Event news: a one-week course on Asian Contemporary Art

Designed to coincide with Asian Art in London, there’s an intensive five-day course at SOAS, University of London, focusing on Asian Contemporary Art. Well worth exploring if you have the opportunity:

Asia Contemporary

5th — 9th November 2007

SOAS

Course includes:

  • Lectures and seminars by leading experts and working artists
  • Visits to galleries and auction houses

Course Objectives:

  • To give an in-depth knowledge of contemporary Asian art, focusing on Indian, Pakistan, the Middle East, China, Japan and Korea.
  • To encourage students to relate to contemporary Asian art from both an academic and business viewpoint.
  • To allow students a unique opportunity to examine works of art from the British museums collections, currently not on show.
  • To offer students lectures by world renowned academics on their specialist subjects.

Provisional running order is as follows:

MONDAY 5th November

09.30 REGISTRATION & WELCOME
10.00 INDIAN CONTEMPORARY 1 (Savita Apte)
11.30 INDIAN CONTEMPORARY 2 (Savita Apte)
14.00 MY WORK by Indian contemporary artist (Dilip Sur)
16.00 INDIAN CONTEMPORARY handling collection V&A (Divya Patel)

TUESDAY 6th November

10.00 PAKISTAN CONTEMPORARY (Savita Apte)
11.30 MIDDLE EASTERN CONTEMPORARY ART (Camilla Canellas)
14.00 MY WORK by Middle Eastern contemporary artist (Mustafa Ja’far)
15.30 CHINESE ART MARKET (Iain Robertson)

WEDNESDAY 7th November

10.00 HISTORY OF THE SUBJECT OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY PAINTING (Michael Sullivan)
11.30 CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS IN CHINA (Elaine Buck)
14.00 MY WORK by contemporary Chinese artist (Weimin He)

THURSDAY 8th November

10.00 CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ART (Suzanne Perrin)
11.30 MY WORK by contemporary Japanese artist (Yukki Yaura)
14.00 CONTEMPORARY KOREAN ART (Jiyoon Lee)
FRIDAY 9th November

10.00 ISLAMIC ART MARKET (Dalya Islam)
11.00 PANEL DISCUSSION (Mustafa Ja’far, Dilip Sur, Jiyoon Lee, Hana Malallah, Laila Shawa, Savita Apte)
14.00 CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART GALLERY (Aicon Gallery) (Savita Apte)
15.30 CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART GALLERY (Rossi & Rossi)
17.00 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART GALLERY (Olyvia Oriental)

Class Dinner

The course is led by Dr Heather Elgood from the British Museum’s education department. The other lecturers are as follows:

  • Elaine Buck has a PhD from the University of London in Chinese art and archaeology. She teaches Chinese art history from the University of Reading, is tutor for the China module on the British Museum Asian Art Diploma course and is a freelance lecturer.
  • Mustafa Ja’far is a graphic designer who specialises in Arabic calligraphy. He conducts workshops on Arabic calligraphy across the country, including in the British Museum, the British Library and Birkbeck College.
  • Mary Ginsberg is the acting assistant keeper, Department of Asia, British Museum.
  • Savita Apte is a freelance lecturer and is currently doing a PhD at SOAS.
  • Suzanne Perrin studied Japanese traditional art at Nagoya University of Art. She is currently a visiting lecturer at University of Cape Town, South Africa and Brighton University of Art and Design.
  • Dilip Sur is well known contemporary Indian artist and has work in private and public collections around the world. Dilip Sur teaches at the Royal College of Art, London as well as taking part in many solo and group exhibitions.
  • Iain Robertson has a PhD on the emerging art markets of Greater China at City University, London. In addition to over eighty articles for the arts press, a book, ‘Understanding international art markets’, appeared in early 2005. Currently is part of the faculty of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
  • Jiyoon Lee is an independent curator and art critic who curated, organised and fundraised for contemporary art exhibitions in numerous venues in Europe and Far East Asia. She has also worked as lecturer for Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul Korea for the past years. She is also an active correspondent and writer, having published more than 50 articles and papers in art journals

The cost of this 5 day course is £500.
Please contact Dr Heather Elgood for further details
Email: he2[AT]soas[DOT]ac[DOT]uk
Tel: 02078984445

One thought on “Event news: a one-week course on Asian Contemporary Art

  1. Hello, I am looking for any information about an artist named LEE CHA YOUNG. I have an oil painting of Indians and wild mustangs…any information or leads you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a great New Year.
    Thonda,

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