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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

Art in a Transnational World (Complete)

Okwui Enwezor, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Asia Society's Melissa Chiu look at current issues in international contemporary art. more