Joint Workshop of Kobe University, Ritsumeikan University and East ASian Art History, FU Berlin
June 30 – July 1, 2017
Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Small Lecture Room, Takustr. 40, 14195 Berlin
News vom 28.05.2017
The joint workshop Landscapes in Art, Theory, and Practice across Media, Time, and Place explores the term landscape in a broad sense. As a theoretical concept, landscape evokes strong spatial connotations and imagery dominated by cultural specific perceptions of it. In art history it is also examined as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. The workshop aims at exploring cultural artifacts and practices that relate to the concept, genre, or medium of landscape in different cultures ranging from China, Japan, South Korea and Germany. Paper presentations will address visual landscape discourses, landscape as a local stage and space for art, urban spaces, the relationship between subjects and their surroundings, imagery and symbolism, landscape in film and on stage as well as cultural policy landscapes.