Asia Society Texas Center
March 31, 2017 | 7–8 pm
Via Asia Society:"If Houston is the most racially diverse cosmopolitan area in the country and its current demographics reflect the future composition of most of America’s cities, what is the arts community’s responsibility to reflect and own this 21st century reality? As part of an ongoing national discussion about race and representation recently reignited by Houston Grand Opera's January 2017 production of the opera Nixon in China, the panel will use the lens of Asian and Asian American identity to surface ideas of representation, voice, and creative interpretation."
January 27 - July 30, 2017
An exhibition celebrating artists who have helped redefine the traditional craft of Japanese bamboo art. Artists include Katsushiro Sōhō, Fujinuma Noboru, Matsumoto Hafū, Honma Hideaki, Ueno Masao, Uematsu Chikuyū, Nagakura Ken’ichi, Tanabe Chikuunsai III, Tanabe Yōta, Tanabe Shōchiku III, Tanioka Shigeo, Tanioka Aiko, Mimura Chikuhō, Nakatomi Hajime, Sugiura Noriyoshi, and Yonezawa Jirō. Image credit: Uematsu Chikuyu, "Moon Rise on Autumn Fields," 2007, bamboo (nemagaridake), rattan, lacquer, Japanese washi paper, hemp, photo © Susan Einstein.
September 3 - March 26, 2017
An exhibition of photographs taken by Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič of citizens of Pyongyang. For the images in the show, Tančič used a 3D stereoscopic photographic technique that required each subject to stand motionless for minutes while multiple photographs captured different perspectives of his sitter.
A screening of two films by Franz Galo.
The sixth Voices of the Spirit concert presented by Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Civic Engagement program. The concert will explore devotional music from Houston’s diverse faith...Read More
Guided architecture tour stops will include: The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center Elkins Foundation Water Garden Fayez Sarofim Grand...Read More
An exhibition of works by photographers responding to the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The works in the show explore “the way art...Read More
A presentation of the narrative feature film SOLD. The movie is a film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick and discusses issues of...Read More
“Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a mandala sand painting and perform special ceremonies August 18-21 in Asia Society Texas Center’s Louisa...Read More
An exhibition featuring works by Chen Wei, Guo Xi, Jin Shan, Pixy Yijun Liao, Liu Chuang, Lu Yang, Ma Qiusha, Shi Zhiying, Sun Xun, and Bo Wang. The show explores “how a new generation of...Read More
An exhibition by Yuriko Yamaguchi. In her work, Yamaguchi uses “materials such as resins, wire, and LED lights to create large-scale abstract sculptures that resonate uniquely in...Read More
Featuring readings by Jake Levine, Kim Kyung Ju, Henk Rossouw, and Luisa Muradyan Tannahill.
Part of the Performance-Lecture series for Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes. Reserve tickets here. “Arguably the most important periodical of the Muslim world in the...Read More
Part of the Performance-Lecture series for Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes. Reserve tickets here. “79.89.09 looks at two key modern moments – the Iranian Revolution...Read More
A group exhibition of works that are inspired by nature. The featured artists are Sopheap Pich, Mineko Grimmer, Palden Weinreb, and Seon Ghi Bahk.
From August 20-23, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will create a mandala sand painting and perform ceremonies in Asia Society’s gallery.
An exhibition exploring recurring issues of immigration, border relations, and labor practices, featuring the work of six contemporary artists, Andrea Bowers, Margarita Cabrera, Blane De...Read More
Part of the multi-venue survey of Houston artist Mel Chin, the six works on view at Asia Society Texas Center extends the artist’s connection to...Read More
The work from the contemporary Japanese artist Bidou Yamaguchi, who is a master Noh mask carver in the Hōshō tradition, employing a modern interpretation to...Read More
Modern and contemporary representations of Hindu deities by contemporary artists Manjari Sharma and Abhishek Singh, with 19th-century chromolithographs from the Raja Ravi Varma Press.
The great cities of Asia in photos that highlight the charged relationship between resident and city.
Nine experimental shorts from the 11th annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas. Presented as part of the Cultural Binoculars screening series by Aurora Picture Show...Read More
The Light Surgeons’ Mitchell Center Houston residency begins with SuperEverything*, an explosive live cinema performance incorporating multiple projections across over-sized screens, filmed on location across...Read More
The second of a two-part special screening of works by Chinese artists. The program includes Wang Qingsong’s 1 2 3 4 5 6 Chops, Chen...Read More
The program includes Yu Ying’s Unfinished Country, Huang Ran’s Blithe Tragedy, Lu Yang’s Reanimation! Zombie Frog Underwater Ballet!, Chen Qiulin’s River, River, Cheng Ran’s Tears,...Read More
Artist Mel Chin and collector Jereann Chaney for a lively discussion exploring artistic practice, the social value of collecting, and the ties that bind. FREE,...Read More
A 40-minute choreographic work by Mitchell Center resident Jonah Bokaer originally created for the Guggenheim Museum. The piece will be recreated for the Asia Society...Read More
Author and critic Barbara Pollock explores the provocative vision of artist Ai Weiwei, China’s booming art scene, and the blurring distinction between life and art....Read More
60 masterpieces from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. Korean artist Lee Ufan’s first commissioned piece for a public institution in the...Read More
The Asia Society Texas Center’s inaugural exhibition showcases work by Asian and Asian American artists with Texas connections, guest-curated by Kimberly Davenport of Rice Art...Read More