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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. 

Video: Behind China's Great Firewall, Subversive Content in Cartoon Form

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China media and advertising expert Jeremy Goldkorn talks about the latest controversial animation to pop up on the Chinese internet.

Boston Globe Art Critic Sebastian Smee Wins Pulitzer Prize

<i>Boston Globe</i> art critic Sebastien Smee speaking in the <i>Globe</i> newsroom on Apr. 18, 2011. (Boston.com)
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Sebastian Smee, art critic for The Boston Globe, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism yesterday.

Ai Weiwei's Detention a 'Shift Back to the Post-Tiananmen Square Atmosphere'

Melissa Chiu
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Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu recently took part in a discussion featured on the New York Times' Room for Debate page entitled "Ai Weiwei and the Artist's Role in China."

Melissa Chiu: Ai Weiwei's 'Activism Different From His Art'

Pedestrians walk past a plainclothes policeman (R) standing in front of the entrance to the studio of outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Beijing on April 8, 2011. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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Artlog Magazine published a roundtable discussion on the detained Chinese artist.

Jazz Musician Vijay Iyer to Launch New Album with Trio 'Tirtha' This Weekend at Asia Society

Tirtha. (Photo courtesy of the artists)
Arts Acclaimed Indian–American pianist–composer Vijay Iyer launches his new trio and album — both named Tirtha

Japan and the Art of Rebuilding

Members of Kodo, the famous Japanese taiko troupe, perform March 14, 2011 at the Asia Society in New York.
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I learned about the enormous earthquake in my homeland via email. A number of my New York friends were immediately concerned about the safety of my family and friends in Japan. Luckily, I was able to get in touch with most of my closest relations by phone in less than an hour. Then I waited anxiously for my friends in Japan to respond to my emails.

Soon, responses from my acquaintances in Japan's art world poured into my inbox. They were shaken, but safe.