Saturday University Lecture Series
Delve into new themes every season with a different speaker each week. Challenging, thought-provoking, and sometimes surprising, this long-running and always popular lecture series incorporates audience discussion as experts from around the world join us to share their insights on Asia throughout time.
Expanded my world view tremendously.
Art and Renewal in Times of Crisis in Asia
How has art and creative activity contributed to confronting crises in Asia? While we face the current pandemic, along with deep social, political, and economic challenges, perhaps we can take heart in artists’ creative responses to violent conflict, environmental change, and panic. Five talks look into understanding, recovery, and reform in Japan, China, Armenia, Bangladesh, and Java, Indonesia.
Presented with the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company.
Reduction, 2015, Takahiro Kondo, Japanese, born 1958, porcelain with blue underglaze and "silver mist" overglaze, 33 7/16 × 25 9/16 × 17 11/16 in. (85 × 65 × 45 cm), Robert M. Shields Fund for Asian Ceramics, 2019.5Provenanc, Photo: Natali Wiseman.