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‘We Do Not Dream Alone’ celebrates art from Asia and the diaspora

Launched by the Asia Society Triennial.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Nov 10, 2020

The legendary Asia Society Triennial launched with a multi-venue exhibition titled We Do Not Dream Alone. The exhibition includes a film series, performances, and features over 40 artists from 20 countries celebrating art from Asia and the diaspora.


As the first recurring endeavor in the U.S. that is entirely devoted to art from and about Asia and its diasporas, the Asia Society Triennial is an event of much importance. Especially at a time when hate sentiment is on the rise, the exhibition showcases over 40 artists that are creating groundbreaking work.


Running at locations across New York City, it started October 27, 2020 and is on view through June 27, 2021. The participating artists’ work displays a variety of disciplines and media – half of those have been commissioned exclusively for the Triennial, and some of the work can be viewed on the website with an ongoing and web-exclusive programming.


Co-curated by Tan and Michelle Yun, and led by artistic director Boon Hui Tan, the exhibition also relied on guest curators such as Giovanna Fulvi, the curator of the Triennial film series called Dreaming in Color. The Triennial comes as a response to the battle over democratic rights, and threats to acceptance of cultural diversity and inclusivity in the United States.


Tune in during and throughout the fall for a series of online panels that will discuss and address various topics with the artists whose practice revolves around historical conflict, memory, the current representation of Asian-American artists as well as thoughts on our current retreat as a society into isolation. 


Visit for the list of participating artists and to reserve your tickets and spots.


Photo via Jeremy Haik/courtesy of Minouk Lim (artist) and Tina Kim Gallery