sábado, 13 de mayo de 2017

The Asian Arts Society of Australia

Dear list members,

The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA) is hosting a talk on Buddhist art of the Himalayas on May 30.

Kind regards,
AABS Executive

Tibet: The Roof of the World

This talk will provide a general introduction to the history, art and culture of the extraordinary land of Tibet, lying deep in the heart of Central Asia surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world. Despite its geographical inaccessibility, it developed a rich and vibrant Buddhist culture and artistic tradition. This lecture gives a brief overview of Tibetan history from the time of the great Tibetan Empire (6th – 9th century) up to the present day; explores the fascinating art and culture inspired by Buddhism, introduced from India in the 7th century; and gives an insight into the current political situation.  

Zara Fleming, an independent art consultant, lecturer and exhibition curator with specialist knowledge of the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas, is a popular speaker with TAASA members. Zara studied Classical Tibetan at SOAS, and initially was based at the Victoria & Albert Museum, with general responsibility for the Tibetan and Nepalese Collections (1974-81). She was then affiliated with the Central Asian Department at Bonn University cataloguing the Tibetan and Mongolian collections of all UK Museums and private collections (1981-88). Zara has curated several exhibitions including, “In the Steppes of Genghis Khan” at the October Gallery in London, 2003; “Asia – Body, Mind, Spirit” for the Wellcome Library and Asia House, 2004 and “The Tiger in Asian Art” at Asia House, 2010.

Date: Tuesday 30 May, 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney (1st Floor)
Cost: Members $25, Guests $30 (refreshments included)

Bookings and payment in advance essential - please visit the TAASA website for further details.

Gold leaf covered schist reliquary in the form of a stupa.  Kusana period, North Western India. National Museum, Karachi, Pakistan. Copyright: Huntington, John C. and Susan L.Huntington Archive

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