Video: Exploring the Influence of Zao Wou-Ki and His Contemporaries

Last week, Asia Society hosted a special symposium discovering and celebrating diasporic East Asian artists that have made significant contributions to the international abstraction movement.  

Watch the complete program in the videos below:

Éric Lefebvre, the director of Cernuschi Museum in Paris, gave opening remarks. 
 

Iftikhar Dadi, associate professor of art history at Cornell University, Shen Kuiyi, professor of art history, theory, and criticism at the University of California San Diego, and Robert E. Harrist Jr., professor of Chinese art at Columbia University, discuss the intermediality in Zao Wou-Ki and other diasporic East Asian artists' work during the middle of the 20th century. The panel is introduced by Ankeney Weitz, professor of art at Colby College and co-curator of the exhibition No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki.
 

Francesca Dal Lago, art historian and critic, Pepe Karmel, associate professor of art history at New York University, and Miwako Tezuka, co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon, discuss the geographic intersections found in Zao Wou-Ki and other similar artists during the time period. The panel is introduced by Melissa Walt, research associate at Colby College and co-curator of the exhibition No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki