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Armlet, 500-330 BC, from the Oxus Treasure, Achaemenid Persia Β© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

EPIC IRAN
This exhibition, which should have opened in February, is now scheduled to open in mid-May. It is on a grand scale – aiming to explore 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together over 300 objects from ancient, Islamic, and contemporary Iran.

 

BURMESE MODERN ART

The Centre Pompidou in Paris has organised the first major exhibition of Bagyi Aung Soe (1923-1990), who was renowned for his modernistic, semi-abstract art and considered one of Myanmar’s most prolific modern artists. A selection of 300 works and documents trace his evolution bestriding regional and international sources of inspiration over more than 40 years. Works are in diverse media: oil paintings, reverse glass paintings, illustrations, as well as…

 

Self-Portrait, circa 1970–1975, oil on board, 59.7 x 47.8 cm, National Gallery Singapore

Portrait of a European, India, Mughal dynasty, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 29.5 x 18.3 cm, Victoria & Albert Museum

ENCOMPASSING THE GLOBE
Portugal was the first European nation to build an extensive commercial empire reaching eastward to Africa and Brazil and westward, through the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, to India, China, Southeast Asia and Japan. Portuguese contact with these regions, which had been virtually unknown to Europeans, led to the creation of …

 

KABUKI PRINTS
Enter the world of Japanese prints and you arrive at the floating world, a place of theatres, tea houses, and the pleasure quarters of geishas and courtesans in the great cities of Edo (Tokyo), Osaka, and Kyoto. It is a world of warriors and heroes, villains and ghosts, of kabuki actors and fashionable women wearing the latest styles, a world that celebrates the beauty of nature as well as the passions and sorrows of men and women. An online exhibition from the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington DC explores this world through the kabuki prints. These works play a …

The Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Ichikawa Goemon Disguised as the Farmer Gosaku (1830) by Hokushu (fl 1810-32), woodblock print, ink and colour on paper, The Anne van Biema Collection, Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Asian and Islamic Works of Art

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The latest shows from around the world

GALLERY SHOWS
  • THE MAGIC OF EXPLORATION

    THE MAGIC OF EXPLORATION

    From biennials and triennials to art summits, fairs, and cultural tours  – countless art events now dot the globe and compete for attention and …Read More Β»
OBJECT OF THE MONTH
  • APRIL 2021

    APRIL 2021

    Writing Box, Mughal India This writing box was exhibited in the exhibition Goa and The Great Mughal, shown at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon …Read More Β»
FROM THE ARCHIVE
  • INDIAN CHINTZ

    INDIAN CHINTZ

    Asian Art Newspaper takes a look at the textiles and history of The Story of Indian Chintz, from the exhibition Cloth that Changed the …Read More Β»
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