Around the World: Revisiting Artmaking in Early Lockdown, Artist Felicia Liang's Illustrations Exploring Asian American Identity, and More
Tuesday, May 4, 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 of Asia Society and elsewhere.
"If there is anyone better trained for uncertainty, failure, and precarity, it's artists"
Almost a year after artists Tiffany Chung and Kim Yasuda joined us for a discussion on artmaking during the early phases of the pandemic, their observations still ring true. Revisit their insightful conversation touching on everything from finding community at the hyperlocal level to remote studio visits.
45,000+ Year-Old Paintings Coming Back to Light in Indonesia
In what may be the world's oldest known painting of a figure, a set of cave paintings on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia has recently been dated to at least 45,500 years ago. The paintings of pigs also include two handprints. Check out a BBC article and then take a deeper dive with the scientific analysis of the painting in ScienceAdvances.
Connect with Artist Felicia Liang's 100 Day Project
The artist Felicia Liang completed her #100DAYSIANS project, a durational project of colored pencil illustrations around growing up Asian American. The artist shares that she focused on "covering topics around my childhood, superstitions, Asian American history, and food. This project was transformative in rediscovering my cultural heritage and identity and has informed a lot of the artwork I've created." Learn more about Liang's project through her website and Instagram.
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About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
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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Join us on an adventure through the diverse cultures of Asia through at-home lessons and activities for young learners!