The Asia Society announced today that more than forty artists and collectives from nineteen countries will participate in the inaugural edition of the Asia Society Triennial. Titled “We Do Not Dream Alone,” the event will take place across several venues in New York City—Governors Island, the New York Historical Society, and David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, among others—and will open to the public in June.
Cocurated by 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 Asian contemporary art, the triennial will feature newly commissioned work by nearly half of the participants including Chinese composer Huang Ruo; the Malaysian fiber and textile artist Anne Samat; and South Korean conceptual artist Kimsooja.
“Asia Society’s purview across the region and the diaspora represents diverse cultures, religions, ethnicities, political ideologies, and identities,” said Yun. “As we considered which artists to include in our first triennial, we initially cast a wide net. Ultimately, we focused our selection on artists whose practices actively and uniquely engage timely, yet universally accessible, issues relating to democracy, identity, gender, and sustainability.”
The full list of participating artists is as follows:
Christine Ay Tjoe
Cheuk Wing Nam
Dinh Q. Lê
Luxury Logico Collective (Chang Geng Hwa, Chang Keung-Hau, Chen Chih Chien, Lin Kun Ying)
Mountain River Jump! (Huang He and Huang Shan)
teamLab Collective (Toshiyuki Inoko)
Ken + Julia Yonetani (Ken Yonetani and Julia Yonetani)