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On Saturday, November 10, 2018 His Excellency Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Indonesia gave the keynote address for a symposium focusing on the dynamic interaction between the state and the Javanese ethnic group. There are hundreds of traditional performing arts in Indonesia, each associated with a specific ethnic group/sub-group and the geographical region that is […]

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 Keng Sen Ong discussed the complex crossings between traditional performance and contemporary art practices. How can curators develop a coherent approach that engages rather than avoids traditional body practices when presenting contemporary art? Examining archives and the “re-performance” turn, as well as referencing the fields of architecture and restoration, Ong […]

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Saint Louis-based multimedia artist Kahlil Robert Irving exhibited a recent body of work in his first solo exhibition in New England, including several pieces commissioned by the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan. Working across a variety of material production methods, Irving examines the evolving relationship between symbols and […]

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 the exhibition Chado: The Way of Tea explored the prominent role and significance of the tea ceremony as an art and spiritual practice in China and Japan. Objects displayed were selected from the College of East Asian Studies collection and loaned by tea enthusiasts in the Wesleyan community. Several media […]

On Friday, August 31, 2018 first year students in the Class of 2022 partnered with choreographer Heidi Latsky to create her installation ON DISPLAY on Andrus Field. Followed by a fire dancing performance by the student group Prometheus. A deconstructed art exhibition/fashion show, ON DISPLAY is a commentary on the body as spectacle and on […]

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at a panel led by John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, Chair and Professor of East Asian Studies, and Professor of Government and Environmental Studies Mary Alice Haddad, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Government Joan Cho, University of Connecticut Professor of History Alexis Dudden, and invited […]

On Thursday, April 5, 2018 interdisciplinary artist and curator Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué from San Juan, Puerto Rico presented an artist talk and screening of his recent film “Islxlsl: The Last Island on Earth”. His project considered the colonial Caribbean archipelago through, and in reaction to, the colonial sense of futurity in Roger Corman’s science-fiction B-movie […]

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Houston, Texas-based artists Sarah Welch and James Beard discussed the zine making process during a 30 minute “show and tell” in their Reading Room Installation in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library. This featured their most recent zine publication created during their residency at Wesleyan. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of […]

On Thursday, March 29, 2018 Proliferation brought contemporary art from Vietnam to the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center for the first time. Drawing on her context of living in a rapidly changing country, works by Lêna Bùi ’07 ranged from abstract paintings to candid video, broadly examining the less obvious […]

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 A Modern Woman’s Wit was on display at the Wesleyan University Davison Art Center. This performance built on themes in the Slovak folktale A Woman’s Wit and was an interactive installation that combined projection, sound, textile, animation, and movement to explore modern feminist connections to historical texts. A Modern Woman’s […]

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