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used math. people like to stress me out. without further ado, i want to invite our director again to explain some of our upcoming directions. i want to challenge to all, soap ceramics. >> just to follow akiko's interesting example, before i provide you with a preview of one of the exhibitions, art and science has always been together. da vinvi was a great artist but a scientist as well. sometimes, when i speak to people in the valley, i say, when you have a first-rate product, how did you describe it? of course, there are several phrases you could use, but one of which is, state of the art.
when you reach such a quality, you can get the expression, but you need art to describe the utmost excellence of what you do. this is what we want to do, we want to offer. let me give you two examples of upcoming exhibitions to illustrate how we further implement our brand, starting from today, but it is a journey that will take years. you want to implement our brand by stages, so we are constantly working on improving the service and visitor experience. one exhibition that is about to open all daymaharaja the splendor of india's royal courts. this will showcase 300 years of the indian art and culture. the exhibition will have world class objects such as a large --
it did not fit in the doors. we had to take the walls of of the back of the museum and moved inside. on the way out, you may want to peak at the corner to see it. to protect a work of art, you have to let it sit for 24 hours to acclimatize. this tells you the caliber of the objects in the show. to the right is a wonderful piece of jewelry, a turbaned ornaments. the show also includes objects of multimedia. for example, the largest piece. it also includes paintings, sculptures, furniture, a tremendous collection of art. as always, our visitors can enjoy the excellence of individual works of art, on an individual basis, but would be
what to do differently is to add a new dimension. we want to call out those stories. we want to object to talk about themselves, to tell us what makes a maharaja. how did he conducts his public life? maha means big, raja means king. so literally, and baking. how did he live his everyday life? how did he conducts his religious duties? negotiatinart and politics is an marriage, in this case, too. so we want to offer our visitors multiple choices. you can enjoy the art on its own individual basis and focus on its artistic quality, stylistic
dilution, but also, if you like, there are stories at your disposal to learn. you can make a journey of self discovery. the maharajah has also inspired contemporary artists. engaging with the early contemporary artists like sanjay patel. is there a semblance between the two? i think it is there. we had given him a book, a catalog of the exhibition, showing the wonderful works of art in the show, including this one. he looked at this and fell in love with the objects in the show and came up with a fresh imbricate -- interpretation of what a maharajah is.
this is only in detail of his great creation. not only did he increate fresh works of art, but work inspired by the works from the 300 years of indian culture, but also, through hands lens, in joining these treasures. we can also use his work as a way to encourage visitors to the museum. this is a very strategic corner. anyone coming out of the bart station, across indicted nations square, you come to this corner. we want to improve the way finding in the city center, to our museum, to enable the visitors to have an easier time.
this is sanjay's work. today, we express our community power through parades, and demonstrations. this will help to to guide you to the asian art museum. we live in a historical district. we want to be respectful of the historical integrity and the duty but we're also here to improve service to the public, improved wind-finding, improve the arts in this area. we want our visitors, once they step inside the museum, before entering an exhibition, you will be able did give the evocative environment of the maharaja. these are some of the sketches.
also, wayne-finding, processions. beyond this exhibit, next spring, we have an exhibition at our museum will be doing for the first time in history. we will generate a self- organized major scale contemporary art exhibition called contemporary awakened the past. the subtitle capture of one dimension of our vision, which is making a connection between the past, present, and future, but we want to cross the contemporary art program with our unique characteristics. where are was made, it was always contemporary. so we need to look at the art not only from the time of their
making but also from today's perspective. they make a connection between the are being made today. this is one possible work of art. we will and juxtaposed these contemporary works of art with these masterpieces from other collections, whether they were made 100 years ago or two dozen years ago. another thing we are doing, creating a super brand about our contemporary project, making the connection between the part of the past and art of today. the second unique thing about this exhibition is it will not only be presented in the special exhibition galleries, and will be presented also in the second and third for collection areas. in other words, the whole building is at the disposal of our visitors to engage, enable
them to have an experience. making a concrete, active dialogue between the art of the past and the art of today. let me now in by our associate curator of the south asian art to tell us about the detail of the maharajah, as well, snjay patel to tell us about his inspiration. >> we have already heard about the maharajah expedition -- exhibition, have seen some of sanjay's participation in it, but how did these alamance connect with one another? that is what we are trying to explore further. i have been interested in sanjay's work for some time now. not as much for the work itself, as for the process,
because he, like many generations of artists before him, have been bringing stories of the past, subject matter from the past, back to life through their own art, making them into relevant pieces of art with his unique style. that is what attracted my attention towards sanjay. what started out as a project to activate the exterior of the building became something completely different. it took on its own life. when sanjay came back to us with a body of work for what was supposed to be a simple exterior project, we were completely blown away. >> that is kind of you. first off, she is the smart one. she should know better to pick
someone like me. thank you for recognizing my work and inviting me to participate with the museum. before i go into that -- i have to segue. there is one cool distinction with the modern russia. i do not want to give away too much, but all the paintings, he has an awesome mustache. i feeling that is the son of a king. i notice there are not a lot of people here with moustaches except one. one particular person. mr. mayer has an awesome mustache. that is a great sign of his king weakness. it was really exciting. you hear awaken, expire. i am kind of cynical. that is like the corporate man telling me something. the fact is, they were already doing awaken and inspire. the fact that nick and his team got beyond the idea just speaks to the fact that the asian was
already doing this great work. i was telling stories from my roots. when i got the e-mail, i was woken up. she said, do you want to come by to do something with the exterior of the building? i would totally do it. i was open and inspired thanks to her. once i got the assignment, i started digging into the background of the maharajah. did i go down the rabbit hole. i feel like i am a pro, doing professional art for a long time now that fix our. the one no-no is you do not go off and start and finish something by yourself. typically at picks are, you show your early progression. you are showing it to the
director. of course, being an idiot, i got totally obsessed and there went down the rabbit hole. i worked on my birthday. i did not update my facebook. i just worked. i work for about a month. we were lucky and smart enough to set a deadline. in a month i showed her but i had. at that point, i had a two-hour presentation. i showed it to my friends at picks are. they said, you need to get some facts of it -- fresh air. we have a term known as a spanking. that means you have to discipline it, and trim the fat. we were able to get it to a manageable size. i brought it to the museum. i showed it and apparently it did not stop. happy picks are ending. there was more good news in
store, but i will let her explain that. >> the next year project quickly became something bigger than that. it became a second phone call which was, would you like to do a collaborative project where your work is in dialogue, in the same space as amazing work from our collection? that led to another product we are working on, which will open after maharajah, on the second floor of the gallery. here is a preview of what it will look like. >> that is cool. i do not care if anybody else likes it. that is like the inside of my mind. i'm so happy with this room. i hope you all come back to check it out. we came up with a fund title as
well. the museum was marred and serious. the bees, and demons, and views of staches. i think the exhibition opens november 11. i have one more surprise today. i know you want to check out the show, but i have one more surprise. jay put me up to some work. he said, sunday, i am going to give you permission to put your mark on the asian. what does that mean? i think i know i want to do but i do not want to get arrested because -- this is the city. graffiti is not cool. i do not know, i'm going to try something. bear with me. i'm going to invite everyone else to put their mark on the asian as well. i am going to kick us off first.
do not arrest me. i am sorry, nick. no pressure. i am a big fan of staches, so i will start with a beautiful sta che. while i do this, i want to invite -- stick around, is going to get there. how about that? jay, nick, mayor, please come up and put your mark on the asian. akiko, tony, please come and make your mark. please come up and put your mark on the asian.