UPCOMING/ONGOING EVENTS

an4aa curatorial series 2022

an4aa curatorial series 2022

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IMAGE: Kawakami Rikizō, born Kyoto, 1935, Wall series 1988 – 2012, c. 1988, Kyoto, stoneware, 28.0 x 29.0 x 29.0 cm; Collection of Raphy Star. Photo by Grant Hancock

Russell Kelty

on Pure Form: Japanese Sculptural Ceramics 
held 05.12.2022-05.11.2022 at the 
Art Gallery of South Australia

Today, Japan has one of the most dynamic ceramic cultures in the world. This vibrant culture is in part due to a transformation which began in the post-war years as young avant-garde ceramicists largely based in Kyoto utilised clay for personal expressionand in the process created non-functional, sculptural, ceramic objects. The monumental shift initiated by groups like Shikōkai and Sōdeisha liberated subsequent generations of ceramicists from the well-established hierarchies of taste and methods of creation. The result was a world-leading shift in ceramic expression, positioning contemporary Japanese works at the forefront of international modernism, which continues to resonate with ceramicists today.

 

Pure form: Japanese sculptural ceramics presents the rich diversity of sculptural ceramics created by men and women from the late 1940s to the present on loan from public and private collections across Australia. It is the first exhibition of its kind in Australia to present this compelling narrative and includes a kaleidoscopic array of over one hundred works of art by sixty-five Japanese ceramicists.

 
PAST EVENTS

 2022

The World in 24 Hours aims to provide a platform for researchers to share work that engages in local and international art historical discourse. We welcome panel proposals from art historians and curators at the PhD/ECR (within 5 years post-PhD or equivalent) to contribute to our ambitious attempt to listen to and spotlight work done around the world, about the world, within a 24-hour period.

 2021

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Postgraduate Workshop: Asian Art Research Now 
7 DECEMBER 2021, 9am-12.30pm | ONLINE event 

Asian Art Research Now is the inaugural event of the Australasian Network for Asian Art (an4aa), a collegial group of Australian and New Zealand researchers who have come together to strengthen a sense of scholarly community in this field. In keeping with AN4AA’s objective to highlight the vitality and immediacy of Asian art research being undertaken by emerging scholars, Asian Art Research Now showcases the work of recent PhD graduates

and current PhD students from the Australian National University and University of Melbourne. As a continuing annual event organised by AN4AA, future editions of the workshop will be expanded to feature the work of emerging scholars from other locations. The day-long workshop will foster an atmosphere of supportive critique and generate greater cross-pollination and conversations across institutional boundaries, as well as those of geography and temporality within the field of Asian art history. IMAGE: Graphic Collage, Bic Tieu - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

7 December 2021, 2-5pm ONLINE EVENT

Following on from previous meetings among the Asian art research community in Australia and New Zealand, this is AN4AA’s inaugural Annual Professional Gathering. Alongside our annual postgraduate workshop and on the eve of the AAANZ conference, the 2021 Professional Gathering will feature collegial discussions anchored in presentations on current research by Claire Roberts, Hyphenated Projects, and Tarun Nagesh.

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an4aa Curatorial 6-Pack Series!
SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2021

The AN4AA Curatorial 6-Pack, a springtime series of conversations, will run fortnightly at lunchtime on Fridays from mid-September. It will offer opportunities to interact with the curators of exhibitions of Asian art produced by Australasian colleagues during 2021. We hope that these opportunities will serve to ameliorate the impact of the pandemic on the ability of many to visit exhibitions and engage with colleagues. The series will run as 1-hour Zoom Meetings and will include a presentation from the invited curator followed by a discussion moderated by a member of the AN4AA Coordinating Group. 

 

Samurai

Transformed

FRIDAY 19 March 2021

10am-4pm AEDT

Zoom Online Symposium

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Asian Art & 

Environment 

Reading Group 

MONDAYS MARCH-OCTOBER 2021

7pm-8:30pm AEST

Zoom Online Group Discussion

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 2020

Cosmological Mandala with Mount Meru, Yu

Postgraduate Workshop: Asian Art Research Now

20 November 2020, 10am-4pm

Zoom Online Meeting/Seminar

Asian Art Research Now is the inaugural event of the Australasian Network for Asian Art (an4aa), a collegial group of Australian and New Zealand researchers who have come together to strengthen a sense of scholarly community in this field. In keeping with AN4AA’s objective to highlight the vitality and immediacy of Asian art research being undertaken by emerging scholars, Asian Art Research Now showcases the work of recent PhD graduates and current PhD students from the Australian National University and University of Melbourne. As a continuing annual event organised by AN4AA, future editions of the workshop will be expanded to feature the work of emerging scholars from other locations. The day-long workshop will foster an atmosphere of supportive critique and generate greater cross-pollination and conversations across institutional boundaries, as well as those of geography and temporality within the field of Asian art history. IMAGE: Cosmological Mandala with Mount Meru, Yuan dynasty, silk tapestry (kesi), 83.8 × 83.8 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.