ARTS OF ASIA

The Art Institute’s Asian collection comprises works spanning nearly five millennia and from all of the continent’s major artistic traditions. Distinguished collections include Hindu and Buddhist sculpture; Chinese jades, bronzes, ceramics, and paintings; Japanese screens and woodblock prints— one of the finest assemblages in the world; Korean celadon; and Indian and Persian miniature paintings. Preserving the past and embracing the future, the department continues to enhance its holdings with new acquisitions of tradition-based modern and contemporary Asian art aslidomino.

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Korean Painter Chang Ucchin Finds Nobility in Quotidian, Fleeting Moments

Speaking to avant-garde music devotees in Germany in 1984, composer Morton Feldman delivered a mischievous provocation, almost a warning. “The people who you think...

Finnegan Shannon’s Exhibition on a Conveyor Belt Alleviates Museum Fatigue

Art museums have developed a reputation for inducing a particular kind of exhaustion. Navigating crowds in order to get a glimpse at masterpieces, feeling overstimulated...

Nicholas Galanin’s Pointed Public Sculpture Inspires Glorious Noise in New York

The children playing by the 1920s-era carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park had no idea what was about to fill their ears when guitar tones...

Chinese Ink Master Liu Kuo-sung Paints the Moon Without Using a Brush

Some artists, for good reason, hesitate to reveal their tricks, so as to avoid any chance of diminishing their work’s mystery. But learning how...

Shilpa Gupta Gives Voice to Silence and Resilience

Those haunting words open two New York shows devoted to Shilpa Gupta, a Mumbai-based artist who has taken over Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Chelsea as...

Pussy Riot Retrospective Proves Why the Group’s Activism Should Be in...

Pussy Riot is generally referred to as a punk rock band and performance art ensemble. But at least as it appears in Montreal, the...

Juana Valdés’s Sculptures and Installations Address the Complex Struggle of Global Displacement

Time and tide wait for none, they say. But art can direct those unrelenting forces to its own expressive purpose. That is the insistent...

Tishan Hsu’s New Works Ask: Which Orifice Is This?

Which orifice am I looking at?” is a question you’ll likely find yourself asking as you explore Tishan Hsu’s latest show at Vienna Secession. It’s a curious query...