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Asia Society Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York 10021
at 70th Street

(212) 288 6400
asiasociety.org/newyork


The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm (last reservation at 4pm). Admission is by advanced, timed ticketing.

Summer Exhibitions

Mirror Image: A Transformation of Chinese Identity
Asia Society New York

June 15-December 31, 2022
This exhibition presents 19 artworks by seven artists, born in mainland China in the 1980s. Belonging to what is referred to as the ba ling hou generation, they grew up in a post-Mao China shaped by the one-child policy and the influx of foreign investment. Comprising painting, sculpture, performance, installation, video, digital art, and photography, the exhibition reflects the dramatic economic, political, and cultural shifts the artists have experienced in China during their lifetimes.

The exhibition’s title, Mirror Image, refers to the double reflection at the heart of the exhibition. Rather than emphasizing their “Chinese-ness,” these artists’ respective practices are born of a contemporary China where Starbucks can be found in the Forbidden City and the internet permits them access—despite the obstacles of censorship—to a host of influences beyond geographical boundaries.

Participating Artists:
Tianzhuo Chen (born 1985 in Beijing, China; lives and works in Beijing)
Cui Jie (born 1983 in Shanghai, China; lives and works in Beijing, China)
Pixy Liao (born 1979 in Shanghai, China; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York)
Liu Shiyuan (born 1985 in Beijing, China; lives and works in Beijing and Copenhagen, Denmark)
Miao Ying (born 1985 in Shanghai, China; lives and works in Shanghai and New York City)
Nabuqi (born 1984 in Inner Mongolia, China; lives and works in Beijing, China)
Tao Hui (born 1987 in Chongqing, China; lives and works in Beijing, China)

Visionary Legacies: A Tribute to Harold J. Newman
Asia Society New York

June 15-December 31, 2022
This exhibition celebrates Hal Newman (1931-2021) who, with his wife Ruth, endowed Asia Society Museum’s Collection of Contemporary Asian Art with a seminal gift of some 30 artworks in 2007. Works by eight artists and one artist collective featured in the exhibition represent Hal’s eye and passion for art that pushes the boundaries in Asian and Asian American contemporary art.

In 2007, Asia Society Museum inaugurated its contemporary art collecting program with a significant gift from Mr. and Mrs. Harold and Ruth Newman. Their largesse provided the means for the Museum to acquire thirty-four objects by twenty-two artists from eight countries—including iconic video works by Cao Fei, Dinh Q. Lê, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Koki Tanaka, and Yang Fudong, among many others—and develop a solid foundation for its contemporary collection. The Newmans’ gift also provided the Museum the opportunity to collect new media artworks at the highest level, following the precedent of connoisseurship set by John D. Rockefeller 3rd’s gift of traditional Asian art to the Museum. In memory of our beloved Trustee and friend, this exhibition serves to celebrate the Newman family’s legacy of commitment to Asia Society with this selection of highlights from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection, an integral part of the Asia Society Museum Collection. This show is curated by Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, Vice President for Global Artistic Programs & Asia Society Museum Director.

 

Asia Society Japan

art : zen — anothermountainman’s creative life journey
Art for Breakfast with Stanley Wong

Online and in person talk, September 22, 2022, 8am Tokyo time/6pm September 21 EDT
Artist, photographer, designer, and film maker Stanley Wong aka anothermountainman, who is on his way to Echigo Tsumari Art Field for his solo exhibition, will join Art for Breakfast. No stranger to Asia Society, Mr. Wong lives and works in Hong Kong with his works currently at M+, Hong Kong Palace Museum, and Hong Kong Museum of Art to name a few. Apart from his award-winning career in advertising and graphic design, Wong is also passionate about photography and various creative mediums with a focus on social issues and philosophical aspects. His attachment to his native land is also reflected in his art.

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