Diffractions: Daoist, Buddhist and Confucian aesthetics in trans-cultural contemporary art
- When 12 Sep - 12 Sep 2019
245 WILSON STREET, EVELEIGH NSW 2015
In recent years, the perceived dominance of Euro-American artistic discourses has been significantly overwritten by debates related to the idea of a ‘post-West’ contemporaneity: an envisioning of present times as being marked by a conspicuously global plurality of distinct but still intersecting, socio-political and cultural outlooks. Contributing to contemporaneity are sustained trans-cultural engagements with Daoist, Buddhist and Confucian aesthetics traditional to Chinese-speaking cultures. This panel will bring together a culturally diverse group of artists whose work reflects such engagements, both intentionally and unintentionally. Explored by the panel will be a range of issues, including the diffractive intersections between differing cultural outlooks that characterize aesthetics historically in Chinese cultural contexts and as part of contemporaneity as well as the significance of those intersections for current critical relationships between art, politics and society.
Speakers: Lindy Lee (artist), Pamela See (artist), Tim Silver (artist) and Frank Vigneron (artist and author)
Moderated by: Professor Paul Gladston, (Judith Neilson Chair of Contemporary Art at the University of New South Wales)
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