Monday, July 20, 2009

Contemporary Asian art

Contemporary Asian art: where can you find it? What makes it “Asian”? What makes it “contemporary”?

Since the early 1990s, the lineaments of international contemporary art have been transformed by the emergence of dynamic “new” art cultures in Asia and other parts of the non-Euroamerican world. This illustrated lecture seeks to situate the production of these “new” practices in terms of modernist histories in several Asian contexts, and their consumption and dissemination under the cultural politics of art institutions—museums and biennales—in a constantly shifting “international” arena.

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Chaitanya Sambrani completed his masters degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, and his PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra, where he is Senior Lecturer in Art Theory. Among other things, he teaches courses on modernist and contemporary art practice across India, Indonesia, China and Japan.

Dialog with Chaitanya Sambrani