Around the World: Watch a Noh Mask Being Carved, Visit Hung Liu's Studio, and More
Thursday, April 9, 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 exhibitions at Asia Society and elsewhere.
Video: Watch Artist Bidou Yamaguchi Carve a Noh Mask
This short video features Bidou Yamaguchi demonstrating how he carves contemporary Noh masks in his studio in Tokyo. If you enjoyed our Traditions Transfigured exhibition, you can reconnect with Yamaguchi's practices and enjoy his unique work which crosses genres and time periods.
Video: See Inside Artist Hung Liu's Oakland Studio
Hung Liu's paintings in our The Other Side exhibition featured portraits of women that immigrated from China to the United States in the 19th century. If you saw the exhibition, you might also remember her site-specific installation of fortune cookies and railroad ties Kiu Kin Shan (Old Gold Mountain). Visit her studio in this video to learn what she uses in her process and some of her sources of inspiration.
Visit from Home: A Tibetan Buddhist Shrine in New York
If you'd like to learn more about the sculptures and paintings typically found in Tibetan Buddhist altars and shrines, the Rubin Museum in New York gives you a chance to do so remotely. You can also listening to chanting that is typical in these environments here.
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.