Around the World: Interviews with Ruth Asawa, Newly Featured Works by Jennifer Ling Datchuk and JooYoung Choi
Tuesday, November 17, 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.
Houston-based Artist JooYoung Choi's New Project Featured
Be sure to check out JooYoung Choi's first episode in her puppet-based film project, Spectra Force Vive: Infinite Pie Delivery Service, which will be streaming via Aurora Picture Show this week. Learn more in this interview with the artist and the Houston Chronicle's Molly Glentzer.
Texas Artist Featured in New MFAH Building's Grand Opening
San Antonio-based artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk is one of the artists included in the inaugural exhibitions in the new Kinder Building on the MFAH campus. Her work titled Half connects Chinese blue and white porcelain ceramic traditions with her personal biography. Visit the new building when it opens to the public later this month to see this work in person!
"I Always Begin from the Inside": Interviews with Renowned Sculptor Ruth Asawa
Learn more about artist Ruth Asawa in this brief interview clip. Then, take a deeper dive into her work as shown in the documentary Masters of Modern Design, which features other Japanese American artists and designers also working in the post-war period in the U.S.
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