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An Expansive View of Asian Identity at the Asia Society Triennial

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Jan 13, 2021 • View in browser
Good morning. 🌞 Today, how Trump’s executive order on architecture sets white supremacy in stone, a look at the Metropolitan Museum’s latest AR experiment and reviews of the Asia Society’s current Triennial and an exhibition by Esther Pearl Watson.
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An Expansive View of Asian Identity
Installation view of part one of the Asia Society Triennial, We Do Not Dream Alone (photo by Bruce M. White)
Installation view of part one of the Asia Society Triennial, We Do Not Dream Alone (photo by Bruce M. White)
It was clear from its premise that the Asia Society Triennial would be a difficult feat: a triennial about the most populous continent in the world and its diaspora amid a crowded field of hundreds of biennials and triennials.
But though the scope of We Do Not Dream Alone makes its task nearly impossible to execute, some form of it was necessary to attempt. Though the first exhibition of the triennial occasionally stumbles, it ultimately succeeds, at least as the first instantiation of what will hopefully be a regular investment in art from the Asian diaspora in New York.
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