Talks + demonstration
Reception with live music
The art is off the walls at the Asian Art Museum! Join us in the empty museum for Off The Walls, a free two-day community celebration of Asian art and culture, with local artists' installations specially made for the weekend.
A reception follows to celebrate the museum’s future, with Bijli, an electric Indian fusion band. Enjoy the real-time beats of DJ Anup Shastri with the intoxicating sounds of sarod and tabla by Brandon McIntosh and Chaz Hastings.
About the Presenters
Nalini Balbir, Universite Sorbonne-Nouvelle (Paris) discusses Jain manuscript culture and communities in 15th-century North India, from the use of palm leaves to the brilliantly illuminated 15th-century manuscripts on paper.
Ayla Joncheere, Ghent University (Belgium), uses lecture and dance to reflect on identity and cultural consumption in creating tradition through Rajasthani Kalbeliya dance, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Off the Walls: Community Day
Off the Walls: After Dark
RSVPs for this event are no longer being accepted as the event is at capacity; limited tickets will be available at the door.