New York’s Asia Soci­ety announces par­tic­i­pants in its inau­gur­al triennial

Wallace Ludel
The Art Newspaper

Works by 40 artists and col­lec­tives will go on view in June, includ­ing Daniel Crooks

The Asia Soci­ety announced today that over 40 artists and col­lec­tives have been select­ed for its inau­gur­al tri­en­ni­al, which will open in June. The exhi­bi­tion, titled We Do Not Dream Alone, will take place at the Asia Soci­ety Muse­um as well as oth­er loca­tions through­out New York.

The artists, who hail from over 19 dif­fer­ent coun­tries, were select­ed by the cura­tors Boon Hui Tan, vice pres­i­dent of glob­al artis­tic pro­grams and direc­tor of the Asia Soci­ety Muse­um, and Michelle Yun, the museum’s senior cura­tor of mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art. The list includes such artists and col­lec­tives as Jor­dan Nas­sar, Xu Zhen, team­Lab, Anne Samat, Daniel Crooks and Arpi­ta Singh, among others.

We’re espe­cial­ly excit­ed to bring artists to New York who have rarely been seen by U.S. audi­ences,” Tan said. Leap­ing across geog­ra­phy and his­to­ry, the artis­tic projects in this tri­en­ni­al resist the con­di­tion of dream­ing alone by unveil­ing the way peo­ple, objects and events across time and space are linked in a com­plex web of ties, asso­ci­a­tions and causal rela­tion­ships. Under­ly­ing the tri­en­ni­al is our belief in the pow­er of art, its innate abil­i­ty to encom­pass the para­dox­es and con­tra­dic­tions of our increas­ing­ly com­plex glob­al soci­ety while retain­ing the capac­i­ty to illu­mi­nate the thread of our shared humanity.”

A suite of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­gram­ming, includ­ing film screen­ings and per­for­mances, will be held in New York along­side the triennial.

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