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.
Mar 2, 4:30 PMAbigail Hall: The War on Drugs and Its Alternatives
This talk explores the economics of illegal drug markets, analyzes why historical and contemporary polices have not functioned as intended, and why said policies often exacerbate the very problems they are intended to correct.Event Date:Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:30pm
Jan 28, 12–1:30 PMResponsible Global Leadership and a Path to Rebuilding Global Institutions
A lunchtime dialogue on the future of cooperative global problem solving, with Secretary Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 and Ms. Susana Malcorra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Argentine Republic (2015-2017).Event Date:Thursday, January 28, 2021 -12:00pm to 1:30pm