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Rada Akbar, "Colorful Life" (2011), on view at the TCNJ Art Gallery exhibition "Art Amongst War: Visual Culture in Afghanistan, 1979-2014." (All rights reserved.)

Cultural Diplomacy with US Sends Crucial Message to Afghanistan's Young People

A regular, sustained exchange of ideas and values would signal to Afghan youth that this time, the U.S. isn't about to forget them. more

Hajizadeh: 'I Was Born an Artist'

Michelle Yun interviews Iranian artist Hajizadeh about his beginnings and evolution as an artist and his paintings. more

Interview: Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran of CAMP

Asia Society India Centre interviews founding members of the Mumbai-based artists' collective CAMP. more

Iranian Modernism: Infrastructure and Inspiration

Layla S. Diba discusses how patronage, the development of museums and universities, and individual initiative all played a significant role in creating a modernist movement in Iran. more
Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.

Video: The Happy Accident Behind an Iranian Artist's Pioneering Sculpture

Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam shares the inspiration behind his trailblazing interactive sculpture, begun in 1969 and now on view in Asia Society Museum's "Iran Modern" exhibition. more