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Slideshow: Two-Day Forum to Highlight 'Creative Urgencies' of Contemporary Asian Art

Sun Xun,
Arts

As a vibrant slideshow illustrates the range of current artistic practice from Asia, ACAW Associate Curator Xin Wang sheds light on the two-day FIELD MEETING at Asia Society New York on Sun., Oct. 26 and Mon., Oct. 27.

Interview: Director Previews 'Studio Visit, on a Communal Scale' for Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014

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Arts

Asian Contemporary Art Week Director Leeza Ahmady offers a glimpse of what to expect from the Week's signature event — a two-day forum at Asia Society New York on October 26 and 27, 2014.

Interview: Engineer John Godfrey Recalls 'Creative Collaboration' with Nam June Paik

L to R: David Loxton, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, and John Godfrey at the TV Lab studio in New York City. (Courtesy Howard Weinberg)
Arts

Nam June Paik's collaborator on the Global Groove video looks back on his time as head engineer at WNET's TV Lab in the 1970s, a high-water mark for experimentation and innovation in the medium.

Five Ways Artist Nam June Paik Predicted the Future

Presentation of
Arts

With the benefit of hindsight, it's more apparent than ever that the inveterate artist-inventor-tinkerer, who died in 2006, anticipated some of the most compelling inventions of the information age.

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' (still), 1984. Video; color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Arts

Broadcast on New Year's Day 1984, the artist's genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology's potential to "democratize" art.

Watch: Iranian American Artist Brings Painting to Life in Mesmerizing Animation

'Shiva Ahmadi: Lotus' is on display at Asia Society Museum in New York City through August 3, 2014.
Arts

Shiva Ahmadi offers insights into her animation Lotus, now on view at Asia Society Museum, expanding on the work's political undertones, stylistic inspirations, and the physical process of production.

'Urban Asia': A Photographer's Lens Captures Cities in Constant Flux

Kirk Pedersen,
Arts

On the eve of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center, photographer Kirk Pedersen expounds on his belief that "ordinary things can be beautiful too."

Cultural Diplomacy with US Sends Crucial Message to Afghanistan's Young People

Rada Akbar,
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A regular, sustained exchange of ideas and values would signal to Afghan youth that this time, the U.S. isn't about to forget them.

Video: The Happy Accident Behind an Iranian Artist's Pioneering Sculpture

Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.
Arts

Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam shares the inspiration behind his trailblazing interactive sculpture, begun in 1969 and now on view in Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition.

Asia Society Remembers Karin Higa, 'Pioneering Advocate' for Asian American Art

L to R: Susette Min, Karin Higa, and Asia Society Museum Director Karin Higa, co-curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibtion
Arts

Asia Society joins the art community in mourning the loss of Karin Higa, a distinguished curator of Asian American art.