Lecture by Katie Hill (Sotheby's Institute of Art, London). How has the art of calligraphy remained relevant in the contemporary world? How do contemporary artists reinterpret it within their practices and how is it exhibited in the global context? This lecture will explore the rival of calligraphy in recent years and its presence as a form of contemporary art. It will debate the significance of calligraphy within the contemporary context in East Asia and explore how this practice has been reinterpreted and represented in exhibitions within a regional and global context through major exhibitions in China, Hong Kong, New York and Milan. We will debate how curatorial narratives and exhibitionary frameworks act as interpolators for the global reception and cross-cultural reinterpretation of calligraphy.
Sotheby's Institute is delighted to be presenting this event, which is part of the series Curating the Contemporary in Asia: Regions, Tradition and the Now, in partnership with Singapore Art Week 2021. In these talks, academics, curators and artists from across the region and its diasporas will come together to discuss the relationship between art, tradition and the contemporary in Asia.
This event starts at 5.30pm (Singapore); 3.00pm (India); 2.30pm (Pakistan); 9.30am (London). Please note this event will be recorded, for the benefit of people who miss the live broadcast.
Image credit: Wang Huangsheng - Flux, 2015, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China, installation view