Arts of Asia Lecture Series

When:
Friday, October 29, 2021
Instructor:
Abby Chen
Contemporary art is often deliberately transgressive - it crosses boundaries between media, genres, geographic regions, traditions, gender identities, national identities, politics, ideals of beauty, and ideas of permanence. Many of the artists are émigrés, who must cross boundaries to make their art. Join us for an adventurous journey into the transgressions of contemporary Asian art. Led by Abby Chen, head of contemporary art and senior associate curator, this virtual Arts of Asia Lecture Series features 14 scholars, curators, art critics, and artists from around the world, who will address contemporary art practices and concerns across...
When:
Friday, January 28, 2022
Instructor:
Sanjyot Mehendale

The artistic productions of a society are a function of the society's geography, climate, environmental conditions, natural resources, technology, trade, and culture. This series examines the foundations of Asian artistic traditions with attention to how their natural environments shaped the cultures. It is no accident that complex cultures first arose on rivers, near fertile croplands, close to deposits of valuable minerals, or at nodes of trade routes. Join us for a journey across ancient Asia to see how the formative traditions arose from their natural settings. This series will explore the ancient societies that arose along the great...

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