iranian Art in 28 Seconds

Asia Society Museum's

Opening at Asia Society Museum on September 6, Iran Modern surveys painting, photography, sculpture, and design in pre-revolution Iran. Enjoy an advance look at this groundbreaking exhibition in a short video.

Video: Studio in a School Merges Art and Asia for New York City Students

A visiting student sits inside the Asia Society Museum and draws at the Lin Tianmiao exhibit. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)

Back in June, busloads of New York City schoolchildren visited Asia Society Museum for a tour. But this was no ordinary field trip — the kids were featured artists.

Video: The Story Behind 'Iran Modern,' a Landmark Exhibition of Iranian Art


Melissa Chiu and Tom Nagorski discuss the 1950s, 60s and 70s, an exhilarating period of time for Iranian art that ended with the 1979 revolution.

Interview: Mother, Daughter Preserve Art Form in One of World's Most Volatile Places

Peshawar-based company LEL works to preserve pietra dura, the art of handcrafted stone inlay, adhering to ancient techniques but with contemporary innovations. Above: Iznik filigree tabletop. (Omer Gilani@Happa Studio)

Together with their team of Afghan and Pushtun artisans, Peshawar-based entrepreneurs Farhana and Meherunnisa Asad are preserving a decorative art that had been slowly petering out.

Interview: 'Mango Bride' Author Illuminates 'Multi-Faceted' Filipino Diaspora

Novelist Marivi Soliven, author of

Novelist Marivi Soliven, who emigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines at a young age, tells Asia Blog, "I did not become a person of color until I arrived in America."

Interview: In New Delhi, a Transplanted Trinidadian Pursues His Kathak Dream

Trinidad native Quincy Kendell Charles moved to New Delhi in 2008 to pursue his love of Kathak, the traditional Indian dance form. (Edison Boodoosingh)

In India, the land of his great-grandmother, Quincy Kendell Charles furthers his immersion in a traditional dance form.

Interview: Historian Investigates the 'Pity of Partition' Through Manto's Life and Writing


Historian Ayesha Jalal turns a literary lens on the traumatic events of 1947 and their aftermath. In-person appearance at Asia Society India Centre, with filmmaker Shyam Benegal, on Thursday, July 18.

Interview: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Teach Author Kevin Kwan His Love of Fiction


"The book began as an experiment . . . but from there the story just kept flowing," says first-time novelist Kwan. In-person appearance at Asia Society Texas Center on Wednesday, July 17.

Interview: Amateur Photographer's Postcards Depict 'Ravaged' Beauty of Lahore

The Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan, one of the locales captured in Sonya Rehman's postcard series

A journalist's postcard series dedicated to her hometown aims to capture Pakistan's cultural hub "ravaged, whole and raw, as she is."