Around the World: Exploring the History of Pigments through Photos and Audio, Chanel Miller's Art as a Reflection of Healing, and More
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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.
Chanel Miller's Journey through Art
Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name: A Memoir, has her first museum exhibition currently on view at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. She represents healing as a process with three distinct yet interchangeable parts: reflecting on the past, being mindful in the present, and envisioning the future. In a 70-foot-plus mural, Miller has created linear figures which embody the text "I was," "I am," and "I will be." During these challenging times, Miller's own journey of healing and her focus on creating can serve to inspire each of us.
Take a Deep Dive into the History of Pigments
The Forbes Pigment Collection at the Harvard Art Museums is a treasure trove for color fanatics, artists, and historians alike. Check out the slides and audio for colors like indigo, Prussian blue, Indian yellow, and azurite for background on pigments which appeared in art from Asia over the centuries.
You'll Never Look at Asphalt the Same Way Again
Artist Carl Cheng (b. 1942) has been pushing material and conceptual boundaries for decades. He recently received a grant from LACMA's Art + Technology Lab to develop ideas around tar as a medium. In sprawling car-centric cities like Los Angeles and Houston, his experiments take on special resonance. Let this short video slow you down and maybe change the way you see the streets all around you.
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About Asia Society at Home
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About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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