Travel Idea: Art and Archaeology in United States Megacities Asia


Visitors stroll under, through, along, around or inside massive sculptures and setups that analyze concerns of urbanization. Eleven artists provide 19 works produced from build-ups of items discovered in their home megacities those with populations of 10 million or more in China, India and South Korea, which have actually seen unprecedented development over the past 50 years.

Megacities Asia includes artists Ai Weiwei (born 1957, Beijing), Choi Jeong Hwa (born 1961, Seoul), Subodh Gupta (born 1964, Delhi), Han Seok Hyun (born 1975, Seoul), Hu Xiangcheng (born 1959, Shanghai), Aaditi Joshi (born 1980, Mumbai), Song Dong (born 1966, Beijing), Hema Upadhyay (1972 2015, Mumbai), Asim Waqif (born 1978, Delhi), Yin Xiuzhen (born 1963, Beijing) and the collective flyingCity, led by Jeon Yongseok (born 1968, Seoul). Numerous of them are being showed in an American institution for the very first time, and nearly half of the works were developed particularly for Megacities Asia. An accompanying exhibition map and guide lists areas of all the art works.