“I used blue and black because I really wanted to show how in the middle of darkness there is also light, and that is the blue. It wanted to show that when the children I treated were desperate, I was there to hold them," said Iranian artist and psychologist Hanieh Delecroix, who is giving a talk at Asia House on 23 February.
Senior archaeologist Dr Li Xiuzhen held a talk at Asia House in London in an attempt to clear up the mystery over who built, influenced and designed the 8,000 clay soldiers known as the Terracotta Warriors. The clay figurines, discovered in 1974, have been dubbed an Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World. Dr Li said she wished to put to rest claims that the clay figurines were masterminded by ancient Greek artisans.
As part of the Arts & Learning theme of subcultures for 2017, Asia House is exhibiting a selection of works on paper by Paris-based artist and clinician Hanieh Delecroix in the Asia House reception area. Delecroix’s work focuses on the relationship between the mind and the body with the mind of a damaged body being central to her work. Shades of black and blue dominate her paintings, particularly intense hues of cobalt, ultramarine, and cerulean, which she usually applies with a palette knife in sweeping strokes, creating abstract forms that look ‘written’.
10 January to 23 February
The annual Asia House Fair returns in March showcasing the the best in arts, crafts, fashion, food and design from across the Asian region. This is a unique opportunity to pick up handcrafted and unsual products. Asia House’s chef Paul Bloomfield will once again host an Asian street food pop-up café all day from Friday to Sunday serving food stretching from the bento boxes of Japan and tiffin boxes of Mumbai to street food from China.
Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 March
Asia House is pleased to announce the appointment of Hande Eagle as the new Literature Programme Manager in the Arts and Learning Department. Eagle will take on the responsibility of spearheading and implementing the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival and overseeing the year-round literature programme.
For centuries Ottoman society has comprised of diverse religious and ethnic communities co-existing side by side. Musicians from those communities, namely of Muslim and non-Turkish background, were encouraged to display their talents on a more central level. Thus Ottoman music became, in a manner of speaking, a classical music amongst the other local, ethnic, and religious musical conventions, welcoming the contributions of peripheral cultures. Join Yasin Onemli (vocals), Martin Stokes (Kanun) Baha Yetkin (Ud), Stavroula Constanti (Ney) for a live performance of subcultural Ottoman classical music.
Wednesday 1 March
18.45 - 20.00
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Asia House has relaunched its individual Friends membership scheme as Asia House Arts Membership (AHAM). Under the new scheme, all Asia House Arts Members will receive a 50% discount off all Asia House arts & learning events and other benefits.
Subcultures, the year-long theme for Asia House’s Arts and Learning Programme in 2017, reflects the importance of recognising and accentuating the relationship between tradition and modernity. It also demonstrates the need to actively guard against the destabilisation and loss of several 1,000-year old cultural identities and languages.
See the Paris-based artist and clinician's work on display in the Asia House reception.
The Paris-based artist & clinician will discuss her work at this talk which coincides an exhibition.
Watch a live performance of Ottoman art music by a London-based Turkish ensemble.
Calligraphist Hassan Massoudy discusses his new book as well as his views on love, life and art.
The Fair will feature over 30 stalls selling unique items not ordinarily found on the high street.
Literature Programme Manager Hande Eagle looks at the most exciting book launches in 2017.
Asia House is an established part of London’s cultural scene. Presenting over 100 events a year, including the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival and the Asia House Film Festival, we offer an outstanding selection of opportunities to explore, absorb and enjoy the arts of Asia. To contact a member of the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.