ION Art Gallery
2 Orchard Turn - ION Orchard 4th Floor, Singapore 238801
Phone: +65 6238-8228

26/04/2015 - 15:00hs
2hs. Talk session

SGD 40.00 (including GST)
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Central Asian Art Talk

With the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the artists of the Central Asian Republics have increasingly been attracting international attention.

This talk provides an introduction and overview of the origins, influences and developments of the art of Central Asia. The talk begins with an outline of the Silk Road legacy that introduced Greek, Indian, Chinese and Persian/Arabic influences into the region; influences that are echoed in contemporary work. It then goes on to focus in detail on 20th century currents, including the introduction of academic painting, Socialist Realism and, from the 1950s onwards, exposure to modernist currents such as abstract expressionism.

The talk, in connection to ENE Central Asian Arts exhibition “New Silk Roads: Painting Beyond Borders”, will conclude by discussing the current developments that reflect identity, spirituality and cultural roots of the Region.