A group of artists and writers denounced the center for hosting Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the country’s former dictator.
Part Two of Asia Society Triennial Opens With Never-before-seen Commissions
Starting March 26, view an outdoor sculpture installation on Park Avenue at 70th Street among exhibition highlights.
Asia Society Triennial Opens With We Do Not Dream Alone, Celebrating Art From Asia and the Diaspora
The multi-venue exhibition includes performances and a film series, and features over 40 artists from 20 countries.
Meet the NYC Art Community: Boon Hui Tan’s “Main Obsession” Is Co-curating Asia Society’s First Triennial
An interview series spotlighting New York’s creative community. Hear directly from artists, curators, and art workers about their current projects and personal quirks.
An Important Modern Artwork Gains New Relevance for India
As India prepares for general elections this year, M.F. Husain’s “Lightning” reminds us of the country’s tremendous political history.
Asia Society Presents After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History
Focusing on the work of artists from Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam, the exhibition reflects on how political transitions in each country forged vibrant, socially conscious contemporary art movements.
What Does It Mean to Make Art in the South Asian Diaspora?
This summer exhibition at the Asia Society in New York explores artists of the South Asian diaspora and the ideas and issues that unify their work.
Artists and Scholars Gather to Take Stock of South Asian American Art
A conference running June 30–July 2 brings together creators, curators, and scholars of South Asian American art from across the country.
Nam June Paik’s Robot Dreams
Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot, organized by the Asia Society Museum, is the first solo show of the Korean-born artist in New York City since his celebrated 2000 Guggenheim retrospective.
Using Beauty to Examine Ugly Political Truths
Beauty has long occupied an inferior rank in the modern art world. At best, it’s deemed inconsequential — at worst, shallow. But this puritanical sentiment may be misguided, if two video works on view at the Asia Society are any indication.
The Facebook Martyrdom of a Digital Activist
I’m not sure why plays without actors have become a trend in theater, but between Gabriel Lester’s “Super Sargasso Sea (phantom play #1)” at Abrons Arts Center last November during Performa 13 and this week’s production of Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh’s “33 rpm and a few seconds” at Asia Society, the notion of a humanless theater isn’t odd anymore.
Iran’s Reinvention Through Modern Art
Asia Society’s Iran Modern is a must-see exploration of a period little known in the West but infinitely interesting for its non-Western responses to modernity, its embrace of the developing world, the prevalence of prominent female artists at a time when the same wasn’t true most elsewhere, and its pushing of boundaries in an era where its experiments in culture could be seen as cutting edge.