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From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudra; Pagan period, 11th century; Sandstone; H. 42 x W. 27 x D. 10 in. (106.7 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm)l Bagan Archaeological Museum (Sean Dungan)
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The 11th-century stone Buddha is just one of many treasures leaving Myanmar for the first time for Asia Society Museum's landmark exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar,' opening Feb. 10 in New York.

Top Art-World Thinkers: What Matters for Museums in the 21st Century?

Asia Society's new publication showcases predictions from officials at MoMA, M+, Tate, and other institutions on future of the museum.
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Ahead of Asia Society New York's Jan. 29 book launch and panel discussion, directors of MoMA, M+, Tate, and other institutions discuss digital, Asia, and the future of the museum.

Multimedia: Emerging Chinese Composers Bring Local Sounds to Global Stage

Wu Shuang in Qin Yi's multimedia work
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Up-and-coming Chinese composers Sam Wu, Qin Yi, and Zulan made their U.S. debuts on Asia Society's stage with three eclectic works in Shanghai/New York: Future Histories.

What Were the Five Most-Watched Asia Society Videos in 2014?

A look back at Asia Society's most popular videos in 2014 shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.
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What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2014? A look back at our five most-watched videos shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.

Slideshow: Interactive Nam June Paik Installation Lets Museum Visitors Shoot and Share

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Enjoy a gallery of trippy Instagram images from Asia Society Museum's "Three-Camera Participation/Participation TV," part of the exhibition Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot, on view through January 4, 2015.

Nam June Paik and the 'Sloppy Machine' That Helped Create a New Art Form

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The ungainly, rough-hewn apparatus Nam June Paik co-created in 1969 made it possible for later generations of artists to play with video as a medium.

Interview: Dancer/Choreographer Ramli Ibrahim Embraces Indian Tradition, Malaysian Context

Malaysia's Sutra Dance Theater presents
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How does a diaspora cultural manifestation measure up to the original? What happens when globalization allows culture to flow freely through national barriers? Malaysian dancer/choreographer Ramli Ibrahim tackles these and other big questions ahead of his group's performances at Asia Society New York.

Flashback: The Story Behind Nam June Paik's 'Digital Experiment' at Bell Labs

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A former engineer at the famous seedbed of innovation Bell Labs recalls Nam June Paik's "enthusiasm, energy, and especially his curiosity." Video screening at Asia Society New York this Saturday, November 1.

Slideshow: Two-Day Forum to Highlight 'Creative Urgencies' of Contemporary Asian Art

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As a vibrant slideshow illustrates the range of current artistic practice from Asia, ACAW Associate Curator Xin Wang sheds light on the two-day FIELD MEETING at Asia Society New York on Sun., Oct. 26 and Mon., Oct. 27.

DJ Spooky Goes 'Future Forward' in Two-Part Homage to Nam June Paik

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky performs two pieces inspired by Nam June Paik,
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Ahead of his October 25 Asia Society performance, the composer and mixed-media artist describes how Nam June Paik has inspired his own work, and how he sees himself as extending Paik's legacy into the 21st century.