— by Laura van Straaten: When Michelle Yun and Boon Hui Tan, the curatorial team behind the first-ever Asia Society Triennial, began assembling their exhibition five years ago, they imagined a city-spanning arts event that would give the Whitney Biennial and the New Museum’s Triennial a run for their money.

“We wanted it to be part of the city,” Mr. Tan said. The exhibition as they envisioned it could not be confined to the walls of the Asia Society. “It had to be bigger.” […]

Image courtesy of Sun Xun and ShanghART Gallery; Alex Wang