Encounters with art from Asia: Transnational Identities of Contemporary Asian Artists
Please note that this course has been postponed. Please check the website for further details and for a revised date.
This short course will explore the diverse and complex range of issues brought about through migratory practices and strategies such as spatial culture, trans-existence, and displacement, and how these have profoundly altered contemporary art practices.
Subjects to be covered include: the avant-garde and Chinese Contemporary Art; artists of the Asian Diaspora, displacement and Asian identity; transnationalism, collecting and curatorship; critical writing about art from Asia; the Asian art markets; and Hong Kong artists of the diaspora.
Lectures by Pamela Kember, Head of Arts and Learning, Asia House.
Pamela Kember has worked at the Ashmolean and at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, where she became interested in SE Asian art and artists of the Asian diaspora. From 1997-2009, she taught at various art schools and universities in Hong Kong. In 2009 she returned to London, to continue a PhD, as well as lecturing on art from Asia. She writes for a number of art journals on contemporary art practices within a transnational context and is on the Advisory Board of the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong and a recent advisory editor for the Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists (New York NY 2012).
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