03 février 2010

'Shanghai' @ The Asian Art Museum

Catalogue cover of the exhibition When the Expo opens in 2010, it will be taking place in a country in which over half of its people are newly urbanized. . . . It will also take place in a city that is a shining example of China’s engagement with the world. For a century and a half Shanghai has sat at the center of crisscrossing currents between the country and the city, the Chinese hinterland and the world beyond the sea.” —Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California, Berkeley From February 12 through September 5, 2010, the... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2009

'Lords of the Samurai' @ Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

The samurai culture and code of conduct, bushido, have long captivated the imaginations and aspirations of young and old in the Western world. More than just professional warriors, Japanese samurai of the highest rank were also visionaries who strove to master artistic, cultural, and spiritual pursuits. Lords of the Samurai takes an intimate look at the daimyo, or provincial lords of the warrior class in feudal Japan. The Hosokawa clan, powerful military nobles with a 600-year-old lineage, embodied this duality of fierce... [Lire la suite]
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