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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
Asia Society Museum is located in New York City at Park Avenue and East 70th Street.

May 18: Asia Society Celebrates Art Museum Day with Free Admission

Free admission to all visitors on Sunday, May 18. more
Artist Liu Guosong presenting his works and explaining his drawing techniques in Hong Kong on May 14, 2014. (Asia Society Hong Kong Center)

Captured in Ink: Three Artist-Innovators Speak

A trio of pioneers in the field of ink painting discuss how they each innovate to create new forms of Chinese ink art. more
L to R: Vikram Channa, Xu Bing, and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang at Asia Society Hong Kong on May 8, 2014. (Asia Society Hong Kong)

New Discovery Series Asks: What is 'Chineseness'?

A new series from the Discovery Channel about contemporary Chinese identity marked its premiere at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. more

Rirkrit Tiravanija: A Platform for 'Coming Together'

The Thai artist discusses ideas surrounding art and political agency, particularly with regard to his "Demonstrations" drawings. more