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Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Talk by Kendall Brown

November 2, 2021

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, FL

Humanized Naturalism: Japanese Gardens as Therapeutic Spaces
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Talk by Kendall Brown

Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm
Cost: $5 (FREE for Members)
Location: Morikami Theater - Virtual Lecture
Advance ticket purchase required.
Limited tickets for Members, please RSVP to morikamimembers@pbcgov.org.

Join us for a live virtual lecture in our theater!

Explore how recent developments in Japanese gardens across North America realign them with some of the core values of gardens in Japan. The talk highlights a variety of new practices in gardens as well as new designs and even locations for Japanese-style gardens.

Kendall Brown is Professor of Asian Art History at California State University Long Beach. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University and an MA from UC Berkeley. He publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art as well as on Japanese-style gardens in North America. He was a co-founder and past president of the North American Japanese Garden Association, and is the author of three books on American Japanese gardens.

To register, click here.

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. at the
Annual Delaware Antiques Show 2021
November 5-7

November 1, 2021

Rare Chinese Sancai/ Famille Verte Porcelain Garden Seat, Kangxi period, ca: late 17th century, decorated with horses leaping over swirling waves, and with additional Precious Things. Height: 13 ½ inches (34.5 cm.) Ex: Private New York Collection

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. is exhibiting in the Annual Delaware Antiques Show 2021 in person. Featuring the finest offerings from more than 60 distinguished dealers, the Delaware Antiques Show highlights the best of American antiques and decorative arts.

November 5-7
Hours: 11 AM- 6 PM (5 PM on Sunday)

Preview Party and Viewing:
Thursday November 4, 6-9 PM

For more information, please click here.

Paul Binnie Prints on View at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

October 29, 2021

For those of you who haven't been able to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York recently, we are very pleased to share that works from artist and collector Paul Binnie's completed series, A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo are on view until December 5th in the Japanese Galleries as part of the third rotation of the current exhibition, Japan: A History of Style. The prints are brilliantly displayed side-by-side with stunning examples of ukiyo-e masterpieces that inspired Binnie's compositions—in a way that very few museums would have the ability to do. The complete edition was acquired from Scholten Japanese Art by the Department of Asian Art at the MET thanks to the enthusiasm of John T. Carpenter (the Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese Art) who spotted the prints in their 2017 exhibition: The Body Illustrated: Woodblock Prints, Paintings & Drawings by Paul Binnie.

Songtsam Linka Bome—a Year-round Retreat

October 28, 2021

Songtsam is Asia Week New York's 2021 Presenting Sponsor. Learn more about another one of their stunning retreats below!

Songtsam Linka Bome, one of thirteen Songstam Hotels, Resorts and Tours properties, is located in Bome, in the Linzhi Area, known as the “Jiangnan” of Tibet. At the intersection of the Purlung Tsangpo and Yigung Tsangpo rivers, Bome lies in the neighbouring area between the Himalaya and Nyenchen Tanglha mountain range of east Tibet. Also known as the “Switzerland of Tibet,” Bome is a paradise with the weather being warm in the winter and cool in summer. The area features snow-capped mountain ranges, primeval forests, stunning rivers, holy lakes, and splendid glaciers. This incredibly picturesque location is beautiful in all seasons. Because of the mild climate and abundant water, the region is the main source of food and vegetable production in Tibet.

The hotel was built to be in harmony with its surroundings, and the design of the building complex resembles a small village that is integrated into the mountain forest. All the rooms display a unique combination of modern and traditional Tibetan aesthetics and have wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. They are elegantly decorated with wooden floors, handmade wooden furniture, and handcrafted copperware, which create a cozy and pleasant atmosphere.

For more information about Songtsam visit: www.songtsam.com/en/about

Pacific Trade Auction at Doyle
Wednesday, November 3 at 10 am

October 28, 2021

Chinese export enameled porcelain charger, Property from the Hallenbeck Family Collection, estimate $2,000-4,000

Doyle will hold the second auction in the sale category of Pacific Trade on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10am.

The upcoming auction will showcase a range of property from prominent estates and distinguished collections, including Chinese export porcelain, paintings, furniture and decorative art, Japanese and Southeast Asian art and much more. Highlights include a Chinese export enameled porcelain punch bowl, from the Hallenbeck Family Collection (estimate $7,000-10,000), and a rare set of twelve China Trade ornithological paintings (estimate $8,000-12,000).

A Walkabout with the Specialist
Join us as Specialist Rich Cervantes leads us on a preview tour of the exhibition on Friday, October 29 at 10am livestreamed on Instagram @doylenewyork.

For more information, click here.

Artist's Talk: Sui Park at Korea Society

October 27, 2021

Tuesday, November 2 at 5pm
VIDEO RELEASE

"I weave and connect traces and tracks of subtle changes into organic forms. The organic forms are made with mass-produced industrial materials, in particular, Monofilament and cable ties. They are non–durable, disposable, trivial, inexpensive and easily consumed materials. But, when I weave and connect them, they are transformed into organic visualizations." - Sui Park

Sui Park creates 3-dimensional organic forms using industrial materials. The abstract forms resemble transitions and transformations in nature, yet they also capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories, and expectations.

One of the three artists featured in Interlacement: A Group Exhibition at The Korea Society, Park discusses her art and career.

Currently on View at the Charles B. Wang Center

October 27, 2021

Again by Seongmin Ahn
on view until May 31, 2022
Charles B. Wang Center Main Lobby

Again is a typographical mural by Brooklyn-based artist Seongmin Ahn, expressing her manifesto of overcoming the global COVID-19 pandemic. The mural is a cross-cultural exchange and community bonds, and it incorporates both Eastern and Western styles, motifs, ornaments, and symbols. The ornamented images celebrates "the beginning of a prosperous future again" in various languages, including Korean, English, Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi.

The mural has been installed in various communities in New York City, including the neighborhood of Corona, Queens, an area that was hit hard by COVID-19.

New Shows at New York Museums

October 22, 2021

Ali Banisadr, We Haven't Landed on Earth Yet, 2012. Oil on linen. H. 82 x W. 120 in. (208.3 x 304.8 cm). Mohammed Afkhami Foundation. Photograph courtesy of Mohammed Afkhami Foundation

Asia Society

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians — The Mohammed Afkhami Collection
September 10th, 2021 - May 8th, 2022
Admission is by timed ticketing only

Asia Society Museum presents Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection, an exhibition of works by more than 20 Iranian-born artists and one German-born artist, reflecting a dynamic and thriving contemporary arts scene. The exhibition, illuminating the multifaceted experiences and identities of artists spanning three generations who are working inside and outside of Iran, probes subjects such as gender identity, war and peace, politics and religion, and spirituality.
For more information, click here.

Korea Society

Interlacement: a Group Exhibition
September 30, 2021 - January 28, 2022
Open by appointment only

Sui Park Flow
Sui Park, Flow, 2015-2021, Courtesy of Korea Society

In this group exhibition, three artists challenge and redefine the conventional idea of fiber and textile art by employing already-established techniques of weaving, embroidery, and assemblage with new materials and creating and inventing new forms. Featuring the work of Woomin Kim, Sui Park, and Jayoung Yoon.

Woomin Kim examines the active materiality of daily objects and urban landscapes through her textile and sculptural projects. Sui Park’s 3-dimensional organic forms are composed of industrial materials that resemble transitions and transformations in nature; they capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories, and expectations. Jayoung Yoon weaves strands of her own hair into forms to create intricate sculptures that resemble fine nets or webs, giving her works a delicate transparency and evoking a feeling of intimacy and envelopment.

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the gallery is open only by appointment. For more information, please click here.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art
July 31, 2021 - August 14, 2022
Rotation one: July 31, 2021-January 9, 2022
Rotation two: January 30, 2021-August 14, 2022

Summer retreat in the eastern grove
Summer retreat in the eastern grove, calligraphy datable to 1512, Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), handscroll, ink on paper, courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition will explore the twin themes of solitude and togetherness in Chinese art. For more than two thousand years, reclusion—removing oneself from society—has been presented as the ideal condition for mental cultivation and transcending worldly troubles. At the same time, communion with like-minded people has been celebrated as essential to the human experience. This choice, to be alone or to be together, has been central to the lives of thinkers and artists, and Chinese art abounds with images of figures who pursued both paths—as well as those who wove them together in complex and surprising ways. Companions in Solitude, presented in two rotations, will bring together more than 120 works of painting, calligraphy, and decorative arts that illuminate this choice—depictions of why and how people have sought space from the world or attempted to bridge the divide between themselves and others. In the wake of 2020, a year that has isolated us physically but connected us virtually in unprecedented ways, this exploration of premodern Chinese reclusion and communion will invite meditation on the fracture and facture of human connection in our own time.
For more information click here.

Tibet House US

Transforming Minds: Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche and Friends
Photographs by Allen Ginsberg 1989–1997
September 21, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Free with reservation of timed ticket


Photograph courtesy of Tibet House US

Tibet House US is delighted to partner with The Allen Ginsberg Estate and Jewel Heart International on an exhibition of unique images by the celebrated visionary and poet Allen Ginsberg. This extraordinary selection of images focuses on Allen's Tibetan Buddhist teacher and friend, the renowned Tibetan Buddhist master, Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche (1938-2017), and his friends and students.
For more information click here.

Autumn exhibition 2021 at Francesca Galloway

October 21, 2021

A raja receives two courtiers by night, possibly from the ‘Small Guler’ Bhagavata Purana series, attributed to the Guler artist Manaku and his family, c. 1740-50, Opaque pigments and gold on paper, 17.8 × 28.2 cm, including a narrow orange border, Inscribed in Devanagari on the verso (wrongly): 3 Raga Hindola; Provenance: Ludwig Habighorst collection

October 18 - November 27, 2021

To view the online catalogue, click here

The exhibition is on view Monday-Friday 10am - 5pm
at Francesca Galloway,1st Floor, 31 Dover Street - London W1S 4ND
(appointments preferred).

Five Asia Week New York galleries in the Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk
October 23, 2021

October 18, 2021

Minol Araki (1928-1210), Cliff and Rice Paddy (detail), 1976, Hanging scroll; ink and mineral colors on paper, Overall size 51¼ x 25½ in. (130.2 x 65 cm), courtesy of Thomsen Gallery

This free event invites the public to visit participating galleries, view their fall exhibitions and attend expert talks led by artists and curators on Madison Avenue & side streets from East 57 to East 86 St.

Due to limited capacity, registration is required to reserve your space at each participating gallery. Galleries are listed in alphabetical order. To register, please click on the green “Book Now” button below. Each gallery visit booking must be done separately.

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DAG, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 708 (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
The Wonder of India at DAG’s New York gallery presents a selection of works that span the diverse strands of modernism that developed at art centers across India through the 19th and 20th centuries. Including Company paintings, Kalighat Pats, Bengal School, tantra and abstract movements, and the lens of cubism and primitivism – the show is a document of India over two centuries from the introduction of Western academic realism to the Indian vernacular.

Gallery Talk: 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 5pm: An introduction to different strands of modernism in India in the 19th and 20th centuries, through the lens of the exhibition on view including works by Jamini Roy, MF Husain, Company paintings, amongst many others.

Ippodo Gallery, 32 East 67 Street (Madison-Park) (11am-6pm)
Ippodo Gallery and Barry Friedman Ltd. are pleased to present their first collaborative exhibition: Massimo Micheluzzi: Master of Venetian Glass. The imaginative displays of vases will fill the serene space of Ippodo Gallery. We invite you to see the juxtaposition of a Venetian artist in what may seem to be an unusual space. Witness the transcendence of forms and colors. The variety of shapes and patterns create a lovely amalgamation of ultramodern landscapes. This extensive collection contains about 40 pieces from Barry Friedman Ltd.’s collection and new works which have just arrived from Venice. Massimo Micheluzzi (b.1957) uses traditional techniques to achieve a uniquely modern aesthetic.

Gallery Talk: 3pm: Throughout the exhibition, one can see Micheluzzi’s transformation while keeping with the time-honored Muranese glassmaking methods. This talk will walk through Micheluzzi’s evolution from his earlier monochromatic vessels to pieces that mimic terrazzo, marble, and intarsio inlay.

Kapoor Galleries, 34 East 67 Street, Floor 3 (Madison-Park) (11am-5pm)
Kapoor Galleries presents Incarnations of Devotion for the Madison Avenue Fall 2021 Gallery Walk. The exhibition features an array of Indian miniature paintings as well as a carefully curated selection of artworks from India, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia. Highlights of the exhibition include a bronze Chola-period sculpture of Parvati with 1950s provenance; several outstanding Tibeto-Chinese scroll paintings depicting arhats and tantric deities; and a rare ninth- or tenth-century bronze figure of Tara from Kashmir.

Gallery Talk: 1pm: Come view our Incarnations of Devotion exhibition as gallery owner Sanjay Kapoor provides an overview of the fine Indian miniature paintings in the exhibition as well as a discussion of the carefully curated selection of artworks from India, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia.

Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, 24 East 64 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
The “Aged Innocence” series emerged from the NY-based artist’s photo journeys across China, his homeland, between 2013 and 2017. He created a massive image archive in response to the dramatic socio-economic changes he witnessed. The exhibition features over 50 personal images of the historically and culturally complex locales and their inhabitants in the format of small prints and large collages.

Gallery Talk: 2pm & 4pm: Please join us for an informal artist talk by Hai Zhang who will walk you through his current solo exhibition, exploring the concept of memory and practices behind his work. Please feel free to ask him questions.

Thomsen Gallery, 9 East 63 Street (Madison-Fifth) (11am-6pm)
Nature in Ink: Landscape paintings by Minol Araki

Gallery Talk: 11am, 2pm & 4pm: Life and work of Minol Araki (1928-2010), a Japanese artist who painted for pleasure in the Asian literati tradition while being a successful industrial designer.

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