Exhibiting Asia in the 21st Century
Exhibiting Asia in the 21st Century is an occasional lecture series inaugurated in 2012 to honor the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Today, globally engaged exhibiting of Asian art involves challenges never imagined when our museums and disciplines were established. Why does the aura of objects remain important in an era of virtual learning? What is the impact of 24/7 exhibition cycles on curators? Why is it urgent to reexamine the historical roots of current collections and intellectual frameworks? How do museums present objects as simultaneously "icons" and "artworks"? Who interprets Asian art? Answers to these and other pressing questions will be explored in talks delivered by leading experts in the field.
The series is organized by the Curatorial and Scholarly Programs Departments of the Freer|Sackler.
All events take place in the Meyer Auditorium.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
Writing the Social History of Iranian Cinema
Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
From Privilege to Participation: Temple, Forum, or Tower of Babel
Julian Raby, Freer and Sackler Galleries
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
The Digital Museum and the Evolving Promise of Digitization
Sebastian Chan, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum