Deceiving Dragons: Affecting Tradition in Korean Contemporary Arts
Ambivalence stands at the heart of what can be considered the act of “inventing tradition” in contemporary Asian arts, a creative practice of self-fashioning one’s cultural sense of belonging at the local or national level. Particular attention should be paid to the way in which the act of invention plays out against the globalist system of representation in which Asian arts are often essentialized as signs of “Asianness,” an Orientalist construct of otherness that coheres into the world picture that privileges the Occidental gaze.
Jieun Rhee is a professor of Art History at Myongji University in Seoul, South Korea. She is a 2019-2020 faculty fellow at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities.
Apr 9, 4:30–6 PMConversation and Bilingual Poetry Reading: Martín Espada and Yara Liceaga-Rojas
Poets Martín Espada and Yara Liceaga-Rojas join us for readings from their latest works. This event will feature poetry and conversation in both English and Spanish.Event Date:Thursday, April 9, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:00pm
Mar 3, 3:45 PM, Mar 4, 12:45 PMGods and Robots: Myths and Ancient Dreams of Technology
Who first imagined robots? This talk explores how some of today’s most advanced innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence were foreshadowed in classical antiquity.Event Date:Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 3:45pmEvent Date:Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:45pm
Mar 19, 12:45–2 PMResonances of Chindon-ya: Sounding Space and Sociality in Contemporary Japan
In this unique lecture-demonstration, featuring performers from Japan's most renowned chindon-ya troupe, ethnomusicologist Marié Abe shows how this seemingly innocuous and obsolete form of musical labor has gained traction in modern Japan.Event Date:Thursday, March 19, 2020 -12:45pm to 2:00pm
Feb 24, 4:30–6 PM