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 15, 4:30–6:30 PM, Apr 16, 12:45 PM*CANCELLED* Cinematic Offerings from AdeRisa Productions
Film screenings and discussions of the importance of representation in film and the opportunities independent films offer marginalized communities as they seek to tell their own stories.Event Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:30pmEvent Date:Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:45pm
Apr 21, 4:30–6 PM
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Apr 30, 4:30 PM, May 1, 12:30 PM*CANCELLED* What We Talk About When We Talk About Books
Professor Leah Price (Rutgers University) discusses her recent work, What We Talk About When We Talk About Books (2019), in which she demonstrates that the death of reading has been greatly exaggerated.Event Date:Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 4:30pmEvent Date:Friday, May 1, 2020 - 12:30pm