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Category: Arts

Gift of Friendship… Or Something Else? Obama's Souvenir to Hu Baffles Some

The Zhou Brothers, as captured in January 2011 in a video on WhiteHouse.gov.
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Did President Obama give President Hu a piece of outright kitsch? 

Photo of the Day: Calligraphy Contest

Arts

Almost 3,000 people participated in the calligraphy contest to celebrate the start of the New Year in Tokyo.

Japanese Kokeshi Dolls Come to Life at Asia Society New York

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Artists Lisa and Jacob Hodsdon demonstrate the traditional Japanese folk art of Kokeshi Dolls at Asia Society New York.

Lightning Strikes for Japanese 'Zen Master'

Hiroshi Sugimoto discusses his <i>Lightning Field</i> series with Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu in New York on Oct. 14, 2010. (Suzanna Finlay/Asia Society)
Arts Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, a recent visitor to the Asia Society, is the subject of a long piece in today's New York Times, which refers to him as a "Zen master of film photography."

Obama Administration: A Bollywood Take

In theatres November 26, 2010, a poster of <i>Phas Gaya Re Obama</i> by Subhash Kapoor. (moifightclub.wordpress.com)
Arts When Indian film-maker Subhash Kapoor started directing his debut production titled "Phas Gaya Re Obama" nearly a year ago, he had never imagined his launching period would coincide with US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, 2010.

Pulp Fiction, Tamil-Style!

Blood from a skull: cover art for
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South India's wild and wonderful potboilers are finally becoming available in English.

The Sufi and the Bearded Man

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An unusual, unheard tale of a female, Muslim saint who traveled from the Middle East to seek knowledge and spread Islam in the island-state of Singapore, Siti Maryam's shrine in Singapore was recently bull-dozed despite protests from her followers.

Shifting Sands Make Beautiful Art at AS

Arts Over the weekend Asia Society hosted artist Joe Mangrum as part of the Family Day celebration of the festival of Diwali. Over the course of the afternoon, he created a beautiful rangoli out of colored sand on the floor of the lobby.

Murakami Takes Over Versailles

<i>Flower Matango</i>, a sculpture by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, on view as part of Murakami's exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, outside Paris. (Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has roused the ire of a French aristocrat.

In Malaysia, A Film for and by the Online Masses

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A group of independent filmmakers in Malaysia has undertaken a project to produce a completely crowd-sourced movie they have entitled Your Grandfather's Road.