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Category: Arts

For Yoshitomo Nara, Defining Art by Ethnicity is an 'Outdated Methodology'

Yoshitomo Nara, Life Is Only One!, 2007; Acrylic on wood; H194 x W410 x D7 cm. Courtesy of the artist. (José Luis Gutiérrez)
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Get to know Yoshitomo Nara, internationally renowned contemporary artist, and see works from his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

#TBT: Musical Legend Ravi Shankar at Asia Society in 1962

Ravi Shankar poses with a sculpture from the Asia Society’s Rockefeller Collection in New York in 1962.
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. First up: sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.

Interview: Film Actress Wu Ke-Xi Reveals the Making of an Ordinary Myanmar Woman

Actress We Ke Xi, in character (L) and out (R). (Courtesy We Ke Xi)
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Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z's leading lady is in fact a cosmopolitan chameleon from Taiwan. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York following screenings on March 6 and 7, 2015.

Interview: Son of Myanmar Midi Z Returns Home to Tell Its Tales On Screen

Burmese filmmaker Midi Z, above, receives his first American retrospective at Asia Society New York from March 6 through 13, 2015.
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Ahead of his first U.S. retrospective, at Asia Society New York March 6 through 13, Myanmar's rising auteur tells Asia Society, "In my stories, even though the characters deal drugs and traffic in humans, they are just ordinary people."

Video: Serene Yet Formidable, a Kneeling Earth Goddess Wrings Out Her Hair

A new video gives insights into the Earth Goddess (Vasudhara) featured in Asia Sociey Museum's exhibition
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Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, relates the back story behind a "wonderful, solid, dignified, firmly rooted" Earth Goddess (Vasudhara).

First Reviews for 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar' Hail a 'Sculptural Nirvana'

Vishnu; Pagan period, 11th–12th century; Bronze; H. 14 x W. 7 x D. 4 in. (35.6 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm). National Museum, Yangon. (Sean Dungan)
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"It would be wonderful to see shows like this more frequently," says The Guardian about Asia Society Museum's new exhibition — while The New York Times declares flatly, "the show is a find."

Video: A Celebrated Birth Carved in Sandstone Makes Its Way From Myanmar

On loan from the Bagan Archeological Museum in Myanmar,
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Donald M. Stadtner, a guest curator of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, shares his insights into an intricately wrought sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's entry into the world.

Book Excerpt: 'Discontent and Its Civilizations' by Mohsin Hamid

ArtsCurrent Affairs

"The idea that we fall into civilizations, plural, is merely a politically convenient myth," writes Moshin Hamid in the title essay of his new collection. Author talk at Asia Society New York on February 23.

Interview: Mohsin Hamid Traces 'Discontent' Across Cultures in Globe-Trotting New Collection

Author Mohsin Hamid at an Asia Society India Centre dinner in Mumbai on Dec. 2, 2011. (Asia Society India Centre)
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"There are writers in Pakistan who are far braver than I am," says the acclaimed novelist, ahead of his February 23 talk at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Singer-Composer Finds the 'Sublime' in Straying Beyond Musical Boundaries

Kiran Ahluwalia. (Sahiba Kaur Chawla)
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Ahead of her February 21 Robert Browning and Asia Society concert, virtual one-woman musical genre Kiran Ahluwalia discusses influences, inspirations, and the unforgettable experience of shooting a music video on the Ganges River.