Category Archives: Contemporary Buddhist Art

Photos from “Icons of Impermanence: Contemporary Buddhist Art” Conference

This gallery contains 11 photos.

Icons of Impermanence: Contemporary Buddhist Art, the conference organized by UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, was held last July 6 to 8, 2012, at the CK Choi Building and the Museum of Anthropology. This conference was held in conjunction with … Continue reading

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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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