Photograph by Connie Tsang
Talking Dreams: A Conversation With Kevork Mourad
In the latest episode of “Talking Dreams,” #AsiaSocietyTriennial artist Kevork Mourad (@kevork_mo) talks with Asia Society Museum’s Boon Hui Tan about his art and Syrian Armenian heritage, gives us a closer look at his complex and multi-layered works, and even provides a live demonstration of his unique drawing technique. Learn more about the Asia Society Triennial at AsiaSociety.org/Triennial
Our latest Talking Dreams Instagram Live session visited Kevork Mourad's Brooklyn studio. Known for his paintings made spontaneously and in collaboration with dancers, musicians, and composers, Mourad's work reflects both the vital act of remembering and defiant creativity in the face of tragedy. While in conversation with Triennial artistic director Boon Hui Tan, Mourad spoke about the importance of memory, place, and improvisation; showed us many works representing places from his childhood in Syria, and even conducted a live demonstration of his unique acrylic-and-ink painting process.