Family Audio Guide Stop #29: Introduction
Hello, and welcome to Asia Society Museum. My name is Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, and I am vice president for global artistic programs, director of Asia Society Museum, and cocurator of the Asia Society Triennial. Thank you for joining me today as we look at Part 2 of this special exhibition titled We Do Not Dream Alone. The Asia Society Triennial is an exhibition that takes place once every three years. This year, it brings together works by more than forty artists from twenty countries across Asia and the diaspora. The title, We Do Not Dream Alone, is inspired by Yoko Ono, who is a Japanese American artist. She once wrote: “A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.” Art can be a powerful tool to connect people, places, and events. Through the experience of viewing art, we hope that you will feel a little closer to people living and working on the other side of the world.
As we go through this exhibition, let’s explore how different artists use objects, materials, and technology to respond to important issues in societies today. You may recognize topics that you have heard about in the news, like politics, gender, and the environment. I hope that you enjoy the exhibition and thank you for coming for a visit.