Around the World: "Transcendent Deities," Photographer Matjaz Tancic, and More
Thursday, March 26, 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. On Thursdays, connect with art online and get a closer look at Asia Society and elsewhere.
Asia Society Texas on the Road
Asia Society Texas' touring exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine is currently being featured at the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Since many museums and galleries are closed at present, this Houston Public Media interview with curator Bridget Bray provides a way to experience the art virtually.
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Art at a Time Like This
If you visited our exhibition We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, you know the work of guest curator Barbara Pollack. Her newest response to the COVID-19 virus, Art at a Time Like This, features Asian and Asian American artists like Ai Wei Wei, Miao Ying, Zhao Zhao, and Amir H. Fallah.
How Can We think of Art at a Time Like This? is an exhibition without walls. Many artists have generously loaned the work to participate in the creation of a platform for free expression during a time of crisis. This may end in two weeks, two months, until November, or continue for long afterwards. In that vein, this exhibition will constantly expand, adding new artists regularly.
Visual Arts Around the World
Take the opportunity to visit North Korea through the eyes of photographer Matjaz Tancic. He shot a series of 3-D images there that connects viewers to people living and working in a country most of us likely won't have a chance to visit.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, United Airlines, and Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau and Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearts Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
Though Asia Society is temporarily closed, 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.