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Job: Contract Assistant Professor in East Asian Art (University of Minnesota); D/L September 8, 2017

The Department of Art History in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for an 80% time, contract faculty position in East Asian Art History beginning Spring 2018. The initial term of this appointment is for three semesters beginning in the second half of academic year 2017/18 and extending through academic year 2018/19, that is, from January 11, 2018 to May 30, 2019. The appointment is for a fixed one and a half year term.

Exhibition: South Asian Design (Manchester Art Gallery); until 27 May 2018

Exploring how South Asian traditional crafts are inspiring exciting contemporary art, design and fashion.

Manchester Art Gallery

Friday 19 May 2017–Sunday 27 May 2018


The South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are famous for their vibrant regional costumes, luxurious textiles and intricately detailed ceramic, stone or metal ornaments. Colour and surface pattern are used with intensity and passion in designs inspired by subjects ranging from spirituality to food and from current affairs to kitsch.

Lustrous Surfaces - Masterclass on East Asian Lacquer (V&A); 8 November, 2017

From 14 Oct 2017 to 16 Sep 2018, the V&A will present Lustrous Surfaces, a cross-cultural display on lacquer spread throughout the Asian galleries and the Furniture gallery. 

In this context a Masterclass on East Asian Lacquer is taking place on Wed 8 Nov 2017, which includes lacquer demonstrations by masters Kazumi Murose and Wang Taek Oh, a handling session on Chinese lacquer, and a guided tour of the display. 

The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art (University of Sydney); 10 September, 2017

Announcing The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art

The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art has been established to support the study of contemporary Chinese art in its global contexts. The Scholarship provides support for full-time doctoral study to be undertaken through the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney.

Vienna: Two full positions as lecturer in Art History of East Asia; D/L July 26 2017

The Department of Art History of Vienna University is inviting applications for two full positions as University Assistant (lecturer, prae-doc level) specialising in East Asian Art History starting 1 September 2017. The tasks involve support in teaching and research of the Chair in Asian Art History (Prof. Dr. Lukas Nickel), building a research library and database, participation in the preparation of conferences, participation in the administration of the institute, and independent teaching (2 hours per week per semester).

Exhibition: Japanese Landscapes from Hokusai to Hasui (Guimet Museum, Paris); until October 2, 2017

With a hundred Japanese prints from the national collection, including Hokusai's famous Great Wave, the Guimet Museum invites us on a contemplative journey. A true documentary palette, the prints presented will cover a period of three centuries and will show the reality of a geography and its territories. An ode to the divine dimension of the spectacle of nature while respecting a fundamental harmony between its elements and that of the human being, where the dream and reality belong to the same vision.

Exhibition: 113 Ors d'Asie/113 Golds of Asia (Guimet Museum, Paris); until September 18, 2017

Gold has a central role in all of Asia. It has important symbolic value in Buddhism, tantric Buddhism and to a lesser extent in Hinduism and Jainism, thus it is only fitting it receives its own major exhibition. The exhibition features 113 golden objects from the Guimet Museum's own collections - some items coming from the reserves, some have been restored or newly acquired. It is with a goldsmith's eye that the MNAAG explores the exchanges of this unalterable metal and the reasons for its rarity.

Exhibition: Porcelain, Masterworks from the Ise collection (Guimet Museum, Paris); until September 4, 2017

The exhibition features porcelain artifacts from the Ise collection, started by Hikonobu Ise about thirty years ago. The exhibits presented date from 500 BC to the 20th century and offer a broad view of Chinese porcelain-making and Japanese connoisseurship of the latter.


For more information (in French), please click here.