New Mandala and the Southeast Asia Institute at The Australian National University are pleased to present this seminar by Professor Adrian Vickers of University of Sydney, who is a Visitor in the School of Culture History and Language. Professor Vickers’ seminar will be introduced by Professor Robert Cribb of the Australian National University.
When: 3:30 to 5:00 pm, 27 April, 2021
Where: Online and in the Barton Theatre, JG Crawford Building, The Australian National University (in-person are strictly limited and registrations are essential)
“As a historian researching modern Southeast Asian art, the field has presented me with three key problem areas: first, how to track art history as the history of styles deriving from influences; secondly, the history of modernism and its relationship to modernity; thirdly, the question of whether there is art that links Southeast Asia as a region. In addressing these problems, we are faced with a series of missing evidence and disjunctions that is indicative of the newness of the field. Some of these disjunctions are also related to significant historical breaks in the histories of different parts of the region. Solutions lie in two areas: empirical research requiring work in archives across many continents and in different languages; and a theoretical approach that takes account of interactions throughout the region in terms of inter-referencing”