SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

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2018

January

09/01/18
10/01/18
11/01/18
  • An exhibition of Artists responses to the - 'Legacies of Biafra'
  • Guest Curator: Louisa Egbunike
  • This multi-media show will feature artwork, which explores the on-going impact of war locally and globally, considering how the first civil war in post-independence Africa has influenced the perception of the continent internationally, as well as reshaping the social and political structures within Nigeria.

12/01/18
  • From Tribal Forest to Urban Jungle
  • Photographs from Central India by Verrier Elwin
  • This Exhibition of Photographs from Central India was first shown in 2017 in Patangarh village in eastern Madhya Pradesh. From Tribal Forest to Urban Jungle now brings these photographs of the tribal people and cultures of Central India as seen through the lens of Verrier Elwin, back to the UK.

23/01/18
23/01/18

February

06/02/18
  • Cumbrian Cosmopolitanisms, Entangled Histories and De-Imperializing Britain
  • Hammad Nassar, Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art | Senior Research Fellow (Black Artists and Modernism) at University of the Arts London (UAL)
  • This presentation shares selected research trajectories explored in the forthcoming exhibition, Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, at Manchester Art Gallery (May 2018).

06/02/18
07/02/18
20/02/18
  • The Death of Landscape in Post-War Japanese Art and Visual Culture
  • Michio Hayashi
  • Three historically important incidents occurred almost simultaneously in the realm of contemporary art and visual culture around 1970 in Japan: these incidents have neither been analyzed as belonging to a larger epistemic shift nor studied together as forming a symptomatic triad to indicate the nature of that shift.

21/02/18
27/02/18
  • CANCELLED: Gestural Painting’s Power / The Power of Tang Chang
  • Chanon (Kenji) Praepipatmongkol, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan
  • This event has been CANCELLED.

    Focusing on works by Tang Chang, this paper addresses the artist’s radical materialist commitments in relation to changing conceptions of power in Thai art of the 1960s and 1970s.

March

07/03/18
  • CANCELLED: An Archeology of Phnom Penh’s Urban Form
  • Pen Sereypagna, Director of the Vann Molyvann Project
  • This event has been CANCELLED.

    This presentation explores Phnom Penh’s urban form through archaeological approach from 14th century until today of urban transformation with a particular focus on the role of different layers in shaping the city.

13/03/18
  • CANCELLED: Air Art, Expanded Cinema and Intermedia in 1960s Japan
  • Julian Ross, Research Fellow, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster
  • This event has been CANCELLED.

    This presentation will explore how the interaction between air art and expanded cinema materialised Japan’s understanding of intermedia arts (intāmedia).

14/03/18
21/03/18

April

11/04/18
13/04/18
13/04/18
24/04/18
25/04/18
28/04/18
28/04/18
  • SOA-Symposium Politics of Collecting Asia: 1800 - Present
  • Various
  • The global history of collecting has been profoundly shaped by national and international
    politics over the past two centuries. Taking geopolitics as its starting point, this symposium
    will examine the history of collecting Asian art objects in a range of geographical locales,
    from Britain and continental Europe to East and Southeast Asia.

May

01/05/18
08/05/18
09/05/18
14/05/18
22/05/18

June

05/06/18
13/06/18
20/06/18

July

12/07/18
  • Empire of the Sikhs
  • On until 23 September 2018
    A major exhibition on the remarkable story of the Sikh Empire
    Over 100 dazzling artworks and objects tell the story of a cosmopolitan empire that almost ended British rule in India.

12/07/18

October

03/10/18
12/10/18
  • Master - An Ainu Story
  • 12 October – 15 December 2018
    The story of contemporary Ainu (the indigenous people of Japan) 
    A photographic Exhibition by Adam Isfendiyar

12/10/18

November

07/11/18
08/11/18
14/11/18
20/11/18

December

05/12/18
12/12/18