9 Episodes

Department of Asian Art

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Dream Logic by
Joseph Scheier-Dolberg
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Shitao (Chinese): Returning Home

This is a guy who’s asking the question, “Who am I, and what am I supposed to do with my life?”
#85
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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The Dark Lord by
Kurt Behrendt
, curator

Mahakala, Protector of the Tent [Central Tibet, Sakya Order]

It not only grabs my attention and pulls me into this alternate reality, but it plays very much with issues that I find threatening.
#81
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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She by
Jason Sun
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Figure of a Seated Court Lady [China]

It also tells us a lot about human nature, about this constant and eternal pursuit of beauty.
#79
Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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Eternity by
Maxwell K. Hearn
, curator

Fang Congyi (Chinese): Cloudy Mountain

We’ve gone from the solid world into this confrontation with the ultimate emptiness of life.
#71
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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Metaphorical by
Shi-yee Liu
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Liang Kai (Chinese): Poet Strolling by a Marshy Bank

He’s playing on the idea of the deceptive nature of what can be seen on the surface.
#68
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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Stubborn by
Sinéad Vilbar
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Fudõ Myõõ (Achala-vidyãrãja) [Japan]

He’s like the bouncer of Buddhism.
#59
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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Startled by
John Carpenter
, curator

Kohei Nawa (Japanese): PixCell-Deer#24

Your perception of reality, your normal expectations of how you view things, is completely confounded.
#39
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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Divinity by
Denise Leidy
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Arhat (Luohan) [China]

It looks like someone you might know, someone you might talk to.
#37
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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Pensive by
Soyoung Lee
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Pensive Bodhisattva [Korea]

It is a figure that is contemplating and invites me to come and think with it.
#8
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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