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Asia Week New York
Sept. 14-23. Asia Week New York, various locations. Asiaweekny.com.
The region of Gandhara, straddling what is now the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, is where the ancient Greek cultural sphere once brushed against the Buddhist heartland. And an elegant Gandharan figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, depicting the spiritual teacher with an anatomical precision more often associated with the Greek sculptor Praxiteles, will be one of the highlights of “Autumn 2022,” Asia Week New York’s nine-day-long fall festival. (The nearly 2000-year-old statue will be in residence at Kapoor Galleries on 34 East 67th Street.)
This latest edition of the trade-fair-cum-gallery-walk will include auctions of Asian art at half a dozen major houses, shows at 21 international galleries — 13 open to the public in New York, the rest virtual — and the usual broad array of museum exhibitions. Along with the gray schist Buddha, highlights of the gallery presentations will include deep red ceramic vessels by Machiko Ogawa at Joan B. Mirviss, a show of work by 20th-century Indian women from DAG and nearly a dozen meditative Korean monochrome paintings by Cho Yong-ik presented by HK Art & Antiques LLC.