Family Audio Guide Stop #29 Introduction
Hello, and welcome to Asia Society. My name is Rachel Rosado, I am the associate director of community outreach at Asia Society Museum. Thank you for joining me today to look at pieces in this special exhibition, the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone.
The Asia Society Triennial is an exhibition that takes place once every three years. This year, it brings together work by over forty contemporary artists from twenty countries across Asia and the Asian diaspora. The title of this exhibition is “We Do Not Dream Alone.” It is meant to show that through the experience of viewing this art, we can become a little closer to people living and working on the other side of the world. No matter where we live, we can share ideas and dreams with people who are far away. The Japanese American artist Yoko Ono said, “A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.” Here, we are making a new reality by sharing our hopes and dreams.
Most of the art in this exhibition was made recently in response to topics you have heard about in the news. You will see artwork that focuses on issues such as gender, the environment, and the state of politics in both the United States and parts of Asia. As you move through this exhibition, look at how artists use art to help us think through these issues. Art can be a powerful tool to say things.