Around the World: Interview with Artist Beili Liu, Shelter in Place (SIP) Gallery, and More
Tuesday, July 28, 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 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 exhibitions at Asia Society and elsewhere.
Interview: Curatorial Research Earlier This Year at the Lahore Biennale
One of the highlights from curator Bridget Bray's visit to Pakistan for the launch of this year's Lahore Biennale was meeting artist Ali Kazim at his studio: "We have known each other digitally for years, but discussing his work in person was a true delight. He describes his installation in this interview."
"This year I did two projects for the Lahore Biennale, including a large installation of 3,000 unbaked clay birds at an abandoned brick factory. The installation lasted until the rain fell. The process of the clay birds turning to earth was very beautiful and poetic."
Tabletop-Sized Gallery with Giant Appeal
Artist Eben Haines' brainchild, the Shelter in Place (SIP) Gallery, is built to a miniature scale (1 in = 1 ft), and features micro-scaled works from a great range of artists for online exhibitions. The natural lighting through the mini windows and skylights helps complete the effect. Check out artists like Rae Yuping Hsu in this most creative response to support artists during the pandemic lockdowns, and learn more in this feature on Hyperallergic.
Interview: Artist Beili Liu Discusses Her Newest Works
If you enjoyed seeing the works of Beili Liu in our recent Site Lines exhibition, this short interview with the artist will give you more to enjoy. Liu discusses her current installation at the Crow Museum of Asian Art in Dallas and gives you a chance to tour it from home.
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