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International Conference "Moving Signs and Shifting Discourses: Text and Image Relations in East Asian Art", 26.-28.6.2013

News vom 07.04.2013

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Moving Signs and Shifting Discourses: Text and Image Relations in East Asian Art

June 26–28, 2013, Freie Universität Berlin

 

In cooperation with the Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

(Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin)

Funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

and Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation)

 

The International Conference "Moving signs and shifting discourses: Text and image relations in East Asian art" addresses acts of visual and textual communication embedded in and transmitted by artifacts in East Asia. Text and image relations are understood in this context as the relation of visual and textual signs and semiotic systems within a single artwork as well as the negotiation of meaning in the dialogue between artworks and their audience. Centering on the inherent relationship between text and image among art theories and practices in East Asia, the conference aims at a wide array of regionally and historically interwoven topics ranging from characteristics of narratology and figuration in artifacts over aspects of iconicity and literaricity to intermedia relations between literature and art.

The conference theme is broad and inclusive, welcoming different methodological approaches to various genres and forms of East Asian artworks with regard to text and image relations. Investigating the notions and meanings of text and image, the conference seeks to trace shifts in the art historical discourse and to reflect the current state of the field, thereby reacting to the transcultural and interdisciplinary orientation to be currently observed among academia and the humanities worldwide. The conference further aims to provide a platform for promoting the exchange and expansion of expert scholarly knowledge among individual specialists of related fields of East Asian art and art history; to strengthen existent institutional ties and partnerships, and enable the building of new networks on a multinational educational level.

The initiation of East Asian Art History as an academic discipline at Freie Universität Berlin was made possible with generous funding provided by the Gerda Henkel Foundation in 1999, as well as the unfailing support given by Thomas W. Gaehtgens (at the time Director of the Institute of Art History, Freie Universität Berlin) and Willibald Veit (at the time Director of the Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). The conference is to take place on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the succeeding establishment of the Professorship of East Asian Art History at the Institute of Art History in 2003.

 

The conference language is English. The conference is open to the public.

 

Conference speakers and panel discussants: Alexander Hofmann, Annegret Bergmann, Antje Papist-Matsuo, Birgit Hopfener, Chin-Sung Chang, Ching-Ling Wang, Christiane Reck, Claire-Akiko Brisset, Cynthea Bogel, Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch, Juliane Noth, Klaas Ruitenbeek, Kristina Kleutghen, LaoZhu (Qingsheng Zhu), Masato Naito, Mayke Wagner, Melanie Trede, Nora Usanov-Geißler, Seinosuke Ide, Shao-lan Hertel, Wibke Schrape, Yasuhiro Sato, Youngsook Pak

 

Keynote speaker: Roderick Whitfield (Percival David Professor of East Asian Art, Emeritus, University of London)

 

Venues: Institute of Art History, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin (June 26, 2013); Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstr. 8, 14195 Berlin (June 27–28, 2013)

 

Concept: Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch, Shao-lan Hertel, Wibke Schrape

Organization: All staff members of East Asian Art History, Freie Universität Berlin

Contact: s.hertel@fu-berlin.de / +49-(0)30-838 54520

 

Admission to the conference is free.

 

Download the conference announcement: Moving_Signs_Shifting_Discourses_June_2013.pdf

Download the conference program flyer: Flyer_Program_Moving_Signs_Shifting_Discourses.pdf

Link to press release (in German language):

http://www.fu-berlin.de/presse/informationen/fup/2013/fup_13_159/index.html

Download the conference report: Conference_Report_Moving_Signs_Shifting_Discourses.pdf

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 

June 26

Venue: Institute of Art History, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin (Lecture Hall B)

 

6:15–8:00 pm

Welcome Address

Peter Geimer (Vice Director, Institute of Art History, Freie Universität Berlin), Angela Kühnen (Member of Executive Board, Gerda Henkel Foundation), Hiromitsu Takaha (Vice Director, Japanisches Kulturinstitut [The Japan Foundation]), Thomas W. Gaehtgens (Director, Getty Research Institute), Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch (Chair, East Asian Art History, Freie Universität Berlin)

Musical Interlude

Piotr Prysiaznik (1st Violin, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin)

Keynote Address

Roderick Whitfield (Percival David Professor of East Asian Art, Emeritus, University of London):

Text and Image in Chinese Painting: A Timeless Association

 

8:00 pm Welcome Reception

 

 

June 27

Venue: Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstr. 8, 14195 Berlin (Large Auditorium)

 

8:30–9:00 am, Registration

 

9:00–9:15 am, Welcome Address

Klaas Ruitenbeek (Director, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

 

9:15–11:00 am

I Visual Transmissions: Text and Image Relations in Buddhist Art

Claire-Akiko Brisset (Paris Diderot University):

Decorated Sutras and Cryptography at the Japanese Imperial Court of the Twelfth Century

Youngsook Pak (University of London):

Blazing Light: Calamity Solving Images in Medieval Goryeo

Seinosuke Ide (Kyushu University):

From Text to Context: Secularization in Parinirvana Paintings of the Southern Song

Panel Moderator: Cynthea Bogel (Kyushu University)

 

11:00–11:30 am, Coffee Break

 

11:30 am–1:15 pm

II Reinscribing the Classic: Iconographic Strategies in Japanese Painting and Print

Melanie Trede (Heidelberg University):

The Creativity of Copying: An Early Modern Reinvention of Medieval Hachiman Engi Handscrolls

Yasuhiro Sato (University of Tokyo):

Cleaving the Tradition of Narrative Painting: ‘Azusayumi’ by Iwasa Matabei

Masato Naito (Keio University):

Visualization of Literature in Edo-Period Ukiyo-e: Pastimes as Seen in Prints and Paintings Depicting Classical Subjects of the Heian and Kamakura Periods

Panel Moderator: Alexander Hofmann (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

 

1:15–2:30 pm, Lunch Break

 

2:30–4:15 pm

III Traveling Signs: Intermedial Transformations in the Arts

Nora Usanov-Geissler (Freie Universität Berlin):

Shores of Emotions: Waterscapes in Japanese Poetry and Folding Screens

Annegret Bergmann (Freie Universität Berlin):

Text and Image in Woodblock Prints Related to Edo-Period Theater

Ching-Ling Wang (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut):

Image and Text Intertwined: On Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Doubter’

Panel Moderator: Antje Papist-Matsuo (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

 

4:15–4:45 pm, Coffee Break

 

4:45–6:30 pm

IV Imagery and Imagination: Visualizations of Poetry in East Asian Art

Chin-Sung Chang (Seoul National University):

The Lost Horizon: Some Thoughts on the Origins of An Gyeon’s ‘Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land’

Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch (Freie Universität Berlin):

Visualization of Ideals and Realization of Life Philosophy: The Hermit Garden Soswaewon of the Sixteenth Century

Kristina Kleutghen (Washington University in St. Louis):

One Poem, Many Objects: The Problem of Repeated Poetry in Qianlong-Court Art

Panel Moderator: Youngsook Pak (University of London)

 

 

June 28

Venue: Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstr. 8, 14195 Berlin (Large Auditorium)

 

9:00–10:45 am

V Retracing the Past: Text and Image as Signs of Social and Cultural Identity

Mayke Wagner (German Archaeological Institute):

Attire as Sign: Fashion along the Silk Road during the First Millennium BC

Christiane Reck (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities):

Text and Image Relations in the Context of the Manichaean Turfan Fragments

Klaas Ruitenbeek (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin):

Text and Image in Commemorative Works of Art in Ming- and Qing-Dynasty China

Panel Moderator: Roderick Whitfield (University of London)

 

10:45–11:15 am, Coffee Break

 

11:15 am–1:00 pm

VI Performing Text: Meaning Production in Chinese Brush-and-Ink Arts

Shao-lan Hertel (Freie Universität Berlin):

The Body as Mould: Script, Presence, and Imagination in Huang Binhong’s (1865–1955) Late Works

LaoZhu (Qingsheng Zhu, Peking University):

The Third Abstraction

Birgit Hopfener (Freie Universität Berlin):

Bodily Interfaces: Contemporary Elaborations on the Performative Effects of Scriptural and Iconic Practices between Engagement and Coercion

Panel Moderator: Kristina Kleutghen (Washington University in St. Louis)

 

1:00–2:15 pm, Lunch Break

 

2:15–4:00 pm

VII Untangling the Discourse: Art and Narrative in Art History

Juliane Noth (Freie Universität Berlin):

Complications in the Discourse: Writing, Painting, and Science in Shi Lu’s ‘Flowers, Insects, and Calligraphy’ Handscroll of 1970

Antje Papist-Matsuo (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin):

Weaving the Myth by Narrating the Origin: Nineteenth-Century Perceptions of ‘Negoro Lacquerware’

Wibke Schrape (Freie Universität Berlin):

Ikeda Koson (1801–1866) and the Rinpa Genealogy: Text and Image as Mediators in Processes of Art Historical Formation

Panel Moderator: Annegret Bergmann (Freie Universität Berlin)

 

4:00–4:30 pm, Coffee Break

 

4:30–5:30 pm

Concluding Roundtable

Text and Image Relations in East Asian Art: Reflections and Perspectives

Alexander Hofmann, Chin-Sung Chang, Claire-Akiko Brisset, Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch, LaoZhu, Roderick Whitfield, Youngsook Pak

Moderators: Shao-lan Hertel, Wibke Schrape

 

 

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