Sydney Asian Art Series

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The Sydney Asian Art Series presents leading international voices on early, modern and contemporary Asian art. This three-year series of talks and events is co-presented by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia, with support from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Sydney Ideas.

Originating in and celebrating the very latest and best scholarship in Asian art from around the world, the Sydney Asian Art Series complements the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ innovative exhibition program in Asian art, and the University of Sydney’s region-leading programs in the arts and cultures of Asia.

Four speakers will be welcomed to Sydney each year to address an annual theme, beginning in 2017 with ‘Beyond the Studio: Contexts for Asian Art’. Join us as we navigate the bustling bookshops of eighteenth-century Edo Japan, explore artistic responses to European prints in nineteenth-century Iran, find the intersections of art and law in contemporary China, and take a critical look at exhibitions and nationalism in contemporary India.

2017 PROGRAM

Thursday 9 March, 6pm (The University of Sydney)


Marketing Pleasure for Profit: ‘The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared’

SPEAKER: Professor Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania


Professor Davis explores the production of the now famous eighteenth-century Japanese book of ‘performing beauties’ prints, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared.

She discusses the publication as a remarkable collaboration between the publishers, artists, block carvers and printers, to demonstrate how the unnamed patrons of the project are indicated through the book’s representational strategies.

Saturday 20 May, 2.30pm (Art Gallery of New South Wales)


Land Lords: Art, Property and Law in Post-Nineties China

SPEAKER: Joan Kee, Associate Professor of the History of Art, University of Michigan


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Wednesday 6 September, 6pm (Art Gallery of New South Wales)


A Fragile Inheritance: Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art

SPEAKER: Saloni Mathur, Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, University of California, Los Angeles


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Thursday 19 October, 6pm (The University of Sydney)


Painting after the Mass-Produced Image: Art in 19th-century Iran

SPEAKER: David J. Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History, Harvard University


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