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‘It’s not revenge’: how Europe’s largest museum of Asian art sees restitution and repatriation, and the importance of East-West dialogue

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Source: Post Magazine

When you enter the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts, in Paris, France – the largest museum of Asian art in Europe – what you see first is not its vast array of porcelain objects from China or Buddhist artworks from India.

Instead, in a departure from many other Asian art museums, Musée Guimet opens with a Khmer courtyard of sculptures, straight from Angkor.

“It’s funny because when we think of Asia in Europe, for us in this part of the world, there are two main cultures: the Chinese one and the Indian one,” says Yannick Lintz, president of the Guimet. “So it’s an original entrance for this Asian art museum.

Read more: https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/arts-music/article/3256229/its-not-revenge-how-europes-largest-museum-asian-art-sees-restitution-and-repatriation-and

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Exploring environment, culture, community; Ladakh opens Asia’s highest altitude land art exhibition

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Source: ANI

Asia’s highest-ever contemporary land art group exhibition, titled “sa,” at an astounding altitude of 3,600 m, will launch from June 1-10 at Disko Valley Bike Park in Leh, Ladakh.

According to the German Embassy in Delhi, “The artist-led exhibition titled “sa” focuses on the intersection of environment, culture and community in high-altitude environments.”

Read more: https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/exploring-environment-culture-community-ladakh-opens-asias-highest-altitude-land-art-exhibition20240610192001

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Filipina American Kristina Sison turns skateboards into works of art

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Source: AsAm News

On Thursday, May 2nd, Kristina Sison debuted her first ever collection of skateboard art at the Portland-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy. This showcase was a part of Wieden+Kennedy’s Shared Spaces, an immersive Asian household experience.

The pieces on display were inspired by her Filipino-American upbringing. Filipino American identity has always had an impact on Sison’s work. She loved the patterns and intricacies of Asian art growing up.

“In every Asian household there are wood carvings, mixed media, red and gold everywhere and I just loved all those pieces you’d see in a very stereotypical Asian home,” said Sison in an interview with AsAmNews.

Read more: https://asamnews.com/2024/05/19/filipina-american-kristina-sison-turns-skateboards-into-works-of-art/

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Asia Foundation Announces 2024 Margaret Williams Fellows in Asian Art

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Source: The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco are pleased to announce Min-hyung Kang (Korea) and Ellen Larson (United States) as the 2024 Margaret F. Williams Memorial Fellows in Asian Art.

Min-hyung Kang (she/her) is the founder of Barim, a decentralized community art space in Gwangju, South Korea, which she established in 2014. She has worked extensively as an independent curator, collaborating with many international and domestic artists. Her work has led to partnerships with prestigious art institutions in Korea, including the Seoul Museum of Arts, Asia Culture Center, and Gwangju Biennale. She has curated critically acclaimed exhibitions like Degital and Forking Room, offering unique platforms to critically engage with art, technology, and society in South Korea. Fluent in English, Korean, and Japanese, she also worked as a professional translator and interpreter in the field of art and culture, working with most of the important art institutions in South Korea. She holds a master’s degree in New Media art from the Tokyo University of the Arts.

Read more: https://asiafoundation.org/2024/05/13/asia-foundation-announces-2024-margaret-williams-fellows-in-asian-art/

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