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contemporary art

In New York on Mar. 23, 2011, Monir Farmanfarmaian explains how classical Persian architecture helped inspire the mirror motifs in her work. (1 min., 50 sec.)
Monir Farmanfarmaian on Mirrors, Mosaics, and the Mona Lisa
A major Iranian artist opens up about her career and the sources of her inspiration. more
L to R: Ushio Shinohara, Asia Society Museum Associate Curator Miwako Tezuka, and Tomokazu Matsuyama at Asia Society New York on Mar. 28, 2011. Behind them on screen is a 1965 work by Ushio Shinohara.
Neo-Dada Mix/Remix: Contemporary Japanese Art
Two Japanese artists representing two different generations share insights into their art and Japanese culture since the 1950s. more
The Zhou Brothers, as captured in January 2011 in a video on

Gift of Friendship… Or Something Else? Obama's Souvenir to Hu Baffles Some

Did President Obama give President Hu a piece of outright kitsch? more
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of his home in Beijing, where he remains under house arrest, on Nov. 7, 2010. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

China Tears Down Ai Weiwei's Studio

Ai Weiwei's case suggests China may be ratcheting up the pressure against its internal critics. more
In New York on Nov. 29, 2010, Navina Sundaram assesses her aunt Amrita Sher-Gil's psychological state towards the end of her life. (3 min., 45 sec.)
Amrita Sher-Gil in Her Own Words
Letters and images evoke one of India's major 20th-century painters. more

Nara Photo Contest: We Have a Winner!

In celebration of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, Asia Society conducted an exciting Flickr photo contest earlier this fall. more
Yoshitaka Mori of the Tokyo University of the Arts at Asia Society's DiY symposium in New York on November 14, 2010. (Asia Society)
The DIY Spirit in Japanese Popular Culture
How Japanese artists have traditionally forged ahead with their own do-it-yourself communities. more