Moving Objects: A roundtable discussion of global currents in Asian art

Convened by: Alex Burchmore (PhD candidate, Centre for Art History & Art Theory), Charlotte Galloway (Senior Lecturer, Asian Art History and Curatorial Studies & Postgraduate Coursework Convenor, CAHAT), and Robert Wellington (Lecturer, CAHAT)

Coinciding with the residency at the School of Art & Design of Associate Professor Sin-ying Ho (Queens College, City University of New York), an international ceramic artist whose long career has spanned many cultural contexts, this roundtable has been convened with the aim of introducing post-graduate students to global issues within Asian art. “The global” is defined broadly as circumstances, motivating influences or artistic narratives that reflect or derive from movement, physical or conceptual, across cultural boundaries, including considerations of migration and diaspora, travel and translation, trade and exchange, artistic collaboration across different cultural backgrounds, and issues associated with the international display and interpretation of Asian art. As Sin-ying Ho is a renowned ceramic artist, there will be particular attention paid to the relation of these themes with ceramics.

As the title of the event indicates, our discussion will centre on objects themselves, emphasising the materiality of the global as something that can be seen or otherwise sensed directly within a work of art. For the first hour, a panel of esteemed ANU art history academics including Charlotte Galloway, Robert Wellington, Caroline Turner and Michelle Antoinette, as well as Sin-ying Ho herself, will speak about artworks or objects that embody or reflect the global. The floor will then be opened to questions and comments from the audience, hopefully stimulating a lively conversation on the issues raised!

Sin-ying Ho Bio
Sin-Ying Ho was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Canada, and now resides in New York City. Ho is currently an associate professor at Queens College, City University of New York teaching ceramics art. She holds an MFA from Louisiana State University (2001).
Sin-ying has taught and convened workshops, lectures and exhibitions across Canada, the United States and China. She has exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, France and Germany. She was nominated for a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. Her “Eden” series was exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her pieces can be found in the permanent collections of the Icheon World Ceramic Centre in Korea, Glenbow Museum in Canada, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, and Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong.

Sin-ying will also be speaking in the SOA&D Lecture Theatre as part of the Public Lecture Program, at 1.15-2pm on Thursday 20 April – please make sure to come along!

Image: Sin-ying Ho with two works from her Eden series, 2010; photograph courtesy of the artist.

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