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Asia Society Remembers Pre-Eminent Indian Painter M.F. Husain, 1915-2011

M.F. Husain (1915-2011) in March 1999, seated in front of his 40-foot (13-meter) canvas <i>VIOLENCE</i> at Gallery 7 in Mumbai, India. (Sebastian D'Souza/AFP/Getty Images)
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M.F. Husain's passing at 96 years of age signals the end of an era.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Listen: Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei 'A Perfect Storm'

Ai Weiwei in November 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Melissa Chiu, Director of the Asia Society Museum in New York, talks to the KCRW's "To The Point" program about artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who is being held by Chinese authorities on charges of "economic crimes."

Ai Weiwei: From Porcelain Seeds to Chinese Prison?

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei holds some porcelain sunflower seeds from his installation at The Tate Modern in London on October 11, 2010. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Policy

The outspoken Chinese artist is the latest Chinese progressive to be detained in a government crackdown that began in February.

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.

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.