Asia Week 2017 at Asia Society

A complete list of events

Four-lobed oval box with deer and lion decoration. China. Tang dynasty, ca. 825–50. Silver, parcel-gilt. H. 1 x W. 3 1/2 x D. 2 1/2 in. (2.5 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm). Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, 2005.1.00865 1/2 to 2/2. Photography by Asian Civilisations Museum, Tang Shipwreck Collection

Asia Week New York, March 9-18, 2017, is a collaboration among museums, galleries, auction houses, Asian art specialists, and enthusiasts hosting exhibitions, previews, and special programs throughout the city, attracting visitors from around the world.


Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia
Through June 4, 2017

This exhibition brings the precious contents of a shipwreck discovered off Belitung Island in the Java Sea to American audiences for the first time.

Art of the Tang Dynasty (618-906): Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection
Through June 4, 2017 

This presentation of exquisite gold and silver objects, sancai ceramics, and stoneware from the Asia Society Museum Collection showcases the artistry of Tang Dynasty China. 

Video Spotlight: Eko Nugroho
Through April 16, 2017

Three single-channel video works by Eko Nugroho from the Asia Society Museum Collection.

On Site: Eko Nugroho
Through April 16, 2017

Asia Society commissioned acclaimed Indonesian contemporary artist Eko Nugroho to create a new site-specific mural on the walls of the Visitor Center. 

Masterpieces From the Asia Society Museum Collection
Through January 7, 2018

A selection of the finest artworks from the renowned Asia Society Museum Collection.


Touching Infinity: A Conversation With Lee Ufan
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Internationally-recognized artist Lee Ufan joins Michelle Yun, Asia Society Museum Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, in conversation about his recent work. The artist will discuss his sculptural works in clay, created during a residency at the esteemed porcelain company Manufacture de Sèvres, and how this medium has allowed the artist to continue his explorations of space, time, and materiality.

The Educated Art Buyer: Smart Collecting Practices in the Twenty-First Century
Sunday, March 12, 10:30 am-11:30 am

Over the past decade, regulations related to art acquisition and transport across borders have become increasingly complex. Join Adriana Proser, John H. Foster senior curator for traditional Asian art; Clare McGowan, senior registrar and collections manager at Asia Society; and Sharon Flescher, executive director of the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), as they discuss steps that can be taken to become an educated art consumer in today’s world. The program will include a presentation by Dr. Flescher on new IFAR resources that help collectors research provenance and navigate the increasingly complex and abundant body of legislation and case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks. Part of the Global Collecting Series.


The Tang Dynasty Ball
Thursday, April 27, 2017

In celebration of Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia.

Chairs | Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang

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AsiaStore Events

Scholar’s Rocks from the Collection of Kemin Hu
Thursday, March 9 — Saturday, March 18; 11 am-6 pm
Appearance by Kemin Hu Friday, March 10, 12 pm-4 pm, discussion at 2 pm

AsiaStore presents newly acquired scholars’ rocks — cherished by the Chinese since the Tang Dynasty, and sought after for generations — from the collection of Kemin Hu.


Asian Art Collectors Book Review
Thursday, March 9 — Saturday, March 18; 11 am-6 pm

AsiaStore presents a vetted selection of the most recent and must-read titles for Asian art collectors. Get critical insight into the world of Asian collectibles and find books on ceramics, sculpture, textiles, painting, furniture, and more.

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