Announcing the Asia Society Triennial
Opening in New York, summer 2020
In summer 2020, Asia Society will launch an inaugural Triennial, a festival of art, ideas, and innovation. This first edition of the Triennial, themed We Do Not Dream Alone, will be composed of a multi-venue exhibition, policy discussions, forums, and performances. The festival will bring together around forty artists with scientists, historians, policy analysts, and thought leaders from countries spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.
Beginning in spring 2020, programming will introduce the ideas and issues of the Triennial. The centerpiece of the Triennial, an exhibition entitled We Do Not Dream Alone, will open to the public on June 5, 2020 and continue through August 9. It is being conceived of as a multi-venue initiative that includes Asia Society and other sites in New York City. Artists in the exhibition work across all mediums of artistic expression today, reflecting the diversity of contemporary artistic practice. The exhibition will spotlight many artists who have not yet been introduced to American audiences and will offer opportunities for wide-ranging conversations about art, identity, and politics. Boon Hui Tan, Asia Society Museum director will co-curate the exhibition with Michelle Yun, Asia Society Museum senior curator of modern and contemporary art.
The Triennial’s theme, We Do Not Dream Alone, alludes to the acts of personal and communal dreaming and imagining that are central to artistic practice and to humanity itself. The Asia Society Triennial will be free at all locations for New Yorkers and tourists alike.
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