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SEAP, CMIP, Johnson Museum: "Still in the Game": The State of Indonesian Art History in the 21st Century

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

Kahin Center
640 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Cornell Southeast Asia Program with Cornell Modern Indonesia Project and the Herbert F Johnson Museum present the 3rd Cornell Modern Indonesia Project (CMIP) Conference.

18 renowned scholars from Indonesia, Australia, Europe, and America will gather in honor of the 50th anniversary of Claire Holt’s magnum opus, Art in Indonesia: Continuities and Change (Cornell University Press, 1967). The conference will be organized around the chapters of her classic text, as follows: 

Friday, April 21, 2017 | Kahin Center
4:30pm  Opening Remarks by Professor Kaja McGowan, Director of Southeast Asia Program, Professor of History of Art, Cornell University

5:00 pm  The Great Debate Revisited

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Kahin Center
10:00 am  Exploring Some Prehistoric Roots  

2:00 pm  Impact of Indian Influences & Emergence of New Styles  

4:00 pm  The Dance & Dance Drama  

Sunday, April 23, 2017 | Johnson Museum
9:00 am  The Wayang World

11:00 am  Photography & New Media  

2:00 pm  Wayang Performance of Dewaruci/ Bimasuci

A traveling exhibition of contemporary Indonesian photography at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, curated by Brian Arnold, will further enhance the programming. Also, in honor of Benedict Anderson, an exhibition of his gifts to the museum, particularly his masks, will be on display on the 5th floor. 

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Conference/Workshop, Cultural, Exhibit, Music, Special Event, Performance


Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Johnson Museum of Art, History of Art and Visual Studies, Southeast Asia Program, Music


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