Category Archives: Abstracts

Keynote Address: Cynthea Bogel

Professor Cynthea J. Bogel, Kyushu University, will present a keynote address for the conference, “Icons of Impermanence: Contemporary Buddhist Art”: “New Roads to Nirvana: Visual Buddhism, Modern Eyes” Date: Friday, July 6, 2012 Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm (Doors open at … Continue reading

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Conference Panel: New Interactions with Japan Buddhist Images and Ideas

Saturday, July 7, 2012, 10:30am – 11:45am “Pilgrimage to Two Local Temples in Kyushu” Sherry Fowler (University of Kansas). By the sixteenth century many temples in Japan with a central icon of Kannon (Avalokiteśvara) were organized into different thirty-three stop pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Conference Panel: Western Appearances

Saturday, July 7, 2012, 1:30pm – 2:45pm “Legend of the Colfax Buddha Heads: Landscape, Race, and the Visual Cultures of Buddhist Modernism” Gregory Levine (University of California at Berkeley). In 2005, the artist Casey O’Connor surreptitiously seeded hundreds of porcelain objects … Continue reading

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Conference Panel: Contemporary Artists and their Buddhist Inspirations

Saturday, July 7, 2012, 9:00am – 10:15am “Changing Perspectives: Politics, Identity and Buddhism in Contemporary Sri Lankan Art” Sabine Grosser (University of Paderborn). Politics, identity and Buddhism – contemporary Sri Lankan artists are facing a complex globalized

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Conference Panel: Reframing Art in Contemporary South Asian and Himalayan Context

Friday, July 6, 2012, 2:30pm – 3:45pm “Bulletproof Stupa: Framing the Buddhist Heritage of Andhra Pradesh” Catherine Becker (University of Illinois at Chicago). Buddhist art from ancient South Asia was often crafted to adorn stupas, earthen and brick relic mounds dedicated … Continue reading

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