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Tanioka Shigeo, Asuka, 2002. Bamboo (susudake) wood (Japanese Horse Chestnut, tochinoki), lacquer. Photo © Forrest Cavale

Join Asia Society for a docent-led tour of our current exhibitions Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art and 3DPRK: North Korean Portraits by Matjaž Tančič.

 

About the Exhibitions

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

Bamboo is characterized by strength, flexibility, and lightness—bending, not breaking, with strong winds, while enduring harsh winters. This exhibition explores the innovative shape bamboo art has taken in Japan since the mid-twentieth century. With rare wall-hung installations and sculptures never before seen in Texas, the exhibition both engages and educates audiences about a vibrant cultural art form.

3DPRK: North Korean Portraits by Matjaž Tančič

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (commonly referred to as North Korea) is an area of Asia that is unfamiliar to many. Matjaž Tančič’s (b.1982, Slovenia) portraits are taken using a 3D stereoscopic technique, requiring each subject to stand motionless for minutes while multiple photographs capture the requisite perspectives. His landmark 3DPRK series offers a unique glimpse of the citizens of Pyongyang — North Korea’s capital — as well as workers, farmers, educators, athletes, and entertainers from across North Korea.

 

Tour Tips

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour. Groups arriving more than 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time should remain in our Grand Hall until tour staff and docents are ready. Latecomers may join the tour in progress.
  • Tours last approximately 60 minutes and involve a minimal amount of walking. Wheelchair access is available throughout the building.
  • Photography without flash is permitted for all current exhibitions.

 

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Asia Society Texas Architecture and Art Tours

 

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.

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Event Details

Sat 11 Feb 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Free for Members, $5 Nonmembers. All sales final.