Around the World: Jennifer Ling Datchuk Named Texas State Artist 2021, Interview with Sunil Gupta, and More
Tuesday, June 1, 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.
Artist Hong Hong Shares Her Practice and Process
Featured artist Hong Hong joined us on May 18, 2021, for a virtual talk titled On Material, Time, and Transference. In conversation with Nancy C. Allen Curator and Director of Exhibitions Bridget Bray, and in response to audience questions, Hong touched on the process of creating large-scale paper works and the challenge of creating site-specific installations.
Jennifer Ling Datchuk Named Texas State Artist 2021
San Antonio-based artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk has been named a 2021 Texas State Artist (three-dimensional work). She states, "In the 50-year history of this appointment, I am one of only a handful of women sculptors who have received this acknowledgement so this feels very personal and momentous... I look forward to representing San Antonio and the state of Texas with this distinction." Congratulations to Ling Datchuk for this recognition and to all the artists who are being celebrated.
Photo of the artist by Clint Datchuk.
"I strongly believe that I make work to elicit some kind of response, and to move people"
Photographer Sunil Gupta, co-curator for the 2018 Asia Society Texas partnership with FotoFest, was recently interviewed by Firstpost on the occasion of his major retrospective exhibition featured at The Photographers' Gallery in London. Through the interview, learn more about Gupta's critical practice and his activism.
Sunil Gupta in his London Studio, in March 2020. Photo by James Proctor.
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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.