Lecture: An Alternate Modernity—Twentieth-century Balinese Painting
Adrian Vickers, professor and program director of Asian Studies at the University of Sydney, explores the development of art in early twentieth-century Bali, reassessing the story of Balinese art in terms of a dynamic modernism to shed light on its ingenuity and creativity. This history is examined through Balinese paintings collected by Western artists and scholars in the early twentieth century.
Adrian Vickers is also the director of the Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology and the author of Bali: A Paradise Created (Penguin, 1989), Journeys of Desire (KITLV, 2005), and A History of Modern Indonesia (Cambridge, 2005). His Balinese Art: Paintings and Drawings of Bali 1800-2010 will be published by Tuttle in 2012.
Brown Auditorium | $10 general admission, $5 LACMA members, Free Admission for South Asian Art Council member | Tickets: 323 857-6528 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is co-sponsored by the Southern Asian Art Council and UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
Image: The gulled tiger attempts to catch the goat with the help of a monkey (tantric animal fable). I N. Ngendon, 1935/1936, natural colours from fruits (according to brother, I W. Punduh) on drawing paper, 47 x 34 cm. Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, the Netherlands.