Around the World: Architecture as 'an Extension of Life' with Balkrishna Doshi, Artist Liu Xiaodong on the Texas–Mexico Border, and More
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, connect with art online and get a closer look at the exhibitions at Asia Society and elsewhere.
Texas–Mexico Border through the Eyes of Renowned Artist Liu Xiaodong
Liu Xiaodong visited Eagle Pass, Texas, right before the COVID quarantines began, conducting research for a new series of paintings about the border. What he learned there surprised him: "This is a small American town close to the Mexican border. It looks like my hometown in China." Maya Angelou's observation that "in minor ways we differ, in major we're the same" is perfectly embodied in these new works and Liu's outlook on the world around him.
"I Don't Even Know Who the Weirdo Is — Me or Everyone Else."
Ancco's newest graphic novel, Nineteen, has been released in English (translated by Janet Hong) and takes us through the sometimes awkward transition into adulthood, with all its twists and turns. Written and drawn with an unsparing directness, Nineteen is an unforgettable portrait of young characters facing the challenges of growing up and determining who they will be.
Six Decades of Architectural Innovation from Pritzker Prize Winner Balkrishna Doshi
In this deep dive interview, renowned architect Balkrishna Doshi shares his insights around the premise that "architecture is an extension of life." His career has spanned early work with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, and from his home base in Ahmedabad, his practice emphasizes livable cities and innovations in low-income housing.
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