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Category: Arts

Cross-Cultural Hybrid 'Angel in the Slums' Lands on Asia Society Stage

Scene from <i>Angel in the Slums</i>, playing at Asia Society New York on Saturday, May 21. (Courtesy the artists)
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A cross-cultural theatrical hybrid depicts the situation of Chinese immigrants living and working in industrial Italy. 

Slideshow: Inside Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads'

Ai Weiwei's 'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads,' now on view at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan until July 15, 2011. (Shreeya Sinha/Asia Society)
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Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu explains the history and cultural significance of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads in New York City. 

Interview: Author Zha Jianying on Grappling With a Rising China

Photo of Zha Jianying by Alexander Zolli.
Arts Zha Jianying will be appearing at the Asia Society in New York on Monday, May 16 to discuss her new book Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China.

Video: Fahimda Riaz Brings Down the House at Asia Society

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One of Pakistan's most revered poets slays the crowd at Asia Society's mushaira. 

Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' Unveiled in New York Despite Artist's Absence

Ai Weiwei's <i>Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads</i> now on view in New York City, May 4, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)
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A steady, cold spring rain did not deter some 200 people from attending this morning’s official opening of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor installation in New York City.

Java Rap Stars to Perform at Asia Society on May 14

Jogja Hip Hop Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the artists)
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If there were any doubt that hip hop music is truly a global phenomenon, Indonesia's Jogja Hip Hop Foundation settles the issue. 

Opening of Ai Weiwei 'Circle of Animals' Outdoor Installation Postponed

Ai Weiwei's New York City installation <i>Zodiac Heads</i>, still under wraps on May 2, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)
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The unveling of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor sculpture at Central Park's Grand Army Plaza in NYC was postponed, due to a change in Mayor Bloomberg's schedule following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Interview: Waqas Khwaja, The Translator as Ambassador

Detail of cover art for <i>Modern Poetry of Pakistan</i> (Dalkey Archive, 2011).
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In Pakistan, explains Waqas Khwaja, being a poet has always entailed a special responsibility.

In China, a Return to a 'Fearful Climate' for Artists

Graffiti is displayed on a wall asking for the release of famed mainland Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, in Hong Kong on April 19, 2011. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu writes about freedom of expression in China for CNN.com.

What's Urdu for Poetry Slam? Mushaira!

Rocking the mic at the Mughal court, circa mid-1800s: Mushaira scene from the film <em>Mirza Ghalib</em> (1954).
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A classical tradition comes to life for one night at the Asia Society New York.