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Presentation of "Good Morning Mr. Orwell" at the Kitchen Gallery, New York, on December 8, 1983. Photograph © 1983 by Lorenzo Bianda (Tegna, CH).

Five Ways Artist Nam June Paik Predicted the Future

It's more apparent than ever that the inveterate artist-inventor-tinkerer, who died in 2006, anticipated some of the most compelling inventions of the information age. more

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
'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