• From Chinese Shan-Shui (landscape)—Tattoo, 1999
    13 chromogenic prints; unique set of 12 prints with 1 MP. 59 1/16 x 47 1/4 inches
    by Huang Yan
    Asia Society, New York: Gift of Ethan Cohen in honor of Professor Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen, 2012.2.1-13. Image courtesy of the artist


September 29

 510 Broadway, Suite 302 (NanHai Auditorium)
Millbrae, CA 94030

Contemporary Asian Art from Global Perspectives

1:30 pm–5:30 pm

In conjunction with Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area and jointly sponsored by NanHai Art, Christie’s, and Asia Society Northern California, this two-part symposium features scholars, curators, artists, art critics, and Asian art specialists, distinguished in their own fields, coming together for an informative and interactive discussion on trends of contemporary Asian art from a global perspective.

Entitled “Inheritance and Transformation,” Panel One focuses on artists who are deeply rooted in their cultural and artistic inheritance, while revitalizing and enlarging their tradition with a distinctly contemporary sensibility. Devoted to examining artists giving voice to the varied and changing cultural landscape of identities, values, and beliefs, Panel Two, “The Changing Boundaries,” invites artist, curators, and art critic to examine and discuss how Asian artists see to reposition themselves in a global context.


Asia Society Northern California

Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Korean, Southeast Asian, Himalayan & Central Asian, Islamic & Middle Eastern

Established in 1998, Asia Society Northern California (ASNC) is uniquely positioned on the edge of the Pacific and at the entrance to Silicon Valley. ASNC connects the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse local community with a wide network of leaders and visionaries in the fields of policy, business, arts & culture, and sustainability.



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