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    New Art of East Asia
    Place: The San Diego Museum of Art - Balboa Park, San Diego, 1450 El Prado, California, USA
    Date: Feb 07, 2017 to Dec 31, 2019
    Detail: Art of East Asia vividly animates the philosophical and creative traditions that inspired Asian luminaries and everyday people throughout China, Japan, and Korea.

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    New Arts of Asia
    Place: The Walters Art Museum - Baltimore, 600 N. Charles Street, Maryland, USA
    Date: Oct 01, 2017 to Sep 30, 2020
    Detail: Find time for tranquility and reflection in Arts of Asia, the Walters’ new installation of one of the most exceptional collections of Asian art in North America. The dramatic display offers a rich exploration of artistic traditions from diverse cultures and regions across India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia. The stunning array of 150 works spanning 2,000 years includes more than 30 objects that have never been on view. Visitors are invited to enjoy the stillness and serenity of these works of art and to share the experience of quiet contemplation that they inspire.


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    New Resound: Ancient Bells of China
    Place: Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Oct 14, 2017 to Dec 31, 2019
    Detail: Bells were among the first metal objects created in China. Beginning over 3,500 years ago, small, primitive noisemakers grew into gongs and further evolved into sets of hand bells for playing melodies. Further, centuries of technological experimentation resulted in more sophisticated bells that produced two pitches when struck in different spots.

    Variations in size, shape, decoration, and sound also reveal regional differences across north and south China. By the late Bronze Age large sets of tuned bells were played in ensemble performances in both areas. Cast from bronze, these durable bells preserve valuable information about the character of early Chinese music.

    Today we can use technology to explore these ancient instruments and to explain their acoustical properties, but we know little about the sound of this early music. To bring the bells to life, we commissioned three composers to create soundscapes using the recorded tones of a 2,500-year-old bell set on display. Each of them also produced a video projection to interpret his composition with moving images that allow us to “see sound.”


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    New Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Oct 14, 2017 to Oct 14, 2020
    Detail: Encounter Buddhist art through the lens of spiritual practice and the perspectives of practitioners. Drawing on the Freer|Sackler’s collections from across Asia, this exhibition expands the understanding of Buddhism in Asian art through both beautiful objects and immersive spaces. Visitors can step into a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, travel the Buddhist world with an eighth-century Korean monk, visit a Sri Lankan stupa, meet teachers and guardians, and discover multiple Buddhas and bodhisattvas. Encountering the Buddha illuminates the ways in which art and place embody and express the teachings of Buddhism.

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    New The Art of Lacquer
    Place: Crow Museum of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St, USA
    Date: Sep 28, 2018 to May 03, 2020
    Detail: The Art of Lacquer introduces lacquerware objects from the museum’s collection.


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    New Hands and Earth: CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CERAMICS
    Place: Crow Museum of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St, USA
    Date: Mar 09, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
    Detail: Selection of important works by master Japanese ceramic artists.

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    New Gentleman Warrior: Art of the Samurai
    Place: Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, 1300 First Ave, USA
    Date: Mar 16, 2019 to Dec 01, 2019
    Detail: In popular conception, samurai are often portrayed as those who have martial might, while their engagements in cultural activities are not as well represented.

    Gentleman Warrior: Art of the Samurai offers a multifaceted view of the samurai culture. More than 20 works from the museum’s collection and two sets of samurai armor on loan will demonstrate the important roles samurai played in the tea ceremony, Noh theater, and Buddhist practices, as well as the art of armor and battles.

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    New Masterworks of Himalayan Art
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Apr 19, 2019 to Mar 23, 2020
    Detail: Masterworks, a regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin, explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years, and presents regional artistic traditions in their broad cultural, geographic, historical, and stylistic contexts. The 2019 iteration of this exhibition draws primarily from the Rubin collection and is augmented by a few select long-term loans.

    Masterworks is organized geographically, showcasing the diverse regional traditions of western Tibet, central Tibet, eastern Tibet, and Bhutan in relation to the neighboring areas of Eastern India, Kashmir, Nepal, China, and Mongolia. Highlights from the exhibition include:

    ● An elegant 12th-century Lotus Mandala from northeastern India which resembles a flower, with mechanical hinges that allow the petals to open, revealing the central deity surrounded by eight dancing yoginis.
    ●Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon, a powerful 13th-century Nepalese depiction of the goddess at the climactic moment of her victory, one of the great sculptural treasures of the Rubin Museum.
    ● An elegant 17th-century Tibetan gilt-bronze sculpture of a yogini, the female tantric deity Nairatmya, or “Goddess Without Self,” recently gifted to the Museum.
    ● A dramatic, 5-foot-wide Eastern Tibetan painting of the goddess Tara Saving from the Eight Fears, a one stop for protection, long life, and good fortune.
    ● A fantastical Mongolian woodcarving of the Skull Palace of the fierce protector and god of war, Begtse Chen, constructed almost entirely from skeletons and pinnacles of skulls.

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    New Charged with Buddha’s Blessings: Relics from an Ancient Stupa
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: May 31, 2019 to Jun 08, 2020
    Detail: See it to believe whether Buddhist relics and their stories have power. In the late 19th century, excavation of a site in northern India revealed an ancient stupa with five intact reliquaries, one of which had an inscription claiming it contained the remains of the Buddha. This installation tells the story of this remarkably discovery and features the offerings of gems and gold foil ornaments that were enshrined together with the reliquaries. In essence, these items can be considered “contact relics,” imbued with the blessings of the Buddha’s corporeal remains, objects with the power to increase merit.

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    New Future Retrospective: Master Shen-Long
    Place: Crow Museum of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St, Texas, USA
    Date: Jun 01, 2019 to Aug 23, 2020
    Detail: For over 50 years, Master Shen-Long, a contemporary master of the classical Chinese literati perfections of painting, poetry, and calligraphy, as well as seal-carving, has pioneered new approaches to painting that has made him one of the most innovative ink artists of this generation.

    In the early 1990s, he developed a new abstract ink method for paper and canvas, resulting in richly detailed reversible works that blur the line between painting and sculpture, and expresses unlimited time, space, and energy. He works in a limitless variety of styles, formats and techniques. Influenced by his deep understanding of Buddhist, Daoist and Confucian philosophies, Master Shen-Long’s bold and experimental work challenges traditional assumptions about Chinese painting, and raises important concepts regarding mankind’s relationship with the universe.

    This exhibition will not only serve as the artist’s mid-career retrospective, but is also the artist’s first solo museum presentation in Texas.


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    New The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China
    Place: Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, California, USA
    Date: Jun 02, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
    Detail: Since the 1980s, Chinese contemporary artists have cultivated intimate relationships with their materials, establishing a framework of interpretation revolving around materiality. Their media range from the commonplace to the unconventional, the natural to the synthetic, the elemental to the composite: from plastic, water, and wood, to hair, tobacco, and Coca-Cola. Artists continue to explore and develop this creative mode, with some devoting decades of their practice to experiments with a single material. The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China brings together works from the past four decades in which conscious material choice has become a symbol of the artists’ expression, representing this unique trend throughout recent history. Some of the most influential Chinese contemporary artists today are featured in this exhibition, including Xu Bing, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, and Ai Weiwei. The Allure of Matter premieres at LACMA before traveling to the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, the Seattle Art Museum, and finally the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.


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    New Divine Women, Divine Wisdom
    Place: The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - Berkeley, 2155 Center Street, California, USA
    Date: Jun 26, 2019 to May 24, 2020
    Detail: For millennia and throughout the world, secular and religious art has celebrated the power and beauty of women in representations of the female form. In art from South Asia and the Himalayan region, women are often depicted and appreciated within the context of Hindu and Buddhist traditions for their beauty, fecundity, wisdom, power, and compassion. This exhibition seeks to explore the feminine image and the female role in the great traditions within a particular region of Asia. The elegant representations of women as classical beauties can be seen in an early second- or third-century Gandharan sculpture of the goddess Tyche, who is closely associated with good luck. Later, within the Buddhist tradition, she becomes the deity Hariti, who with her consort Pancika are regarded as the model couple. The sweet face of a girl in Bust of a Young Woman, which was made at about the same time and within the same Gandharan tradition, underscores the mastery of the sculptor who brought to life the simple innocence of a girl lost in her own thoughts. Images of robust women both large and small represent South Asian ideals of beauty that emphasize the fecundity of their bodies. Within the Himalayan tradition the sensual is replaced with measured restraint and a contemplative appearance. The divine Tara is understood through her gracious gaze to embody a deep spiritual understanding and compassion. On the other hand, Prajnaparamita, shown with multiple arms and armor-like jewelry, exudes great power as the personification of wisdom.


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    New Sun Xun: Time Spy
    Place: The Ringling - Sarasota, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Florida, USA
    Date: Aug 11, 2019 to Feb 16, 2020
    Detail: Time Spy (2016) is a mesmerizing 3D animated film by Chinese artist Sun Xun (b.1980). A superb painter and draughtsman, Sun Xun incorporates traditional techniques including ink painting, charcoal drawing, and woodblock printing into his films. His masterful use of analog and digital technologies to explore pressing concerns of our time makes him one of the most compelling artists working in new media.

    Based in Beijing, Sun Xun was born in Fuxin, northeast China. He studied printmaking at the China Academy of Fine Arts, and founded Pi animation studio in 2006. Growing up in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, he has long been interested in how history is constructed for official purposes, as opposed to how it is lived and experienced by ordinary people. He has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at major museums worldwide, and has received numerous honors.

    Time Spy was conceived as part of a project called Reconstruction of the Universe, a multimedia installation Sun Xun made for the second edition of the Audemars Piguet Art Commission, a prestigious program that supports artists in the creation of works of “exceptional complexity, precision, and experiential impact.” A shortened version was screened at midnight at Times Square in July 2017.

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    New Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal
    Place: Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross - Worcester, 1 College St, USA
    Date: Sep 05, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
    Detail: This exhibition highlights Nepal’s artistic heritage as a rich and enduring continuation of Indic Buddhist traditions. Featuring paintings, illustrated texts, sculptures, and ritual implements crafted by Newar artisans over the last millennium, “Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal” will be centered on how the Buddha’s teachings were arrayed as much for worldly householders as otherworldly seekers. As the title suggests, it will illustrate the centrality of ritual in Buddhism, showing how illustrated narratives and common practices address every devotee’s need to make good karma (puṇya), a central tenet of the Buddha’s teaching (dharma). Showing some objects never before displayed in the West, this historic exhibition will focus on the unparalleled contributions of Kathmandu Valley artisans and patrons not only in their communities, but in the subsequent development of Tibetan art.

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    New Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art
    Place: Harvard Art Museums, Special Exhibitions Gallery - Cambridge, 32 Quincy Street, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Sep 06, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
    Detail: What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging?

    Crossing Lines, Constructing Home investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples.

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    New Korea: A Land of Hats
    Place: Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery - New York, 100 Nicolls Road, USA
    Date: Sep 10, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
    Detail: Hats were key items in every Korean’s wardrobe during the Choson dynasty (1392–1910). A hat was not just an article of clothing; it was an important symbol of social status and authority, as well as a badge of ceremony. No outfit was considered complete without an appropriate hat, and this custom was practiced across all ranks of Korean society, from the highest elites to the lowest merchants, from newborn baby boys to venerated old gentlemen. For at least 500 years, hats served as indicators of class, gender, occupation, and affiliation in Choson Korea. This exhibition highlights the rich culture of Korean hat fashion a century ago by showcasing various hats, including those that differentiated class, occupation, age, marriage status, special occasion, and season of the year. These authentic traditional Korean hats were recreated by surviving artisans, who have been designated as living persons of Important Intangible Cultural Heritage. The exhibition is complemented by prints by Paul Jacoulet (1896–1960) and Elizabeth Keith (1887–1956), as well as by early twentieth century photographs of Korea. These two travelers visited Korea at the dawn of the twentieth century and provided an interesting Western perspective into the then vibrant hat culture of Korea during that era.


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    New Following the Box
    Place: Pacific Asia Museum - Pasadena, 46 North Los Robles Avenue, California, USA
    Date: Sep 13, 2019 to Jan 26, 2020
    Detail: Following the Box is an art exhibit inspired by a collection of found by guest curators, Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral, photographs taken in India by an unknown U.S. serviceman towards the end of WWII.

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    New Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art
    Place: Resnick Pavilion, Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, California, USA
    Date: Sep 22, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019
    Detail: Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art celebrates one of the most distinctive and compelling aspects of Japanese art: the depiction of animals. Underpinned by Japan's unique spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature—and the place of animals within that realm—is expressed in sculpture, painting, lacquer-work, ceramics, metalwork, cloisonné, and woodblock prints.

    Lions, dogs, horses, oxen, cats, fish, insects, birds, dragons, phoenixes—animals warm and cold-blooded, real and imaginary—are meticulously and beautifully rendered in myriad works from ancient 6th-century clay sculpture to contemporary art. Arranged in themes such as Zodiac Animals, Animals from Nature, Religion, Myth and Folklore, and Leisure, the exhibition draws heavily from LACMA’s permanent collection and includes masterpieces from Japanese and American public and private collections, some of which are on view for the first time.

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    New Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan
    Place: Asian Art Museum - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, California, USA
    Date: Sep 27, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019
    Detail:
    U.S.-born sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Japanese painter, theorist and teacher Saburo Hasegawa (1906–1957) both reacted to the catastrophic effects of the war by questioning how art could balance tradition and modernity, Japanese culture and foreign influences, past and present. They were both committed to modernist practices, such as the removal of the inessential, truth to materials and a utopian belief of the power of art to improve society, but felt that modernism needed a new direction, one that could be provided by a deep exploration of Japanese art and design. Together, they visited historic gardens, palaces and temples around Kyoto to immerse themselves in traditional Japanese culture.

    The exhibition traces the work, ideas and mutual influence of these two artists, one well known and the other little known outside Japan but who had strong ties to San Francisco. Focusing on work made in the decade following their meeting in 1950, the exhibition is organized around a series of themes that bring out the resonances between Noguchi’s sculptures and design work and Hasegawa’s explorations in painting, printmaking and photography. Situating the work of both artists side by side forcefully reveals their innovative fusion of Japanese tradition and modernist form and shared aesthetic sensibilities.


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    New Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira
    Place: Craft Contemporary - Los Angeles, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, USA
    Date: Sep 29, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
    Detail: The first solo museum exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Echiko Ohira examines her prolific artistic production over the last two decades. Ohira’s work is founded upon the use of repurposed paper, with her love of the material springing from her childhood in Japan and its vast paper traditions. In addition to paper, Ohira utilizes nails, thread, and other found materials to create sculptural forms and collages that explore the physical and spiritual centers of the human body, natural world, and larger cosmos.


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    New The Terra Cotta Warriors
    Place: Bowers Museum - Santa Ana, 2002 North Main Street, California, USA
    Date: Oct 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
    Detail: The Bowers Museum is thrilled to announce that it will be presenting an exhibition highlighting China’s terra cotta soldiers for a third time in the museum’s history.


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    New Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting
    Place: The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - Berkeley, 2155 Center Street, California, USA
    Date: Oct 02, 2019 to Feb 02, 2020
    Detail: Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting is the first US exhibition to focus on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen (1697–1752), the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan. A pivotal figure in the history of Japanese art, Hyakusen served as a hinge between two artistic traditions: working from close observation of Chinese painting, he played a key role in the transformation of painting in eighteenth-century Japan. Much like the literati painting tradition in Ming dynasty China, where painting was appreciated as an expression of the learned gentleman with deep knowledge of literature, poetry, philosophy, and art, the Nanga school artists used painting as a means to express their own deep thoughts and feelings. This presentation brings together works by Hyakusen with stellar pieces by artists from the first and second generations of Nanga painting, such as Ike Taiga and Yosa Buson, drawn from the collections of BAMPFA as well as major lenders including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Minneapolis Institute of Art.


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    New Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Family and Friends
    Place: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, USA
    Date: Oct 12, 2019 to Aug 09, 2020
    Detail: Celebrating a landmark gift of Chinese art

    There is an intimate connection between Chinese art and human relationships. Friends gather to unroll and view their favorite paintings. Moving letters brushed in expressive calligraphy are cherished and preserved for centuries. Wan-go H. C. Weng, one of the most respected collectors and connoisseurs of Chinese painting in the US, recalls watching and listening as a young boy while his family admired and discussed works of art.

    In 2018, Weng made the largest gift of Chinese paintings and calligraphy to the MFA in the institution’s history, comprising 183 objects that were acquired and passed down through six generations of his family. This exhibition features approximately 20 works from the gift that relate to concepts of family and friends.

    “Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Family and Friends” includes paintings and calligraphy by some of the greatest masters from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. The intimate Suzhou Sceneries (1484–1504) album describes Shen Zhou’s travels with friends around his home regions. The calligraphy in Nine Letters to Home (1523), written by Wen Zengming to his wife and sons, displays a spontaneity of style rarely found in the artist’s more formal works. The most recent piece in the exhibition is a handscroll painted by Wan-go H. C. Weng himself, Elegant Gathering at the Laixiju Studio (1990). The contemporary work commemorates a momentous gathering of friends—including six esteemed historians of Chinese paintings—held at the collector’s home in 1985.

    This is the first in a series of three exhibitions celebrating the landmark donation made by Wan-go H. C. Weng, a longtime supporter of the MFA who has devoted himself to the preservation and study of China’s cultural heritage.


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    New Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks
    Place: Asian Art Museum - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Nov 26, 2019 to Mar 22, 2020
    Detail: A fierce three-headed serpent and a mysterious female deity were among the nearly two dozen 12th-century stone reliefs from Central Vietnam that lay unseen at the bottom of the Arabian Sea for nearly 120 years. Almost 5,000 miles away in the South China Sea, blue-and-white ceramic bowls, plates and jars rested in the hold of a sunken ship off the coast of Vietnam for more than five centuries.

    Preserved like time capsules under the seas, these shipwrecks contained artworks that were excavated in the 1990s by marine archaeologists, sold at auction, purchased by individual collectors and then donated to the museum. By tracing the pathways of these objects, from Vietnam to the ocean floor to San Francisco, Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks asks questions about how artworks enter museum collections. What does the provenance of an object reveal? What can art salvaged from the sea tell us about trade and the colonial enterprise? Who is entitled to centuries-old artworks recovered from shipwrecks? Should they even be excavated, or should vessels and their contents be left in situ for future generations?

    The ceramics are from a trading vessel that sank in the 15th century off Vietnam’s Hoi An coast with a cargo of more than 250,000 ceramic objects made for export. After fishermen began to find porcelain shards in their nets in the 1990s, a government-sanctioned commercial salvage operation brought up the cache, dubbed the Hoi An Hoard.

    The stone sculptures, relics of the Cham culture that thrived along the coast of Central Vietnam from the 5th to the 15th century, had been carted off from a ruined temple by a French colonial officer in the 19th century. The two works in the museum collection are from a group of 21 that were on their way to France when the steamer they were on sank off the coast of Somalia in 1877. Almost all passengers and crew were saved, but the stone sculptures, apparently too heavy to transport to shore, were left in the wreckage; they were finally retrieved in 1995.

    The exhibition includes artifacts from these two shipwrecks, including a slowly disintegrating concretion of objects from the Hoi An Hoard, along with maps and other materials that invite consideration of how artworks travel across time and cultures.


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    New Chang Dai-chien: Painting from Heart to Hand
    Place: Asian Art Museum - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Nov 26, 2019 to Apr 26, 2020
    Detail: Celebrating Chang Dai-chien
    Chang Dai-chien is one of the most acclaimed Chinese artists of the 20th century. To mark the 120th anniversary of his birth and 47 years since his previous solo show at the museum, we are inaugurating the newly renovated Chinese painting gallery with Chang Dai-chien: Painting from Heart to Hand. Comprising works donated to the museum by the artist, as well as loans from his friends and family, the exhibition spotlights Chang’s groundbreaking modernization of ink painting.

    Born in 1899 in Sichuan province, Chang traveled extensively to seek sources of inspiration in the historical past and in nature. In the early 1940s, he spent more than two years studying and copying ancient Buddhist paintings in the caves of Dunhuang, instigating new interest in these overlooked masterpieces. His exhibitions following this sojourn earned him artistic success and recognition as a true master.

    Chang left China in 1949, eventually settling in California in 1969, first in Carmel-by-the-Sea and then Pebble Beach. During this period of self-imposed exile, he was inspired by Western art and California’s distinctive landscape, and his splashed-color paintings came close to total abstraction.

    Chang left California in 1977 for Taiwan, where he died in 1983. He continues to be internationally recognized as a pivotal figure who expanded the field of traditional Chinese ink painting. We are pleased to honor his legacy with this exhibition showcasing his unique artistic vision.

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    New Exceptionally Ordinary: Mingei 1920–2020
    Place: Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, 1300 First Ave, USA
    Date: Dec 14, 2019 to Jul 11, 2020
    Detail: Initiated in 1920s by the Japanese collector and connoisseur Yanagi Soetsu (1889–1961), the Mingei movement elevated functional, everyday crafts to art objects. While folk arts were important sources in the foundation of the movement, Mingei’s impact goes beyond Japanese folk crafts and even beyond the artists closely associated with the movement in the mid-twentieth century. Ranging from mid-century decorative arts to contemporary designs, the ceramics, textiles, sculptures, and prints in this exhibition are seen as exceptional art works in the broad applications of Mingei. Created by artists from Japan, Korea and the US, they all share characteristics of Mingei, such as the anonymity and honest labor of the maker as well as the simplicity and functionality of the objects. Positioning Mingei within a history of crafts and crafts-making, this exhibition celebrates the legacy of Mingei as its centennial approaches.


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    New Conservation in Action: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture in a New Light
    Place: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, USA
    Date: Dec 15, 2019 to Jun 30, 2020
    Detail: A rare, behind-the-scenes look at the conservation of seven Buddhist sculptures

    Visitors are invited to watch as objects conservators study and treat seven Japanese Buddhist sculptures in a public conservation studio. The wooden figures—images of worship depicting Buddhas, Guardian Kings, and a Wisdom King—are decorated with polychromy or gilding and date from the 9th to the 12th centuries. The conservation project occupies an entire gallery in the Museum, allowing visitors to observe the techniques employed by objects conservators as they carefully clean the sculptures and secure areas of loose paint, lacquer, and gilding. The gradual relocation of the sculptures from the Museum's beloved Japanese Buddhist Temple Room, where they normally reside, enables museum-goers to see the objects in a new setting for the first time in decades. Also on exhibit are three sculptures from storage that serve as points of comparison to exemplify different sculptural techniques, styles, and states of preservation.

    The public studio also provides a space for conservators and curators to look closely at the sculptures in collaboration with the Museum's research scientists, identifying the original artists' materials, documenting early restorations, and working with wood anatomists in Japan to confirm the wood identifications. In 2020, the sculptures will return to the refurbished Japanese Buddhist Temple Room.


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    New Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi
    Place: The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - Berkeley, 2155 Center Street, California, USA
    Date: Jan 15, 2020 to May 31, 2020
    Detail: Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series exploring a multiplicity of themes related to Japan’s rich history. In Brave Warriors, legendary warriors of Japan come to life to bring honor to themselves and their masters. In One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, exquisitely attired men and women are cast as theatrical players in settings that evoke melancholy, romance, and bravery. Fantastic creatures inhabit his series known as Thirty-Six Ghosts, featuring figures that both frighten and amuse the viewer with their dramatic design.

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    New Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying
    Place: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Resnick Pavilion - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Feb 09, 2020 to May 17, 2020
    Detail: Few artists in Chinese history have proven as enigmatic as the great Ming dynasty painter Qiu Ying (c. 1494–c. 1552), whose life and art reveal a series of paradoxes. Though one of the most famous artists of the Ming period, almost nothing is known about his life. He is said to have been illiterate, yet surviving evidence demonstrates elegant writing. He is said to have had few followers, yet he was the most copied painter in Chinese history. Where the Truth Lies grapples with such issues as artists who cross social boundaries, literacy, and the importance of connoisseurship in determining quality and authenticity. This will be the first exhibition on Qiu Ying ever organized outside of China and Taiwan. In addition to masterworks by Qiu Ying, the exhibition will include works by his predecessors and teachers, his daughter Qiu Zhu, and followers from the early 16th through the mid-20th century.


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    New Yoshitomo Nara
    Place: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, BCAM, Level 2 - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Apr 05, 2020 to Aug 02, 2020
    Detail: Yoshitomo Nara is among the most beloved Japanese artists of his generation. His widely recognizable portraits of menacing figures reflect the artist’s raw encounters with his inner self. A peripatetic traveler, Nara’s oeuvre takes inspiration from a wide range of resources—memories of his childhood, music, literature, studying and living in Germany (1988–2000), exploring his roots in Japan, Sakhalin, and Asia, and modern art from Europe and Japan. Spanning over 30 years from 1987 to 2020, Yoshitomo Nara views the artist’s work through the lens of his longtime passion—music. Featuring album covers Nara began collecting as an adolescent, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, an installation that recreates his drawing studio, and never-before-exhibited idea sketches that reflect the artist’s empathic eye, this exhibition shines a light on Nara’s conceptual process. One of the main highlights will be Miss Forest, a 26-foot outdoor painted bronze sculpture that will grace Wilshire Boulevard.


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    New Chloe Ho: Unconfined Illumination
    Place: 3812 Gallery London - London, 21 Ryder Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Sep 14, 2019 to Nov 15, 2019
    Detail: Chloe HO
    Unconfined Illumination
    13 September - 15 November 2019
    3812 Gallery London
    G/F, 21 Ryder Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6PX
    Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm / Saturday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    ‘There is beauty and artistic necessity in an unconfined illumination of expression. My vision floats unencumbered, as I present images to entice and engage the viewer.’——Chloe Ho

    London, 9 August 2019 – 3812 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition entitled Unconfined Illumination by Hong Kong-based artist Chloe Ho on view from 13 September to 15 November 2019, marking the artist’s debut solo exhibition in Europe.

    Unconfined Illumination features a collection of Ho’s important paintings from 2011 to 2019, which demonstrate her use of a diversity of mediums, techniques and subjects. As an emerging artist, born in the 1980s in California and growing up in Hong Kong, Ho flows between ink, acrylic, coffee and charcoal. Influenced by both Eastern aesthetics and Western modern art, she dips Chinese brushes into coffee and ink, connecting the human form and imagery of Shan Shui nature. Ho makes use of charcoal to depict the tonal plurality of classic Shakespeare characters in a contemporary manner, envisioning a connection between past and present. She discloses her love of Klein, Bourgeois, Bacon, and Zhang Daqian with her use of the colour blue. Through dynamic and energetic brush strokes, Ho’s work melds Chinese tradition, modernity and bold mediums.


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    New Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
    Place: Victoria and Albert Museum - London, Cromwell Road, United Kingdom
    Date: Feb 29, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020
    Detail: This exhibition will present the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and the rest of the world.


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    New Nestorian Crosses of the Yuan Dynasty
    Place: University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Date: Jun 10, 2016 to Dec 31, 2022
    Detail: The University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Nestorian crosses were assembled by a Mr. F. A. Nixon who served as a British postal commissioner in Beijing in the 1930s and 1940s. Subsequently the collection was acquired by the Lee Hysan Foundation and donated to Hong Kong University in 1961.

    Nestorian bronze crosses were cast in the Ordos region in north-west China (Inner Mongolia) during the Yuan dynasty (1272–1368). They measure between 3 and 8 cm in height, are flat plaque-like ornaments with an outline in high relief and have a loop on the back suggesting that they were used as personal seals and were worn on the body. The loop facilitates a strapping to human clothing or girdles. The fine motifs of the cast Christian and Buddhist symbols and the rare survival of red-coloured ink deposits in intermittent lower parts of the design, suggested that these seals were used as chops and transferred their individual designs by printing them on other matters. Although all crosses are cast, the Nestorian crosses all seem to be unique and are, in fact, characteristic for their individual designs.

    Stylistically, all crosses fall into 4 different categories, many with mixed Christian and Buddhist motifs in the same artefact. The majority are executed in crucifix form—hence the group description as ‘crosses’—with either flat or round ends. Other ‘crosses’ in fact take the shape of animals, predominantly birds, but also hares and fish, as well as geometrical patterns, such as sun-like designs and miscellaneous Chinese seal-like forms.


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    New Ancient Religions
    Place: Asian Civilisations Museum - Singapore, 1 Empress Place, Singapore
    Date: Dec 12, 2017 to Dec 31, 2021
    Detail: The ACM permanent galleries on Level 2 explore how artists have masterfully expressed complex ideas about life and existence with religions in sculpture and paintings. Beginning with the Ancient Religions exhibition, which explores early styles and motifs of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism in India and how they spread to China and the larger Southeast Asia, the story continues in the following galleries as the art developed and evolved through the centuries.

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    New Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia (1969-1989)
    Place: National Gallery Singapore - Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957, Singapore
    Date: Nov 19, 2019 to Mar 15, 2020
    Detail: 19 November 2019 – 15 March 2020
    Koh Seow Chuan Concourse Gallery and The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery
    National Gallery Singapore

    Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia (1969-1989) at National Gallery Singapore reveals the connections between art and architecture in Singapore, Bangkok and Manila, during their transformation into modern metropolises.

    The driving force of the period was the logic of developmentalism: a focus on industrialisation and economic growth as state priorities for nation building. Artists and architects also came together to advance varied perspectives towards this new vision.

    A comparative survey of three influential art institutions — the Alpha Gallery (Singapore, est. 1971), Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila, est. 1969), and Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art (Bangkok, est. 1974), Suddenly Turning Visible spotlights artistic practices from the 1970s that actively reinterpreted international art movements such as abstraction, realism and conceptual art while being in dialogue with folk and vernacular traditions of Southeast Asia.

    Featuring more than 50 artworks from the period alongside archives, and newly commissioned and restaged artworks, Suddenly Turning Visible tells the lesser-known story of how the vision and ideals of a modern city are reimagined and questioned through art.

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    New The Winter Show
    Place: New York - New York, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York, USA
    Date: Jan 24, 2020 to Feb 02, 2020
    Detail: The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts from ancient times to the present day. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. The Winter Show maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market, and each object is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 150 experts from the United States and Europe.

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    New Chinese Ceramics from Han to Song
    Place: Merchant - London, 120 Kensington Church Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Oct 29, 2019 to Nov 16, 2019
    Detail: EXHIBITION HOURS
    Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday, 3 November 10.00 - 21.00
    Sunday, 4 November 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday, 10 November closed


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    New He Xi: Outside the Lines
    Place: Jonathan Cooper - London, 20 Park Walk, United Kingdom
    Date: Oct 31, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
    Detail: EXHIBITION HOURS
    Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.30
    Wednesday, 30 October 14.00 - 20.30
    Saturday, 3 November 11.00 - 16.00
    Sunday, 4 November 11.00 - 16.00
    Saturday, 10 November 11.00 - 16.00


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    New Room for study: fifty scholars' objects
    Place: Eskenazi Ltd. - London, 10 Clifford Street, Mayfair, United Kingdom
    Date: Oct 31, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019
    Detail: EXHIBITION HOURS
    Monday - Friday 09.30 - 17.30
    Saturday, 2 November 10.00 - 17.00
    Sunday, 3 November 10.00 - 17.00
    Monday, 4 November 09.30 - 20.00
    Saturday, 9 November 10.00 - 13.00
    Saturday, 10 November 10.00 - 13.00
    Saturday, 23 November 10.00 - 13.00


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    New Post-War Abstract Paintings and Sodeisha Ceramics of Japan
    Place: Gregg Baker Asian Art - London, 142 Kensington Church Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Oct 31, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
    Detail: EXHIBITION HOURS
    Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday, 2 November 11.00 - 21.00
    Sunday, 3 November Closed
    Saturday, 9 November 11.00 - 16.00


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    New An Important Group of Sculptures from India, China and Southeast Asia
    Place: Jonathan Tucker Antonia Tozer Asian Art - London, 37 Bury Street, St James’s, United Kingdom
    Date: Nov 01, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
    Detail: EXHIBITION HOURS
    Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday, 3 November 10.00 - 17.00
    Sunday, 4 November 11.00 - 21.00
    Saturday, 10 November closed


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    New Indian & Islamic Works of Art
    Place: Simon Ray - London, 21 King Street, St. James’s, United Kingdom
    Date: Nov 01, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
    Detail: EXHIBITION HOURS
    Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday, 2 November 12.00 - 18.00
    Sunday, 3 November 12.00 - 18.00
    Saturday, 9 November Closed


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    New Tibetan Art, Bronzes and Cultural Objects from Regional Pennsylvania Institution
    Place: Concept Art Gallery - Pittsburgh, 1031 S. Braddock Ave., Pennsylvania, USA
    Date: Dec 07, 2019
    Detail: Featuring a Collection of Himalayan Art and Artifacts from a Regional Pennsylvania Institution: Important Tibetan thangkas, bronzes and cultural objects.

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    New Asian Art II
    Place: Woolley & Wallis - London, 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Date: Nov 14, 2019
    Detail: VIEWING LONDON (HIGHLIGHTS)
    17 CLIFFORD STREET, SECOND FLOOR
    MAYFAIR
    LONDON W1S 3RQ
    Saturday, 3 November 11.00 - 16.00
    Sunday, 4 November 11.00 - 16.00
    Monday, 5 November 11.00 - 19.00
    Tuesday, 6 November 11.00 - 16.00
    VIEWING SALISBURY
    Saturday, 10 November 10.00 - 13.00
    Monday, 12 November 10.00 - 17.00
    Tuesday, 13 November 09.00 - 17.00
    Wednesday, 14 November 09.00 - 10.00


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    New Asian Art
    Place: Bruun Rasmussen - Copenhagen, Bredgade 33, Denmark
    Date: Nov 27, 2019
    Detail: VIEWING LONDON:
    SHAPERO MODERN
    32 ST GEORGE STREET, MAYFAIR
    LONDON W1S 2EA
    Sunday, 4 November 11.00 - 17.00
    Monday, 5 November 10.00 - 21.00
    Tuesday 6 November 10.00 - 17.00


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    New Fine Asian Art - Salzburg
    Place: Nagel Auktionen - Salzburg, Loft Salzburg, Müllner Hauptstr. 1, Austria
    Date: Dec 05, 2019 to Dec 06, 2019
    Detail: VIEWING:
    THE PINE ROOM
    THE WESTBURY HOTEL
    37 CONDUIT STREET
    LONDON W1S 2YF

    Saturday, 2 November 14.00 - 18.00
    Sunday, 3 November 10.00 - 18.00
    Monday, 4 November 10.00 - 20.00
    Tuesday, 5 November 10.00 - 18.00
    VIEWING:
    SALZBURG
    Monday 2 December 10.00 - 17.00
    Tuesday 3 December 10.00 - 17.00
    Wednesday 4 December 10.00 - 17.00


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    New Fine Asian Art I
    Place: Lempertz - Cologne, Neumarkt 3, Germany
    Date: Dec 07, 2019
    Detail: VIEWING LONDON
    ILLUSTRATIONCUPBOARD GALLERY
    22 BURY STREET, ST JAMES'S
    LONDON SW1Y 6AL

    Thursday, 1 November 10.00 - 18.00
    Friday, 2 November 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday, 3 November 11.00 - 16.00
    Sunday, 4 November 12.00 - 20.00
    Monday, 5 November 10.00 - 18.00
    Tuesday, 6 November 10.00 - 18.00

    VIEWING COLOGNE:
    Saturday, 1 December 10.00 - 16.00
    Sunday, 2 December 11.00 - 16.00
    Monday, 3 December 10.00 - 17.30

    Tuesday, 4 December 10.00 - 17.30
    Wednesday, 5 December 10.00 - 18.00
    Thursday, 6 December 10.00 - 15.00


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    New Fine Asian Art II
    Place: Lempertz - Cologne, Neumarkt 3, Germany
    Date: Dec 08, 2019
    Detail: VIEWING LONDON
    ILLUSTRATIONCUPBOARD GALLERY
    22 BURY STREET, ST JAMES'S
    LONDON SW1Y 6AL

    Thursday, 1 November 10.00 - 18.00
    Friday, 2 November 10.00 - 18.00
    Saturday, 3 November 11.00 - 16.00
    Sunday, 4 November 12.00 - 20.00
    Monday, 5 November 10.00 - 18.00
    Tuesday, 6 November 10.00 - 18.00

    VIEWING COLOGNE:
    Saturday, 1 December 10.00 - 16.00
    Sunday, 2 December 11.00 - 16.00
    Monday, 3 December 10.00 - 17.30

    Tuesday, 4 December 10.00 - 17.30
    Wednesday, 5 December 10.00 - 18.00
    Thursday, 6 December 10.00 - 15.00


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