Asia Week opens March 15 with 45 curated exhibitions

Asia Week

Mandala of Mahapratisara, Tibet, Ngor Monastery, circa 16th century, 25 x 15 ¾ in. Courtesy of Suneet Kapoor

NEW YORK — Spring is just around the corner, and for Asian art lovers that conveys a very special sign: it’s time for Asia Week New York 2018. Celebrating its 9th anniversary, the spectacular 10-day event launches on March 15 and showcases 45 individually curated exhibitions spread throughout some of New York’s most illustrious galleries.

Says Christina Prescott-Walker, Chairman of Asia Week New York 2018 and Senior Vice President, Division Director Asian Art and Decorative Arts at Sotheby’s: “The radiant treasures of Asia Week New York always bring an energy and fission to the art scene, making it one of this great city’s revered traditions.”

From around the globe, Asia Week New York pulls together a top-drawer who’s who of international Asian art specialists. Also participating are five major auction houses— Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Sotheby’s and iGavel—plus 19 world-class museums and Asian cultural institutions. “Asia Week New York 2018 is world-renowned,” says Prescott-Walker, “The calendars of some of the most discriminating collectors and curators are always marked with the dates of Asia Week. It is a not-to-be-missed event come March.”

Prescott-Walker also stated that Asia Week New York will co-host their annual
by-invitation-only reception with the Department of Asian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Asia Week New York exhibitions—as always, free and open to the public—promise the rarest and finest examples of Asian porcelain, jewelry, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, bronzes, prints, photographs and jades from every quarter and period of Asia. Organized by category, here are some of the spectacular highlights to be found at Asia Week New York’s participating galleries.

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