Nasreen Mohamedi, Untitled, Oil on canvas board, circa 1964, 47 x 35 in. (119.3 x 88.9 cm.) (Courtesy of Sotheby’s)
The Diane and Arthur Abbey Collection of Japanese Bamboo Baskets at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Illuminating Earth 148, 2019, gelatin silver print, © Yojiro Imasaka (Courtesy of Miyako Yoshinaga)
A Work on Paper by Brice Marden from his Suzhou series juxtaposed with a collection of Chinese celadon ceramics (Courtesy of Denise and John Knight)
Upcoming Zoom Talks: Winter 2021-2022
December 2, 2021 at 5pm EST
Ahead of the Curve: Collecting Contemporary Asian Art
An Asia Week New York event
Contemporary Chinese ink painting
CRAIG YEE, Director, INK Studio, Beijing and New York
DENISE & JOHN KNIGHT, collectors
MARGO THOMA, Director, TAI Modern, Santa Fe, NM
DIANE & ARTHUR ABBEY, collectors
South Asian contemporary art
MANJARI SIHARE, Vice President, Head of Sale, Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Sotheby's
BHARTI MALKANI, collector
MIYAKO YOSHINAGA, Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York
ANNE HAVINGA, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Chair, Department of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Panel discussion moderated by JOAN MIRVISS
As contemporary Asian artists find more inventive forms, styles and media to express their creativity, there are more opportunities to entice collectors–both novice and seasoned–to start or build upon a new or existing collection. Whether it’s a geometric-shaped Japanese bamboo basket, a complex Chinese ink drawing from a young emerging artist, a dramatic contemporary Japanese photograph or a contemporary Indian painting, there is one thing that unites them: the collector’s discerning eye.
In partnership with Joan B Mirviss LTD, the panel discussion will spotlight four up-and-coming areas of contemporary Asian art: Chinese ink painting, bamboo art, South Asian art, and Asian photography. With expert insights from gallery owners and curators, alongside their passionate collecting clients, Ahead of the Curve will examine how this flourishing of contemporary Asian art has opened up exciting avenues of interest for savvy collectors. The panelists will discuss the challenges of being at the forefront of their fields: in introducing and promoting an unfamiliar medium, changing public perceptions, establishing new relationships with artists, and illuminating their quality and artistic merits to institutions and the general public. This essential discussion will be moderated by Joan Mirviss, who herself has pioneered the collecting of contemporary Japanese ceramics.
The Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory
To view our previous Zoom talks, please visit the VIDEO section of the website.