Art about Art in East Asia investigates different ways in which an art medium represents art of another medium, for example, a painting about music or a film about pictures. In the context of East Asian tradition, art has been intrinsically interdisciplinary across different media, as in the case of the literati art cultivated through poetry, calligraphy, and painting. The “multimedia” in the conception of East Asian art gives the boundary of different art media greater fluidity. The meta-theory, such as metapicture, has been useful in elucidating the nature, structure, and language that make an art medium. Art about art in East Asia, in contrast, seeks to locate the significance of an art medium in the relational complexity of art media and provide different ways to reconsider how art media have played a fundamental role in shaping East Asian art.
The colloquium will take place at the Ackland Museum of Art on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Registration is FREE of charge and can be done via the website.
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