Asia Art Archive: Art Schools from Asia (Part 2 – China/India)

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Event Details

Date:
3 April 2019 at 1:00 pm – 3 April 2019 at 2:00 pm
Venue:
Monash Art Design & Architecture Building G, Room G1.04 900 Dandenong Rd Caulfield East VIC 3145
Campus:
Caulfield Campus
Open to:
All
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Alumni; Art, Design and Architecture; Caulfield campus; Public lectures

Description

Image: Asia Art Archive, Class of the Chinese Painting Department at Zhejiang in the 1980s. Courtesy of Asia Art Archive.

During Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)’s international group exhibition Shapes of Knowledge (9 February – 13 April 2019), Asia Art Archive will visit Melbourne to present a series of lectures that draw on their recent research into three art schools in Asia that shaped art education in the postwar years.

Their second lecture will focus on the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India and Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China.

"Set up in 1950, the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda was highly influential in shaping art currents in postcolonial India. The Faculty was among the first art colleges to be established in the wake of India’s independence from British rule... The Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (ZAFA) is especially important for the development of contemporary art in China because it had a history of openness and experimentation, especially in comparison to the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.” - MADA Lecturer Dr Michelle Antoinette, Shapes of Knowledge publication

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 1-2pm

Free, all welcome

Monash Art Design & Architecture

Building G, Room G1.04

900 Dandenong Rd

Caulfield East VIC 3145

Asia Art Archive (AAA) is an independent, non-profit organisation co-founded by Claire Hsu and Johnson Chang in Hong Kong in 2000. It functions as a catalyst for the collection, creation and sharing of knowledge of the multiple recent histories of art in the Asian region. AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency and educational programs. It hosts one of the most extensive archives of material on Asian art, which is freely accessible from its website and onsite library in Hong Kong. A team of over forty individuals are responsible for AAA’s collection, research activities, programming and operations.