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National Museum of Asian Art Announces Premiere of Centennial-Commissioned Film “Abiding Nowhere” by Taiwan-Based Director Tsai Ming-liang

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Source: Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art has announced the world premiere of Abiding Nowhere, a film it commissioned from Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-liang in honor of the museum’s centennial last year. The film will be screened during the Berlinale Special portion of the 2024 Berlin International Film Festival (known as the Berlinale), and it will premiere in the U.S. at the museum’s Meyer Auditorium March 1; tickets are available online.

Abiding Nowhere is the 10th in an ongoing series of works known as the Walker series, which Ming-liang has produced independently from the museum since 2012. Abiding Nowhere is the first in the series to be made in the United States and was shot in the museum’s Freer Gallery of Art and at other locations in the Washington, D.C., area.

Read more: https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/releases/national-museum-asian-art-announces-premiere-centennial-commissioned-film-abiding

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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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