Huang Yan (b. 1966). Chinese Shan-Shui (landscape)—Tattoo, 1999. Thirteen chromogenic prints. Each: H. 47 1/4 x W. 59 1/16 in. (120 x 150 cm). Asia Society, New York: Gift of Ethan Cohen in honor of Professor Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen, 2016.1.1-13. Photography by Synthescape © Huang Yan
Dreaming Together With New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum
On October 23, New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum opened the first collaborative exhibition between the two institutions. Dreaming Together: New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum is composed of more than thirty-five interwoven works from both collections that generate dialogue about the urban and natural environments, protest and rebellion, individuals and identities, and borders and crossings.
In this conversation, Asia Society Triennial Artistic Director Boon Hui Tan and New-York Historical Society Curator of American art Wendy N.K. Ikemoto, Ph.D. discussed themes from the exhibition and the possibilities unleashed when people, communities, and institutions are allowed to dream in tandem. They were joined by Asia Society Triennial Executive Chair and Chair of the Exhibitions Committee, and New-York Historical Society trustee Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D.
A collateral exhibition in the Asia Society Triennial, Dreaming Together: New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum is curated by Wendy N.K. Ikemoto, Ph.D. and is on view at New-York Historical Society through July 25, 2021.