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	Image: India, Punjab Hills, Mankot, Lotus-clad Radha and Krishna c1700–10 (detail),opaque watercolour (gouache) on paper 21.9 × 16.2 cm, purchased 2007

Arts of Asia lecture series 2012

Love

The uplifting and transformative experience of love is the theme for the 2012 Arts of Asia lecture series.

The word ‘love’ is applied to a multitude of relationships as the series – drawing on the expertise of Gallery’s Asian art professionals and external scholars and curators – will demonstrate.

The lectures offer fresh insights into the interpretation of love in the religious, literary and artistic worlds with a broad range of topics including romantic love, devotional love, parental love and forbidden love.

Image: India, Punjab Hills, Mankot, Lotus-clad Radha and Krishna c1700–10 (detail),
opaque watercolour (gouache) on paper 21.9 × 16.2 cm, purchased 2007

Various Tuesdays 1pm
6 March – 30 October 2012
See listing for dates

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

Cancellations:
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With subscription tickets there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Not negotiable.

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre

 
VisAsia Council

Famous Persian love stories

Stefano Carboni, director, Art Gallery of Western Australia

 

Tuesday 6 March 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Gardens of love: Persian poetry and its admirers

Susan Scollay, art historian and curator specialising in the arts and culture of the Islamic world, guest co-curator of Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond

 

Tuesday 13 March 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Love, sacred and profane, in classical India

Andrew McGarrity, lecturer in South Asian and Indo-Tibetan studies, University of Sydney

 

Tuesday 20 March 2012 1pm – 2pm
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The Kama Sutra: is it about love?

Andrew McGarrity, lecturer in South Asian and Indo-Tibetan studies, University of Sydney

 

Tuesday 27 March 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Monks, novices and courtesans: love and sex in medieval Japanese Buddhism

Bernard Faure, Kao professor of Japanese religions, Columbia University

 

Tuesday 3 April 2012 1pm – 2pm
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The colours of love: the story of Bahram Gur and the Seven Ladies in Seven Pavilions

as told in the Persian world
Susan Scollay, art historian and curator specialising in the arts and culture of the Islamic world, guest co-curator of Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond

 

Tuesday 17 April 2012 1pm – 2pm
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The double entendre in Vietnamese art

Ann Proctor, independent scholar specialising in Vietnamese art

 

Tuesday 1 May 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Homoeroticism in the arts of Indonesia: an historical perspective

James Bennett, curator of Asian art, Art Gallery of South Australia

 

Tuesday 8 May 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Two types of love in Balinese painting

Adrian Vickers, professor of Southeast Asian studies, University of Sydney

 

Tuesday 15 May 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Made with love: Balinese art and material culture

Joanna Barrkman, curator of Southeast Asian art and material culture, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

 

Tuesday 22 May 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Love and lust: penetrating the harem

Andrew Yip, coordinator, public programs

 

Tuesday 29 May 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Revision

 

Tuesday 5 June 2012 1pm – 2pm

Slide test

 

Tuesday 12 June 2012 1pm – 2pm

Tibetan depictions of love: men, women and the divine

David Templeman, Monash Asia Institute

 

Tuesday 31 July 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Love in Mongolia

Jackie Menzies, head curator of Asian art

 

Tuesday 7 August 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Tales of two daughters in the Tang Dynasty

Wendi Adamek, lecturer in East Asian Buddhism, University of Sydney

 

Tuesday 14 August 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Philosophies of passion in ancient China

Jeffrey Riegel, head of school of languages and cultures, University of Sydney

 

Tuesday 21 August 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Jing Ai: respectful love for parents in Chinese culture

Yin Cao, curator of Chinese art

 

Tuesday 28 August 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Romance of the stone: the Chinese scholar’s obsessive love of strange rocks

Lim Chye Hong, coordinator, Asian programs

 

Tuesday 4 September 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Love stories on sale: Ihara Saikaku (1642–1693) and urban culture of 17th-century Japan

Takeshi Moriyama, senior lecturer, Asian studies, Murdoch University

 

Tuesday 11 September 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Celestial maidens and crazed mothers: women’s love and suffering in Japan’s noh theatre

Ann MacArthur, senior coordinator of Asian programs

 

Tuesday 18 September 2012 1pm – 2pm
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The eroticisation of Europe in girls’ manga

Rebecca Suter, senior lecturer, Japanese studies, University of Sydney

 

Tuesday 25 September 2012 1pm – 2pm
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The poetics of longing: The Tales of Ise through Rinpa art

Khanh Trinh, curator of Japanese art

 

Tuesday 9 October 2012 1pm – 2pm
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How far would you go for love? The work of Tsai Charwei

Natalie Seiz, assistant curator, Asian art

 

Tuesday 16 October 2012 1pm – 2pm
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Revision

 

Tuesday 23 October 2012 1pm – 2pm

Slide test

 

Tuesday 30 October 2012 1pm – 2pm