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2021: Year of Light

January 1, 2021             Dear Friends: New Year Greetings from all of us at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas.   As you know, each year our museum chooses a theme to study and create new practices by: 2020 was a Year of […] Keep Reading...

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RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! – Public Art Campaign with Carrie Mae Weems

RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! is a public art campaign by artist Carrie Mae Weems that communicates healthcare messaging and combats the spread of COVID-19. This multi-city project s being led in Dallas-Fort Worth by Dallas Contemporary and a consortium of local nationally recognized museums, including the African American Museum of Dallas, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Crow Museum of […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 15, 2020 ARTIST: B. Sharav B. Sharav (Balduugiin “Marzan” Sharav) is a Mongolian painter. Though he died in 1939, his work is said to have “[introduced] modern painting styles to Mongolia.” (wikipedia.org) Ironically, his most famous painting reflects a much more traditional style – Mongol zurag, mineral-paint-on-cotton medium – and highlights the everyday activities of […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 11, 2020 ARTIST: Sato Shintaro Photographer Sato Shintaro (b. 1969 in Japan) captures Tokyo cityscapes – typically under cover of darkness yet illuminated by all of the electric lights and bustle of a large city. He started out as a staff photographer for a news outlet, but began freelancing and has since had his […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 11, 2020 ARTIST: Xiaoze Xie Chinese-American painter and current Stanford professor Xiaoze Xie moved to the United States with his wife, Daxue Xu, in 1991, where he studied art at the University of North Texas. He became inspired by the commonplace, everyday, sometimes abandoned scene – such as junkyards and old library books – […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 10, 2020 ARTIST: Amanda Heng Born in Singapore in 1951, Amanda Heng is an artist that pushes boundaries on a regular basis. Enhanced by her degree in printmaking, Heng uses performance art to explore issues such as gender inequality and social identity in a way that can be uncomfortable in its unfaltering, uncensored perspective. […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 9, 2020 ARTIST: Takashi Murakami Takashi Murakami, born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan, combines traditional Japanese painting styles and aesthetics with pop culture influences. Coining the term ‘superflat’, Murakami creates wide variety of media, such as paintings, sculptures, and animation, that comment on the social class disparities in Japan. Murakami has also placed his […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 8, 2020 ARTIST: Qin Feng Contemporary Chinese artist Qin Feng has created works that predominantly feature ink and brushstrokes, some of which merge with three-dimensional installations, such as in the piece from the Crow Museum’s permanent collection, Shi of East and West. Propped up between two lion sculptures, a plane of frosted glass reveals transparency […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 7, 2020 ARTIST: Arahmaiani (Arahmayani Feisal) Our conversation about contemporary Asian performance artists would not be complete without mention of Arahmaiani (Arahmaiani Faisal, born 1961 in Indonesia). She only goes by her first name, which is a stunning merging of the Hindu-Buddhist household she was raised in; “Arahma” is of Arabic origin, meaning “loving,” […] Keep Reading...

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31 Days of Asia – Artist Highlight

May 6, 2020 ARTISTS: Zhang Huan and Ai Weiwei Two outstanding examples of contemporary Chinese artists who are also incredibly outspoken about their beliefs are Zhang Huan (born 1965 in China, living in America) and Ai Weiwei (born 1957 in Beijing). The two men, not far apart in age, and born of the same nation, […] Keep Reading...