The Hermitage in Virginia Will Show Some of the Biggest Names in Contemporary Asian Art This Summer

  • NORFOLK, Virginia
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  • June 03, 2019

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Hung Yi, Fortune Dragon, 2014, Courtesy of the artist.

Conversations: Contemporary Asian Art, on view at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk, Virigina, from June 14–October 13, 2019, offers an opportunity to view and engage with some of the biggest names in contemporary art. These artists have studios that span the globe and their works have been featured in prominent international exhibitions, both large and small.

Interest in contemporary Asian art, as a subject of study and as a commodity, has grown significantly since the early 2000s. This exhibition brings together ten emerging, mid-career, and highly accomplished artists who work in diverse media, techniques, and styles. The Hermitage has selected works by contemporary artists from Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea who are exhibiting together for the first time.

Momoyo Torimitsu, Somehow, I don’t feel comfortable, 2000, Inflatable nylon balloons, ventilator. © Momoyo Torimitsu, 2019, Courtesy the artist & 33 Orchard Gallery, New York.

Several national and international galleries have been instrumental in working with the Hermitage Museum to shape this exhibition and provide access to multiple artists. Conversations is organized with the assistance of Pace Gallery, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, Lyons Wier Gallery, Leila Heller Gallery, and 33 Orchard Gallery.


Zhang Huan
Hung Yi
Ran Hwang
Yoshitomo Nara
Wang Guangle
Zhang Xiaogang
Kōhei Nawa
Jae Yong Kim
Momoyo Torimitsu
Kiyomi Iwata

The Hermitage Museum and Gardens consists of an early 20th century historic house museum with a world-wide art collection and contemporary exhibition galleries, surrounded by twelve acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands; educational wetlands; and a Visual Arts Studio. It is located within minutes of the largest U.S. naval base, the world’s busiest coal pier, and a major East Coast container port. More info:


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