Detail of painting.

Hamra Abbas, Every Color (detail), 2020. Ink and gouache on silk. Ten paintings, each H. 15 x W. 13 1/2 in. (38.1 x 34.3 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photograph courtesy of the artist

We Are All Contemporary

Saturday 31 October 2020
11a.m. - 12p.m. New York Time

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Looking beyond the Euro-American modernist stance that often marginalized non-western, culturally specific artistic practices, often by relegating them to ethnography and craft, contemporary artists in Asia have developed practices transcending the separation between traditional forms, craft techniques, and contemporary practice. Two artists working with South Asian miniature and western oil painting practices discuss how historical context and cultural specificity enrich our understanding of the global contemporary.

Featured panelists: Asia Society Triennial artists Hamra Abbas and Natee Utarit; moderated by the Triennial's Artistic Director Boon Hui Tan, cocurator and former artistic director of the Triennial.

On Saturday, October 31 at 11 a.m. New York time, watch the event live on Asia Society's Facebook or YouTube page.


Hamra Abbas

On View: Part 1

Natee Utarit

On View: Part 1