Art Tour

DMZ – 17th Parallel

Tiffany Chung, DMZ – 17th Parallel, 2010, Embroidery, beads, and metal grommets on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York.

Join Asia Society for a docent-led tour of the New Cartographies and Ayomi Yoshida exhibitions.

About New Cartographies

Maps have been at the center of cultural and political exchange between Asia and the West for centuries, supplying an orientation to unfamiliar environments, an ability to communicate about foreign lands to a domestic audience, and in some instances a taxonomy that gave mapmakers a sense of control and order. Maps continue to define and help navigate diverse geographies, both in analog and digital modes.

Opening in fall 2018, New Cartographies delves into the unique ways that contemporary artists are incorporating cartography into their practices as they look at globally relevant topics such as urbanization, economic migration, environmental change, refugee movements, and the persistence of colonial legacies.

About Ayomi Yoshida

Building on her family background in woodblock printing, Japanese artist Ayomi Yoshida's exhibition and Texas debut focus on an installation that incorporates prints to achieve dramatic transformations of space. Ayomi is the granddaughter of renowned artist Hiroshi Yoshida and belongs to the third generation of woman artists in her family which is rare in Japan, following her mother Chizuko Yoshida and her grandmother Fujio Yoshida.

Tour Tips

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour. Groups arriving more than 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time should remain in our Grand Hall until tour staff and docents are ready. Latecomers may join the tour in progress.
  • Tours last approximately 60 minutes and involve a minimal amount of walking. Wheelchair access is available throughout the building.
  • Photography without flash is permitted for all current exhibitions.

Additional Tour Dates

Asia Society Texas Architecture and Art Tours

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.

Program Sponsors

Karen Chang Hamman



Image Credits

Ayomi Yoshida, "Reverbation," Installation at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2010, Minneapolis, MN. Courtesy of Rik Sferra.

Event Details

Sat 12 Jan 2019
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004


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Free and open to the public
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