Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Category: Arts

Interview: New Documentary's Faces of Pakistan, from Imran Khan to Ex-Taliban

Abdullah, a truck driver who has traveled the length and breadth of Pakistan, is one of  six subjects profiled in the documentary
Arts

A new documentary gets unusual access to a cross-section of Pakistanis, including Imran Khan, a former Taliban soldier and a Sufi singer.

Interview: 'Five Star' Novelist Tash Aw Explores Human Side of New Asian Dream

Arts

"People of my generation saw hope in the West; young Asians these days see opportunity in China. It seems to me that the American Dream is meeting its first serious challenger," says the acclaimed author of Five Star Billionaire.

Interview: Debut Novelist Weighs In With Towering Portrayal of 19th-Century India

Arts

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's 984-page blockbuster, which he translated from his own Urdu original, is a definitive fictional recreation of 19th-century New Delhi.

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
Arts

"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
Arts

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)
Arts

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

Arts

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)
Arts

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
Arts

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)
Arts

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