Around the World: Sculpting Miniatures of Vietnamese Food, Learn Japanese-Inspired Stenciling, and More
Tuesday, September 24, 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.
Try Your Hand at Stencil at Home
If you love Japanese katazome textiles, this quick lesson on printing with stencils will inspire you to make your own art — no experience required. Follow MFA Boston teaching artist Yo Ahn Han through the steps on how to make positive and negative images of his inspiration, a chrysanthemum.
The Beauty of Culture through Food
Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Thi Ha An moved away from her architecture training to focus on a visual celebration of Vietnamese cuisine. She creates miniature sculptures of a range of dishes. "Each Vietnamese dish has its specific beauty," she says, and the range of textures, colors, and scale is an invitation to appreciate each one.
"I Want to Figure Out Who We Are"
Photographer Tenzing Dakpa, currently based in Goa, India, was featured in our recent exhibition of the FotoFest 2018 Biennial. If you enjoyed his work, you won't want to miss this short interview which brings new context and insights to his autobiographical series The Hotel, which was featured. And their family cat makes an appearance!
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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.