Asia Week New York (March 13 to 21) kicks off this year’s celebration of Asian art by raising Asia Week New York’s signature blue and yellow banners on Madison and Park Avenues from 57th Street to 86th Street.
Large wood sculpture of Guanyin, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Photo by Frederic Dehaen.
“This year is particularly significant because, in addition to our spectacular gallery exhibitions, which are free and open to the public, the Met is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its renowned asian art department, and there are several important auction sales at Christie’s, Bonhams, Doyle New York, Igavel and Sotheby’s that are predicted to set records this year,” said Noémie Bonnet, Executive Director of the Asia Week New York Association.
Pair of Lokapala Heads, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907) or Five Dynasties (907-960)
Visitors will be able to see a variety of ancient through contemporary objects from China, India, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan and Korea, presented by participants Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland and the United States. The selection includes examples of painting, sculpture, bronzes, ceramics, jewelry, jade, textiles, prints and photographs.
Park, Jihyun (b. 1970, Korea), Two for One – Copper Fly, 2011.
More information, including a comprehensive guide, list of participating institutions and maps can be found online. Additionally, reflecting the participation of and interest from Chinese-speaking buyers, a Chinese version of the web site is also available here.