First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian (#AAMFirstLook)
First Look is the museum’s first large-scale exhibition of contemporary works drawn exclusively from the museum’s collection. On view Sept. 4-Oct. 11, the exhibition presents 57 artworks, many on view for the first time, that spark connections to Asia’s histories and traditions with the immediacy of contemporary ideas.
Works debuting in First Look include two animated new media pieces by Japanese technologists teamLab; Shreyas Karle’s 30-piece installation Museum Shop of Fetish Objects; RongRong and Inri’s iconic photographic image Untitled, No. 25; and Ahmed Mater’s Illumination Waqf, a diptych print in the form of an Islamic manuscript. A relationship to Asian art and ideas ties these diverse pieces together. View press release here.
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102