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New Directions: Contemporary Art in China (Complete)

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu looks at recent and emerging trends in Chinese art with experts from Christie's and the Guggenheim Museum. more

A Curatorial Conversation About Nam June Paik (Complete)

John G. Hanhardt, the leading authority on Nam June Paik, assesses Paik's work and career with Asia Society Museum's Michelle Yun. more
'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' (still), 1984. Video; color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

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

Introducing 'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot'

Michelle Yun, Asia Society's Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, reflects on Nam June Paik's extraordinary contributions to video art both historically and in the present day. more
Guest curator Dr. Yeewan Koon (L) and artist Xu Bing (R) at Asia Society Hong Kong Center on May 17, 2014. (Asia Society Hong Kong Center)

It Begins with Metamorphosis

Artist Xu Bing and guest curator Dr. Yeewan Koon share the story behind the exhibition "It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing." more
'Shiva Ahmadi: Lotus' is on display at Asia Society Museum in New York City through August 3, 2014.

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

Iranian American artist Shiva Ahmadi offers insight into "Lotus," expanding on the work's political undertones, stylistic inspirations, and the physical process of production. more
"Untitled (Robot Drawings)," 1999–2000, mixed media on paper, 22 ½ x 30 in. (57.2 x 76.2 cm), Nam June Paik Estate. Photo: Ben Blackwell.

Art Talk: A Curatorial Conversation About Nam June Paik

A member-only exhibition discussion with Asia Society's Michelle Yun, curator of "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot." more

Shiva Ahmadi: On Creating 'Lotus'

Artist Shiva Ahmadi speaks about the political undertones behind her animation "Lotus," and how it relates to two Buddhas in Asia Society Museum's collection. more
Kirk Pedersen, "Nissin Central District, Hong Kong," 2009. Inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

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

On the eve of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center, photographer Kirk Pedersen describes his creative process and his belief that "ordinary things can be beautiful too." more

Artist Profile: Shiva Ahmadi

Artist Shiva Ahmadi speaks about her evolving relationship to the tradition of Persian miniature painting, and how political themes have entered her art. more