Free Admission, cash bar available
The wanderer has informed artistic and literary thought across cultures and religions. In the West the figure has emerged since the 10th century in the ancient Anglo Saxon verse The Wanderer, to Caspar David Friedrich’s The Wanderer above the Mists. Orienting East we see Li Bai’s Daoist Wanderer during the Tang Dynasty, to the 20th century ‘cosmopolitan nomad’ that artist Simon Leung refers to with regards to the contemporary figure of the wander as displaced or in exile.
This symposium will bring together a variety of speakers to address the notion of wandering within a transnational cultural context, one that crosses borders and opens a dialogue to debate notions of wandering, drifting home and displacement.
Speakers: Dr. Alice Correia (Academic) Looking for Home: Memories and Imaginings of India in Contemporary Art; Antoni Malinowski (Artist) Mobility of the Line; Brian Hatton (Art historian) Wandering and the Open Plan; Carolyn Roy (Artist/Theorist) If My Mind Has Wandered; Pamela Kember (Head of Arts & Learning Asia House) Perfectly At Home Nowhere.
Special closing performance by Yong Ming Cho (dancer-in-residence, Asia House 2014).