Audio Guide Stop #8 We Do Not Dream Alone Introduction
Hello, and welcome to Asia Society Museum. My name is Boon Hui Tan, and I am the artistic director and exhibition cocurator of the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone. Thank you for joining me today as we look at works from this exhibition. My exhibition cocurator Michelle Yun will be joining me on this audio tour, as well.
The Asia Society Triennial is a festival of visual art, performance, and film that takes place once every three years. It brings some of the most exciting contemporary work from Asia and the global diaspora to New York, including American artists of Asian descent. It features more than forty artists from twenty countries.
The title of this exhibition “We Do Not Dream Alone,” was inspired by the Japanese American artist Yoko Ono, who wrote, “A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.” In this time of fractures along cultural, geographic, and political lines, the Triennial is meant to show that through the experience of viewing art, we can hopefully become a little closer to people who are our neighbors, as well as those living and working on the other side of the world.