Supporting the Asian-American Community in New York City

Asian art in New York City, Kusama Cosmic Nature. Photo by Meryl Pearlstein You could begin to show your support for the AAPI community in New York City by frequenting the Asian communities in New York City and helping their businesses stay alive: Chinatown in Manhattan, Chinatown in Sunset Park in Brooklyn, Chinatown in Flushing in Queens and Koreatown in Manhattan, for example. That’s a very good start — there is a high concentration of AAPI businesses with a myriad of restaurants, shops and more, all ready to give you an immersive Asian experience with authenticity. Outside of these Asian neighborhoods, there are many options, too, for partaking in the AAPI experience. Show your support of NYC’s rich “melting pot”

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Festival del Jardins de Pedralbels to be held in June

One of the most eagerly awaited and popular festival at the start of the summer in Barcelona is the Festival del Jardins de Pedralbes at the gardens of Pedralbes. In June some international and local artists will perform live at this festival which has been a yearly affair since 2013. Some 35,000 tickets have been sold due to pent-up demand as the 2020 event was canceled and some of the sold tickets for 2020 were returned to be used this year. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Festival Jardins Pedralbes 🌴🕌🌴 (@fpedralbes) The line-up of the ninth Pedralbes Gardens Festival includes performances by artists such as Sara Baras, Love of Lesbian, Loquillo, Rosario, Manel, Raphael, Niña Pastori

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Yayoi Kusama’s New Berlin Retrospective

There are only a handful of living artists as well known as Yayoi Kusama. The 92-year-old’s colorful hair and stern gaze in photos is as recognizable as her mirrored funhouses and spot-covered installations, which have made her one of the most in-demand artists in the world. But a major new retrospective at Gropius Bau in Berlin looks beyond that span of famous work. “A Bouquet of Love I Saw in the Universe,” which opened today (but will temporarily close again due to a new lockdown), has recreated eight exhibitions that mark less-recognized turning points in the Japanese artist’s career. The indexical approach sheds light on the enduring complexities that hide in plain sight in Kusama’s obsessively painted and warping world. Though

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Enter the World of Steve McCurry in Antwerp

The World of Steve McCurry presents more than 200 photos in a large format. It is the largest and most complete retrospective dedicated to the American photographer. One can admire his most famous photographs, realized throughout his 35 years of career, as well as his most recent photographs and many unpublished ones.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The World of Steve McCurry (@stevemccurry_expo) Each of Steve McCurry’s images, mostly known around the world, contains a complex world of experiences and emotions. The exhibition, designed by Biba Giacchetti, proposes a long journey in The World of Steve McCurry, from Afghanistan to India, from Southeast Asia to Africa, from Cuba to the United States, from Brazil

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Experience Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature in New York

A Yayoi Kusama exhibition opening this week at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) will include a newly commissioned version of the Japanese artist’s celebrated series of immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms, the centrepiece of many Kusama shows. The work Infinity Mirrored Room—Illusion Inside the Heart (2020) comprises a cube-like glass structure with a reflective surface pierced by small holes, but it may only remain viewable from the outside depending on state-wide restrictions. The NYBG had planned to charge visitors an extra $10 (in addition to the $35 admission) to enter the installation but has announced that it will wait until the summer to evaluate whether state guidelines will permit visitors to enter the work. While it does not share information on ticket sales,

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Dubai Food Festival 2021 – Masterclasses, Chef’s Table & Experiential Dining

Amidst the shutdowns and lockdowns, Dubai gives you 24 days to celebrate an unforgettable and inspiring culinary adventure. The Dubai Food Festival 2021 returns for its third edition this year from 25 March to 17 April, featuring Masterclasses, Chef’s Tables and Experiential Dining adventures that redefine what it means to eat out. Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) said: “Foodie Experiences is very much a favourite at Dubai Food Festival. It’s a unique, one-of-a-kind food adventure across Dubai with a curated list of the city’s most anticipated and prominent food events. This year, we’re proud to be hosting a wide variety of memorable gourmet experiences from seeing top chefs in their craft to dining in the

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TeamLab and TikTok’s immersive sauna exhibition in Tokyo

teamLab & TikTok, teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna Roppongi Staff members walk past “Ephemeral Solidified Light,” one of the installations at teamLab and TikTok’s “Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna” in Tokyo. | AFP-JIJI It’s the hottest new exhibition in town: an immersive digital art experience filled with futuristic light installations that doubles up as a sauna complex. The sweaty but spectacular art show in Tokyo, which opened Monday, allows visitors to “experience art in their finest mental state.” People must wear swimsuits but can put indoor clothing on top to enter the exhibition, which contains seven saunas of various temperatures lit up atmospherically in bold colors from magenta to deep green. After a few minutes relaxing in the heat

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