Boston-area events

Thank you to Young Min Moon for this information on Boston-area events:

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize Exhibition

Sept. 22, 2010 –  Jan. 30, 2011

One of the nine finalists is Fred Liang who makes work using sources including traditional Chinese paper cut, Jian Zhi, and Song Dynasty scroll paintings. He received his BFA from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 1989, and his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition

Friday, November 26, 2010 – Sunday, February 13, 2011

In this groundbreaking exhibition, contemporary Chinese ink painters engage in dialogue with classical artworks from China’s past. At the core of this exhibition’s concept is an artist-in-residency program. Leading artists from China and the Chinese diaspora have come to Boston to study the MFA’s superb collection of Chinese art, allowing them to create new works in direct response to the Museum’s permanent collection. The artists include Li Huayi, Arnold Chang, Qiu Ting, Zeng Xiaojun, Liu Dan, Xu Bing and Qin Feng, Yu Hong, Liu Xiaodong, and Li Jin.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Film Screenings
Vital Signals

February 5-20, 2010

In the mid-1960s, the introduction of the Sony “Portapak”—the first consumer-grade video recorder—contributed to fertile creative exploration by artists and activists. A program of early video art from America and Japan, Vital Signals highlights developments in video art during the 1960s and ’70s. Organized by Electronic Arts Intermix, in collaboration with the Yokohama Museum of Art and a team of Japanese curators and scholars, the three-part screening showcases rare early Japanese video alongside seminal works from the EAI Collection.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Rad Smith Program in Japanese Art
Lectures + Courses
Shigeru Ban: Works and Humanitarian Activities
7 — 8 pm
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Remis Auditorium

Japan’s visionary architect Shigeru Ban created a series of public buildings and private houses that are innovative in both design and materials. Ban is known as “the paper architect” for using industrial cardboard tubing to construct dramatic structures for public spaces, elegant pavilions, and temporary housing for refugees and victims of natural disasters. Ban speaks with insight, social consciousness, and humor about his revolutionary buildings and unique career.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Architecture and Cultural Significance in India

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 7 – 8 pm

Remis Auditorium

Explore layers of cultural significance and their role in architecture in the rapidly transforming societies of post-colonial India. Architect Rahul Mehrotra focuses on select projects, ranging from the conservation of the Taj Mahal to creating housing for elephants and their keepers in Jaipur.

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