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RLA! - Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader by Melissa Chiu

RLA = Reading List Alert. What I’m reading now!

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Melissa Chiu and this critical reader is just a gem. Currently on the essay by none other than the godfather of all Chinese contemporary art critique, Gao Minglu: “Conceptual Art with Anticonceptual Attitude: Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong” (1999). 


Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu offers background on the exhibition Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993 and reflects on Ai’s recent release by the Chinese authorities.


Melissa Chiu on the state of the art world and the future of the Hirshhorn

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Melissa Chiu, museum director for the Asia Society, speaks of the moral dilemma modern museums face in the past acquirement of art during war and ancient times and ownership of cultural property.


Melissa Chiu on the New US-China Forum


Melissa Chiu: Contemporary Chinese Art is Evolving (by asiasociety)


Multimedia: Arts Leaders See Technology, Greater Inclusiveness as Key Factors in 21st-Century Museums

At the launch event for Asia Society’s latest publication, the heads of the Guggenheim and Hirshhorn Museums and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs discussed museum education, diversity, technology, and the rise of museums in Asia.

Read the full story here.

Artist Sarah Sze, on View at Asia Society Museum, Named for 2013 Venice Biennale

Sze, whose ‘Infinite Line’ exhibition is currently on display at Asia Society Museum in New York, was selected to attend the prestigious event by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

To read the full story: Artist Sarah Sze, on View at Asia Society Museum, Named for 2013 Venice Biennale