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Five Ways Artist Nam June Paik Predicted the Future

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With the benefit of hindsight, 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.

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' (still), 1984. Video; color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
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Broadcast on New Year's Day 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.

Watch: Iranian American Artist Brings Painting to Life in Mesmerizing Animation

'Shiva Ahmadi: Lotus' is on display at Asia Society Museum in New York City through August 3, 2014.
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Shiva Ahmadi offers insights into her animation Lotus, now on view at Asia Society Museum, expanding on the work's political undertones, stylistic inspirations, and the physical process of production.

'Urban Asia': A Photographer's Lens Captures Cities in Constant Flux

Kirk Pedersen,
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On the eve of his exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center, photographer Kirk Pedersen expounds on his belief that "ordinary things can be beautiful too."

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

Rada Akbar,
ArtsCurrent Affairs

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.

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

Iranian artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam in New York City in September 2013.
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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.

Asia Society Remembers Karin Higa, 'Pioneering Advocate' for Asian American Art

L to R: Susette Min, Karin Higa, and Asia Society Museum Director Karin Higa, co-curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibtion
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Asia Society joins the art community in mourning the loss of Karin Higa, a distinguished curator of Asian American art.

Video: 'Iran Modern' Showcases 'Originality, Indviduality,' According to Co-Curator

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Fereshteh Daftari, co-curator of Asia Society Museum's Iran Modern exhibition, shares her insights into the inception, curation and themes of the art on view.

Timelapse: 'A Sleeping Dragon' Uncoils in New York

Artist Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam standing next to his sculpture, Untitled (Forms in Movement) created in 1970. (Ali Dadmarz)
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Michelle Yun, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum, and her team set up Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam's otherworldly Untitled sculpture for the Iran Modern exhibition.

Photos: Authenticity, 'Elemental Forms' Set Cambodian Artist Sopheap Pich Apart

Sopheap Pich,
Arts

Bansie Vasvani analyzes the distinctive qualities of the artist's work, currently on view in New York City as part of the Season of Cambodia festival.