New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum
October 23, 2020–September 2021
As part of the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone—a multi-venue festival of art, ideas, and innovation—Dreaming Together is the first collaboration between the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum. More than 35 interwoven works drawn from both art collections generate dialogue about urban and natural environments, protest and rebellion, individuals and identities, and borders. Highlights include the Canal Street diptych (1992) from Martin Wong’s Chinatown series, 164-foot hanging scrolls by Dinh Q. Lê featuring abstractions of the World Trade Center towers (2016), and a dystopic video narrative of war and destruction by Shiva Ahmadi (2014). The result is a powerful reflection on the possibilities unleashed when people, cultures, and institutions dream in tandem. The exhibition is curated at New-York Historical by Wendy N. E. Ikemoto, Ph.D., curator of American art.
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