Art and Diplomacy

If you have 83 minutes and 52 seconds to spare, the U.S. Department of State was good enough to put the panel discussion about cultural diplomacy through the visual arts in its entirety on their website…with complete transcription.  The discussion was moderated by Glenn Lowry, Director of MoMA, and featured all five honorees of the Medal of Arts: Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems.  It also features an amazing performance by poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph (0:40 – 16:18!), and also our  own Chinyan Wong as tireless translator extraordinaire.

We’ve embed the video below:

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