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Where did modern Asian art come from? What is contemporary Asian art? Sign up for this lecture series and find out! Inspired by the recent exhibitions Looking East, 28 Chinese, and First Look, the Society for Asian Art’s Fall 2016 Arts of Asia lectures will explore how Asian art has been transformed from the past into something new and relevant for the present in the 19th to 21st centuries.
The series will start with a two-lecture overview covering important 19thand 20thcentury art movements, such as impressionism, surrealism, abstraction, and conceptualism. Prominent scholars like Joan Kee and Ming Tiampo will then examine the development of late 19thcentury and early 20thcentury pre-war Asian art from areas like Meiji Japan and colonial Southeast Asia through post-war movements like the Gutai Group in Japan, the '85 New Wave in China, and Korea's Avant-Garde Association. The legacy of classical Chinese traditions, Indian nationalism, and Islamic attitudes toward art will also be considered against the backdrop of modernism, concluding with an examination of globalism, new media, and biennials.
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Gauguin & Early Global Modernism Study Guide Chinese Art World Modernisms Cosmopolitanism, Gauguin's Noa Noa is widely available as an ebook, including from Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11646, LaForgue's Impressionism: https://msu.edu/course/ha/240/laforque.htm, Louis Leroy's review of the Exhibition of the Impressionists: http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/academicdepartments/art/Documents/35LeroyText.pdf
Karin Oen, Asian Art Museum
John Zarobell, University of San Francisco
The Rise of Imperial Japan: Japanese Arts & Crafts of the Taisho & Showa Eras Study Guide
Kendall Brown, Cal State Long Beach
Saloni Mathur, UCLA
Where the Ancient Never Tread: Dunhuang as a Source of Artistic Inspiration Study Guide
Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rise of the East: Modernity & Modern Diaspora Chinese Art of the Postwar Era Study Guide
An-yi Pan, Cornell University
Artisans to Artists: Colonial & Post-Independent Art Education in Vietnam and Cambodia Study Guide
Nora Taylor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Karin Oen, AAM
The International Art of a New Era: Postwar Japanese Art's Challenge from the Margins Study Guide
Ming Tiampo, Carleton University (Ottawa)
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Abstraction Study Guide
Joan Kee, University of Michigan
Looking for the Contemporary in “Islamic” Art Study Guide
Talinn Grigor, UC Davis
Everyday Partitions: Contemporary South Asian Art Study Guide
Sonal Khullar, University of Washington
Taliesin Thomas, Director – AW Asia
Hyonjeong Kim Han, Asian Art Museum
Globalism & New Media: The Long History of World’s Fairs & Biennials Study Guide
Caroline Jones, MIT
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