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'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

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

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

Okwui Enwezor: 'I Always Had ... a Change Agenda'

Acclaimed curator Okwui Enwezor shares a few thoughts on the role of the curator in the 21st century. more